2018 AAN Publishers Conference: Charlottesville, Va.

November 16 - 17, 2018

The 2018 AAN Leadership Conference will take place November 16 – 17 in Charlottesville at the Oakhurst Inn, a boutique hotel independently-owned and operated by C-Ville Weekly owner Bill Chapman.

This annual gathering gives AAN publishers and senior managers a chance to exchange ideas with, learn from, and inspire one another in a confidential setting. To maintain the intimate nature of this event, registration will be capped at 20 people on a first-come, first-served basis.

Click here to register.

The registration fee is $399 per person. The AAN group rate for standard rooms at the Oakhurst is $179/night. Suites are available at a higher rate. To reserve your room, call the Oakhurst at (434) 872-0100 and tell them you are with the AAN group.


Thursday, November 15

8:30 p.m.: Welcome Cocktail Reception at Red Pump Kitchen, 401 E Main St., Charlottesville, VA 22902

Friday, November 16

8:30 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.: Breakfast

9:15 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.: Welcome / Introductions

10:45 a.m – 12:30 p.m.: Roundtable Discussion

12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.: Lunch (Sponsored by Site Impact)

1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.: Conversation with Gary Greene on newspaper valuations and industry trends.

2:45 p.m. – 5 p.m.: Roundtable Discussions

6:00 p.m – 7:30 p.m.: Happy Hour at C-Ville Weekly office

Saturday, November 17

8:30 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.: Breakfast

9:15 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.: Open Forum / Closing Discussion

12:00 p.m. – 5 p.m.: Monticello Wine Trail Tour: This 5-Hour tour through the scenic Monticello Wine Trail will include stops at King Family Vineyard, Veritas, and Flying Fox Vineyard with your fellow publishers. Transportation is included. (Optional. Additional Fee Required.)


About the hotel: The Oakhurst Inn is Charlottesville, Virginia’s first contemporary boutique hotel, established in four renovated historical homes by the University of Virginia. Opened in spring 2014, Oakhurst Inn blends the charm of traditional Craftsman-era architecture with modern design and contemporary comforts throughout its guestrooms, suites, and extended stay apartments. Its twenty-seven well appointed guestrooms and suites are nestled around cozy libraries that feature fireplaces and hundreds of books to choose from. Each room comes complete with custom designed cherry wood furniture, high ceilings, luxury bedding, gleaming tiled bathrooms, and hardwood floors.

The Oakhurst Inn is located in the heart of Charlottesville, just across the street from Thomas Jefferson’s historic Academic Village at the University of Virginia. The Inn is nestled in a quiet residential neighborhood, yet is only minutes from the restaurants and shops of “The Corner” district and the beautiful downtown pedestrian mall.