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Sept. 16, 17, 23, 30
Idaho bridges more than the continental divide:
A red state with a streak of bright purple, Idaho banks on tech, recreation and agriculture. Its history of logging, ranching and mining has left a complicated legacy on its awe-inspiring landscape. In Boise, America’s fastest growing city, you can ski and golf on the same winter day. But the challenges and opportunities facing state and tribal governments are familiar: urban sprawl, limited resources, energy sources, and conserving the wild for future generations.
COVID-19 has disrupted our lives in countless ways, including forcing SEJ to postpone our annual conference for the first time in 30 years. Instead, we held our first-ever virtual conference (#SEJ2020) September 16, 17, 23 and 30, co-chaired by Rocky Barker, Retired Daily Environmental Reporter, and Christy George, Freelance Radio News Editor.
The event convened the SEJ community to investigate environmental angles on the 2020 elections and other timely events, celebrated the winners of the SEJ Awards for Reporting on the Environment, and previewed workshops, tours and panels originally slated for #SEJ2021 in June.
UPDATE: We are pleased to confirm that the Boise conference has been rescheduled for April 19-23, 2023 (following COVID-related postponements in 2020/2021). Keep up-to-date by subscribing to our Annual Conference email list.
- “International reporting tips from the Society of Environmental Journalists conference,” Covering the Planet, Knight Center for Environmental Journalism, Michigan State University, October 19, 2020, by Audrey Porter.
- “Switching perspective: Changing from victim to solver,” Covering the Planet, Knight Center for Environmental Journalism, Michigan State University, October 14, 2020, by Yue Jiang.
- “Learning from the Society of Environmental Journalists Conference,” Covering the Planet, Knight Center for Environmental Journalism, Michigan State University, October 6, 2020, by Anne Hooper.
- “Biden could pursue ‘easy’ climate solutions, elements of the Green New Deal if elected: experts,” Utility Dive, October 2, 2020, by Gloria Gonzalez.