Check out what we've planned for you in Austin

Join us Sept. 11-12 at the ASNE-APME News Leadership Conference in Austin, Texas, where you will be inundated with tips and advice on how to lead your newsroom in 2018 and going forward. 
For two full days at the AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center, the conference will cover the latest innovations in content and technology, leadership strategies, new business models and more. Register and book your hotel room early before our block sells out! 
Here are four things you don't want to miss:
1. Interactive conference schedule
Our conference schedule is live! It is being updated daily, so check back often. This interactive schedule is easy to navigate through a number of sessions we have planned to get you fully equipped with actionable items you can take back to your newsroom. 
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 you're interested in attending. To learn more about how to fully utilize the functionality of the schedule, refer to the attendee guides
The program is planned and organized by ASNE-APME Conference Program Committee Co-Chairs Emilio Garcia-Ruiz of The Washington Post, Colin McMahon of the Chicago Tribune, Bill Church of GateHouse Media, Sandra Clark of WHYY and Traci Bauer of The Journal News, and Adviser Jim Simon of the Honolulu Civil Beat.
2. Innovation Track: Table Stakes
What are the best solutions that have emerged from the Table Stakes/Lenfest effort across all newsroom sizes? What did they learn? How are the newsrooms evolving? What are the early wins in terms of audience, workflow and realignment of traditional structures? The project has moved into addressing the needs of smaller newsrooms. How have they progressed?
3. Diversity Report
The release of the annual ASNE diversity survey. We will examine the representation of diverse backgrounds/experiences in newsrooms and news coverage. We will pair strategies, tools and tactics with results of the diversity survey to give you guidance on how to lead your newsroom in this critical area.
4. 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?