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SEC chairwoman Schapiro to speak at SABEW conference

March 25, 2009

Mary Schapiro, the new chairwoman of the Securities and Exchange Commission, will speak on Monday, April 27 at the Society of American Business Editors and Writers annual conference in Denver.

The society’s meeting also features a number of other speakers including CEOs Christina Gold from Western Union and David Hunke from the agency that operates the Detroit Free Press and Detroit News; former SEC Chief Accountant Lynn Turner and William Cohan, author of “House of Cards,” a just-published book that tracks the fall of Bear Stearns.

A high-profile town meeting to examine coverage of the financial meltdown will kick off the conference at noon on Sunday, April 26. Moderating the debate will be ProPublica CEO and former Wall Street Journal Managing Editor Paul Steiger. Panelists include Larry Ingrassia, Business Editor of the New York Times; Bloomberg News and Newsweek Personal Finance Columnist Jane Bryant Quinn; Dean Starkman, financial journalism critic for the Columbia Journalism Review’s Audit site, and Greg Miller, a business professor at the University of Michigan who has studied the business press.

Act now to be sure of getting the reduced $299 registration rate for the conference, which is April 26 to April 28, and a discounted room at the conference venue, the Westin Tabor Center hotel in downtown Denver. These discounts are available only through Friday, March 27; the hotel is sold out beyond the limited number of rooms we have reserved at our group rate. For registration details and hotel online booking, go here. For more about SABEW and the conference, see our site at www.sabew.org.

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