SEJ Annual Conferences

April 3, 2024 to April 7, 2024

#SEJ2024 Annual Conference, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Save the dates for SEJ's 33rd annual conference, hosted by University of Pennsylvania!

What do you think should be on the agenda for #SEJ2024 in Philly? If you're an SEJ member and/or a Full member of The Uproot Project, you're welcome to submit a proposal. Here are some helpful tips for pitching a panel. The deadline for submitting proposals is November 1. And while you're thinking about your panel, check out the Tour Sneak Peek and snag a hotel room — last year we ran out, so don't wait! Not a member? If you're eligible, join SEJ and The Uproot Project today! If you're not a member, you can still get involved.

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April 19, 2023 to April 23, 2023

#SEJ2023 Annual Conference, Boise, Idaho

SEJ's 32nd Annual Conference takes place in Boise, Idaho, April 19-23, 2023, hosted by Boise State University. Registration is now open! Check out the draft agenda, sponsor/exhibit/advertise, book your hotel room and register soon to get your choice of workshops and tours. Keep up to date: sign up for conference info.

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March 30, 2022 to April 3, 2022

#SEJ2022 Annual Conference, Houston, TX

Online registration closes Mar 24 at Noon for SEJ's 31st Annual Conference in Houston, hosted by Rice University. The #SEJ2022 conference will focus on environmental health and justice, energy and climate change, and oceans and coasts. Check out the agenda and register asap to get your choice of our all-day Wednesday workshops and Thursday tours.

September 16, 2020 to September 30, 2020

SEJ's 30th Anniversary Conference (Part 1), Virtual, Sept 2020

Registration is now open for part one of SEJ's 30th Anniversary Conference:
#SEJ2020 Virtual Conference, September 16, 17, 23 and 30, will convene the SEJ community to investigate environmental angles on the 2020 elections and other timely events, celebrate the winners of the SEJ Awards for Reporting on the Environment, and preview workshops, tours and panels coming in June. Part two, the in-person conference in Boise, takes place June 2-6 (#SEJ2021). Special thanks to our partners at Boise State University and the city of Boise for graciously adapting to these changes necessary to protect everyone's health. Go to the conference website.

October 9, 2019 to October 13, 2019

SEJ's 29th Annual Conference, Fort Collins, CO

Environmental Journalism 2019 will take place in Fort Collins, Colorado, hosted by Colorado State University. Colorado simultaneously boasts and suffers from a population explosion in Denver and other cities. This purple state is fertile ground for both clashes and collaborations among parties vying for rights to land, water and air, whether to preserve it for wildlife and human recreation or to exploit it for energy extraction. And it is fertile ground for stories! Visit the conference website. See the draft agenda, find a hotel and roommates or sponsor, advertise or exhibit.

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October 4, 2017 to October 8, 2017

SEJ's 27th Annual Conference, Pittsburgh, PA, Oct. 4-8, 2017

#SEJ2017 will take place in the river town of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Our host and sponsor is the University of Pittsburgh/Swanson School of Engineering. Topics we'll explore include energy, environmental justice, wilderness, urban farming, green design, transportation, infrastructure and water. Photo: © Steve Heap/Shutterstock.

September 21, 2016 to September 25, 2016

SEJ's 26th Annual Conference

SEJ's 2016 annual conference in Sacramento, sponsored by Capital Public Radio and UC Davis, will include our signature tours and hot topics including the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta; Lake Tahoe; UCDavis' Smart Home and West Village; Bodega Marine Lab; innovative farms and wineries; solar and fuel cell projects; and much more.

October 7, 2015 to October 11, 2015

SEJ's 25th Annual Conference, in Norman, OK

SEJ’s Oklahoma conference will take you to renowned centers of research and operations in severe weather, oil exploration, climate and water conservation. You’ll enjoy a state with nearly a dozen ecoregions, from rolling hills to vast plains, from prairies to forested valleys.

Host and sponsor: The University of Oklahoma

September 3, 2014 to September 7, 2014

SEJ's 24th Annual Conference, in New Orleans, LA

"Risk and Resilience" is SEJ's theme for a packed series of events for this conference, Sep 3-7, 2014. New Orleans and south Louisiana are the poster children for both risk and resilience in the 21st Century. Yet, New Orleans is also a place where we can eat, drink, dance, listen to music and generally partake of the whole spectrum of humanities' offerings, and all this with the climate change monster right outside the door. You will leave this conference motivated, empowered and well-connected with story leads, political context, new insights, contacts, research data, experiences and enhanced skills for effective storytelling on relevant issues. Check out the draft agenda, lodging/travel, find a roommate (members only), advertise/exhibit and more. Tours fill fast, so don't delay — register now!

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October 2, 2013 to October 6, 2013

SEJ's 23rd Annual Conference, in Chattanooga, Tennessee

Saving a city from the nation's dirtiest air, grappling with stormwater pollution, facing new climate extremes, treating toxic risks, building cleaner energy, growing new foods, embracing cutting edge technologies and still gaining new jobs are just a few lessons to learn from Chattanooga during SEJ's 2013 conference, hosted by the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and the Chattanooga Times Free Press.

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