plan your budget
bird's eye view // expo tuition & add-ons
Below is a list of the options you can select when you register. Check out the details in the Add-Ons section.
EXPO is July 7-9 and tuition cannot be prorated for participants who are unable to attend all three days.
tuition — $200 each, advisers & students
cover design session — no charge
extended photography — $75 per person
consult with Katie — $75 per school
written feedback — $75 per school
In addition to budgeting for tuition, you'll want to factor in these expenses:
travel to SFHS
breakfast Thursday, Friday, & Saturday
dinner Thursday & Friday
Check out eat. sleep. have fun! which we've loaded with links for lodging, restaurants, and evening activities.
in-flight service // meals & snacks
Included in your tuition are lunches and snacks on Thursday and Friday and a snack on Saturday. You'll plan breakfasts and dinners on your own so that you can choose what’s best your budget. In addition to the restaurants at The Collection, there are many others in walking distance from SFHS. Check out more options here.
in v-formation // take a staff photo
Pose for a fun staff photo to include in your Colophon. You can also take individual shots at the Wing Wall!
i spy with my eagle eye // scavenger hunt
All are welcome to participate in a photo scavenger hunt at SFHS to win prizes.
take off // design your cover
We fly in Herff Jones artists to design covers in 45-min sessions. When you register, indicate if you want one. Bring sketches or examples, and they'll bring your ideas to life.
preflight // preparing for a great year
When you arrive, we’ll give you a variety of materials to help you learn and plan your year, one of which is a packet to help you spin your theme. If you’d like to use it before EXPO, let us know at YBKexpo@gmail.com.
high flyers // extended photo - $75 per person
Photography classes will be available to everyone at EXPO, but we also offer extensive instruction for those who want to devote all their electives to photography. Each Extended Photography participant must register in advance and bring a DSLR and equipment to download photos. Participants attend Extended Photography sessions in instead of other electives and do not attend sessions with a cover artists or with Katie.
flight school // advice from an enthusiast
Yearbook enthusiast and veteran adviser, Katie Merritt, MJE, is eager to put her years of experience and love of all things yearbook to work for you to help you create a book you and your school loves!
Katie can dream big, but her many years as an adviser keeps her guidance level-set.
Katie knows the most important people to impress are those at your school.
Katie knows not all schools are the same — different schools like different things!
Katie knows not all yearbook advisers, editors, and staffs are the same!
Katie knows it's crucial to help you protect your personal life and your well-being.
That's why Katie will customize her guidance to suit your style, your school, your staff, your strengths, and your stated goals.
Just tell her where you want to fly, and she'll put wind under your wings so you can soar!
Staff Consultation at EXPO - $75 per school
You'll have 45 minutes with Katie to discuss anything that's important to you — you could quickly review last year's book and listen to suggestions for improvement; share your theme ideas and brainstorm ways to spine it; brainstorm ideas for your ladder, coverage, staff organization . . . or anything else!
Written Feedback by Aug. 1 - $75 per school
You'll either give Katie access to your book in eDesign or bring a book to EXPO for her to take home. She'll email you a PDF by Aug 1.
Choose the approach that best suits you!
1. Make Your Book Bomdiggity!
Inject more WOW and FUN into your book! Katie will share ideas for "cleaning your cuticles and polishing your nails" to boost your theme, design, ladder, coverage, and writing. She'll suggest specific and achievable changes for meaningful impact.
2. Compete Nationally
Buckle-up to for intense feedback using the standards of competitive scholastic journalism. Katie will critique your book and suggest ways to improve your competitive edge.