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Our national conferences are packed with panels, workshops and roundtables covering the latest developments in investigative and data journalism. The conferences have become known for the practical tips and story ideas shared by prize-winning members in quick-hit sessions. Sessions range from hands-on data training to panels on shoe-leather reporting techniques.

Conduct at our conferences and events, both online and in person, is guided by our code of conduct known as the IRE Principles. We are committed to ensuring all attendees have an enjoyable, safe experience.

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Future Conference Dates & Locations

NICAR: March 7-10 in Baltimore, MD
IRE: June 20-23 in Anaheim, CA
AccessFest: October 17-19, 2024, online

NICAR: March 6-9 in Minneapolis, MN
IRE: June 19-22 in New Orleans, LA
AccessFest: October 2025, online

NICAR: March 5-8 in Indianapolis, IN
IRE: June 18-21 in Washington, D.C. (National Harbor)
AccessFest: October 2026, online

NICAR: Location TBA
IRE: June 24-27 in Phoenix, AZ
AccessFest: October 2027, online

NICAR: Location TBA
IRE: June 22-25 in Indianapolis, IN
AccessFest: October 2028, online

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2024 Conferences

NICAR 2024

Baltimore | March 7-10, 2024
Join us for our annual data journalism conference where you'll have access to trainings on some of the most powerful tools a journalist can have in their kit. Sessions will also feature the most tried and tested data analysis techniques and investigative skills out there. 

IRE 2024

Anaheim | June 20-23, 2024
Join us for our annual investigative journalism conference.

IRE AccessFest 2024

Online | October 17-19
Join us for our newly expanded, third-annual, virtual-by-design conference focused on diversity, belonging, equity and inclusion issues within the newsroom and in news coverage as well as tried and true data skills and investigative techniques.

Past Conferences

To watch videos of recorded sessions at previous conferences, click here.

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