2020 SPJ Region 1 Conference

The 2020 SPJ Region 1 Conference is being hosted by the Press Club of Long Island on March 20-21 at Hofstra University.

Check this page frequently for updates about logistics, lodging, programming and event schedules.



The 2020 Regional Conference will take place at Hofstra University in Hempstead, N.Y. on Long Island.

Most GPS units allow you to select or search for Hofstra University in the Points of Interest section (this is the recommended way to find your route.) If you need an address for navigation, use: 900 Fulton Avenue Hempstead, NY 11550.

Please be aware, this address will take you to the Western entrance of campus, and your location may be on either the North or South campus. Please use the Hofstra Interactive Map to confirm which direction you should turn.

Getting There By Bus (Reminder: Buses cannot travel on Parkways in New York)

New Jersey Turnpike North to the George Washington Bridge.
Cross Bronx Expressway to the Throgs Neck Bridge
Clearview Expressway South to the Long Island Expressway East
Exit 39 off the LIE to Glen Cove Road/Clinton Rd.
Make a right onto Glen Cove Road. Glen Cove Road becomes Clinton Rd.
Make a left onto Hempstead Tpke (Fulton Street) Route 24 (heading east)


  • Red Roof Inn, Westbury, 516-794-2555 … Room rate is $119 per night. Please note the regular rate is $219 per night.
  • La Quinta, Garden City, 516-705-9000 … Room rate is $175 per night. Room with two double beds – four people allowed. Room with king bed – two persons allowed.
  • Econolodge, Hicksville, 516-433-3900 … Hotel guests must be at lease 21 years old.  The student rate for guests at least 21 years old is $104 plus tax per night.
  • Holiday Inn, Westbury, 516-997-5000 … The non-refundable rate for a hotel room is $177 per night.
  • Homewood Suites, Carle Place, 516-747-0230 … $159 for two persons per room (king suite) and $179 for four persons per room (suite with two queen beds). They will hold 15 rooms for PCLI until February 22.
  • Hampton Inn, Garden City, 516-227-2720 … Room rate is $169 if reserved before Feb 21. To reserve online, and use code “SPJ” or mention “SPJ Regional” via call.


Here is an initial glimpse at the schedule for March 20-21. Times and topics are subject to change in the months prior to the event.