The next generation of media leaders can’t just have a strong journalism background – those who want to succeed in this new era also need to build a broad set of skills that includes a deep understanding of the news business, how it is evolving and a recognition of the changing demographics of our world. This conference is designed to provide attendees with information and tools to leverage that knowledge to reach a wider audience and grow their organizations.
Program starts at 9:00 am Friday Nov. 6 and ends at noon on Sunday Nov. 8.
Led by professional career coaches and executives, participants will explore a variety of topics in a safe and nurturing environment, including: understanding power dynamics at work, how to negotiate compensation, how implicit and unconscious bias affects decision making, the origin and impact of different leadership styles, innovating and launching new products and how to be creative via the Human Centered Design process. The program also includes candid conversations with top news executives about race, gender and work life balance.
Who should attend?
This invitation-only event is designed for media and journalism professionals, especially those who are involved in management, shaping newsroom strategies or are looking to be an effective leader in a multicultural and/or multigenerational workplace.
The conference is designed to be intimate, with sessions that allow for candid, meaningful conversations among 15 to 25 participants.
Cost and venue:
The inclusive rate of $1,200 covers registration fees, three nights of hotel stay and four meals. Stand alone registration rate is $500. The conference will be held at the Conrad Miami, located just a block from Biscayne Bay in the Financial District. This 36-story upscale hotel is just a short walk from the Shops at Mary Brickell Village.
AAJA’s Executive Leadership Program has cultivated and coached nearly 500 industry professionals through our Executive Leadership Program. Our alumni have gone on to become editors and managers at established news organizations such as the New York Times, as well as at emerging content, media, and tech companies such as LinkedIn. As AAJA looks to the future, we want to build on the success of ELP and open it to a broader audience. Although I-Con is an invitation-only event, we hope to draw current and future media leaders from all kinds of backgrounds. We hope you will take advantage of this unique opportunity to inspire, imagine, and influence.
* Downloadable reading material