Take advantage of these special events and training sessions organized by IRE.

Opening Night Reception (Co-sponsored by Esri and KQED Public Radio)

Thursday, June 26 at 6 p.m.

Kick off the conference with a welcome reception on Thursday night beginning at 6 p.m. Meet up with friends you have not seen since last year and welcome new attendees. Each attendee will receive one complimentary drink ticket at the door.


IRE Board of Directors elections and membership meeting

Saturday, June 28, 6 p.m.

Plan to attend the annual membership meeting to hear from candidates for the Board of Directors. Seven seats on the 13-member board are up for election this year.

Starting this year, board elections will involve electronic voting only. The polls open on June 9 and conclude  after the membership meeting, at 7:30 pm. Pacific). More information about voting – including a timeline of relevant dates – is available here.

Information about board candidates will also be posted online.

At the membership meeting, board 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. 

Immediately following the announcement of the winners at the conclusion of the election (around 7:45 p.m. Pacific), there will be a separate election for two IRE Awards contest judges. Those candidates will be nominated and seconded from the floor.

For more information about the Board of Directors election, click here.


INN at IRE Day 2014

For the past four years, INN and IRE have worked together to create a program specifically tailored to the needs and issues facing nonprofit investigative newsrooms. This year, on Thursday, June 26th in San Francisco, we will offer a day filled with opportunities, workshops and idea sharing designed to provide the maximum value to nonprofit news organizations and the executives charged with leading them.

As in prior years, INN has funds set aside for a limited number of travel fellowships in order for representatives of member organizations who otherwise could not afford so to attend INN day and the IRE conference. Organizations that wish to apply for a travel fellowship can do so via the jotform application here.

For more information and a tentative schedule, click here.


Night at the Ballpark

The deadline to purchase tickets has been extended to Sunday, June 8. Grab your friends and enjoy a night cheering on the San Francisco Giants vs. the Cincinnati Reds on Friday, June 27. Game time is 7:15 p.m. at AT&T Park.  Your purchased tickets ($26 each) will be available for pick-up beginning Thursday, June 26 at the IRE Conference sales desk. Tickets are limited, so place your order now.

For any questions, please email Stephanie Sinn, stephanie@ire.org or call 901-286-7549.


Closing Reception

Saturday, June 28 at 7:30 p.m.

Join us for a closing reception and enjoy one last evening of catching up with old and new friends, speakers and colleagues. Hors d’ oeuvres and a cash bar will be available. Conference nametags are required  for entry.