2015 spring conference- Chicago, April 23-25

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737x415xHYATT-Chicago-Magnificent-Mile-P021-Exterior-Dawn-1280x720.jpg.pagespeed.ic.b9kfbF9ZbbCHICAGO – SABEW’s 2015 conference will kick off Thursday, April 23, with an all-star panel of economists, and that is just the start of what promises to be an exciting weekend in the Windy City.

The opening night panel, sponsored by the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, will feature economists Austan Goolsbee, Randal Kroszner and Richard Thaler. US Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker and Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel have also agreed to speak at SABEW’s 52nd annual conference, which concludes with the Best in Business awards banquet April 25.

Save the date! Registration opens soon.

Read on for more details.

IT’S ALL ABOUT THE FUTURE – AND DIGITAL

·      The Future of Business Journalism. How it’s changing, where it’s thriving and what new challenges lie ahead. Experts will explain innovations that make business journalism more dynamic …but it may “change” your job.

·      Covering Start-Ups and Emerging Companies. Every city wants to see start-ups take root and grow. Yet some business reporters don’t really know how to evaluate entrepreneurs and start-ups. This panel will help you understand the difference between a real business and a pipe dream, and offer story suggestions for covering emerging companies in your area.

·      The Intersection of Global Politics and Business. With politics influencing more than just the price of oil, we will offer a “can’t miss” panel on how to cover politics and business in a global economy. And, we’ll explore whether the ROI is there for taxpayers when states pay businesses for their business.

·      Newsroom Diversity. Will your future newsroom reflect the changing communities you cover?

IT’S ABOUT HOW BUSINESS WORKS – IN A CITY THAT WORKS

·      Main Street Fights Back. Find out how traditional Main Street retailers and shopping malls are innovating by completely changing the shopping experience to drive traffic and sales.

·      The State of Manufacturing. President Barack Obama has said that said US Manufacturing can be saved. Here is how to get beyond the hype to cover the real story.

·      Travel’s New Trends. Featuring CEOs of some of travel’s biggest brands.

·      Crosstown Rivalries.  The business end of sports in a uniquely sports-oriented town.

WE’LL TRAIN YOU FOR TOMORROW … AND THE NEXT FIVE YEARS

·      In-depth training sessions on using the latest tech tools to enhance your storytelling and social media skills.

·      A workshopping/mentoring session where the pros will help you sharpen your focus and a panel discussion on identifying the crook (and white-collar criminal next door).

·      How to build a potent and meaningful career even while the industry struggles.

So, join us in Chicago for SABEW 2015 – you won’t want to miss this one.

 HOTEL INFORMATION

The host Hyatt is located a short walk from Michigan Avenue, the so-called Magnificent Mile, at 633 North St. Clair. It is one of the busiest and most famous retail areas in the world. Additional hotel information coming soon.

The host Hyatt is located a short walk from Michigan Avenue, the so-called Magnificent Mile, at 633 North St. Clair. It is one of the busiest and most famous retail areas in the world. Additional hotel information coming soon.

Questions regarding the spring conference? Please contact Ilyce Glink, 2015 Spring Conference Chair, at ilyce@thinkglink.com.

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