Elite Weekend

"My editors and I walked out of Elite Weekend in awe of what
we accomplished in a short amount of time. The feedback we
get from the trainers is invaluable and we get time to put that
feedback into action. We get to make the changes to our theme,
to our design, to our book and it's in real time."
- Karla Sprague, yearbook adviser
Har-Ber High School, Springdale, Arkansas

Elite Weekend

Curriculum Highlights:

  • Hot design ideas
  • Theme copy to rev up your readers
  • Leadership
  • Headline design/Secondary coverage
  • Specialty design
  • Photography

Dates and Locations:

  • Nashville: Sept. 6-8, 2019
  • Kansas City and Orlando: Sept. 13-15, 2019
  • Southern California: Sept. 20-22, 2019
  • Dallas-Fort Worth: Sept. 28-30, 2019

Dates and locations are subject to change.

Cost: $175

Instructors (More will be announced soon!)

  • Mike Taylor

    Mike Taylor, CJE, is a Key Accounts Manager with Walsworth Yearbooks. He taught yearbook, newspaper and television production at Lecanto High School, Lecanto, Florida, for 13 years, where his publications staffs won numerous awards. Taylor has been awarded the JEA Medal of Merit, CSPA Gold Key and Florida Scholastic Press Association Gold Medallion. As a well-known instructor at workshops and conventions across the country, he has consulted with countless yearbook staffs to help them realize their potential in creating journalistic yearbooks.