SEJ's 33rd Annual Conference • #SEJ2024 | Philadelphia, PA | April 3-7 • Contact


The 33rd Annual Conference of the Society of Environmental Journalists in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, officially begins Wednesday, April 3, 2024, with an opening reception followed by dinner and programs.

Before the official kick-off, three all-day workshops will be held, as well as an afternoon meet-and-greet with fun networking opportunities.

SEJ is committed to supporting a harassment-free environment at the conference. Please read our anti-harassment policy.

  • SEJ Conference Question-Asking Policy: Moderators of panels, plenaries and field trips should remind attendees that the conference is created by and for journalists and that members of SEJ and other professional journalism membership organizations are prioritized for asking questions.
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What do you think should be on the agenda for #SEJ2024 in Philly?

If you’re a member of the Society of Environmental Journalists and/or a Full member of The Uproot Project, you’re welcome to submit a proposal. Here are some helpful tips for pitching a panel. The deadline for submitting proposals is November 1.

And while you’re thinking about your panel, check out the Tour Sneak Peek below and snag a hotel room — last year we ran out, so don’t wait!

Not a member? If you’re eligible, join SEJ and The Uproot Project today! If you’re not a member, you can still get involved.

Here’s a sneak peek at the all-day Thursday tours:

1. Chesapeake Challenge: Pollution Diet, Farm Runoff and Environmental Justice

2. New Jersey Bayshore and Sea Level Rise: Development vs. Open Space

3. Balancing Environmental Justice in Delaware’s Cities, Farms, and Beaches

4. Revolutionary Raptors: Hawk Mountain’s Role in Equity and Ecology

5. Delaware Water Gap: Taken Land, Water Wars and an Uncertain Future

6. From Farmbelt to Pinelands: The Hidden Rural Lands (and Stories) of New Jersey

7. Water Quality and Land Management in Fossil Fuel Country

8. Contamination, Redevelopment and Community Justice

9. Energy in the East: Offshore Wind, LNG and Siting Debates

10. Fighting for Clean Water: From Benjamin Franklin to Water Woman

As a journalism organization that believes in an open society, SEJ each year welcomes a diverse group of attendees to our annual conference. Attendees include representatives of business, government and environmental groups, as well as working journalists, academics and students.

Speakers, presentations, questions and responses do not necessarily reflect the views of SEJ or any of its members.

As our guest, please respect our interest in open discussions of environmental issues by respecting all participants in sessions you attend and not disrupting presentations of views you disagree with.

Please respect our rule that SEJ members are given preference during question-and-answer sessions.

 SEJ is committed to supporting a harassment-free environment at the conference. Please read our anti-harassment policy.