ASNE-APME hotel rooms going away quickly, book now!

Are you planning to attend the ASNE-APME News Leadership Conference Sept. 11-12 in Austin, Texas? We strongly encourage you to book your hotel room as soon as possible before the rooms we've reserved at the nightly rate of $219 sell out.

Currently, the ASNE-APME room block 
at the onsite hotel at the AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center is sold out for the night of Sept. 12, though there are still rooms available at the hotel outside of our block. If your reservation includes the night of Sept. 12, then the online registration system won't let you reserve a room. Instead, please call 512-404-1900 and reference the program name "ASNE-APME" to book any stays that include the night of Sept. 12
Some highlights of the conference from our interactive schedule
Innovation Track: Does Local Opinion Still Matter?: In one word: Yes. How can you focus your opinion writing on issues that are critical to your community and make changes? What are the new digital storytelling techniques, other than narrative argument, that you can use to state your case? Confirmed speakers: Rick Christie, editorial page editor, The Palm Beach Post; O. Ricardo Pimentel, editorial writer and columnist, San Antonio Express-News; and David Plazas (moderator), opinion engagement editor, The Tennessean. 

This session is sponsored by The Lenfest Institute for Journalism and Philadelphia Media Network.
Sept. 11 Luncheon: A Conversation with A.G. Sulzberger: Arthur Gregg Sulzberger became the publisher of The New York Times on Jan. 1, 2017. There could not have been a more critical moment. As Donald Trump prepared to take office, the 37-year-old Sulzberger assumed command of one of the world's most important news institutions. As if the job weren't hard enough, Sulzberger soon faced a president 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. 
Sept. 12 Luncheon: A Conversation with Google: We'll chat with Google news executive Chrissy Towle on the company's news efforts. Towle is a Google veteran having just entered her 13th year at Google. Towle currently manages the News & Local Media team working with the largest publishing partners in the United States. Towle's team facilitates and strategizes with those partners to ensure optimal use of Google products to drive maximum revenue and profitability. Towle graduated from Santa Clara University with a major in Communication and Journalism. 
Haven't registered? Do it now!
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.