#SEJ2024 Annual Conference, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, April 3-7

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#SEJ2024 took place April 3-7 in Philadelphia, hosted by the University of Pennsylvania. Mid-Atlantic journalists shared information about their corner of the world: the huge national battle over fracking and LNG versus renewable energy, such as wind and solar; the paradox of a city that wants to be modern and future-facing but is held back by issues of poverty, environmental racism, infrastructure challenges and development problems; flooding and sea level rise; pollution and land management; and much more. Attendees learned which stories demanded their attention, how to tell them and found needed support for the tough road that lies ahead.

Our eternal gratitude goes out to our amazing volunteer moderators, tour leaders, and speakers for their hard work in making this a conference organized by journalists, for journalists. And to...

... our host, University of Pennsylvania, and our main conference sponsor, Hewlett Foundation, as well as other generous sponsors, without whom #SEJ2024 would not have been possible. Thank you for helping us tell the world's most important stories!

It's critically important to SEJ to gather evidence on the impact of our work. So we're tracking stories inspired by or informed by our conference in Philadelphia. The stories don't have to be about Philly or Pennsylvania; they can be based on sources or ideas you got from being at the conference. Please help us to keep SEJ strong and share links, photos, copies of reporting generated or informed by this conference. Send your story links to Cindy MacDonald, SEJ's web content manager. It's never too late. Please send yours! Moderators, speakers, tour leaders: We also welcome resources, tipsheets, etc., from sessions or tours that you wish to share.

Didn't make it to Philly? Check out multimedia coverage, including audio-recordings of most sessions and videos of the plenary sessions:

The Society of Environmental Journalists and The Uproot Project partnered to offer diversity fellowships (worth up to $2800) to support journalists' attendance at #SEJ2024 in Philly. See the #SEJ2024 Diversity Travel Fellows!

Conference chair: Meg McGuire, Founder, Delaware Currents





Download the Program Agenda Booklet (8.8 MB).
Note: There were changes to both agenda and logistics since the agenda booklet was printed.
Refer to the web agenda or Whova app for the correct information.
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