Welcome to the 2019 IRE Conference!

The 2019 IRE Conference begins Thursday. Below you’ll find some information to help you prepare for the conference! For up-to-date information about panels, speakers and special events at the conference, please visit our conference website. Thank you to our co-hosts and sponsors for supporting IRE19! Hotel Information The conference is taking place at the Marriott…

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Download the 2019 IRE Conference mobile app!

The 2019 IRE Conference app is now available through Guidebook! We encourage you to download our mobile guide to enhance your experience in Houston. You’ll be able to plan your day with a personalized schedule, browse maps and connect with other attendees. The app is free and compatible with iPhones, iPads, iPod Touches and Android devices. To get…

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The Houston Chronicle’s IRE19 cheat sheet

WHERE TO EAT Best bets for a nice meal closest to the conference… XOCHI: James Beard Award-winning chef Hugo Ortega’s Oaxacan restaurant is a jewel in the city’s crown. Elemental mole sauces form the backbone of the menu; to taste them all, scooping with the house-ground corn tortillas, is to grasp Xochi’s singular greatness —…

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Turkish journalist Pelin Ünker awarded IRE’s Don Bolles Medal for courage

A Turkish investigative journalist, sentenced to prison for her truthful reporting on offshore investments by the country’s former prime minister, is the 2019 recipient of the Don Bolles Medal from Investigative Reporters and Editors. Pelin Ünker was sentenced in January to 13 months for “defamation and insult” of Prime Minister Binali Yildirim and his two…

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Inside the IRE19 schedule: Leadership sessions with Jill Geisler

Jill Geisler, a prominent national expert on newsroom leadership, will be a featured speaker during two sessions at the 2019 IRE Conference in Houston. Geisler, an internationally known management consultant, author and former TV journalist, holds the Bill Plante Chair in Leadership and Media Integrity at Loyola University Chicago. She also is the Freedom Forum…

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Inside the IRE19 schedule: Investigating Trumpworld

“Investigating Trumpworld” will be the featured Showcase Panel on Friday, June 14, at the 2019 IRE Conference in Houston. The fast-paced panel brings together award-winning journalists from print, radio and TV to offer behind-the-scenes stories and advice about some of the biggest investigations during the Trump Administration. Pierre Thomas of ABC News will moderate the…

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Participate in the IRE19 mentorship networking program!

Signups are now open for the mentorship networking program at the 2019 IRE Conference in Houston. We’re making some changes this year to response to high demand: Rather than matching each participant with a single mentor, mentees will instead have the opportunity to talk with several prospective mentors at tables arranged by topic. This setup…

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Rick Hutzell to deliver 2019 IRE Conference keynote

We’re pleased to announce that Rick Hutzell will deliver the keynote address at the 2019 IRE Conference in Houston, June 13-16. The editor of Capital Gazette Communications in Annapolis, Maryland, will address IRE19 attendees nearly a year after the June 2018 shooting that killed five Capital Gazette employees. “Choosing Rick as our keynote speaker for…

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Behind the fellowship: Ralph Chapoco, Washington County Daily News

We’ll be raising money at the 2018 IRE Conference in Orlando to support diversity scholarships. All donations made during the conference — on-site or online —will go toward this important cause and help send journalists of color to the 2019 IRE Conference in Houston. We asked previous diversity fellowship recipients to share how the award made…

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