SEJ's 30th Anniversary Conference • #SEJ2020 | Virtual | Sept. 16, 17, 23, 30 • #SEJ2021 | Boise, ID | June 2-6 • Contact

Registration Details

COVID-19 has disrupted our lives in countless ways, including forcing SEJ to postpone our annual conference for the first time in 30 years.

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So we split this 30th anniversary event into two parts. We held the 2020 Virtual Conference (#SEJ2020), September 16, 17, 23 and 30

The in-person conference in Boise is slated for June 2-6, 2021 (#SEJ2021).

#SEJ2021 Registration Rates (June 2-6 in Boise, Idaho)

Registration for the in-person conference will open in early 2021.

SEJ Members
$220 (after deadline date TBA: $300)
SINGLE DAY: $110 (after deadline date TBA: $150)

SEJ members must be current to register at the member rate. Please go to your SEJ profile to check your member status. If your profile shows a Renew link, click to renew your membership by following the prompts.

Single Day: $30

$590 (after deadline date TBA: $650)
Single Day: $260 (after deadline date TBA: $325)

Small Nonprofit (annual budget of $2Million or less)
$590 (after deadline date TBA: $650)
Single Day: $260 (after deadline date TBA: $325)

Large Nonprofit (annual budget of more than $2Million)
$790 (after deadline date TBA: $900)
Single Day: $330 (after deadline date TBA: $450)

$790 (after deadline date TBA: $900)
Single Day: $330 (after deadline date TBA: $450)

General Admission
$1200 (after deadline date TBA: $1500)
Single Day: $600 (after deadline date TBA: $750)


* Registration includes most sessions; s​pecific breakfasts (Friday, Saturday), lunches (Fri, Sat) and dinners (Wednesday opening reception, Thursday hospitality receptions); and all beverage breaks. Some events cost extra; all are clearly marked on the agenda descriptions (available soon). These include Wednesday workshops, Thursday tours, Saturday dinner and party, and Sunday breakfast program.

Join SEJ for member conference rates

Those who wish to apply for membership must do so before registering and will also have to pay the discount fee for first-year membership:

USA: $40 ($70 thereafter)
Canada: $40 ($70 thereafter)
Mexico: $15 ($35 thereafter)
Outside North America: $15 ($20 thereafter)
Student: $25 ($40 thereafter)

Membership is open only to journalists, professors and students. Please review the Membership Eligibility Criteria before applying.

Apply for Membership

NOTE: If you pre-registered this in Spring 2020, your spot in #SEJ2021 workshops and/or tours will be reserved and you can either reconfirm your interest or choose other options when #SEJ2021 registration opens in 2021.


If you have limited mobility and require assistance getting back and forth between your hotel and BSU’s Student Union Building (where sessions will be held), please indicate that when registering online (not yet available). SEJ will arrange a small shuttle for attendees with special needs. Please let us know two weeks in advance if you have a disability that requires special arrangements in order to participate.



Please be aware that if you register after DATE TBA, special-diet meals will not be available for you.

All catering is arranged in advance, with final catering numbers given to the caterers at least seven days before the event. We always order extra special-diet meals, but these are given out on a first-come first-served basis. If you have severe restrictions and are registering after [date TBD], please email Robin Smith and we’ll try to accommodate your needs, but we can’t promise to succeed.

Register early to avoid dietary difficulties!

SEJ will make every effort to accommodate special dietary needs. However, we can’t guarantee that your needs will be met for every meal. Please approach all meals with your usual caution.


If you cancel your registration for September’s virtual conference in writing by Aug 28, 2020, you’ll receive a full refund less a $20 processing fee. Nonattendance does not constitute cancellation. Substitutions may be made.

Hull’s Gulch Trail. Photo Credit: Courtesy Chad Case / Boise CVB