Society of News Design

Conference information


Join us in Mexico City, Sept. 24 to 26, for the World Summit on Media Design: La Cumbre Mundial de Diseño en Prensa

This September, in beautiful Mexico City, a top-notch group of leaders of visual design will gather for La Cumbre Mundial de Diseño en Prensa, the World Summit on Media Design. This is the second time the Cumbra has been held in Mexico and SND is honored to be a part of it.

The Cumbre, a collaboration between Excelsior, Grupo Imagen, El Universal, Sintesis, El Economista, Arroyo, Grupo Expansion, Siempre!, Secretaria de Turismo Ciudad de Mexico, Istmo, and Universidad Panamericana will be held in Mexico for the second year.

The event will be held Sept. 24, 25 and 26 at the Universidad Panamericana. SND members can register here.

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New discounts, and you could win an iPad: Sign up today for the SND CLE workshop

SND’s Annual workshop this October in Cleveland is unlike any other this year in terms of creative firepower aimed at all platforms. Creativity and inspiration will run through all the sessions with breakouts that will help you with new skills, generating ideas and giving you a big blast of inspiration.

SND is offering a triple-play of new deals. Check them out and sign up today:

• Group rate, save $200: News organizations registering five or more attendees at the same time receive a 10 percent discount off the total cost. (example: Signing up five at the professional rate saves $200)

• Become a member, save $50: People who join or renew their SND membership along with registration get 10 percent off the total cost. (example: Renewing a professional membership while registering at the professional rate gets a $50 discount)

• Register and you could win an iPad: The first 100 registrants to SND CLE are automatically entered to win a new Apple iPad — drawing to be held during the SND Business meeting.

Folks can register at Conference details can be found at

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SND fall board meeting: Aiming high above St. Louis

Society for News Design board members gathered for our twice-a-year board meeting Wednesday, Sept. 28 on the 21st floor of the workshop hotel — The Renaissance Grand. The board is made up of volunteers from across the globe representing different geographic regions and topic areas. At the meeting were members from Dubai, Germany, Mexico, Canada and the U.S.

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Last-minute SND STL packing, travel, planning, social media and other useful, local logistical tips

Are you ready to rock SND STL? It’s going to be a blast! As you’re packing up and getting ready to make your trip, below is a gaggle of important and valuable links you might be able to use: WEATHER LOOKS GREAT, PACK A JACKET OR SWEATER FOR THE EVENINGS THOUGH This weekend is looking pretty nice […]

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Tweet, tweet, buzz, buzz: SND St. Louis social media

How to follow — and join — the discussion, on Twitter, Facebook, Flickr, Youtube and more.

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Dorsey dishes with Tim Harrower, SND STL presenter & MC for awards ceremony

We caught up with the legendary Tim Harrower as he was gearing up for SND STL and wanted to know a little about what it’s like to be him — and what’s on his mind heading into his big double-header appearances at the workshop… STEVE DORSEY: You’ve taught all over the country — high school and […]

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Quick Q & A with Robert Newman, Creative Director of Reader’s Digest

We caught up with Robert Newman, creative director at Reader’s Digest and SND STL panelist to find out a little bit more about what makes him tick: SND STL: You’ve done amazing work at a lot of great titles over the years. If you could have editorial and visual control of just one magazine anywhere […]

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How to use SND STL as an alibi, create your own customized schedule

The 2011 Society for News Design annual workshop and exhibition is excited to offer a customizable, digital program guide that’s also mobile and tablet friendly. It’s a great way to organize your conference experience at SND STL — and it makes for a handy alibi, too. This video offers a brief tour. Log in and […]

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SND STL Washington Ave & Downtown St. Louis Guide

We’re cranking away on getting the final details of the convention program together and wanted to share this info-rich spread that you might be able to use before arriving in St. Louis. Along with being available here on the website, this will also be printed large and in full-color as the center double truck in […]

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SND committee meetings to be held during SND STL conference

St. Louis’ “Clan of the Barbarian” isn’t the only group seeking new members this Fall, come join the some of the SND Committees and get abused for a good cause! The meetings are open to all to attend and will be held on Friday, Sept. 30 in the Lindell Room on the first floor of the […]

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SND STL Opening Night Bar Crawl

UPDATE 9/11: Use the new SND STL Washington Ave & Downtown Map to plan your adventures! In addition to the cornucopia of exciting activities at the SND STL Opening Reception, we’re going to have a bar crawl to close out the opening night. Here’s the schedule and destinations (drink specials coming soon for each bar): 10 […]

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SND STL optional Friday night activities: Happy Hour at Flamingo Bowl & SND Foundation Trivia Night

UPDATE 9/11: Use the new SND STL Washington Ave & Downtown Map to plan your adventures! Friday night is pretty wide open for SND STL attendees to do whatever they want — check out the Arch and CityGarden, explore some of the other areas of St. Louis, hit up the casino, explore Washington Ave. more, […]

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SND STL opening reception will feature booze, ink, karaoke, a 10-story slide & Joplin fundraising

UPDATE 9/11: Use the new SND STL Washington Ave & Downtown Map to plan your adventures! The SND STL opening reception is going to be a blast and we’re ready to finally announced everything we have planned for the conference kick-off! First of all, the logistical info you need to know: The opening reception is […]

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SND STL hotel map and registration desk details

Here’s a quick guide to the hotel and registration desk for the SND conference and pre-conference workshops. It’s important to note that there are two buildings to the Renaissance Grand, connected by an underground walkway (don’t worry we’ll have dozens of signs directing you): The main hotel building (with all the guest rooms) The “Concourse” building […]

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Learn about how to balance education in the digital age at SND STL

Education is a continuing and important piece of the future newsroom, this session will help find ways to stay up to speed: Education in Digital Age This session will discuss how teachers and life-long learners can stay up to speed on the most recent technological developments and their applications to journalism. Especially focused on balancing limited budgets, limited […]

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From “Milk Eggs Vodka” to stealing bricks: learn about bootstrapping your passion and entrepreneurship for creative media at SND STL

Come get inspired by our next session: Bootstrapping Your Passion: Entrepreneurship for Creative Media Kick-staring, boot-strapping and entrepreneurship is exploding right now — there’s never been a more exciting time to be creating your own creative media content. Learn how to take an idea, a curiosity, a side project or a personal passion and turn […]

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