FAQs on the 72nd EWA National Seminar


Where will the National Seminar be held?

All sessions will be held at the Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace Hotel.


When does the National Seminar start and end?

National Seminar regular sessions will run approximately from 9:00 a.m. on May 6 through 3:00 p.m. on May 8.


What meals are provided during the National Seminar?

Scheduled meals during the seminar will be provided at the Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace Hotel. EWA does not reimburse for additional meals.


I have a disability or dietary restriction. Who do I inform?

Contact EWA with any concerns or questions. For dietary concerns, remember to provide this information during the registration process.


Will there be site visits during the National Seminar?

We hope so! Visits are still in development; check the National Seminar page for new details.


Can I park my car at the Renaissance Hotel?

Parking on site is limited and EWA cannot guarantee parking. For more information, visit the hotel’s website.



How can I apply for a scholarship?

You have to be a qualified journalist to be eligible for a scholarship. See here for the scholarship application process.


I’m a journalist who received a scholarship. What’s the reimbursement process?

For details on the process, see the Journalist Scholarship Steps.


What does my travel scholarship cover?

Scholarships can cover or reimburse your seminar registration fee, travel to Baltimore (e.g., airfare, train fare, or mileage), and hotel stay. For additional information, see Scholarship Terms & Conditions.


I can no longer attend the National Seminar. What do I do?

If you are no longer able to attend, let us know immediately. Scholarships are non-transferable. If you had a scholarship, we may be able to grant it to another journalist. Refunds for registration fees are available until April 1, 2019, less $100 processing fee.



Where is the conference hotel?

Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace
202 E Pratt Street
Baltimore, MD 21202
Phone Number: (410) 547-1200

To book your hotel accommodations, please use this link for the EWA room block.


I went to make my hotel reservation, and the hotel asked me for a credit card. Is my card going to get charged today?

The hotel needs a credit card to hold the room, but you should not be charged before arriving at the hotel in May.


How do I get to the Renaissance from the airport?

The Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace is very convenient for mass transit. See the Baltimore Metro website for more details.

We also recommend using an Uber, Lyft or Supershuttle as EWA will not provide dedicated transportation.



I applied for and received a scholarship. Does this mean I’m registered?

Not yet! You still need to officially register. Follow the instructions provided in your scholarship award letter.


Is my registration transferable?

Registrations are non-transferable. Partial refunds are available until April 1, 2019.


Someone wants to attend a single session with me. Is that okay?

Due to space limitations, we can not allow drop-in attendees to any sessions. Anyone that wishes to attend sessions must register.


Can I register for only one day of the seminar?

Single day registrations are not available.


Can I register and pay on-site?

No. All attendees must register and pay prior to the seminar’s start.


I registered, booked my flight, and reserved my hotel room. What else?

You’re all set! If you have any questions, let us know. Keep an eye on your email for exciting updates!


When will the schedule of events be available?

Soon! Keep checking our National Seminar page for the latest updates and news.


Can I get a list of National Seminar attendees?

EWA does not distribute membership or event attendance lists per our privacy policy. There will be opportunities for networking, and we encourage you to follow the National Seminar hashtag, #ewa19.



How can my organization become a sponsor, exhibitor, or advertiser?

Check out our sponsorship information page. If you have any questions, our development director Rachel Wolin can help.



Where can I get more info on this year’s EWA National Awards for Education Reporting?

More information is on the 2018 Awards page.


I have a guest who wants to attend the Awards Banquet. Can they join me?

Single tickets to the Awards Banquet are available. Contact EWA for more details.



How can I find out my membership status?

Just ask us.