#IRE17    JUNE 22-25    PHOENIX


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Reboot your skills, recharge your watchdog batteries and reconnect with the world’s largest network of investigative journalists during this year’s gathering in Phoenix. Choose from more than 150 panels, hands-on classes and special presentations. Learn how to improve reporting and storytelling across all platforms. Celebrate the best of investigative reporting during our 2016 IRE Awards luncheon. Be inspired by luncheon keynote speaker Nikole Hannah-Jones of The New York Times Magazine. Mix and mingle with the best in the business. Learn. Share. Connect.

All at #IRE17, which opens at 9 a.m. Thursday, June 22, and runs daily until 12:30 p.m. Sunday, June 25.



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We won’t be offering printed programs this year, but you are welcome to download a printer-friendly version of the schedule. Please note: We won’t be updating these printer-friendly versions with room, time or speaker changes. The mobile app and online schedule will always be up to date.

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Keynote: Nikole Hannah-Jones

We are excited to announce that Nikole Hannah-Jones will deliver the 2017 keynote address. Nikole is an award-winning investigative reporter who covers civil rights and racial injustice for The New York Times Magazine. In 2016, she helped found the Ida B. Wells Society for Investigative Reporting, a news trade organization dedicated to increasing the ranks of investigative reporters of color. She is also writing a book on school segregation called, “The Problem We All Live With,” on the One World imprint of Penguin/Random House.


Coaching from Barry Nash & Company

Barry Nash and his team return this year to provide personalized coaching sessions. If you have questions about any aspect of your delivery — your appearance, how you use your voice, how you can perform most effectively in the field or in the studio — this is an opportunity you won’t want to miss. Barry has been working with talent at all levels of experience and ability for over 30 years. Jenni Steck works with network and local talent, and specializes in using the body, voice, and breath to project confidence, maturity, and urgency. Learn more about Barry Nash & Company and sign up! (Several of these time slots have been designated as Drop-In Slots. These sessions will not be available for reservation in advance, but will open up for sign-up once the conference is underway.)


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IRE supports vigorous debate and welcomes disagreement, while maintaining a civil and respectful community. Anyone who feels they have been discriminated against, harassed, threatened, intimidated or has other concerns should contact IRE’s executive director or IRE staff members.

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We want everyone to have a great conference. If you have any concerns, run into any problems or need to contact a member of the IRE staff for any reason, we’ve set up several ways to reach us. Please remember that whether you’re in a session, walking the hallway or hanging out at the bar, it’s important to respect all of your fellow attendees. IRE and NICAR have long been known for our sense of community, and we should all be sure that everyone feels welcome.

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