Welcome to the 2017 APPM/APME/ASNE Convention, Washington DC

When:     Sunday, October 8 – Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Where:   Marriott Wardman Park: 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC

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APPM is excited to welcome you to our annual conference (registration is still open, it’s not too late!) held in cooperation and support with APME and ASNE. This year, we will meet in Washington DC, opening with a reception at National Public Radio on Sunday evening, October 8. Speakers will begin Monday morning at 8 a.m., October 9 and run through noon Wednesday, October 11 (APPM specific events will conclude Tuesday). Our conference takes place in the same venue immediately following the Online News Association annual conference.

Presentations will include leaders in visual journalism talking about connecting with our audience, diversity, the state of the news media, covering the White House, using drones in the newsroom and documenting American economic struggles.

Below is the schedule for APPM events. A full schedule of the entire APPM/ASNE/APME conference, inclusive of all speakers and events, can be found here, with ability to sync your schedule to your phone/calendar. Attendees can choose from any of the events (some require additional registration, such as lunches):

Sunday, October 8:

6 pm: Opening Reception in the Amazonia Habitat and Amazonia Science Gallery at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo. Hors d’oevres and cash bar (cash only)

9:30 pm: APPM gathering at Sign of the Whale DC, 1825 M St NW

Monday, October 9:

8:30 am: Registration

9:00 am: Welcome

9:45 am: Carolyn Kaster, Associated Press: Covering the Trump White House

11:00 am: Kathy Kieliszewski, Detroit Free Press: Connecting with Readers Through Photos and Video

1:45 pm: Richard Tsong-Taatarii, Minneapolis Star-Tribune: Dakota Pipeline Coverage

3:00 pm: David Hume Kennerly, former official White House photographer for Gerald Ford: The President’s Photographer

4:30 pm: Ben Kreimer, 360° Video and Virtual Reality Storytelling on a Budget

7:00 pm: Portfolio reviews (sign up sheets will be out during the conference Monday): Reviewers from publications including Washington Post, National Geographic Your Shot, NPR, Education Week, Science, Nature, USA Today, The Undefeated and more. Pizza will be provided.

Tuesday, October 10:

8:30 am: Chad McNeeley, Nikon

9:05 am: Bob Malish, Canon

9:45 am: Mickey Osterreicher, General Counsel, National Press Photographers Association; Matt Waite, University of Nebraska; Dave Russell, Retired Lieutenant Colonel, Army National Guard: Drones and News Coverage

11:00 am: Sabel Harris, Verse

1:40 pm: Matt Adams, National Geographic Your Shot

3:00 pm: Brent Lewis, ESPN’s The Undefeated and Mallory Benedict, NatGeo, Diversity in Hiring

3:15 pm: Michael Williamson, Washington Post; Rochelle Riley, Detroit Free Press; Connie Shultz: Panel Discussion, What We Missed: Covering Economic Diversity

5:30 pm: APPM Board Meeting


APPM attendees can also attend the APME and ASNE events. To learn more about the rest of the conference, visit APME’s site.

Interested in attending, or bringing a group to attend, Monday night portfolio reviews? Let us know here so we can get a rough head count. Signups will be out during the conference Monday.