ASNE-APME 2014: See you soon!
Our historic ASNE-APME conference will kick off Sept. 15-17 at the Hyatt Regency in the heart of downtown Chicago. Register today if you haven't. We would love to see you attend, engage in our cutting-edge sessions and interact with your colleagues. Take a look at the agenda!
- Kickoff session: Tom Rosenstiel, executive director of the American Press Institute, and Amy Webb, CEO of Webbmedia Group, will highlight the latest trends involving news audiences and emerging technology.
- Opening-night reception/auction (Tribune Tower): Come eat, drink and spend your hard-earned money at our lively evening featuring members of the comedy group Second City and live and silent auctions. Thanks to the Chicago Tribune and Tribune Content Agency.
- New news ecology (Tuesday morning): We will have a conversation with Jim Bankoff, chairman and CEO of Vox Media, about the following questions: What are the hot startups doing that you're not? How are they so successfully engaging audiences? Why would bright, young news techies rather work there? Also featured in this session: Verge Product Manager Lauren Rabaino will discuss the cultural differences between Vox's newsroom and a legacy operation's newsroom.
- Tuesday-night entertainment: Join us for an evening cruise on the Mystic Blue or for the Chicago Cubs baseball game against the Cincinnati Reds (tickets sold out).
Women-at-the-top discussion (Wednesday morning): Come hear the views of women who know firsthand whether newsrooms are doing enough to prepare women for leadership positions and support them once they get there. Featuring: Debra Adams Simmons of Advance Local, Kathleen Carroll of The Associated Press, Kathleen Davis of Fast Company and Aminda Marques Gonzalez of the Miami Herald.
First Amendment luncheon (Wednesday closure): James Risen of The New York Times will deliver a short keynote address, followed by a panel discussion of how state and national news organizations are fighting efforts to curb press freedoms.
The conference will start at 1:30 p.m. CDT Monday, Sept. 15, and conclude at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 17. A free, two-session "Climate Change and the News" seminar will be offered by the Metcalf Institute for Marine & Environmental Reporting from 9 a.m. to noon and 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Thursday. Register by Aug. 25.
Hotel reservation: Book your room at the Hyatt Regency as soon as possible. There are only a limited number of rooms left.