See you in Austin in 7 days!

The 2018 ASNE-APME News Leadership Conference Sept. 11-12 kicks off in seven days at the AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center in Austin, Texas. 

Here are 10 things to let you know!

1. Have you registered?

Register for the conference if you haven't. We have special rates for members of ASNE and APME, including retired members, spouses, students and APME's Regents. 

Lunch tickets are $40 each for Sept. 11 and 12

2. Need a hotel room?
Our discounted group rate in the ASNE-APME block at the onsite hotel at the conference center (1900 University Ave., Austin, TX 78705) expired, but the hotel might still have rooms available outside our block. You can call the hotel at 512-404-1900 and ask or check out these other hotels nearby.
Hampton Inn & Suites Austin @ The University/Capitol
1701 Lavaca St, Austin, TX 78701
(512) 499-8881
DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Hotel Austin
303 W 15th St, Austin, TX 78701
(512) 478-7000
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Austin - University Area
1617 N Interstate Hwy 35, Austin, TX 78702
(512) 479-4000
Courtyard by Marriott Austin-University Area
5660 N Interstate Hwy 35, Austin, TX 78751
(512) 458-2340
3. Meet Dataminr, one of our generous sponsors

Delivering the earliest tips to breaking & pre-viral stories

Dataminr's early breaking news alerts give journalists a head start on covering the stories that matter most to their audience. Dataminr for News uses proprietary algorithms to analyze all public tweets in real time and deliver the earliest alerts to global events as they unfold. Separate the news from the noise on social with Dataminr:
  • Discover breaking stories as they emerge
  • Gather images and video from the scene
  • Receive updates in real time as the story develops
For more information, stop by our stand at the conference or visit

4. Getting from the airport to the hotel
The AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center, at 1900 University Ave., Austin, TX 78705is located about 8 miles away from Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS). You can grab a taxi, Uber or drive. Directions hereParking information here.
5. Program schedule

Our online schedule is easy to navigate through a number of sessions and events we have planned for you. Remember, we will not have print copies of the program.

Two ways to get the most out of this schedule: 
1. Have it handy on your mobile
Go to your browser and in the URL bar, type in For directions on how to bookmark the page on your home screen so that the schedule is always only one click away, click here if you are an iPhone user or here if you are an Android user. 
2. Personalize your schedule 

Sign up for a free account and create a custom schedule of sessions that interest you.

6. Opening reception sponsored by Democracy Fund and USA TODAY Network
We'll have all kinds of delicious hors d'oeuvres and an open bar during our opening party from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 11, at the conference center. 
A sneak peek at the menu: Tomato Bruschetta with Roasted Garlic and Mozzarella, Shaved Prosciutto on Rye Pesto Cream Cheese, Sesame Scallion Meatballs with Teriyaki Sauce, Mini Fried Chicken & Waffle with Maple Glaze, Beef Empanada with Yogurt Sauce, "Shiner Bock" Batter Cheese Curds with Fig & Aleppo Jam, BBQ Pork Stuffed Arepa, Lobster Fritter, Fried Oreo Cookies, Cheesecake Lollipops

7. Porch party with ONA Local, GateHouse Media and Austin American-Statesman

Tickets to the free porch party on the night of Sept. 12 are sold out, but ASNE has a limited number of tickets set aside for its members. Email ASNE Communications Coordinator Jiyoung Won at if you want to claim your ticket.
8. Registration desk hours
Monday, Sept. 10
2:15 to 4:30 p.m. at the AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center 

Tuesday, Sept. 11
7 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. at the AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center 
Wednesday, Sept. 12
8 a.m. to 5:45 p.m. at the AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center 
9. Attire
Business casual is fine. 
10. Weather

Click here for the latest weather forecast for Austin!