The schedule has been finalized for APSE’s annual meetings with the commissioners and chief executives of the nation’s major sports organizations.

The hotel rate for the meetings on April 23 and 24, open to all members, is $194 a night. The deadline to register for the APSE rate is Wednesday, April 8.

Thursday’s schedule begins with a brunch hosted by MLS Commissioner Don Garber and his staff beginning at 11 a.m. That will be followed by meetings with NBA Commissioner David Stern, MLB Commissioner Bud Selig and USOC representative Darryl Seibel.

Friday’s schedule begins with a breakfast hosted by ESPN executives George Bodenheimer and Vince Doria, followed by meetings with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, NASCAR and NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman.

Each session has a designated APSE liasion, listed below. If you would like a question, concern or issue brought up at the meeting, please contact the liaison.

A memorial service also has been scheduled for longtime ESPN publicist Joe Goldstein on Friday from 7:30 to 9 p.m. at the New York Athletic Club, 180 Central Park South (59th Street and Seventh Avenue) on the Ninth Floor. Editors are invited and should RSVP to

APSE’s hotel, the Midtown East Courtyard, is located at 866 Third Ave. To register, call the hotel directly at 1-800-894-6380 or (212) 644-1300 and ask for the Associated Press rate. Rooms have been set aside for Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights.

Please e-mail Michael Anastasi at if you are attending, including New York-area editors who plan to commute. We need an accurate head count to ensure we can accommodate all in our meeting rooms.

You also may call Anastasi at (801) 257-8905 if you have any questions.

The schedule:

Thursday, April 23

11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.: Major League Soccer

Brunch with Don Garber, Commissioner

420 Fifth Avenue, 7th floor (corner of 37th Street and Fifth Avenue)

APSE liaison: Michael Anastasi, Salt Lake Tribune,

1-2:30 p.m.: National Basketball Association

David Stern, Commissioner

645 Fifth Avenue, 19th floor

APSE liaison: Jorge Rogas, Miami Herald,

3:30-5 p.m.: Major League Baseball

Bud Selig, Commissioner

245 Park Avenue, 31st floor (between 46th and 47th streets)

APSE liaison: Tom Jolly, New York Times,

5:30-7 p.m.: USOC

Darryl Seibel, chief communications officer, USOC

Offices of the Associated Press

450 West 33rd Street

APSE liaison: Randy Harvey, Los Angeles Times,

Friday, April 24

9 a.m.-10:30 a.m.: ESPN

Breakfast with George Bodenheimer, President, ESPN Inc. and ABC Sports; Co-chairman, Disney Media Networks and Vince Doria, former APSE President

Offices of ESPN The Magazine

19 East 34th Street (between Fifth and Madison)

APSE liaison: Tom Jolly, New York Times,

11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.: NASCAR

Brian France, chairman & CEO

Park Avenue Tower

65 East 55th Street, 36th floor

APSE liaison: Jorge Rogas, Miami Herald,

1-2:30 p.m.: National Football League

Roger Goodell, Commissioner

280 Park Avenue, 17th floor (between 48th and 49th streets)

APSE liaison: Cindy Boren, Washington Post,

3:30-5 p.m.: National Hockey League

Gary Bettman, Commissioner

1185 Avenue of the Americas (between 46th and 47th streets)

APSE liaison: Ruben Luna, Detroit News,