IRE 2013    JUNE 20-23    SAN ANTONIO

Special events


IRE Board of Directors Meeting

The IRE Board of Directors will meet Thursday at 4 p.m. in CR7, located on the 3rd floor of the San Antonio Rivercenter, as part of the annual conference. The meeting is open to all IRE members.

Welcome Reception (Sponsored by Esri)

Kick off the conference with a welcome reception Thursday night beginning at 6 p.m. Meet up with friends you have not seen since last year and welcome new attendees. Enjoy the music of the Texas State University Mariachis’ during the reception. Each attendee will receive one drink ticket (beer, wine or soda). A cash bar will also be available.  

Blues Bash

In celebration of its 15th anniversary, the Watchdog Blues Bash is offering great music, a cool venue and FREE ADMISSION to all IRE attendees. The Krayolas – hailed by critics as “one of the American pop underground’s best kept-secrets for three decades” – will headline the Bash. The party starts 8 p.m. at Beethoven Halle & Garten, a festive German beer garden at 422 Pereida Street – a one-mile walk or cab ride from the conference hotel.


IRE Awards Luncheon

A highlight of the IRE conference, the IRE Awards Luncheon begins at noon Saturday. We will present the 2012 IRE Awards and salute some of the best investigative work of the past year.

Admission to the luncheon is included with your conference registration. Guest tickets are available for $55 at the IRE sales desk.

Thank you to KSTP-St. Paul for its work on creating the IRE Awards video shown at the luncheon.

IRE Membership Meeting and Board Election

Plan to attend the annual membership meeting, Saturday at 6 p.m., in order to cast a ballot in the Board of Directors elections. Six seats on the 13-member board are up for election this year.

IRE members who filed their candidacy before the pre-conference deadline were allowed to submit a statement for posting on the IRE website.

Anyone who declares candidacy at the conference must delivery a one-page statement/biography to the executive director by noon, local time, on Friday, June 21. Those statements will be displayed on a bulletin board in the main conference area.

At the membership meeting, candidates must be nominated and seconded from the floor by two other IRE members. There will be no nominating speeches, but candidates will have two minutes to address their peers.

Once the doors are closed, no one is allowed to enter or exit until voting is completed.

Immediately following the board elections, there will be a separate election for two IRE Awards Contest judges. Those candidates will be nominated and seconded from the floor.

More information about IRE board’s duties and the election rules are available online. View the election rules.

Who Do Band

Closing Reception

Don’t miss the closing reception Saturday from 7:30 – 8:30 Salon I, located on the 3rd floor. Enjoy one last evening of catching up with old and new friends, speakers and colleagues while enjoying music by the WhoDo Band.  Hors d’ oeuvres and a cash bar will be available.  

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