There’s one week left to get the early registration rate for the 2013 IRE Conference. Join us from June 20-23 in San Antonio, and you’ll find panels full of this year’s Pulitzer and IRE award winners, new tools for investigative journalism, tips for investigating on your beat and much more. Early registration ends on June 5.

Dozens of this year’s major award winners will speak at the conference, including several Pulitzer Prize winners, duPont winners and IRE Medal winners:

You’ll be introduced to many tools for investigative reporting, whether you’re working on long-range enterprise or investigating breaking news:

  • Panels on the best apps for mobile reporting, using the geolocation power of social media for news, tips from Google and Twitter staff on how best to use their sites for reporting, and an introduction to Banjo, a tool for discovering real-time, location-based information.
  • Hands-on training using spreadsheets, database managers and free software such as Tableau Public
  • Updates on ongoing projects including the Tor project, a tool for protecting your research sources online.; Tabula, a tool for pulling data out of pdfs, the Investigative Dashboard; the CensusReporter project, the FOIA machine and The Background Machine.

You’ll also find panels on a variety of topics, including:

  • Collaboration
  • Getting reluctant sources to talk
  • Cybersecurity and government transparency
  • Investigating border and immigration issues

Check out the full list of panels here.