2019 AAN Publishers Retreat: Palm Springs, CA

November 7 - 9, 2019

The 2019 AAN Publishers Retreat will take place November 7 – 9 at the Colony Palms Hotel in Palm Springs, hosted by the Coachella Valley Independent.

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.  Publishers consistently cite this gathering as one of the most productive AAN events they attend each year due to the ability to have extended conversations with their peers.

The registration fee is $399 per person.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 for the retreat and ensure your spot at the table. 

The AAN group rate for rooms at the Colony Palms in Downtown Palm Springs is $265/night for  Superior Room (14 rooms available) or $333 for a Deluxe Room (4 rooms available). Click here to book your room at the hotel. 


Thursday, November 7

8:00 p.m.: Welcome Cocktail Reception at The Purple Palm

Friday, November 8

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 Discussions

12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.: Lunch

1:30 p.m. – 5 p.m.: Roundtable Discussions

6:00 p.m – 7:30 p.m.: Happy Hour at Eight4Nine Lounge

Saturday, November 9

8:30 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.: Breakfast

9:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.: Open Forum / Closing Discussion

12:30 p.m. – 2 p.m. Lunch Offsite TBA

2:30 p.m.: Optional Afternoon Excursion to the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway

About the hotel: Colony Palms Hotel has been known as one of Palm Springs’ most iconic and luxurious downtown hotels since 1936. Located one block off the city’s main design district, it’s just steps from shopping, dining and wandering. Its 57-room resort retains many charming features of its original Spanish colonial architecture, with arched entryways, covered ceilings and original ceramic floor tiles.

Whether you choose to explore Downtown, lounge by the iconic pool or indulge at the signature spa, every visit to Colony Palms is sure to leave you feeling inspired and revitalized.