IRE Training Events

  • June 13, 2019

    Houston, Texas

    2019 IRE Conference

    Reboot your skills, recharge your watchdog batteries and reconnect with the world’s largest network of investigative journalists during this year’s gathering in Houston. Choose from more than 175 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 IRE Awards luncheon. Mix and mingle with the best in the business. Learn. Share. Connect.

    All at #IRE19, which opens at 9 a.m. Thursday, June 13, and runs daily until 12:30 p.m. Sunday, June 16.

    Sign up for our 2019 IRE Conference email list to receive details as we announce them. We'll let you know any time we make a major announcement, update you on the planning process and remind you of key dates/deadlines surrounding the conference.

    Additional details on the conference can be found here.

  • August 4, 2019

    Columbia, Missouri

    2019 August CAR Boot Camp

    Learn how to acquire electronic information, use spreadsheets and databases to analyze the information and translate that information into high-impact stories. In addition, NICAR provides follow-up help when participants return to their news organizations.

    Additional details including fees and a tentative schedule can be found here.

    ** This boot camp is full. Please add your name to the waiting list. **

  • August 9, 2019

    Columbia, Missouri

    2019 Data Viz Boot Camp

    Learn how to uncover hidden stories and visualize them using Tableau at this intensive mini-boot camp.

    IRE and NICAR trainers will show how to build rich charts and maps, and then weave them into interactive dashboards and stories that can be shared on the web.

    Training will cover best practices in data viz and how to build responsive interactives.

    Participants should have experience working with data in spreadsheets, database managers or programming languages. No coding experience is required in this training. You can take this mini-boot camp alone or immediately after IRE’s Computer-Assisted Reporting boot camp. 

    All IRE members qualify for free Tableau Desktop and Prep licenses.

    Register for this workshop here.


  • March 5, 2020

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    2020 CAR Conference

    Join IRE and NICAR in New Orleans, LA for our annual conference devoted to data journalism, March 5-8, 2020 at the New Orleans Marriot. Come and learn about tools you need to dig deeper into stories and give readers, viewers and your online audience the information they're demanding.

    The Computer-Assisted Reporting Conference offers something for everyone, from beginners to those on the cutting edge of digital reporting. We'll offer everything from the basics on using spreadsheets, databases and online mapping to data visualization and the latest technological advances. You'll come away with story ideas, plenty of inspiration and tools to help you overcome typical data hurdles. Bypass the budget issues in your newsroom by taking hands-on classes in free software. Get a look at what the biggest names in data-driven reporting are using to make a major impact online. Learn from the best in the business in discussions and during hands-on training sessions.

    The conference begins Thursday, March 5 at 9 a.m. and runs daily until 12:30 p.m. Sunday, March 8.

  • June 18, 2020

    National Harbor, Maryland

  • June 17, 2021

    Indianapolis, Indiana