Innovation. Motivation. Leadership.

The ASNE convention will feature three dynamic speakers who embody its three central themes: Innovation. Motivation. Leadership.

Charlene Li, a nationally known speaker and author on leadership; David Kelley, an expert on innovation; and Daniel Pink, a best-selling author on motivating employees and teams will be joining journalism leaders at the San Diego Marriott Hotel & Marina, April 6-9.

Their presentations will begin the program each morning with a look at organizational and cultural issues that will have an enormous impact on the ability of news organizations to transform themselves for the digital age.

Li will kick off Thursday morning's session with a presentation on “Leading an Open and Engaged Newsroom.” She is the founder of Altimeter Group, and an author on leadership, strategy, social technologies, interactive media and marketing. Formerly Li was a vice president and analyst at Forrester Research and a consultant with the Monitor Group. She also previously worked for the San Jose (Calif.) Mercury News, and was one of the earliest creators of hyperlocal news websites at the Community Newspaper Company.

On Friday morning, Kelley will talk about “Building a Newsroom Culture that Promotes Innovation.” Kelley is the founder and chairman of IDEO, a global design firm that helps organizations innovate and grow. He is recognized as one of America's leading design innovators and has received numerous awards, including the Edison Achievement Award for Innovation. Kelley serves as the Donald W. Whittier professor in the Product Design program at Stanford University, where he also established the school's Hasso Plattner Institute of Design, also known as “the”

And to begin the convention's final day of programming on Saturday, Pink will address “The Surprising Science of Employee Motivation.” Pink is the author of four provocative books about the changing world of work — including “A Whole New Mind” and “Drive,” which together have been translated into 29 languages. “Drive” uses 50 years of behavioral science to overturn the conventional wisdom about human motivation. Pink served from 1995 to 1997 as chief speechwriter to Vice President Al Gore, and also has worked as an aide to U.S. Labor Secretary Robert Reich and in other positions in politics and government.