Don't wait, register NOW to join us next month

The 2017 ASNE-APME News Leadership Conference kicks off in about two weeks 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.
The discounted room rate at the Marriott expires Sept. 26 (NO EXTENSION).

We have a new panel for discussing lessons learned from Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. Come join us and hear from journalists on the frontlines covering two historic storms. What journalism and life lessons did they learn?
Here are six more things you don't want to miss:
1. Knight Foundation's 'Table Stakes' project

In this "don't-miss" pre-conference workshop from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 8, leaders from newsrooms participating in the Knight Lenfest News Initiative ("Table Stakes") will share results, insights and lessons learned. In addition, the American Press Institute will unveil the Better News Hub, an essential resource for news leaders seeking to transform their organizations and sustain the connections among audiences, local journalism, financial sustainability and democracy. Also, attendees will receive free copies of the newly released Table Stakes Manual, a 400-page step-by-step guide on how to make sure your news enterprise has what's needed to succeed.
The session will be moderated by Doug Smith, and attendees will have lots of opportunity to ask questions and discuss with the leaders who are involved in the table stakes effort.
2. Innovator of the Year 
Come listen to presentations by three finalists of the Innovator of the Year award and choose the winner! The finalists are: 
  • Los Angeles Times for "SNAP" (Simple News Assembly Platform) - presented by James Perez, software engineering lead, and Evan Wagstaff, newsroom product engineer
  • Milwaukee Journal Sentinel for "Just the FAQs" - presented by Greg Borowski, deputy managing editor for projects, investigations and digital innovation
  • WBUR Boston for its website redesign and associated audience engagement efforts - presented by Tiffany Campbell, executive editor for digital
3. White House-media relations

The Trump administration has hurled charges of "fake news" and called the news media the "enemy of the people." White House-media relations, never in perfect harmony, have taken a turn for the worse under President Donald Trump. We explore how the two sides co-exist and what it's like inside the Pennsylvania Avenue vortex.
4. Special briefing by Department of State
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. Registration, which comes with a box lunch, will close Sept. 28. Space is limited, so don't wait until the last minute.
5. 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, ranging from Panamanian golden frog, Brazilian rainbow boa, barred tiger salamander to Arapaima and many more. There will be hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar.
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.