Special Events

Take advantage of these special events organized by IRE.


Welcome Reception

Thursday, March 8 at 6 p.m.

Kick off the conference with a welcome reception on Thursday night beginning at 6 p.m. 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.


Philip Meyer Journalism Awards

Friday, March 9 at 6 p.m.

The presentation of the 2017 Philip Meyer Journalism Awards will take place on Friday at the 2018 CAR Conference in Chicago. The awards recognize the best uses of social research methods in journalism and are named in honor of Philip Meyer, author of “Precision Journalism” and retired Knight Chair in Journalism and UNC School of Journalism and Mass Communications.  

Three awards are given annually — a first, second and third place — to recognize the best work using techniques that are part of precision journalism, computer-assisted reporting and social science research. The awards are: $500 for first, $300 for second, and $200 for third.
For information on the 2017 Award winners, click here.


Philip Meyer Journalism Awards Reception 

Friday, March 9 at 6:15 p.m.

Join fellow CAR attendees and award winners at a reception with light hor d’ oeuvres and a cash bar immediately following the awards presentation beginning at 6:15 p.m. Friday.