2016 AAN Leadership Conference: Jackson Hole

October 20 - 22, 2016

The 2016 AAN Leadership Conference will take place October 20 – 22 at the Wort Hotel in Jackson, Wyo., hosted by Planet Jackson Hole. This gathering will give AAN publishers and senior managers a chance to exchange ideas with, learn from, and inspire one another.

To maintain the intimate nature of this event, registration will be capped at 30 people on a first-come, first-served basis. The registration fee is $625 per person and includes two continental breakfasts, two lunches, and two cocktail receptions. Attendees are responsible for their own dinners.

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The historic Wort Hotel is Jackson Hole’s premier property, located in the heart of downtown and only steps from activities, galleries, museums, shopping, restaurants, nightlife and everything the destination has to offer.


Thursday, October 20

6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.: Welcome Cocktail Reception at the Silver Dollar Bar


Friday, October 21

8:30 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.: Breakfast

9:15 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.: Welcome / Introductions (John Saltas, Salt Lake City Weekly, and Blair Barna, Charleston City Paper)

10:45 a.m – 12:15 p.m.: Print Success Stories (Group Discussion)

12:15 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.: Lunch

1:15 p.m. Р1:45 p.m.: Isthmus and the Red Card Meal Plan (Jeff Haupt and Craig  Bartlett, Isthmus)

1:45 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.: How C-Ville Landed on E&P’s “Newspapers That Do It Right” List (Aimee Andrews and Jessica Luck, C-Ville Weekly)

2:15 p.m. Р3:00 p.m.: Preparing for the Overtime Rules Changes (Fran Zankowski, Boulder Weekly)

3:00 p.m. – 3:20 p.m.: Coffee Break

3:20 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.: Event Success Stories and Idea Share (Group Discussion)

6:00 p.m – 7:30 p.m.: Cocktail Reception at the Million Dollar Cowboy Steakhouse

Saturday, October 22

8:45 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.: Breakfast

9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.: Newsroom Staffing (Patricia Calhoun, Westword)

10:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.: Hiring, Training, and Motivating Staff (Group Discussion)

12:15 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.: Lunch

1:15 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.: The State of AAN, Current and Future (Blair Barna, Charleston City Paper)

2:15 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.: Digital Idea Share (Group Discussion)

3:15 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.: Coffee Break

3:30 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.: Wrap Up / Takeaways