You think that driving one of those NASCAR race cars is easy? Well, try your hand at it — in a simulator race car — when APSE’s annual summer conference takes place in Charlotte, N.C. in a little more than seven weeks.

The NASCAR Hall of Fame, an easy 10-minute walk from the host hotel, will be the site of the opening night reception. Guests will be able to test their driving reflexes in a race car simulator, and they can try hand at changing a tire while a pit stop clock is running. 

Food, drink and a chance to see some of NASCAR’s history will mark the opening of APSE’s 43rd annual summer conference, which will be June 22-25. The opening reception will start at approximately 6:30 p.m.

 General membership meeting moved to Wednesday 

In a change from the normal format, the general membership meeting, usually held as the first session Thursday morning, will be combined with the Wednesdayexecutive committee meeting in order to accommodate what promises to be a jam-packed and enticing general session/workshop schedule.

The combined meeting will start at approximately 4 p.m. with a schedule finish at 6 p.m. 

Conference registration info


Registration for APSE’s annual summer conference remains open.


The  conference will be held  at the Omni-Charlotte. Room rate until May 20 is $179. (Details below).


The program is in the process of being fine-tuned and should be released soon.


Registration fees


Basic conference fees remain unchanged from last year, though Writers Wing members have a new option and students have a reduced fee.


The fees, if paid by June 1:

  • $250for newspapers with circulation of more than 100,000 and stand-alone websites with monthly uniques of two million or more. Late registration afterJune 1 — $275
  • $200for newspapers with circulation of under 100,000 and stand-alone websites with monthly uniques of more than two million. Late registration after June 1 — $225
  • NEW!$50 for students. Late registration after June 1 — $75
  • NEW! $100 for Writers Wing members OR $50 for a day session.  Late registration after June 1 — $125. Fee for non-members is $150, $175 after June 1.



To register and pay online, go to the following link:


If paying by check, make checks payable to APSE and send to: 


                                                       PO 29743

                                                       Richmond, VA 23242


Hotel reservations

To make reservations at The Omni – Charlotte:



Need a roommate?

If you’re looking for a roommate for the 2016 APSE Conference in Charlotte June 22-25, contact roommate coordinator Jane Havsy of the Daily Record (Parsippany, N.J.): 

o: (973) 428-6682  

c: 862-207-0785


Contact APSE Executive Director Jack Berninger at: 

H: (804) 741-1565

C: (804) 754-6148