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AccessFest 2024


October 17


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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.

Student

  • Flat-rate: $50

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations must be sent via email to logistics@ire.org. 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.


Questions?

For questions about registration or general conference questions, please contact logistics@ire.org.


Only members can purchase tickets to IRE events. Please log in or become a member to continue.

IRE’s annual investigative journalism conference will take place in Anaheim, California, June 20-23, 2024.

The conference begins Thursday, June 20 at 9 a.m. and runs daily until 12:30 p.m. Sunday, June 23. Registration includes the welcome reception, the IRE Awards Luncheon and the closing reception.


Only members can purchase tickets to IRE events. Please log in or become a member to continue.

IRE’s annual data journalism conference will take place in Baltimore, Maryland, March 7-10, 2024.

NICAR24 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.


Only members can purchase tickets to IRE events. Please log in or become a member to continue.


October 12, 2023


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October 14, 2023

AccessFest is IRE’s annual virtual-by-design conference. The two-and-a-half-day event will take place online, October 12-14, 2023.

The conference, previously branded as the DBEI Symposium, will expand on 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.

AccessFest will also feature data classes and more traditional investigative reporting panels that are typically seen at NICAR, the data journalism conference, and the IRE Conference.


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 at September 14, 2023 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.

To register at the discounted rate, click here.

Student

  • Flat-rate: $50

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations must be sent via email to logistics@ire.org. All cancellations must be in writing. There is a $50 processing fee for all cancellations until September 25. 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.


Questions?

For questions about registration or general conference questions, please contact logistics@ire.org.



Only members can purchase tickets to IRE events. Please log in or become a member to continue.


June 22, 2023


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June 25, 2023

IRE’s annual investigative journalism conference will take place in Orlando, Florida, June 22-25, 2023.

The conference begins Thursday, June 22 at 9 a.m. and runs daily until 12:30 p.m. Sunday, June 25. Registration includes the welcome reception, the IRE Awards Luncheon and the closing reception.

Additional details on the conference can be found here.


Registration Fees

You must be an IRE member through July 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: $325 ends at midnight (ET) Monday, April 24
  • Regular: $399 ends at midnight (ET) Tuesday, June 20
  • On-site: $450 starts Wednesday, June 21

Student

  • Flat-rate: $100

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations must be sent via email to logistics@ire.org. All cancellations must be in writing. There is a $50 processing fee for all cancellations until June 2. 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.


Questions?

For questions about registration or general conference questions, please contact logistics@ire.org.



Only members can purchase tickets to IRE events. Please log in or become a member to continue.


March 2, 2023


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March 5, 2023

CST

IRE’s annual data journalism conference will take place in Nashville, Tennessee, March 2-5, 2023.

NICAR23 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. Vaccination will be required to attend and we will update attendees on protocols as the conference gets closer.

The conference begins Thursday, March 2 at 9 a.m. and runs daily until 12:30 p.m. Sunday, March 5.


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: $299 ends at midnight (ET) Monday, January 9 **extended to Monday, January 30
  • Regular: $350 ends at midnight (ET) Tuesday, February 28
  • On-site: $450 starts Wednesday, March 1

Student

  • Flat-rate: $100

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations must be sent via email to logistics@ire.org. All cancellations must be in writing. There is a $50 processing fee for all cancellations until February 13. 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.


Questions?

For questions about registration or general conference questions, please contact logistics@ire.org.



Only members can purchase tickets to IRE events. Please log in or become a member to continue.

Current IRE membership required | Oct. 20-21 | Tickets cost $150 for professionals and $50 for students

The symposium will focus on helping journalists with newsroom diversity issues and with investigating inequality in their communities, from policing and elections to management and newsroom culture.


Only members can purchase tickets to IRE events. Please log in or become a member to continue.


Only members can purchase tickets to IRE events. Please log in or become a member to continue.


Only members can purchase tickets to IRE events. Please log in or become a member to continue.


Only members can purchase tickets to IRE events. Please log in or become a member to continue.

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