IRE 2013    JUNE 20-23    SAN ANTONIO

Conference blog

News, session recaps and photos galleries.

Schedule

Leading journalists discuss stories and techniques.

Hands-on training

Learn to mine data and the web for investigations.

Speakers

See which journalists are presenting at the conference

Exhibitors & recruiters 

Connect with the highly talented crowd at IRE.

Special events

The IRE awards ceremony, concerts and more.

KEY DATES

  • May 3: Filing deadline for BOD candidates to be on absentee ballot 
  • May 8: Online absentee voting begins; BOD candidate statements posted at IRE.org
  • May 31: Last day to make hotel reservations in the discounted room block (if the block has not sold out)
  • June 5: Conference pre-registration closes at 7 p.m. CT and sign-up for mentoring program ends. 
  • June 7: Deadline for BOD candidates to be listed at IRE.org
  • June 19: Absentee voting closes
  • June 19: Free session “Breaking Local Stories with Economic Data” offered by Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism from 2-5 p.m.  Click for details or registration.
  • June 20: A full day of sessions starting at 9 a.m. and running until 6 p.m. Sessions on Thursday will cover criminal justice, computer-assisted reporting, INN and hands-on training in Tableau Public and Caspio.  After a great day of sessions, join fellow attendees at the welcome reception sponsored by Esri.
  • June 20: IRE Board of Directors Meeting, 2 p.m.
  • June 21: Full day of sessions from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • June 21: Deadline to file at 12 noon (CDT)
  • June 22: IRE Awards Luncheon honoring award winners and Keynote speaker, Marcela Turati 
  • June 22: Full day of sessions from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • June 22: IRE Membership Meeting and Board of Directors Elections, 6 p.m.
  • June 22: IRE Closing Reception, 7:30 p.m.
  • June 23: Final morning of IRE conference, sessions begin at 9 a.m. until Noon

ALSO AT THIS YEAR’S CONFERENCE

Business Journalism Training

Free Pre-Conference Workshop on June 19: Breaking Local Stories with Economic Data

The Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism will offer a free workshop from 2-5 p.m. on June 19: Breaking Local Stories with Economic Data. Government data offer unparalleled opportunities to distinguish your reporting with trend stories about what’s happening in your local economy. Especially this year, with the release of the every-five-year Economic Census, journalists will have a unique opportunity to track changes in their local community from 2007 — before the recession — to 2012. Instructors Paul Overberg of USA TODAY and Jeannine Aversa, late of The AP, now with the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis, will provide you with a road map to finding and delivering at least 15 local enterprise stories from government economic data. Examples will be specific to the San Antonio region, but applicable anywhere. Sign up here for this free workshop.

 

Hands-on training with Tableau

Tableau Public will be offering two hands-on training sessions on Thursday, June 20 at the IRE Conference.  The morning session, Tableau for Beginners, from 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. and the afternoon session is Tableau for Pros, from 1:30 – 5:30 p.m.  Pre-registration is required for both sessions and you must be registered for the IRE Conference to attend. Learn more …

 

Hands-on training with Caspio

Caspio will be offering several hands-on sessions on Thursday, June 20 at the IRE Conference. Sessions include: Rapid Data Publishing with Caspio; Sneak Peek of Caspio 8.0 Beta; Demo: New Caspio Map Mashup Wizard; and Mapping and User-Generated Data.  Pre-registration is encouraged and you must be registered for the IRE Conference to attend. Learn more… 

 

IRE Board of Directors Meeting

The IRE Board of Directors will meet at 2 p.m. Thursday in San Antonio as part of the annual conference.
The meeting will be held in Conference Room 7 at the San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter. The meeting is open to all IRE members.

 

Broadcast Show-and-Tell

Show-and-Tell sessions offer new ways to share your investigations with colleagues from around the country. Sessions will have veteran braodcasters as moderators. Look for sign-up sheets on the 3rd floor near registration. Sessions will take place in Conference Room 17&18 on Friday and Saturday.