About the event

Learn the skills to make you a better journalist and make plans now to attend this year's IRE Conference in San Francisco, June 26-29.

The best in the business will gather for more than 100 panels, hands-on classes and special presentations about covering business, public safety, government, health care, education, the military, the environment and other key beats. Speakers will share strategies for locating documents and gaining access to public records, finding the best stories and managing investigations. Join the discussion about how to practice investigative journalism in print, broadcast, Web and alternative newsroom models.

You'll leave with the knowledge, tools and tips you need to tackle important stories in your community.


Also at this year's conference

Keynote Speaker: Lowell Bergman, UC Berkeley’s Investigative Reporting Program

Lowell Bergman is a producer and correspondent for the PBS documentary series Frontline, and is the Reva and David Logan Distinguished Chair in Investigative Journalism and the Director of the Investigative Reporting Program at the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism where he has taught investigative reporting for more than two decades.

Bergman co-founded the Center for Investigative Reporting in 1977, and soon after joined ABC News where he eventually became director of investigative reporting and an original producer at 20/20.

Bergman has received numerous awards for his work, including five Emmys, six Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University awards, and thee Peabodys. In 2005 he won the Pulitzer Prize for Public Service, awarded to The New York Times for “A Dangerous Business,” which detailed a foundry company’s egregious worker safety and environmental violations.


IRE Mentoring Program

The IRE Conference offers an opportunity for in-depth, one-on-one coaching on investigative reporting. These private sessions allow attendees to seek advice on challenging stories or follow-up ideas.

IRE pairs those who signed up with a mentor, and contact information is provided to both mentors and those who want to be mentored. Mentors and mentees can then agree on a time and place to meet at the conference.

Register now for the 2014 IRE Mentoring Program.


Night at the Ballpark

Grab your friends and enjoy a night cheering on the San Francisco Giants vs. the Cincinnati Reds on Friday, June 27. Game time is 7:15 p.m. at AT&T Park. 

Ticket sales end Wednesday, May 21. Your purchased tickets ($26 each) will be available for pick-up beginning Thursday, June 26 at the IRE Conference sales desk. 
Tickets are limited, so place your order now.

For any questions, please email Stephanie Sinn, or call 901-286-7549.