Are you stuck in this massive winter storm? How about planning a trip to sunny Florida in February?

APSE members will be gathering for our winter conference at the Doubletree Suites Orlando/Disney Springs on Feb. 19-23, when most judging for the APSE contest will take place.

Our winter conference with contest judging is one of the few opportunities during the year to network and discuss our industry with member sports journalists from around the country. The conference includes two membership meetings to discuss organizational business, planning for future events and recruit future leaders; and several social activities like cocktail parties, Thai Night and maybe even a mini golf tournament.

But most of the your time in Orlando will be spent in a group with at least two others reading the best work of sports journalism our members produced in 2022 and getting great ideas for 2023.

Hotel registration for the Doubletree Suites Orlando/Disney Springs is open. Please plan to arrive on Sunday, Feb. 19. Judging begins Monday, Feb. 20, and continues through Thursday, Feb. 23. Can’t stay for all four days? If you can come for two, you will still provide a great service to this organization and be inspired for the year ahead.

The deadline for the APSE group rate of $178 per night is Jan. 28, 2023.

Please click on the link below to access the online registration:

www.my-event.hilton.com/apsewinterconference/

If you are interested in judging but cannot attend in person, there will be a remote judging period from Feb. 13-23.

Whether you plan to attend in person or to judge remotely, please fill out this RSVP form.

If you have any questions about judging, either in person or remotely, please email me at apsecontest@gmail.com.

WINTER CONFERENCE SCHEDULE

Sunday, Feb. 19

4 p.m.: General opening session meeting, including judging instructions.

6 p.m.: Poolside cocktail party.

Monday, Feb. 20

Judging begins.

Tuesday, Feb. 21

Judging continues.

Evening poolside cocktail party.

Wednesday, Feb. 22

Judging continues.

Thursday, Feb. 23

Judging concludes, closing meeting.

If you have any questions about hotel reservations and event programming, please contact Glen Crevier at gncrev66@gmail.com or 612-719-5824.

Have you filled out the member survey on conferences? If not, add your suggestions and concerns here.