Events

Take advantage of these special events organized by IRE.

 

IRE Board Meeting

Thursday, June 14 from 2-5 p.m.

The IRE Board of Directors will meet on Thursday from 2-5 p.m. in Zander, located on the 2nd floor of the Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld, as part of the annual conference. The meeting is open to all IRE members. 

 

Mike McGraw: Celebration of his life and legacy

Thursday, June 14 at 5 p.m.

For those who would like to join in celebrating the life and work of Mike McGraw, there will be a gathering at the IRE conference in Orlando on Thursday, June 14, at 5 p.m. in the Crystal E room at the conference hotel. Please let us know if you are coming by responding to this Evite invitation.

 

Welcome Reception (Sponsored by Google News Initiative)

Thursday, June 14 at 6 p.m. 

Kick off the conference with a welcome reception on Thursday night beginning at 6 p.m in the Atrium of the Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld. Meet up with friends you have not seen since last year and welcome new attendees. Each attendee will receive one drink ticket for beer, wine, soda or bottled water. Conference nametags are required for entry.

 

IRE Board candidate speeches

Friday, June 15 at 6:15 p.m.

Meet the candidates for the IRE Board of Directors on Friday at 6:15 p.m. in Oceans 7-8, located on the 1st floor of the Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld following the afternoon Showcase Panel. 

 

IRE Awards Luncheon

Saturday, June 16 at 12:30 p.m.

A highlight of the IRE conference, the IRE Awards Luncheon begins at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday in Oceans Ballroom located on the 1st floor of the Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld. We will present the 2017 IRE Awards and salute some of the best investigative work of the past year, and will hear from keynote speaker Bill Whitaker of CBS News 60 Minutes.

Admission to the luncheon is included with your conference registration. Guest tickets can be purchased here for $60. Guest tickets will be available for pick-up at the IRE sales table at the Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld beginning Thursday, June 14 at 7:30 a.m.

 

IRE Membership Meeting

Saturday, June 16 at 5:30 p.m.

Doug Haddix, IRE’s Executive Director, and IRE board President Matt Goldberg will hold a membership meeting for all IRE members on Saturday evening at 5:30 p.m. in Oceans 9-12, located on the 1st floor of the Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld. 

 

Closing Reception

Saturday, June 16 at 6:30 p.m.

Join us for a closing reception Saturday evening beginning at 6:30 p.m. in the Atrium located on the 1st floor of the Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld 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.