Alternative News Industry Confab Heads to Miami, July 11-13

The Association of Alternative Newsmedia is taking its talents to the InterContinental Hotel in Miami for its 2013 Annual Convention, July 11 — 13.

Building off the themes from the association’s Digital Conference in San Francisco last month, the Miami confab will be designed to equip alt-weekly publishers and editors with digital tools and skills to deliver — and monetize — their distinct brand of journalism to an increasingly multi-platform audience.

Already confirmed to speak are Rolling Stone‘s Matt Taibbi, Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times journalist Lizette Alvarez, and ESPN senior writer Don Van Natta Jr. The full slate of speakers and session programming will be unveiled in the months ahead. Attendance is expected to exceed the record-setting numbers from the 2011 conference in New Orleans, so AAN members are encouraged to book ahead to reserve a spot.

Registration details will be released in the coming weeks. For info on exhibitor and sponsorship opportunities, please contact Debra Silvestrin at meetings[at]aan[dot]org or (202) 289-8484, Ext. 2.