ASB 4-State Conference

ASB is proud to announce the return of the 4-State Conference, as we invite kids and teachers from Oklahoma, Kansas, Arkansas and Missouri to compete in a number of exciting on-site, and upload contests, providing the opportunity for your students to learn new techniques, and earn recognition for excellence in broadcast and creative production. The event will take place November 4 - 6 at the University Plaza Hotel, the location of the first "Four-State" back in 2008.

  • November 4 - 6, 2017
  • University Plaza Hotel, Springfield MO
  • Student Registration: $50 (includes two on-site contests)
  • Teacher Registration: $50
  • Chaperone Registration: $50
  • Off-Site Contests: $10 each
  • Free registration for teachers who bring 12+ students
  • Free registration for presenting teachers

Registration & Costs

Conference registration is $50 per student, teacher, or chaperone. This amount includes student entry in TWO on-site contests.  Registration deadline is October 1. Only 300 spots are available, so register as soon as possible. See below for lodging cost & instructions.

  • Student Registration: $50 (includes two on-site contests)
  • Additional On Site Entries: $10 per entry
  • Teacher Registration: $50
  • Chaperone Registration: $50
  • Off-Site Contests (Upload, 76 Hour Challenge, Earlybird Madness): $10 per entry
  • Free registration for teachers who bring 12+ students
  • Free registration for presenting teachers

Pre-Conference Contests

"Upload" Contests

  • News Feature (Short Form)
  • News Feature (Long Form)
  • Humorous Segment

76 Hour Challenges

  • Movie Maker
  • Music Video
  • Sports Feature

Earlybird Madness

For schools who arrive before registration opens. Limit: 2 entry per school.


On-Site Contests

Broadcast Journalism

  • Stand-Ups
  • Anchor Teams
  • Broadcast News Writing
  • Spot Feature
  • Sports Round Table
  • Snapchat Reporter
  • Radio Story
  • Commentary
  • Live Reporter

Creative Production

  • Edit the Scene
  • 5-Second Film
  • PSA
  • Movie Trailer
  • 60-Second Silent Movie
  • Finish the Film
  • Podcast Interview

Open Call for Breakout Sessions

In between contests, teachers and students are invited to participate in engaging breakout sessions designed for beginner to advanced storytellers. Registration to the ASB 4-State Conference is free for presenting teachers. To submit a presentation proposal, email Dave Davis.


Hotel registration will be handled directly with The University Plaza in Springfield, MO. We have a special block of rooms for $89 per night. Ask for the "ASB 4-State" block of rooms. You must provide them with a sales tax letter to be considered exempt. Schools paying via check will need to mail the check by October 1, 2017. Limit 4 per room.

Note: It is required by law that each student's full name be listed on the room they are staying in. Please be prepared with this information as The University Plaza will require this before you book.

University Plaza Hotel
333 S John Q. Hammons Parkway
Springfield, Missouri 65806

Holiday Inn Express (Overflow Hotel)
1117 E St Louis St
Springfield, MO 65806