The ASBPE National Conference

The ASBPE National Conference

Announcing ASBPE’s 2023 National Conference: Heroes of B2B Media

ASBPE’s 2023 National Conference will call attention to “Heroes of B2B Media.” We will showcase publications and journalists who are champions/heroes of their beats or within the industries they cover. We will spotlight champions of diversity. Our speakers, presenters, and invited guests will demonstrate how they’ve succeeded in managing change, grown their audience, launched new products/publications, or pivoted to provide their readership/membership vital information and thought-provoking stories.

Don’t miss out on another exciting year of educational programming and networking opportunities as only ASBPE can provide. In addition, be sure to stay for the 2023 National Azbee Awards Banquet, which will honor the best in B2B journalism and publication design from around the nation. This annual celebration is a unique occasion to commemorate (and learn from) your colleagues in the business, trade and association press.

Save the Date for 2023

We’ll be hosting the 2023 National Conference and National Azbee Awards Banquet on May 11-12, 2023 at the Atlanta Marriott Suites Midtown in Atlanta, Ga.

Come for the conference, awards and networking. Stay to explore nature at Atlanta’s world-class Georgia Aquarium, Piedmont Park and the Atlanta Botanical garden; shop at Atlantic Station; visit Centennial Olympic Park; and find entertainment and culture at the Fox Theatre, Center for Puppetry Arts, Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum, the High Museum of Art, SCAD FASH Museum of Fashion + Film, and the National Center for Civil and Human Rights.

Save the date to join your ASBPE colleagues from across the U.S. for networking, best practices and great learning opportunities. If you have suggestions for a conference session topic, please complete our suggestion form. More conference details coming soon!

2023 National Conference Keynote Speaker

ASBPE is please to announce that Nick Chiles, author and writer in residence for journalism at the University of Georgia, will be our keynote speaker at the 2023 National Conference in Atlanta. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to hear how this Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and in-demand author is helping to shape the future of our profession.

“We couldn’t be more thrilled to feature Mr. Chiles as our keynote speaker this year,” says ASBPE President Cory Sekine-Pettite. “Once I heard about his new book, ‘In the Blink of an Eye: An Autobiography of Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf,’ and read about his extensive reporting and writing experience, I knew that he could provide our members with keen insights on how to get the best out of our interviewees as well as teach us to improve upon organizing and writing processes. Plus, I can only imagine the great number of interesting stories he can share from his newspaper days and from his work in both fiction and nonfiction books.”

Nick Chiles, Writer in Residence, Grady College

About Nick Chiles
Nick Chiles is a writer in residence, teaching Feature Writing courses at the University of Georgia’s Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication.

Chiles’ teaching interests include narrative nonfiction, education reporting, cultural reporting, and magazine and feature writing. He is the author or co-author of 21 books. Previously, he was a reporter for the Dallas Morning News, the Star-Ledger of New Jersey and New York Newsday. He also has written for magazines such as The Atlantic, The Christian Science Monitor, Essence and Ebony. Chiles also was a magazine and a website editor-in-chief, and served as a professor at Columbia Journalism School, and at Princeton University. He is a consultant for the William Julius Wilson Institute at the Harlem Children’s Zone.

Among his many accolades, Chiles has won nearly 20 major journalism awards, including a 1992 Pulitzer Prize as part of a New York Newsday team. He has won a Green Eyeshade Award from the Society of Professional Journalists, several National Association of Black Journalists awards, an NAACP Image Award, and two National Education Reporting Awards presented by the Education Writers Association. He was the recipient of the Spencer Education Fellowship at Columbia University and the Ferris Fellowship at Princeton.

Registration Fees and Deadlines


Early-Bird Deadline:   By Wed., Mar. 22, 2023

Regular Deadline:       By Mon., Apr. 17, 2023

Banquet-Only Registration


$499.00 first registrant
$479.00 each additional registrant in group registrations







Conference Location & Hotel Block

Our 2023 conference sessions, reception and awards banquet will be held in the Atlanta Marriott Suites Midtown’s private, second floor Symphony and Theater rooms.

Location:  Atlanta Marriott Suites Midtown, 35 14th Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30309

Reserve a room in ASBPE’s block:
ASBPE has reserved a block of rooms for the nights of May 10 and 11 for the reduced rate of $180.00 per night ($214.70 with tax and fees). This rate is available for three days before and after our event dates. Parking is available at the hotel for $16 per night.

Book your room online with the group rate for ASBPE’s 2023 National Conference or call the central reservations desk at (800) 228-9290 or (404) 876-8888 to book under the “2023 ASBPE National Conference” room block. Book your room by Wednesday, April 19, 2023 to receive the group rate.

About Our 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.


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

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