Let Google fly you to Chicago for workshops about monetizing local news

UPDATE: Google has extended the deadline for registration through Friday, Oct. 11 — so if you’re interested, there’s still time

September 5, 2019 by Chris Krewson


UPDATE: Google has extended the deadline for registration through Friday, Oct. 11 — so if you’re interested, there’s still time to register.

Google is inviting LION Publishers members to its first Google News Initiative local event in Chicago this December. The platform is offering to cover travel for up to two people per organization, for those that need the help. It’s a mini-conference at Google’s local headquarters, and the topics include both monetization and editorial solutions in a hands-on workshop setting.

They’re accepting applications through September 24 on a first-come, first-served basis; the full invitation is below.

You’re invited!

Join us for two days of innovation, learning, and networking at the first Google News Initiative – Local event!

Be a part of the conversation and accelerate your news business as we dive into the suite of Google monetization, analytics and editorial news products to help you more effectively connect with your readers and grow your business.

GNI Local will also provide a forum for you to hear best practices and success stories, in addition to meeting with your peers, Google product experts, and leadership.

So get ready to discuss, share feedback, and help shape the future of the news ecosystem!

Please register by Tuesday, September 24th to secure a spot. Due to capacity constraints, each company can bring a total of 2 people (we ask that each individual guest fills out the below registration form to secure a spot).

Visit our website for more event details.


Tuesday, December 10th, 2019:
Registration and breakfast begins at 8:00am, followed by the main conference and social hour.

Wednesday, December 11th, 2019:
Breakfast will begin at 8:00 AM, followed by main sessions and a product fair.


Google Chicago
320 North Morgan Street,
Suite 600
Chicago, IL 60607


If you’re interested in attending the event, but do not have the financial means to attend, you can apply for travel arrangements on the registration form. Be sure to register by the deadline to be considered.

Register now!

This is an invitation-only event. Space is limited and offered on a first-come, first-served basis.

If you’re unable to attend or have any questions, please contact your consortium or Google representative.

We hope to see you there!


Post image from Flickr user Rhys A., used under a Creative Commons license.

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