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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 2-5 in Nashville, TN
IRE: June 22-25 in Orlando, FL
Access Fest: October 12-14, online

NICAR: March 7-10 in Baltimore, MD
IRE: June 20-23 in Anaheim, CA
Access Fest: October 2024, online

NICAR: Location TBA
IRE: June 19-22 in New Orleans, LA
Access Fest: October 2025, online

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

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

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

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2023 Conferences

NICAR 2023

Nashville | March 2-5, 2023
Join us for our annual data journalism conference.

IRE 2023

Orlando | June 22-25, 2023
Join us for our annual investigative journalism conference.

IRE Access Fest 2023

Online | October 12-14, 2023
Join us for our newly expanded, third-annual, virtual event focused on diversity, belonging, equity and inclusion issues within the newsroom and in news coverage.

Past Conferences

  • IRE 2022 — June 23-26, 2022, in Denver and online
  • NICAR 2022 — March 3-6, 2022, in Atlanta and online
  • 2021 DBEI Symposium — Oct. 21-22, 2021, virtual (post-conference registration open)
  • IRE 2021 — June 14-18, 2021, virtual (post-conference registration open)
  • NICAR 2021 — March 3-5, 2021, virtual (post-conference registration open)
  • IRE 2020 — Sept. 21-25, virtual
  • NICAR 2020 — March 5-8, 2020 in New Orleans

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

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