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

Registration Details

Online registration opens on December 4 for members of SEJ and affinity J groups, December 19 for non-members.


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#SEJ2024 Registration Rates (April 3-7 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)

SEJ and J-Group Members
Exhibitors (available soon)
Accessibility Assistance
Special Diets
Cancellation Policy

Member* Rates:

NEW: Members-only registration window runs December 4-18, ending December 18 at 11:59 p.m. ET.

Early bird: $295 (expires January 5, 11:59 p.m. ET)
Regular: $395 (starting January 6)
Late: $495 (starting March 11)
Single day: $200

Student Members (Must be a Student SEJ Member; first-year student membership dues of $25 will be waived if you apply for membership and register for the conference at the same time. Contact with your student ID to receive the discount code.):

Regular: $75
Single day: $25

*Members of AAJA, IJA, Military Veterans in Journalism, NABJ, NAHJ, NLGJA, SAJA, Trans Journalists Association and/or The Uproot Project are eligible for SEJ member pricing. Contact with proof of J-group membership to receive the discount code before completing registration.

Non-Member Rates:

Fees are based on the annual budget of the paying organization. If you’re not sure of your category, email

Under $2 million annual budget:

Early Bird: $700 (opens December 19; expires January 5 at 11:59 p.m. ET)
Regular: $850 (starting January 6)
Late: $1,000 (starting March 11)
Single Day: $500

Over $2 million annual budget:

Early Bird: $1,000 (opens December 19; expires January 5, 11:59 p.m. ET)
Regular: $1,200 (starting January 6)
Late: $1,450 (starting March 11)
Single Day: $700


Call for fellowship applications will be announced soon!

NOTE: All registrations include most sessions; lunches (Friday, Saturday) and dinners (Wednesday opening reception, Thursday hospitality receptions); and all beverage breaks. Some events cost extra; all are clearly marked on the agenda descriptions. 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.

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To ask questions about accessibility or request accommodations (e.g., mobility assistance, sign language interpreters, alternative formats), please email At least three weeks’ advance notice will help us to provide seamless access.


Please be aware that if you register after March 12, it’s likely that special-diet meals will not be available.

All catering is arranged in advance, with final catering numbers given to the hotel at least seven days before the event so the hotel can order the necessary food. 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 March 12, please email

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 in writing to by March 12, you’ll receive a full refund. After March 12, you’ll receive 50% back until March 18. No refunds after March 18. Nonattendance does not constitute cancellation. Substitutions may be made before March 18. Attendees who fail to abide by SEJ’s COVID-19 Protocols will not be eligible for a refund. If you receive a positive COVID-19 test within 10 days of the conference, you should not attend #SEJ2024 and a full refund will be provided. Please email