Great programming planned at ASNE-APME conference

The 2018 ASNE-APME News Leadership Conference is approaching quickly. For two full days at the AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center, we'll address the latest innovations in content and technology, leadership strategies, new business models and more. Check out the schedule and sign up now to join us Sept. 11-12!
Five things you don't want to miss: 
1. Keeping Your Newsroom Safe
What are the tools you need to ensure the well-being of your reporters and editors? How do you defuse potentially troublesome situations and keep them from growing into something bigger? We will review industry best practices and examine the difficult decisions we make every day. 
2. Innovation Track: From Table Stakes to Results
How four newsrooms used their training to drive meaningful results on the web and in business. Panelists will give speed talks on four specific successful efforts, followed by a discussion.
Confirmed speakers: Nancy Barnes, editor and executive vice president, Houston Chronicle; Neil Chase (moderator), executive editor, Bay Area News Group; Don Shelton, executive editor, The Seattle Times; George Stanley, chief executive of news, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel; and Stan Wischnowski, executive editor and senior vice president, Philadelphia Media Network
This session is sponsored by The Lenfest Institute for Journalism and Philadelphia Media Network.
3. Diversity Report
Join us for the release of the annual ASNE diversity survey. We'll examine the representation of diverse backgrounds/experiences in newsrooms and news coverage and provide tips on recruitment and retention. Join top officials from the Maynard Institute for a truncated version of its highly sought-after Fault Lines training program and learn how its diversity framework can help your staff produce better journalism.
Confirmed speakers: Meredith Clark, assistant professor, University of Virginia Department of Media Studies; Teri Hayt, executive director, ASNE; Evelyn Hsu, co-executive director, Robert C. Maynard Institute for Journalism Education; Karen Magnuson (moderator), editor and vice president of news, Rochester (New York) Democrat and Chronicle; Martin Reynolds, co-executive director, Robert C. Maynard Institute for Journalism Education; and Hollis Towns, executive editor and vice president of news, Asbury Park Press
4. What Do I Need to Know
It is impossible to keep up with all the latest developments in an industry that is constantly evolving so we will do it for you. You will learn the latest in everything from visual storytelling breakthroughs to new business models. What does it do? How much does it cost? How do I use it to tell stories in a newsroom my size? You will leave with recommendations on where you should invest your resources. We will update you on the state of video and podcasts and report back on the new startup moves in journalism, fueled by Spirited Media and The Athletic.
Confirmed speaker: Jeremy Gilbert, director of strategic initiatives, The Washington Post
5. Book your hotel room, book your hotel room
We strongly encourage you to book your hotel room as soon as possible to get the $219 nightly rate in the ASNE-APME room block at the onsite hotel at the conference center.  
Currently, our block 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