Lunch speakers set for ASNE-APME conference

Arthur Gregg Sulzberger, publisher of The New York Times, and Chrissy Towle, head of Google Local News Initiatives, will be our lunch speakers at the ASNE-APME conference Sept. 11-12 at the AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center in Austin, Texas. 

Sept. 11, we'll hear from Sulzberger who became the Times' publisher at the age of 37. Soon after he assumed the role on Jan. 1, 2017, Sulzberger faced President Donald Trump who routinely lambasted the "failing" New York Times. Sulzberger and the newsroom stood their ground, and the results have been anything but "failing." Sulzberger has presided over a surge in readership, revenue and subscribers. Under his watch, the newsroom broke the seminal story of 2017, a Pulitzer Prize-winning work that rocked Hollywood and spawned the nationwide #metoo movement. And the Times' coverage of Trump provided one exceptional revelatory piece after another. 
The following day, we'll have a conversation and a Q&A with Towle on Google's news efforts. Towle manages the News & Local Media team working with the largest publishing partners in the U.S. Her team facilitates and strategizes with those partners to ensure optimal use of Google products to drive maximum revenue and profitability. 
For a detailed look at the conference, refer to our schedule
Registration and hotel
The registration fee is $275 for members of ASNE and APME and $375 for nonmembers. Lunch tickets are $40 a piece and can be purchased when you register or separately through the online store.  
A terrific group rate is available at the on-site hotel at the conference center for $219/night Sunday, Sept. 9, through Wednesday, Sept. 12Book by Aug. 9