LION Members: Live in Washington state? Get a special locals-only discount to our annual Summit

This year’s LION Publishers Summit is in Seattle, Washington, home to dozens of independent local media and local news entrepreneurs.

LION Publishers’ mission is to help local news entrepreneurs build and grow financially sustainable small businesses, and it’s particularly important that we are supporting the Seattle journalism community that’s hosting us. That’s why we’re offering discounted tickets to all independent local media in Washington state who are LION members. Read on for more details about the conference and the discount.

What is the LION Summit?

The LION Summit is a gathering of people who work or have an interest in working at the nexus of business, operations and product in local online news.

At last year’s conference in Nashville, we featured keynotes from what Nieman Lab called “blockbuster local news innovators” including Elizabeth Green of Chalkbeat and the American Journalism Project, Roxann Stafford of the Knight-Lenfest Local News Transformation Fund, and Mandy Jenkins of the McClatchy-Google Compass Experiment.

This year’s Summit is in Seattle from Thursday, Oct. 22 – Saturday, Oct. 24. On Friday, Oct. 23 and Saturday, Oct. 24 we’ll host an incredible lineup of speakers, practical and hands-on workshops, an opening reception party, an awards show dinner and the opportunity to connect with other independent local news publishers. On Thursday, Oct. 22, we’ll be hosting a training day with two tracks: One focused on aspiring news entrepreneurs who want to start a local news site; the other focused on local news entrepreneurs who have started their business and need laser-focused help with monetization.

Register for the LION Summit here.

Plus, learn more about our programming and accommodations/travel and get any other questions you have answered in this FAQ.

What discount are you offering LION members?

LION members who live in Washington state get a 20 percent discount on their total order. This can be used for up to three tickets for people in their organization.

How do I get this discount?

If you’re a Washington-state based LION member, reach out to LION Programming Director Anika Anand at anika@lionpublishers.com to receive the promo code.

If you’re not currently a LION member but are interested in joining, check out our membership criteria, our membership benefits, and apply here.

What if I’m local but I’ve already purchased a ticket?

If you have already purchased a ticket, reach out to Phayvanh Luekhamhan at phayvanh@lionpublishers and she’ll ensure you receive the discount. We will give you the discount on current full-priced tickets– we will not be offering a discount on the $100 flash sale tickets.

We hope you join us for the 2020 LION Summit so we can learn and share best practices on creating sustainable independent local media!