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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 3-6 in Atlanta, GA
IRE: June 23-26 in Denver, CO

NICAR: March 2-5 in Nashville, TN
IRE: June 22-25 in Orlando, FL

2021 Conferences

DBEI Symposium

Virtual | Oct. 21-22, 2021
IRE is hosting an online symposium focusing on diversity, belonging, equity and inclusion (DBEI) issues for newsrooms. 

IRE 2021

Virtual | June 14-18, 2021
Couldn't make it to the live IRE Conference? You can still register for the event to gain access to video recordings, tipsheets and other materials. Click "view" for more information.

NICAR 2021

Virtual | March 3-5, 2021
Join IRE and NICAR online for our annual conference devoted to data journalism. Register for post-conference access!

Past Conferences

  • IRE 2020 — Sept. 21-25, 2020 as a virtual event
  • NICAR 2020 — March 5-8, 2020 in New Orleans
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