SEJ's 32nd Annual Conference • #SEJ2023 | Boise, ID | April 19-23 • Contact

Registration Details


Register as soon as possible to get your choice of Wednesday workshops and Thursday all-day tours. Both always fill quickly!

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#SEJ2022 Registration Rates (April 19-23 in Boise, Idaho)

Online registration closes April 14. Thereafter you can still register on-site but to avoid a long wait in line, we strongly recommend registering by the April 14 deadline.

SEJ Members*:

Early bird: $275 (ends January 31, 11:59 p.m. ET)
Regular (starting February 1): $375
Late (starting March 14): $495
Single day: $200

Student Members (Must be a Student SEJ Member; 1st 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 NABJ, NAHJ, AAJA, SAJA, NLGJA, NAJA, Uproot Project and other affinity journalism groups are eligible for SEJ member pricing. Contact with proof of J-group membership to receive the discount code before completing registration.

Non-Members (General Admission):

Under $2 million annual budget:

Early Bird: $700 (ends January 31, 11:59 p.m. ET)
Regular (starting February 1): $800
Late (starting March 14): $950
Single Day: $450

Over $2 million annual budget:

Early Bird: $900 (ends January 31, 11:59 p.m. ET)
Regular (starting February 1): $1050
Late (starting March 14): $1300
Single Day: $650


Conference sessions and events are not included with exhibits, ads and receptions. Exhibit tables will be in the main ballroom, so exhibit staff must register at the special exhibitor rate of $600 per person (SEJ and Uproot members can register at the member rate and speakers at the speaker rate). This fee includes access to conference events and meals (ticketed events extra). Limit of 2 exhibitor staff at the $600 rate for full tables and 1 for half tables.

NOTE: Registration includes most sessions; 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. 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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If you have limited mobility and require assistance getting back and forth between your hotel and the Sonesta (SEJ’s conference center/hotel), 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 March 15, 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 15, 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 15, you’ll receive a full refund. Nonattendance does not constitute cancellation. Substitutions may be made. Attendees who fail to abide by SEJ’s COVID-19 policy 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 #SEJ2023 and a full refund will be provided. Please contact us at

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