Join us for the 20th annual Agricultural Media Summit in Scottsdale, Arizona. This is the largest gathering of agriculture’s top writers, editors, photographers, publishers and communication specialists in the U.S. This year’s dates are August 4-8 with the hotel headquarters and location of all events at the Westin Kierland Resort and Spa.

This year the Association for Communication Excellence (ACE) in Agriculture, Natural Resources and Life and Human Sciences will join the American Agricultural Editors’ Association, Livestock Publications Council and the Connectiv Agri-Media Committee. With the addition of ACE, more than 850 media and communications professionals are expected to attend.

This industry-wide gathering of agricultural communicators offers one of the best opportunities for professional improvement and industry networking. The InfoExpo (trade show) annually exceeds 75 booths and provides the best place to promote your company or organization’s products and services. Please see the benefits of sponsorship and exhibiting in the tabs above. Details will continue to be added.

Hotel Headquarters:

The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa
6902 E. Greenway Parkway
Scottsdale, AZ 885254



To book your room, click here

Room rate: $149

The Agricultural Media Summit has been made aware that there are people contacting a number of individuals who have previously attended AMS, quoting the event, and offering hotel reservation services in exchange for your credit card information. Please note that AMS does not offer housing services for our annual event, nor have we authorized them to use our names or trademarks on information. Attendees should make their own room reservations with the hotel directly. If you happen to be contacted by this or any other company claiming to represent AMS housing services, please let us know. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact one of your conference coordinators.


New this year: Research presentations from ACE

On the morning of Sunday, Aug. 5, the ACE Research and Academic Learning Community will host brief presentations and roundtable […]


Transportation to airport

There will not be an official shuttle service offered by any AMS sponsors this year. There are options available including […]



The registration system opened last week and you were ready! A lot of folks have already registered which is great. […]


Online booking available for the 2018 AMS at the Westin Kierland

Ready to book? Room rate is $149 and keep in mind that the resort fee is OPTIONAL.¬†  

Everything Under The Sun!

american Ag Editors' association

sAMANTHA kILGORE, Executive Director
SKILGORE@ASGINFO.NET  |  706-407-2550

livestock publications council

diane johnson, executive director  |  817-336-1130
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