Inspiring, innovative sessions in store for you Oct. 16-18 at Stanford

Join ASNE and APME Oct. 16-18 at Stanford University for our outstanding #EDITORS3D conference! It will be a perfect weekend to break away from your hectic schedule, connect with fellow decision-makers in journalism and have some fun. 

Read more to see a sample of our nuts-and-bolts programs and thought-provoking idea sessions. 
Join ASNE and APME Oct. 16-18 at Stanford University for our outstanding #EDITORS3D conference! It will be a perfect weekend to break away from your hectic schedule, connect with fellow decision-makers in journalism and have some fun. 

How about a free pre-conference, hands-on design-thinking workshop, provided by Stanford's Institute for Design, or the, from 1 to 4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 16? Space is limited, and only a few slots remain open. They will be available on a first-come, first-served basis to those who are registered to attend the conference. If interested, email ASNE Communications Coordinator Jiyoung Won at to sign up. 

At 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 16, we will dive into the opening-night reception at the Frances C. Arrillaga Alumni Center. David Kelley, a creator of the Apple mouse and founder of the groundbreaking, will be there to chat about innovation and what it takes to unlock the creative potential of people and organizations. 

You will also get to participate in the silent and live auction at the reception. Various items will be featured, such as sports tickets, vacation retreats, jewelry, autographed books and much more.

On Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 17-18, we will offer nuts-and-bolts programs and thought-provoking idea sessions at the Li Ka Shing Center, part of the Stanford Medical School. 

To whet your appetite, here's a sample of our programs: 

  • Innovative engagement: Learn the techniques to engage untapped audiences, and join conversations about story development and community engagement on hot coverage topics, moderated by Peggy Holman, co-founder of Journalism That Matters. 

  • Drone journalism: Curious about drones and how they might be used in the newsroomor create news? The Associated Press Photo Managers have assembled a great group on Saturday morning to talk about drones and what they mean for journalism. 

  • Newsroom leadership: There is a changing of the guard afoot in many organizations. A new generation of newsroom leaders need to be trained up. This session will feature expert advice on what it takes to become a great leader.

  • Awards luncheon: A keynote speech by Alex Tizon, author and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, will be followed by the celebration honoring the winners of the ASNE and APME awards. 
  • Millennials and their news habits: Do they have any? Learn the latest findings from the Pew Research Center on the news consumption habits of millennials in a session moderated by Jim Brady, CEO and founder of Billy Penn.

  • The war on science: Susan Goldberg, editor-in-chief of National Geographic Magazine and News, will discuss the implications of educated people who decide not to vaccinate their children and why many Americans think dinosaurs shared the earth with human beings. The Washington Post reporter Joel Achenbach, who authored the National Geographic cover story, will join Goldberg. 

  • New media, new ethics: How are editors dealing with instant, unsubstantiated, highly volatile and popular content in today's journalism where much of the foundation for journalism ethics are eroding or gone? Politico's executive editor, Peter Cannellos, will lead this important discussion on where we are headed to with ethics of the new media. 

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 to register for the conference. Members of ASNE and APME can register for $275, and nonmembers can register for $375. APME members can register at

Hotel reservations are due Tuesday, Sept. 15. The block of rooms we reserved at the Sheraton Palo Alto (625 El Camino Real) for only $169/night for Friday, Saturday and Sunday is filling up quickly. There will be no extensions after Sept. 15. Rates for Wednesday and Thursday are $329/night.

A draft of the entire conference program is coming soon at and Queestions? Contact Cindy Roe at or Sally Jacobsen at