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IRE 2020

September 21-25, 2020

Due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the 2020 IRE Conference was a virtual event rather than an in-person gathering. For the first time, attendees across the United States and around the world were be able to participate in the signature investigative reporting event via a secure, interactive digital platform.

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Already registered? You can access the virtual conference using Pathable.

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Welcome to the virtual #IRE20 conference!

Still need to register? You can do that online through Sept. 16, 2021.

Already registered but don’t know how to get started?

If you’ve already set up your account on the conference platform site called Pathable, go to *We highly recommend you bookmark this URL for easy access throughout the conference, and especially since you can access it for a full year.

If you haven’t set up your account on the conference platform site called Pathable yet, search your inbox and Spam folder for “Pathable.” The email contains a link to access Pathable. Using the link from that email, you’ll be asked to set a password. You need this email and password to access Pathable during and after the conference.

Can’t find the email and you’ve searched your inbox and Spam folder for “Pathable,” email

Why should I register? The IRE20 Virtual Conference was held Sept. 21-25, 2020 but there is still time to join the largest gathering in IRE history. Register now to access recordings of more than 200 sessions, including panels, conversations, IRE Awards celebrations and more. 

Keynote Address: Ronan Farrow

Acclaimed journalist Ronan Farrow delivered the 2020 keynote address at the IRE20 virtual conference.

Farrow is author of the best-selling “Catch and Kill: Lies, Spies and a Conspiracy to Protect Predators.” His 2019 book details his efforts to investigate allegations of rape, sexual assault and abuse of women by powerful Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein and allegations of intimidation and cover-up by powerful institutions including the news media.

IRE Principles (Code of Conduct)

Investigative Reporters & Editors is committed to providing a friendly, safe and welcoming
environment for all, regardless of race, gender identity or expression, ethnicity, sexual
orientation, physical ability, age, appearance or religion.

IRE supports vigorous debate and welcomes disagreement, while maintaining a civil and
respectful community. Discriminatory or harassing behavior is not permitted.

IRE may take any action it deems appropriate to deal with those who violate our principles,
including exclusion from our events, forums, listservs and the organization itself.

The IRE Principles apply to all events that IRE holds, including entirely virtual ones. Members agree to follow these principles throughout all communications related to the conference.
This code of conduct covers all participants in IRE events and is in effect the entire time from the
beginning until the end of our conferences.

During in-person conferences, we will publicize a contact email, in addition to making staff and IRE board members easily identifiable, with badges that identify themselves as such, so you know
whom to contact if you see or experience an issue.

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security by calling 0 from a house phone, or local police by dialing 911.

During the scheduled program, concerns can be brought to the attention of IRE staff or board
members in person. Contact information to reach an IRE board member outside of the scheduled
program can be found here:

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