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In-Person Attendance: 2022 NICAR Conference

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March 3 - March 6 EST

IRE’s annual data journalism conference will take place in Atlanta, Georgia, and virtually March 3-6, 2022. This will be IRE's first hybrid event and first in-person event since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.

NICAR22 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 and the latest technological advances. You’ll come away with story ideas, plenty of inspiration and tools to help you overcome typical data hurdles. Bypass the budget issues in your newsroom by taking hands-on classes in free software. Get a look at what the biggest names in data-driven reporting are using to make a major impact online. Learn from the best in the business in discussions and during hands-on training sessions.

The conference begins Thursday, March 3 at 9 a.m. and runs daily until 12:30 p.m. Sunday, March 6.

Registration Fees

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

Please log into your IRE account before trying to buy a ticket. If you are not a current member, the 'Get Tickets' box will appear empty. You should renew your membership or apply to join IRE before purchasing a conference ticket.

Professional, Academic, Associate, Retiree

  • Early bird: $295 ends at midnight (ET) Tuesday, January 18
  • Regular: $325 ends midnight (ET) Tuesday, March 1
  • On-site: $405 starts Wednesday, March 2


  • Flate rate: $100


Atlanta Marriott Marquis

265 Peachtree Center Ave NE
Atlanta, Georgia Atlanta United States
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COVID-19 safety protocol

IRE takes the health and safety of all attendees at its events seriously and follows the guidelines of CDC. All in-person attendees at NICAR22 must be fully vaccinated.

A person is considered fully vaccinated:

  • 2 weeks after their second dose in a two-dose series, such as the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines, or
  • 2 weeks after a single-dose vaccine, such as Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine. 

Final doses must be completed by Wednesday, Feb. 16, to attend the conference in person.

If a conference participant — registrant, speaker, IRE staff — does not meet these requirements, they will not be allowed to enter in person.

Read the full COVID-19 safety protocol, which includes details on how to request a medical or religious exemption from the vaccine requirement.

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 February 14. 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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In-Person Attendance: 2022 NICAR Conference Associate
$ 295.00
In-Person Attendance: 2022 NICAR Conference Academic
$ 295.00
In-Person Attendance: 2022 NICAR Conference Retiree
$ 295.00
In-Person Attendance: 2022 NICAR Conference Student
$ 100.00
In-Person Attendance: 2022 NICAR Conference Professional
$ 295.00

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