Register today, discounted hotel rate expires Sept. 15

The 2017 ASNE-APME News Leadership Conference kicks off in one month at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park in Washington, D.C.
Check out the scheduleregister, and get your hotel room NOW to join us Oct. 8-11. Remember, the discounted room rate at the Marriott expires Sept. 15. 
If you are already registered, then consider adding the state department briefing to your agenda for the final day of the conference. From 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 11, attendees will have an around-the-world tour as they hear from diplomats responsible for U.S. policy around the globe. Space is limited, and the next few people to register can take advantage of a $200 travel stipend reimbursable (with valid receipts) after the conferenceRegistration is $13 and comes with a box lunch.

Here are five more things you don't want to miss: 
1. Pre-conference workshops
From 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 8, join regional media and human rights experts and leading editors from the International Press Institute's global network for conversations on how to support independent, professional coverage of conflict and democracy at home and abroad. This workshop is hosted by the Al Jazeera Media Network and IPI. 
There will be two other pre-conference workshops Sunday, Oct. 8. One (from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m) will be about building trust through community engagement; the other (from 2 to 5 p.m.) will be a presentation on the Table Stakes project by Knight Foundation.
2. Coffee with counsel
Visit with lawyers Eli Segal of Pepper Hamilton law firm and David Bralow of First Look Media to discuss access issues and get your media legal questions answered. 
3. Bring your colleague for only $100
We want you and your colleague to attend our conference! If you register and book your hotel 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. 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:

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.