October 15, 2020
Journalists, journalism educators and students can still register and participate in IRE’s virtual 2020 national conference, which features keynote speaker Ronan Farrow and 150 recorded sessions.
Professional and academic members can register until Sept. 13, 2021 for $250, and students can register for $50 to receive access to all of the recorded sessions from the Sept. 21-25 event. A current IRE membership is required to register, and attendees will receive conference login information within two business days after registering.
Members will be able to attend investigative sessions and listen in with IRE friends from across the country and around the world. Attendees will gain full access to recorded sessions and available tipsheets and slidedecks until Sept. 21, 2021 so that they can take full advantage of the high-caliber training. Session videos, tipsheets, slide decks and other materials may be accessed on demand during that period. Professors are encouraged to build IRE20 into your second-semester syllabus.
The IRE conference features multiple tracks and can be viewed at any time. The recorded sessions include panels, discussions and hands-on data training on demand. IRE20 offers high-caliber training sessions on topics including covering COVID-19, investigating law enforcement, exposing systemic inequities, Election 2020, public records, broadcast investigations and many more.
The IRE20 conference set an attendance record: 2,987. That shattered the previous conference high (1,985) set in Houston in 2019. More than 700 students attended the virtual conference. At least 125 journalists outside the United States joined the virtual event, representing 32 other countries on every continent except Antarctica.