Register today, boost your leadership performance

The 2017 ASNE-APME News Leadership Conference kicks off in less than six weeks at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park in Washington, D.C. Check out the schedule and register today to join us Oct. 8-11!
Here are six things you don't want to miss: 
1. Leadership Development sessions
Cultivate your leadership skills by attending five Leadership Development Tracks we have planned for you! Consider these a FREE training program designed to help you grow as a news leader. Interested? Just register for our conference, and you'll get to take part in the following sessions:  

2. New pre-conference session
From 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 8, there will be a regional symposium hosted by the Al Jazeera Media Network and the International Press Institute (IPI). Join regional media and human rights experts and leading editors from the IPI's global network for conversations on how to support independent, professional coverage of conflict and democracy at home and abroad. This is a free session open to everyone, including those who are not registered for the conference. Sign up by emailing ASNE Communications Coordinator Jiyoung Won at or APME at
3. Bring your colleague for only $100
We want you and your colleague to attend our conference! If you register and book your hotel room for at least three nights, then your colleague can register for only $100. Email ASNE Communications Coordinator Jiyoung Won at to receive a promo code for this deal. Act now before the promo expires Sept. 16
4. State department briefing (separate registration required)
Join us for a special briefing at the U.S. Department of State, scheduled from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 11, during the final day of the conference.
This annual event, organized by ASNE's Opinion Committee, gives attendees an around-the-world tour in one day as journalists meet with diplomats responsible for U.S. policy around the globe. See a draft agenda hereSpace is limited, and the first few people to register can take advantage of a $200 travel stipend reimbursable (with valid receipts) after the conference. Travel may include airfare, baggage fees, transportation fees and/or mileage. Registration is $13 and comes with a box lunch.
5. Awards ceremony 
From life-saving public service journalism to gripping news reporting to compelling storytelling, last year brought out the best in our industry. With an expanding toolkit to reach new audiences, news organizations across the country embraced change and innovation while valiantly continuing the fight to preserve and protect the First Amendment principles that are our foundation. Come celebrate and honor the winners of the ASNE and APME awards from 4:45 to 6:15 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 10!
6. 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. There will be hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar (CASH ONLY).
Amazonia Science Gallery
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 on a first-come, first-served basis to those who are registered and made a hotel reservation for the conference.  
Click below for information on how to register for the conference, workshops and the Oct. 10 reception and to book your hotel room.