Special Events

As part of the 27th annual conference, we are happy to provide several special activities. Please register for these events using the registration form. Note: Shuttle buses will not be provided in order to keep these events free of charge. Participants will be able to walk, take the Metro, or share a cab to the locations.

Newsroom Visits and Tours
Wednesday, June 26, 9:30–10:30 a.m.
Friday, June 28, post-conference

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 tours. (If you do not receive email confirmation within five days, please inquire.)

Note: With the exception of the The Newseum, participants may sign up for only one newsroom visit/tour.

Wednesday Tours:
  • 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 Post—tour of the newsroom (limited to 12 participants)

Friday Tour:
  • Associated Presstour of the facility (limited to 20 participants)
  • National Public Radiotour of the facility (limited to 20 participants)
  • The NewseumParticipants are invited to tour the Newseum (Pennsylvania Avenue and Sixth Street NW) at a discounted rate ($19 versus $23.95 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 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 next to the Newseum.

For more information about the Newseum, visit www.newseum.org.