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IRE national conference rescheduled to late August

Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the #IRE20 national conference has been rescheduled for Aug. 27-30. The conference will be held in the same location: the Gaylord National hotel in National Harbor, Maryland, just outside Washington, D.C.

Government bans on large gatherings and uncertainty about travel led IRE to delay the conference, which had been set for June 18-21. By late August, we hope that our gathering can take place, bringing together investigative journalists eager to learn from one another.

“We appreciate your understanding and support of IRE and our shared mission during these tumultuous times,” IRE Executive Director Doug Haddix said. “Together, we’ll persevere through this pandemic.”

For those who already have signed up for the conference, your registration will automatically transfer to the August event. If you cannot attend in August, you may cancel your registration with no fees by emailing

The nightly hotel room rate and resort fee will stay the same for the new dates. All reservations for June will be canceled, and any deposits paid will be refunded to your method of payment on file within 7-10 business days. A new link for reservations for August will be available soon.

Please feel free to reach out with questions or concerns:

If you’d like to receive updates on #IRE20 as we adjust plans, please sign up for our 2020 IRE Conference email list.

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