Welcome to the 2018 IRE Conference!

The 2018 IRE Conference begins Thursday. Below you’ll find a few bits of information to help you prepare for this great conference! For the latest up-to-date information about panels, speakers and special events at the conference, please visit our conference website.   Hotel Information The conference is taking place at the Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld, 6677…

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Download the 2018 IRE Conference mobile app!

The 2018 IRE Conference app is now available through Guidebook! We encourage you to download our mobile guide to enhance your experience at the 2018 IRE Conference. 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…

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Tips for navigating and having fun in Orlando

By Naseem Miller, Orlando Sentinel The 2018 IRE Conference at the Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld is located Southwest of Orlando, at the heart of city’s tourist area known as International Drive, or I-Drive. It’s about 15 miles away from downtown Orlando. There are attractions, museums, shops and many chain restaurants nearby. But don’t count on walking…

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Broadcasters: Sign up for coaching opportunities in Orlando

We’re offering several opportunities for broadcast journalists to receive individualized and small-group coaching at the IRE Conference in Orlando. These coaching sessions are free to attendees but require sign-up. Sixty percent of the available slots are open for registration now; The remaining 40 percent (designated as “Drop-In Slot” on the schedule) will open for sign-up…

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The ultimate guide to IRE18 session tracks

The IRE Conference will have something for everyone, but we’ve put together several themed tracks to address key issues, skills and challenges facing the industry. For more details on these sessions, use the IRE18 online schedule.   Special for IRE18: SHOWCASE: Doubling down on investigative reporting SHOWCASE: Investigating sexual misconduct and #MeToo A conversation with…

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Showcase panels at IRE18 to feature #MeToo movement, newspaper leaders

We’re excited to share details on two showcase panels taking place at IRE18 in Orlando. We hope you’ll make plans to attend one or both of these sessions. SHOWCASE: Doubling down on investigative reporting Friday, June 15, from 11:30 am – 12:30 pm In an epic newspaper competition, The New York Times and Washington Post…

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More than 150 expected sessions at IRE18 in Orlando

We’re busy planning panels, demos and hands-on classes for the 2018 IRE Conference in Orlando. We’ve posted a partial list of expected sessions, but here are a few highlights: Tracks on timely topics including the election & politics, diversity, technology & tools, storytelling, work strategies and public records. Focused tracks for broadcasters, managers and beat reporters. Workshop-style hands-on…

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Sign up now for the mentorship program at IRE 2018 in Orlando

Sign-ups are now open for IRE’s mentorship program, one of the best ways to take advantage of networking at the 2018 IRE Conference in Orlando. Before the conference, IRE will pair up mentors and mentees based on interests and make sure they connect in Orlando. These private, one-on-one sessions allow conference attendees to seek advice…

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Bill Whitaker to deliver 2018 IRE Conference keynote

We’re excited to announce that Bill Whitaker will deliver the keynote address at the 2018 IRE Conference in Orlando, June 14-17. The keynote will take place at the IRE Conference luncheon on Saturday, June 16.  From CBS News: Bill Whitaker was named a 60 Minutes correspondent in March 2014; the 2017-18 season will be his fourth on…

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Submit session, speaker ideas for the 2018 IRE Conference

IRE’s annual investigative reporting conference will be taking place June 14-17, 2018 in Orlando — and we want your input! Use this form to share ideas, suggestions and other comments you think will help us plan the best possible conference. The only required field is your contact information (in case we want to follow up).…

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