We’re working hard to make sure the 2017 CAR Conference program addresses the issues and skills you need to know now. From covering the Trump administration to protecting yourself and your sources to understanding polls and statistics, our schedule is sure to have something for everyone. 

Here are a few of the nearly 200 sessions, classes and tracks we’re excited about:

Develop a plan for covering the Trump administration with “The first 100 days of data,” “Doing data journalism under duress” and “Separating fact from fiction: Information verification.” 

Get an inside look at how companies like Uber deal with hacking and data breaches

Learn how to deal with uncertainty and statistics. Does the election have you questioning the value and accuracy of polls? Are you inundated with press release about rankings and best-of lists? Learn how to figure out what’s worth covering, sort good data from bad, and accurately convey your findings to readers.

Pick up tools and techniques for tracking your impact. A discussion of readership metrics, benefit cost analyses, survey data, and case studies will help you quantify the impact of your work.

Improve your data viz skills with a special hands-on track organized by the Society for News Design. You’ll learn new ways to get from tools to published graphics using things like Ai-to-HTML, R-to-Illustrator and more.