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See you soon in Washington! 

The 2017 ASNE-APME News Leadership Conference kicks off in less than three 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!

Newly added to our program is an ever-more relevant  panel 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 five other things you don't want to miss: 

1. Get up-to-date on US policy

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. 11attendees will have an around-the-world tour as they meet with 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.

2. Diversity recruitment and retention

Need more diversity in your newsroom?  Get quick tips from industry leaders. This panel takes a fresh look at recruiting and retaining journalists of color in the digital age. On Tuesday, Oct. 10, our experts will provide insight on today's journalism graduates and talented folks with potential working in the digital space. How do we retain journalists of color who are worried about the future and are tempted to seek employment in public relations, academia and other "more stable" professions?

3. Kerner Commission, 50 years later

On March 1, it will be 50 years since the National Advisory Commission on Civil Disorders, known as the Kerner Commission, shook the news media with its declaration that "the journalistic profession has been shockingly backward in seeking out, hiring, training and promoting Negroes." What did the news industry get right in heeding the commission's recommendations? Where do we go from here?  Click for more information. 

4. Coffee with your counsel

Eli Segal of Pepper Hamilton law firm and David Bralow of First Look Media will brief you on the latest developments in the courts and statehouses that directly impact your ability to gather news. And they'll field questions from the audience in this informative, freewheeling session. It's your chance to quiz two of the country's top First Amendment lawyers on access issues, libel laws, open records and other hot media topics. Don't miss what's always one of the conference's most valuable sessions.

5. 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. There will be hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar (CASH ONLY).

Amazonia Science Gallery


To register for the main conference: The registration fee is $275 for members of ASNE and APME and $375 for nonmembers. 
Special rates are also available for retired members, spouses, students and APME's Regents. Lunch tickets for Monday, Oct. 9, and Tuesday, Oct. 10, can be purchased during registration.

To book your hotel room: A terrific group rate is available at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park for $249/night Friday, Oct. 6, through Wednesday, Oct. 11. Reservations must be made by 6 p.m. EDT Tuesday, Sept. 26. Make a reservation online here.

To register for the Oct. 8 pre-conference workshops and/or the Oct. 10 reception at the Australian ambassador's residence: Those registering through APME should email APME at

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