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

Registration Details

Online registration closed April 14.

Please note: Due to record-breaking registration numbers, some registrants, based on the order of registration, may be directed to an overflow room for the plenary/keynote sessions.

  • Speakers, moderators and tour leaders: If you didn’t register before April 14 at 11:59 p.m. ET, you’ll have to register on-site in Boise so allow extra time for line-ups at the registration desk.
  • SEJ Conference Question-Asking Policy: Moderators of panels, plenaries and field trips should remind attendees that the conference is created by and for journalists and that members of SEJ and other professional journalism membership organizations are prioritized for asking questions.
  • EJ and The Uproot Project are partnering to offer diversity fellowships (worth up to $2500) to support journalists’ attendance at #SEJ2023 in Boise. See the selected fellows here!
  • Sign up for conference announcements.
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NOTE: In order to be compliant with our privacy policy, SEJ staff cannot share contact information for our members or conference attendees. Registered attendees of #SEJ2023 have exclusive access to our event on the conference app, Whova, which provides a great way to connect with other attendees. To get started, download the Whova app and use the email address you registered with to sign up. If needed, the invite code was sent to you in your registration confirmation email. Once logged in, click the Attendee tab to see who else is coming to Boise. Click on a profile, then “message” to reach out to someone directly. You can learn more about navigating Whova in this User Tutorial. SEJ requires that you not share your Whova log-in information or the invite code.

#SEJ2023 Registration Rates (April 19-23 in Boise, Idaho)

SEJ Members
Non-Members (General Admission)
Accessibility Assistance
Cancellation Policy

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):

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 (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.


Fellows must apply a coupon code to get basic registration waived. Check your fellowship information or email

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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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 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. After March 15, you’ll receive 50% back until April 3. No refunds after April 3. Nonattendance does not constitute cancellation. Substitutions may be made before April 3. 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 #SEJ2023 and a full refund will be provided. Please email

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