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 and/or Full members of The Uproot Project: You can submit a proposal including topic, brief description and speaker ideas. You do not need to confirm speakers in advance. If your proposal is accepted and you are confirmed as an organizer/moderator or tour leader, you'll be responsible for recruiting a diverse and inclusive set of speakers. The deadline for submitting proposals for #SEJ2024 was Nov 1. Have questions? Check out these tips for submitting panel proposals.
- For non-members.
RFP — Hosts and Sponsors for SEJ Annual Conferences 2026 and 2027
The Society of Environmental Journalists (SEJ) is the premier North American organization for journalists who cover environment-related issues on all media platforms. SEJ’s Board of Directors is inviting inquiries, letters of intent and proposals from prospective hosts and sponsors for conference events in 2026 and 2027. Click here for the Request for Proposals.
- The 2025 SEJ annual conference will take place in Phoenix, Arizona.
Thank you to our conference co-chairs over the years!