ASNE-APME 2014 conference: See you in Chicago!

Are you coming to the ASNE-APME conference Sept. 15-17 in Chicago? If you're ASNE members and haven't signed up, register now at the member discounted rate of $250. APME members can register at, and nonmembers can register for $350. 

Are you coming to the ASNE-APME conference Sept. 15-17 in Chicago? If you're ASNE members and haven't signed up, register now at the member discounted rate of $250. APME members can register at, and nonmembers can register for $350. 


Important details

  • Our theme is Fast Forward.
  • We'll begin at 1:30 p.m. CDT Monday, Sept. 15, and conclude about 3 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 17
  • Lively and innovative sessions that will explore topics, such as improving content on mobile, increasing audience engagement and reach, and developing partnerships for greater impact.
  • Two special luncheons, the Monday-night opening reception and two Tuesday- night entertainment events, which include either the Chicago River cruise on the Mystic Blue or the Chicago Cubs-Cincinnati Reds baseball game. 
  • Hotel reservation: A block of rooms are reserved at the Hyatt Regency until Aug. 29 for only $189/night. Make a reservation online, or call the hotel directly at 312-565-1234; mention the block of rooms reserved for ASNE and APME.  

Benefits of participating in our conference


1. ASNE-APME live, silent auction

ASNE has not had an auction in recent years but will share the stage with APME for perhaps the biggest auction to fund journalism initiatives in recent years.

The live auction -- featuring vacation getaways and more -- will be held during the opening night reception at the Tribune Tower. A small silent auction with top items also will take place that night.

The larger silent auction -- featuring donated books, regional gifts, jewelry, sports and event tickets, and more -- will be held during the days of the conference at the Hyatt Regency, the conference headquarters in downtown Chicago. 

Mark your calendars and plan to take home something special from our joint 2014 conference.


How can you help now? We're looking for donations that will stand out. To donate, download the pledge form.


Questions? Contact either Bob Heisse of the APME Foundation 

at or George Stanley of ASNE at gstanley@jm.comYou can also contact Sally Jacobsen of APME at and Arnie Robbins of ASNE at


2. Free post-conference seminar about climate change


The highly regarded Metcalf Institute for Marine & Environmental Reporting will host a free, two-session "Climate Change and the News" seminar from 9 a.m. to noon and 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 18. Plan your trip accordingly if you'd like to stay one extra day for this special addition to the ASNE-APME conference. 


During the seminar, leading scientists and policy experts will explore the latest decisions driving the global response to climate change and the implications for your news audiences.  


Click here to learn more about the seminar. Registration details to come later. 


3. More to come in the future. Stay tuned! 


Questions? Contact Cindy Roe at or Sally Jacobsen at