Special Events

As part of the 26th annual conference, we are happy to provide several special activities. Please register for these events using the online registration form.
Newsroom Visits and Tours
Wednesday, June 27, 9:30–10:30 a.m.
Friday, June 29, 2:00 p.m.
Conference participants interested in visiting DC-area newsrooms are invited to sign up for one of the media visits listed below. There is no cost for a visit or tour, but space is limited and is on a first-come, first-served basis. Participants will receive email confirmation of their tour. (If you don’t receive email confirmation, you are not registered for the tour.)
Wednesday Tours:
  • The Chronicle of Higher Education—breakfast roundtable discussion with several editors/reporters (limited to 20 participants)
  • Inside Higher Ed—breakfast roundtable discussion with several editors/reporters (limited to 15 participants)
  • C-SPAN—tour of the facility (limited to 25 participants)
  • Washington Posttour of the facility with Daniel de Vise, higher education reporter and author of the College Inc. blog (limited to 12 participants)
Friday Tour:
  • National Public Radio—newsroom tour (limited to 20 participants)
Note: Shuttle buses will not be provided in order to keep the event free of charge. Participants will be able to walk, take the Metro, or share a cab to the locations.
Tour of the Newseum
Friday afternoon, June 29
Participants are invited to tour the Newseum (Pennsylvania Avenue and Sixth Street, NW) at a discounted rate ($17 versus $21.95 at the door). This is a self-guided tour, and the tickets are good for two days (there is a lot to see).

Participants who have pre-registered may pick up their tickets at the CIC Registration Desk on Friday morning. Participants might want to have lunch after the conference adjourns before touring the Newseum. Several good restaurants are nearby, including The Source, an Asian-fusion fine dining restaurant headlined by Chef Wolfgang Puck that is part of the Newseum.
For more information about the Newseum, visit www.newseum.org.