Saturday was a busy day in Portland, site of the SPJ Region 1 Conference. After an early morning chapter-leaders meeting, it was on to the workshops, including “Taking Care of Yourself ‚Äî Resiliency in Reporting,” “Dealing with Campus Censorship,” “Stop Avoiding Change ‚Äî Start Shaping It!” libel case studies, and “Online Publications.” Lunch included the Mark of Excellence award presentations and an outstanding address by John Berman of ABC News. There was also a presentation by the Portland postmaster about the new famous journalists postage stamps. It was a productive, informative and well organized regional conference, and all the attendees truly appreciated the hard work done by the host Maine chapter in making everything run so smoothly, and to Carolyn James, Region 1 director for her leadership. Here are some photos of the event. Blog and photos by John C. O’Connell, firstname.lastname@example.org.