WHEN Aug 26th - Sept 25th, 2020
WHERE Everywhere

This year we're going virtual!

The Association of Alternative Newsmedia is shifting to a virtual presentation of our traditional annual conference for 2020. Our mission remains the same - to showcase the inspirational, thoughtful, and practical sessions and speakers that help our member papers not only create great journalism today but also to plan for the future.

AANovation 2020 will include three days of top-notch programming in late September 2020 and we’re adding one month of special weekly programming that will kick off in late August 2020. One conference price includes access to all programming PLUS access for all paper staff members. Special member pricing for AANovation 2020 is $299 and includes access for all members of your staff. AANovation 2020 programming is designed to be both inspirational and immediately helpful to your team today!

Join us as we hear from some of the brightest minds in journalism right now, along with special guests that are especially pertinent in this Covid-19 and US election year - plus, we’ll be hosting all of the great practical programming that our members expect. It's AANovation 2020!

AANovation Weekly Sessions

Wednesday, August 26th - Thursday, September 17th

Our AANovation Weekly Sessions kick off on Wednesday, August 26th, and are hosted every Wednesday and Thursday through September 17th. These AANovation webinars and roundtables will offer the hands-on training and peer-to-peer sharing that is essential to AAN member success.  Each session starts at 1p Eastern, and most will run one hour.  AANovation Weekly Sessions are included in the AANovation conference fee.

Sessions include:  Publisher’s Roundtable, Editor’s Roundtable, The Cover Show, 60 Revenue Ideas in 60 Minutes, 60 Editorial Ideas in 60 Minutes, Sales Trainings, and more!

** During this period we'll also host our AAN Annual Awards Ceremony, be sure to save the date for Friday, September 18th for the AAN Awards Happy Hour!

AANovation Super Summit

Wednesday, September 23rd - Friday, September 25th

Welcome to our traditional conference programming, but virtual for 2020, at the AANovation Super Summit!

Programming on Wednesday, September 23rd will start at 11a Eastern and run through 6pm Eastern, on Thursday, September 24th from 11a Eastern to 6pm Eastern, and on Friday, September 25th from 11a Eastern to 2:30pm Eastern.  All sessions will be recorded, and live Q&A’s will be hosted during sessions.

You can expect sessions that cover the immediate issues in our world today, and how your paper can address them successfully - along with great minds and thinkers who will be challenging all of us to think in new ways about journalism.

Sessions include: Revenue Innovations in a Pandemic, Membership Cage Match, Funding Journalism, Editorial Collaborations, and more!


AANovation 2020 Sponsorship Opportunities