What: Great Lakes Region meeting
Where: Tribune Tower, 435 N. Michigan Ave., Chicago. Go to front desk security and tell them you’re there for the APSE meeting and they willlet you know where to go.
When: Meeting begins at 10 a.m. Monday, April 19
Cost: There is no cost to attend the workshops and you don’t have to be an APSE member to attend. Transportation, lodging, meals and the rest are on you.
RSVP: Send me an e-mail. You can also RSVP for the event on Facebook and look for others attending. APSE has a group page on Facebook that is private. http://www.facebook.com/#!/event.php?eid=354761669632&index=1
Hotel info here.
Parking around the Tower info here.
Cubs game: I have secured 17 tickets to the Cubs game (1:20 p.m. Sunday vs. Astros). Cost is $22 per ticket, which should be paid to me Sunday. I have e-tickets in hand and will pass them out Sunday.
Here’s who has confirmed, by my count:
Justin Breen (2)
Phil Kaplan (2)
Chris Stevens (2)
Mike Clark (2)
Paul Skrbina (1)
John Boyle (1)
Chad Dare (1)
That leaves six tickets. If I’ve missed you or you want to go, let me know. Those who respond first will get the tickets. I’ll try to secure more tickets if need be, but I’ll need to know by Tuesday. As a White Sox fan, I’d really hate to be stuck with extras. =)
Great Lakes Region meeting
Sunday, April 18
Cubs game, 1:20 p.m. vs. Houston (meet outside of Tribune Tower at 11:30). There is a train to Wrigley a couple of blocks from the Tower. It’s about a 20-minute ride.
10 a.m.-10:15 a.m. – Introduction.
10:15-11:00 — Social media presentation by Knoxville’s Phil Kaplan and Chicago Tribune’s Stu Courtney. How to utilize Facebook, Twitter, etc. to get more hits on your site.
11:15-noon – Column writing with Chicago and Chicago-area columnists.
Noon-1:15 — Lunch
1:30-2:15 – How to improve high school sports coverage with Tribune high school sports editor Paul Skrbina and Northwest Herald sports editor Eric Olson.
2:30-3:30 – State of the industry. Doing more with less.