#IRE18    JUNE 14-17    ORLANDO


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More than 300 speakers will be joining us in Florida

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Reboot your skills, recharge your watchdog batteries and reconnect with the world’s largest network of investigative journalists during this year’s gathering in Orlando. Choose from more than 150 panels, hands-on classes and special presentations. Learn how to improve reporting and storytelling across all platforms. Celebrate the best of investigative reporting during our 2017 IRE Awards luncheon. Mix and mingle with the best in the business. Learn. Share. Connect.

All at #IRE18, which opens at 9 a.m. Thursday, June 14, and runs daily until 12:30 p.m. Sunday, June 17.


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Mentorship program

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Keynote address: Bill Whitaker

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. Read more.


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