Registration is now open for the 2011 American Society of Business Publication Editors’ National Conference in Chicago. The conference takes place August 4-5 with a special welcome reception taking place the evening of August 3.
This conference promises to be one you won’t forget. From great content to an even more amazing line-up of speakers, you’ll be talking about this conference for days, months and maybe years to come. Still not decided if you want to attend? Consider the following five reasons to attend this year’s conference:
1. We’ve got wi-fi and we’re not afraid to use it. This year’s venue, the Gleacher Center, offers free wi-fi and electrical outlets at every seat. The venue is also located in the heart of Chicago’s downtown and is walking distance to Michigan Avenue, the NBC Tower, Navy Pier and Lake Shore Drive.
2. We have Abe Peck. The wonderful Abe Peck, renowned ASBPE member and award recipient, will present this year’s opening keynote address as well as serve on our can’t-miss ethics panel discussion. Rumor has it he’s also making an appearance at the Azbee awards banquet on August 4.
3. We’ve got academia. Chicago is home to several amazing journalism schools, and we’re incredibly excited to have several faculty (also practicing journalists) present at this year’s conference. You’ll be able to learn financial reporting from a Northwestern professor/CNN correspondent and the impact of WikiLeaks from a citizen journalist, and meet with Medill School of Journalism/Northwestern University’s first Director of Business-to-Business Communication.
4. We’ve gone interactive and hands-on. We’ll be offering several sessions that will not only allow, but encourage you to get hands-on experience with the most helpful tools in the industry. You’ll have face-to-face access to some of the best minds in B2B.
5. It’s Chicago. In the Summer. You haven’t experienced heaven until you’ve visited Chicago in the summer. There’s the cool lake breeze and a plethora of activities that can’t be missed. We’ve got Grant Park, Millennium Park, Willis Tower (also known to most as the Sears Tower), numerous theaters, shopping, boating, and much more.