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Registration opens for October DBEI Symposium

Registration is open for IRE’s DBEI Symposium, which will take place Oct. 21-23 with limited in-person attendance in Baltimore, Maryland, and unlimited attendance online.

The hybrid event will be IRE’s first in-person training event since the start of the coronavirus pandemic in March 2020. It also will be IRE’s first event focused solely on diversity and equity issues. 

The symposium will focus on helping journalists with newsroom diversity issues and with investigating inequality in their communities, from education and labor to housing and criminal justice.

Other details, travel and hotel information, can be found here

Sign up for our DBEI Symposium email updates list here.

See the below FAQs for more information:

How do I register?

For the in-person event: First, make sure you are logged into your IRE account and have an active membership. Go to the In-Person Attendance: DBEI Symposium ticket page and scroll to the bottom. Select the ticket tier that corresponds to your IRE membership level. (If you do not see any tickets, you are likely not logged in or have an expired IRE membership. You will need to join or renew to buy a ticket.) Once you add a ticket to your cart, you can complete the checkout process, which involves acknowledging our code of conduct and COVID-19 safety protocols.

For the virtual event: First, make sure you are logged into your IRE account and have an active membership. Go to the Virtual Attendance: DBEI Symposium ticket page and scroll to the bottom. You will see the ticket tier associated with your IRE membership level. (If you do not see any tickets, you are likely not logged in or have an expired IRE membership. You will need to join or renew to buy a ticket.) Once you add a ticket to your cart, you can complete the checkout process.

Need to join? Apply to become a member before trying to register for the symposium.

Need to check your membership status or renew? You can do that here. If your membership is current, you will see a green ‘Yes’ in the Active column. If your membership is not active, you can start the renewal process from that page.

What is the difference between the in-person and virtual event? 

The in-person event will consist of two large ballrooms for panels and demos and five smaller rooms for hands-on classes, conversations, master classes, networking groups and small group discussions. In addition to the programming, there will be a keynote address and luncheon as well as a welcome reception. The keynote speaker will be announced soon!

Virtual attendees will have the opportunity to livestream the two large ballrooms as well as the keynote address. Attendees will have the ability to ask questions during the Q&A through our virtual conference platform. In addition, one of the five smaller rooms will be recorded and made available to attendees post-event. Attendees will also have the opportunity to join various networking sessions specifically for the virtual event.  

Both in-person and virtual attendees will have access to all recordings, resources and tipsheets post-event. 

What precautions is IRE taking due to COVID-19?

IRE is keeping the health and safety of our members at the forefront of planning the symposium. We have implemented numerous safety protocols to ensure attendee safety.

  • IRE COVID safety protocols including vaccination requirement for all attendees (except for approved medical or religious exemptions)
  • Commitment to monitor and meet the latest CDC guidelines
  • Modifications to event settings to help mitigate risks, such as options for social distanced seating in panel rooms and networking areas. 

Marriott "Commitment to Clean" protocols: 

  • Hospital grade disinfectants
  • Frequent cleanings of public spaces
  • In-room disinfectant wipes
  • Electrostatic sprayers
  • Anti-viral air purifying systems
  • Social distancing protocols
  • Hand sanitizing stations
  • Independent compliance audits
  • Staff sanitation and disinfection training
  • Contactless hotel check-in with the Marriott Bonvoy app

What if I have questions?

All questions can be directed to logistics@ire.org

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