SEJ's 33rd Annual Conference • #SEJ2024 | Philadelphia, PA | April 3-7 • Contact
Environmental Journalism Conference
April 3-7, 2024
Philadelphia, Pa.
University of Pennsylvania
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Democracy, Disinformation, Activism… What’s Environmental Journalism’s Role?

#SEJ2024 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, took place April 3-7, hosted by the University of Pennsylvania.

Our eternal gratitude goes out to our amazing volunteer moderators, tour leaders, and speakers for their hard work in making this a conference organized by journalists, for journalists. And to…

… our host, University of Pennsylvania, and our main conference sponsor, Hewlett Foundation, as well as other generous sponsors, without whom #SEJ2024 would not have been possible. Thank you for helping us tell the world’s most important stories!

It’s critically important to SEJ to gather evidence on the impact of our work. So we’re tracking stories inspired by or informed by our conference in Philadelphia. The stories don’t have to be about Philly or Pennsylvania; they can be based on sources or ideas you got from being at the conference. Please help us to keep SEJ strong and share links, photos, copies of reporting generated or informed by this conference. Send your story links to Cindy MacDonald, SEJ’s web content manager. It’s never too late. Please send yours! Moderators, speakers, tour leaders: We also welcome resources, tipsheets, etc., from sessions or tours that you wish to share.

Couldn’t attend in person? Watch video recordings of four major events (below) plus most sessions were audio-recorded and are posted on our multimedia coverage page.

Why Attend SEJ’s Conference? “It’s THE one!”
See the list of 430+ organizations represented by #SEJ2023 attendees in Boise.

Image of Program Agenda Booklet front coverDownload the Program Agenda Booklet (8.8 MB). Note: There were changes to both agenda and logistics since the agenda booklet was published. Refer to the web agenda or Whova app for the correct information.

The Society of Environmental Journalists and The Uproot Project partnered to offer diversity fellowships (worth up to $2800) to support journalists’ attendance at #SEJ2024 in Philadelphia. See the selected fellows here!

Concerned about COVID? We are too! Read SEJ’s COVID-19 Protocols.

About the Conference

Mid-Atlantic journalists have much to share with you about their corner of the world: the huge national battle over fracking and LNG versus renewable energy, such as wind and solar; the paradox of a city that wants to be modern and future-facing but is held back by issues of poverty, environmental racism, infrastructure challenges and development problems; flooding and sea level rise; pollution and land management; and much more. Come to Philadelphia and let your community help you figure out which stories demand your attention, learn how to tell them and find the support you need through the tough road that lies ahead.

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Sponsor, Exhibit, Advertise

Who is telling YOUR story? SEJ’s Annual Conference is a one-stop shop for engaging the reporters covering your issues. Bring your experts to meet and mingle with journalists reporting on energy, climate change, the environment and health. Support the people telling the world’s most important stories by becoming a sponsor today.

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Members receive discounted registration and entry fees, access to members-only networks and resources, and heads’ up on upcoming events, training and grants. Join North America’s largest membership organization for reporters covering energy and the environment.

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#SEJ2024 takes place in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, April 3-7, hosted by the University of Pennsylvania. See the Agenda for details.

Day 1
03 Apr 2024
Day 2
04 Apr 2024
Day 3
05 Apr 2024
Day 4
06 Apr 2024
Day 5
07 Apr 2024




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#SEJ2024 @ Sheraton Philadelphia University City Hotel