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AccessFest 2024

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October 17


October 19

AccessFest is IRE’s annual virtual-by-design conference. The two-and-a-half-day event will take place online, October 17-19, 2024.

AccessFest focuses on expanding IRE’s efforts to provide more accessible training centered on belonging, equity, and inclusion in the newsroom and through better news coverage of inequities in the communities journalists serve.

Couldn't make it to NICAR or IRE this year? The conference also features the best data classes and more traditional investigative reporting sessions from the in-person conferences this past year.

Registration Fees

You must be an IRE member through November 1 to attend the conference.

Professional, Academic, Associate, Retiree (you must be logged into your IRE account before trying to buy a ticket).

  • Early bird: $149 ends on September 16, 2024, at midnight (ET)
  • Regular: $199

A discount rate of $100 is available for those who are independent journalists or who would otherwise not be able to attend due to financial constraints.

The link to register at the discounted rate is coming soon.


  • Flat-rate: $50

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations must be sent via email to All cancellations must be in writing. There is a $50 processing fee for all cancellations until September 30. After that date, requests for refunds will be considered case by case. Membership fees are non-refundable and non-transferable. 

Recording Notice

All IRE events are subject to being photographed, video/audio-recorded, screen captured and/or live-streamed. Attendees, speakers, sponsors and exhibitors may be captured via these formats. All conference sessions, materials and activities are subject to recording by IRE and may be reproduced in part or whole, and distributed or used in any way consistent with IRE’s mission.


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