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

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Registered attendees can watch all #SEJ2020 recordings, and see speaker bios, in the Whova app.


Idaho bridges more than the continental divide:

A red state with a streak of bright purple, Idaho banks on tech, recreation and agriculture. Its history of logging, ranching and mining has left a complicated legacy on its awe-inspiring landscape. In Boise, America’s fastest growing city, you can ski and golf on the same winter day. But the challenges and opportunities facing state and tribal governments are familiar: urban sprawl, limited resources, energy sources, and conserving the wild for future generations.

COVID-19 has disrupted our lives in countless ways, including forcing SEJ to postpone our annual conference for the first time in 30 years.

While we’ve moved the in-person conference in Boise, Idaho to June 2-6, 2021 (#SEJ2021), our 2020 Virtual Conference (#SEJ2020), September 16, 17, 23 and 30, convened the SEJ community to investigate environmental angles on the 2020 elections and other timely events, celebrated the winners of the SEJ Awards for Reporting on the Environment, and previewed workshops, tours and panels coming in June.

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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.

Note: If you pre-registered for tours and workshops, we will reconfirm your commitment and apply your selections to the #SEJ2021 In-Person Conference registration once it opens later this year.

Conference co-chairs (Read their welcome letter.):

Rocky Barker, Retired Daily Environmental Reporter

Christy George, Freelance Radio News Editor

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Protocols for SEJ Annual Conferences (how to get your proposal considered):

  • For SEJ members: The deadline will be announced soon (and a link posted here) to submit your proposal for a panel session at our 30th Anniversary Conference (Part 2) in Boise in August 2021. Details will be posted here when available. Please include a draft title and speaker ideas if you have them.
  • For non-members.