SEJ's annual conference brings together journalists, scientists, government officials, advocacy leaders and others to explore the many facets of environmental stories in order to improve the quality and accuracy of environmental reporting. Annual conferences are open to both SEJ members and those who are not members.
Each conference presents an opportunity to meet with other journalists, sit in on training writing and computer workshops, attend panel sessions where current issues are debated by experts, policy-makers and experienced reporters from all types of media. The annual conference also takes journalists out into the field, with full-day or half-day tours to environmental hotspots where issues may be explored on site with experts on hand to present sides and answer questions.
Protocols for SEJ Annual Conferences (how to get your proposal considered):
- For SEJ members. In Summer 2021, details will be posted here to submit your proposal for a panel session at our #SEJ2022 conference in Houston, March 30-April 3. Please include a draft title and speaker ideas if you have them. In the meantime, no later than June 18, please send us your brief tour proposals, including the draft title and 100-word or so descriptive blurb. Please also include ideas for tour speakers and tour leaders. As always, we seek diversity and inclusion in all forms, including gender, ethnicity and point of view.
- For non-members.
RFP — Hosts and Sponsors for SEJ Annual Conferences 2024 and 2025
SEJ is looking for two enthusiastic hosts (one each for 2024 and 2025) that share SEJ’s mission for improving public understanding of environmental issues. Bring journalists and newsmakers to your campus, from throughout the U.S., Canada and many other countries, and showcase your top faculty and relevant research. SEJ’s comprehensive and nonpartisan agenda of education and news-making activities leads to considerable news coverage and great appreciation for the intellectual and financial contributions of hosts. Click here for the Request for Proposals.
Thank you to our conference co-chairs over the years!