We have reserved a hotel block at the Westin Chicago River North at a rate of $219/night. You may book your room using this link. If you run into any issues, please get in touch with Melissa Givens at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We highly suggest staying at the conference hotel, the Westin Chicago River North; however, several hotels are located in the immediate area. The Springhill Suites by Marriott Chicago River North, The Kinzie Hotel, Hotel Chicago, and The Renaissance are all within walking distance of the Westin Chicago River North.
Leaders of independent news publications. Here’s our membership criteria for independent news. We define a leader as CEO/Executive Director, Founder, Publisher, Editor, Chief Operating Officer, Chief Financial Officer, or an equivalent title.
Anyone who works for independent news publications. Attendees have told us that sending team members who work on the business side has been a valuable experience for them.
Supporters of independent news publications. This includes vendors who serve publishers, news funders, and those who work for other journalism-support organizations.
We will not livestream or record any sessions, but we will provide written takeaways from key sessions, and if members tell us a session was particularly useful, we will consider creating a News Entrepreneur Academy course that’s available to all LION members.
LION will share a list of all attendees — just their first and last names and organization names — about two weeks before the event. Our members tell us this is useful so they can plan to connect directly with people they want to talk with while at the Summit.
LION will never share its members’ or attendees’ personal contact information with vendors or any other third party.