Convention

See you in Washington!

Are you ready for the ASNE-APME News Leadership Conference Oct. 8-11 in Washington, D.C.? It kicks off in only a few more days at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park!
 
Check out the scheduleregister, and get your hotel room NOW to join us. The discounted room rate at the Marriott expires Oct. 3. 
 
Here are five things you don't want to miss: 
 
1. How the world sees US: Press freedom in Trump era
 
Visiting world editors (Korea, Britain, Norway and Jordan) from the International Press Institute will comment on how the embattled American press is having a ripple effect in other countries. Tables have turned, and the world now sees the United States no longer has a leader in free press issues. Join this discussion with the world panelists and the audience, moderated by IPI Chair John Yearwood, former world editor of the Miami Herald; and Marty Steffens, IPI board member and a professor at the University of Missouri School of Journalism.
 
2. Special briefing by Department of State
 
Registration for the state department briefing will close 11:59 p.m. CDT today (Sept. 28). If you're already coming to the conference, then this special briefing will be a great (also, inexpensive) opportunity to get up-to-date on U.S. policy around the globe. It will be from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 11. Register now for just $13, and we'll feed you!
 
3. Knight Foundation's 'Table Stakes' project
 
In this "don't-miss" pre-conference workshop from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 8, leaders from newsrooms participating in the Knight Lenfest News Initiative ("Table Stakes") will share results, insights and lessons learned. In addition, the American Press Institute will unveil the Better News Hub, an essential resource for news leaders seeking to transform their organizations and sustain the connections among audiences, local journalism, financial sustainability and democracy. Also, attendees will receive free copies of the newly released Table Stakes Manual, a 400-page step-by-step guide on how to make sure your news enterprise has what's needed to succeed.
 
The session will be moderated by Doug Smith, and attendees will have lots of opportunity to ask questions and discuss with the leaders who are involved in the table stakes effort.
 
4. After the storms: Lessons learned from Hurricanes Harvey and Irma
 
Come join us and hear from journalists on the frontlines covering two historic storms. What journalism and life lessons did they learn?

5. Let's party!
 
Join us for our opening reception from 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 8, at the Smithsonian's National Zoo! We will be in the Amazonia Habitat and Amazonia Science Gallery, where you will get to meet Amazon rainforest animals, ranging from Panamanian golden frog, Brazilian rainbow boa, barred tiger salamander to Arapaima and many more. There will be hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar.
 
Joe Hockey
Also, join us from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 10, for a reception at the residence of Joe Hockey, Australian ambassador to the United States. We will have cocktails, snacks and some quality time for a Q&A and other fun, engaging conversations. This stand-up reception is open to those who are registered and have a hotel reservation at the Marriott.