The ASBPE National Conference

Evolve or Die. The Next Wave of B2B's Digital Transformation: ASBPE's 2024 National Conference, May 15-17, 2024

Mark Your Calendar for ASBPE’s Most Exciting Conference Yet

Save the dates of May 15-17, 2024, for ASBPE’s 2.5-day virtual National Conference, national Azbee Awards of Excellence presentation and new Annual Members’ Forum. Our 2024 conference will have an edgier theme: “Evolve or Die. The Next Wave of B2B’s Digital Transformation.” We aim to push beyond the standard best practices and networking for our members. We’ll focus on changes in the digital landscape and provide actionable tips for how to adapt and rise to challenges, evolve to keep afloat, and stay engaged with readers — even as the tools we use continue to shift.

Location: We’re saving you travel dollars by hosting the conference virtually in 2024, but we won’t hold back on the programming, networking and fun you’ve come to expect from our conference.

Each year, ASBPE’s National Conference & Azbee Awards Banquet offers members an opportunity to get insight into best practices of B2B journalism, network with colleagues from across the country, and honor the winners of the Azbee Awards competition. Don’t miss this unique event to join your ASBPE colleagues from across the U.S. for networking, best practices, great learning opportunities, camaraderie and fun!

Plus keep an eye out for special announcements as ASBPE celebrates its 60th anniversary in 2024! As part of our 60th, we’re doubling down on our commitment to member service. We’ve updated and added additional member options to more accurately reflect the roles in our B2B publishing community and shared a new online member community (with updated discussion groups coming soon). We’ll be launching a new quarterly member survey — where members can share feedback with us more regularly — and investing in new programming for our members. The new Annual Members’ Forum, hosted during the National Conference, creates a space for members  to help our Board of Directors shape key initiatives for the following year.

Register by our April 5 early-bird deadline to save $100 on full-conference tickets or $70 on one-day passes for the Azbee Awards. Stay tuned for more information in coming weeks!

Register by May 9!

 

2024 National Conference Keynote Speaker

ASBPE is please to announce that Brian Morrissey, founder of The Rebooting and former president/editor-in-chief of Digiday, will be our keynote speaker at the 2024 National Conference.

“As B2B publishing professionals, we all must be well-informed regarding the industries we cover, but we also must follow the trends and changes affecting the publishing and journalism communities,” says ASBPE President Cory Sekine-Pettite. “To that end, our virtual conference this year will highlight the many ways in which our industry has changed, how it continues to evolve, and will provide key takeaways for members to implement in their own workplaces. We are excited that Brian Morrissey will kick off our program by providing his keen insights on the trends shaping journalism today.”

The biggest trends reshaping the future of media and what to do about them: A fireside chat with Brian Morrissey

Change is the only constant in the media industry. From the explosion of generative AI to the shifting tides of search and social platforms, media companies of all shapes and sizes are trying to adapt to the latest waves of change in 2024.

Join us for a thought-provoking fireside chat with Brian Morrissey. Morrissey is the founder of The Rebooting, a newsletter about the reinvention of media, and prior to that, he was the president and editor-in-chief for 10 years at Digiday, a leading B2B publication for the media and marketing industry.

Hear his take on the biggest trends shaping media today, where he thinks media companies are finding success…or making the same mistakes all over again, and what advice he would give B2B media professionals in times of great change. Davide Savenije, vice president of the National Board of Directors at ASBPE and the editor-in-chief at Industry Dive, will host the chat.

Stay tuned for details about our other conference sessions.


Registration Fees and Deadlines

Full Conference Tickets

Includes access to all conference sessions, awards announcements and networking.

Early-Bird Deadline:
By Friday, Apr. 5, 2024

Regular Deadline:
By Thursday, May 9, 2024

Members

$175.00

$275.00

Non-Members

$275.00

$375.00

Read more below for opportunities to attend the full conference with the Diversity Fellowship or Young Leader Scholarship.


One-Day Pass for Awards (Thursday Only)

Allows access only to sessions and awards announcements on Thursday, May 16, 2024.

Early-Bird Deadline:
By Friday, Apr. 5, 2024

Regular Deadline:
By Thursday, May 9, 2024

Members

$125.00

$195.00

Non-Members

$195.00

$265.00

Register Today!


Fellowships & Scholarships

ASBPE’s 2024-25 Diversity Fellowship

Help ASBPE develop a more diverse corps of journalists and leaders in the B2B media community by encouraging your colleagues to apply for our 2024-25 Diversity Fellowship. Fellows receive free registration to the national conference, complimentary registration to online programs and other training, and personalized mentoring. Apply for the Diversity Fellowship by February 16, 2024.

The ASBPE Educational Foundation’s 2024 Young Leader Scholarship

Encourage your young B2B media professionals to apply for the ASBPE Educational Foundation’s 2024 Young Leader Scholarship. Selected scholars will receive free registration to ASBPE’s National Conference. The applicants must be 30 years old or younger, have spent at least two years in B2B media, be nominated by their supervisor or manager and plan to continue in B2B media for their career. Apply for the Young Leader Scholarship by February 2, 2024.


About Our 2024 Sponsors

Supporting ASBPE’s national conference is the best way to show your support for the hard-working B2B journalists and publications that not only use your products and services, but endeavor to make us all better informed, hold officials accountable and improve the industries they cover. Read more about sponsoring ASBPE’s national conference.

PLATINUM SPONSOR

Butter Wordmark ColorButterDocs is collaborative writing & editing software for business and journalism writers, editors, and teams. Produce better writing faster, from concept to final draft, with a clean writing environment, built-in notes and outlining board, tools to help with focus, and collaboration built for editorial teams. ASBPE members get 1 year of the ButterDocs Individual plan for Free ($324 value) and 70% off their annual Team plan.

GOLD SPONSOR

Dragonfly EditorialDragonfly Editorial is your outsourced content partner, helping you with writing, editing, design, and content strategy. We’re an extension of your team, easing your workload and reducing your stress. We create clear, compelling content that meets your business needs and helps you shine.

SILVER SPONSOR

logo swiftrevSwiftRev helps editors better manage the wave of inbound press releases – for free.


2023 Conference Sessions & Recordings

ASBPE’s 2023 National Conference showcased “Heroes of B2B Media” — publications and journalists who are champions/heroes of their beats or within the industries they cover. Our speakers, presenters and guests demonstrated success in managing change, growing their audience, launching new products/publications, spotlighting and championing diversity, and pivoting to provide their readership/membership vital information and thought-provoking stories.

If you missed our annual conference, hosted May 11-12, 2023 at the Atlanta Marriott Suites Midtown in Atlanta, Ga., you can still get the benefits of ASBPE’s educational programming through our recorded sessions. ASBPE Members can access individual session recordings in our members-only webinar archive, included with your membership. Non-members can purchase recordings.

2023 Sessions & Recordings


Questions?

We love to hear from our members and guests. If you have feedback for ASBPE, are interested in speaking at or becoming a sponsor for our 2024 conference, please get in touch with our Conference Committee through our contact form.

If you have suggestions for a conference session topic, please complete our suggestion form.

Azbee Awards judges, did you know you can use your Azbee Bucks to cover a portion of your conference registration fees and towards session recordings? You’ll receive an email from our Awards Committee twice a year with more information, or you can use our contact form to reach out!

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