Early bird registration open for 2013 convention!

All the latest details on our upcoming convention, June 24-26, in Washington, D.C.

It's time to begin making your travel plans for the 2013 ASNE Convention, June 24-26, in Washington, D.C.

Here's the deal:

WHEN: The convention begins at 1:30 p.m. on Monday, June 24, and ends at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, June 26.

WHERE: The Capital Hilton, 1001 16th St. NW, Washington, DC. Phone: 202-393-1000.

HISTORY: Fidel Castro addressed ASNE members at this hotel in 1959, three months after the Cuban Revolution -- he spoke for more than two hours! President Kennedy addressed us here in 1961.

OUR THEME: Reinvention.

  • Twitter CEO Dick Costolo
  • U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan
  • Gannett President and CEO Gracia C. Martore
  • New York Times Co. President and CEO Mark Thompson
  • McClatchy President and CEO Patrick J. Talamantes
  • And more!

6:30 p.m. at the Newseum.

EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION: Until Thursday, May 30. Visit to register!

HOTEL RESERVATIONS: You can reserve your room online, or you can phone the hotel directly at 202-393-1000. Make sure you mention ASNE to get your special rate of $239 per night.

Alfredo Carbajal, Anders Gyllenhaal and Melanie Sill.

QUESTIONS: Email ASNE Finance Director Cindy Roe at, or call her at 573-884-2405.

A REQUEST: ASNE members -- we want your innovation ideas and examples as we build an innovation program for the convention. Send us a note from your newsroom on the big wins, the small triumphs and even the noteworthy flops. Or, share your ideas about innovation more broadly. 

At the convention, we'll feature eight to 10 ideas in a fast-paced hour and share dozens of other ideas via our website and conference handouts. Please include links or other easy-to-digest illustrations! Send to by April 15.

See you in D.C. More to come!