CAR 2015    MARCH 5-8    ATLANTA


On-site registration available starting March 4

Travel and lodging

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conference hotel 


Leading journalists discuss stories and techniques


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Lightning talks 

Pitch and vote on 5-minute

Tipsheets & Links

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Join IRE and NICAR in Atlanta for our annual conference devoted to data journalism, March 5-8, 2015 at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis. Come and learn about tools you need to dig deeper into stories and give readers, viewers and your online audience the information they’re demanding.

The Computer-Assisted Reporting Conference offers something for everyone, from beginners to those on the cutting edge of digital reporting. We’ll offer everything from the basics on using spreadsheets, databases and online mapping to data visualization, data science and the latest technological advances. You’ll come away with, story ideas, plenty of inspiration and tools to help you overcome typical data hurdles. Learn from the best in the business in panel discussions and during hands-on training sessions. Bypass the budget issues in your newsroom by taking classes in free software. Get a look at what the biggest names in data-driven reporting are using to make a major impact online.



Download the CAR Conference mobile app

We encourage you to download our mobile guide to enhance your experience at the 2015 CAR Conference. You’ll be able to plan your day with a personalized schedule and browse exhibitors, maps and general show info. Visit this webpage, pick your device, and enter your cell phone number to get a text message with a link to download Guidebook. Learn more.

Members to vote at CAR Conference to give student members voting rights

Brief membership meeting to be held Friday in connection with Lightning Talks and the Phil Meyer Awards presentation.

There will be a brief membership meeting at the Computer-Assisted Reporting Conference in Atlanta to vote on several changes to the Articles of Incorporation.

The first of these changes IRE’s rules to allow student members to vote. Currently students and associate members do not have voting rights. IRE’s Board of Directors met in June and voted unanimously to extend voting rights to students. That change must be approved by membership to be enacted.

Learn about all of the proposed changes and how to vote.


Mentoring Program

This program is currently full. Please fill out this form to be added to our waiting list. We will notify you if slots become available.

These private, one-on-one sessions allow conference attendees to seek advice on challenging reporting projects, get ideas for further professional development and to forge connections for the road ahead. They are unique in that they are not designed for job seekers, but instead focus on teaching and sharing information. Space in this popular program is limited, so sign up by Monday, February 16, 2015. In order to participate, you must be registered for the conference. Learn more about the program.


Secrets of Covering Money (Sponsored by the Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism)

Free pre-conference workshop on March 4: Data-Driven Money Journalism 

Money is in every story, from education to politics to metro, sports and entertainment. Learn how to explore the money across many beats in a free pre-conference workshop by the Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism from 2-5 p.m. Wednesday March 4. 

The workshop will be led by Brandon Quester, co-founder and executive director of the Arizona Center for Investigative Reporting, an independent, nonprofit media organization dedicated to statewide accountability journalism in Arizona. A graduate of the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication, Quester’s work has appeared in news organizations such as The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Center for Public Integrity, and El Nuevo Herald.   

Sign up for this free workshop