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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While we’ve moved the in-person conference in Boise to June 2-6, 2021 (#SEJ2021), our 2020 Virtual Conference (#SEJ2020), September 16, 17, 23 and 30, will convene the SEJ community to investigate environmental angles on the 2020 elections and other timely events, celebrate the winners of the SEJ Awards for Reporting on the Environment, and preview workshops, tours and panels coming in June.

#SEJ2020 Registration Rates (Virtual: September 16, 17, 23 and 30)

Registration is now closed.

Last-Call Deadline: Tuesday, September 29, 2020, 5:00 p.m. ET
NOTE: Sep 16, 17 and 23 video recordings are available to registered attendees in the Whova app.

  • SEJ Members: $125 (SEJ members in need may request a fee waiver from
  • Non-Members: $300
  • Students: $25

*BONUS* All registration fees for the #SEJ2020 virtual conference can be applied as a discount toward your conference registration fee for the #SEJ2021 Boise Conference next June. (If you’re not planning to attend #SEJ2021 or cancel your registration, this fee will not be refunded, but will help to cover the costs of the virtual conference.)

NOTE: If you pre-registered this Spring, 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. Pre-registration does not apply to the #SEJ2020 virtual conference, so please register for this event separately.

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

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

Registration for the in-person conference will open in 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.


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