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Join us live and in-person for a 3-day yearbook extravaganza!

Regardless of whether you are a new adviser about to begin your yearbook journey, or taking on your 20th publication, Friesens is here to help you tell your school’s best story! This 3-day workshop is an opportunity for you to learn from an experienced and elite group of experts covering photography, design, layout, copywriting and coverage strategies to help produce an amazing book.



The workshop is taking place at the Hilton Embassy Suites Anaheim South, only one mile from Disneyland.  Attend three days of sessions, then head out to the parks!

There are special Friesens room rates!




Katie Moreno (MJE) spent six years building an award-winning journalism program and is now an education consultant as the founder of Organized Adviser. She is passionate about creating highly interactive and hands-on learning experiences for publication staffs.

When she’s not nerding out over yearbooks, you can find her 50 feet underwater scuba diving, collecting pins from every city she visits, or drinking WAY too much iced coffee.


Mark Murray retired in 2019 after five years at the Arlington Independent School District in Texas. For the past 36 years, he has served as the President and now Executive Director for the Association of Texas Photography Instructors.

He is a Joseph M. Murphy and Gold Key recipient from the Columbia Scholastic Press Association, has received a Pioneer Award from the National Scholastic Press Association, and has been presented the Carl Towley, Medal of Merit and Lifetime Achievement Awards by the National Journalism Education Association. Murray has been named a Trailblazer and Texas Treasure by the Texas Association of Journalism Educators, the Interscholastic League Press Conference has named him one of 75 Texas Legends of Scholastic Journalism, and ATPI has presented him with their highest honor, the Star of Texas Award.

Your registration includes all sessions, as well as lunch and dinner on July 10.
(transportation, accommodations, and park admission not included)


There are a few essential items you’ll need to bring:

  • Your camera
  • Something to keep notes (a notebook, tablet or laptop)
  • Something with which to write
  • One copy of a past yearbook or a favorite yearbook
  • USB stick

Simply fill in the registration form below!  We can’t wait to see you!