Upcoming Events for Journalists and Bloggers

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Note: We will work to keep this page updated, but please make sure to check individual event websites for the latest changes.

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Pinners Conference & Expo

A full slate of these events for DIYers, crafters, photographers, and other creatives is available for 2023. The Pinners Conference schedule will kick off in February in Overland Park, Kansas, and make its way around the country, ending in Scottsdale, Arizona, in November. Check out the full schedule to see which city and date work for you.

January 2023

Jan. 5-8: CES

CES is “the most influential tech event in the world.” It will be returning to Las Vegas in 2023 for a live, in-person event. More than 2,000 exhibitors from all over the world will meet with hundreds of media attendees to discuss how their innovations are addressing global challenges. Sustainability is a key focus of the 2023 event. Other topics will include 5G, vehicle tech, cryptocurrency, digital health, the metaverse, and more.

Check out some of the latest CES-related press releases sent via PR Newswire.

Jan. 10: Solutions Journalism 101

This webinar, hosted by the Solutions Journalism Network, will “explore the ins and outs of solutions journalism, talk about why it’s important, explain key steps in reporting a solutions story, and share tips and resources for journalists interested in investigating how people are responding to social problems.”

Jan. 16-12: How explanatory journalism informs and engages audiences

Hosted by the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas, this four-week massive open online course will help students “learn techniques and formats for adding background and context to the news to help readers make sense of the daily outpouring of news, as well as to fight misinformation.”

Jan. 17: Prioritizing Mental Health in the Newsroom

This free webinar from The Journalist’s Resource will cover several topics:

  • How to create trauma-aware newsrooms.
  • How different types of newsrooms can create a culture of well-being.
  • How to care for reporters and editors before, during and after difficult stories.
  • How Canadian journalists are leading the way to bring mental health into newsrooms.

Jan. 23-25: Affiliate Summit West

Mass publishers and bloggers alike will head to Las Vegas to attend Affiliate Summit West. Build new partnerships and learn new ways to build traffic to your site. The content tracks include eCommerce, Content & Commerce, a Publisher Demo, and more.

Jan. 23-27: News Literacy Week

This annual awareness week, held in partnership with The E.W. Scripps Company, underscores the vital role of news literacy in a democracy and provides audiences of all ages with the knowledge and tools to become more news-literate. Some of the scheduled events will look at public trust and media accountability; how local outlets in Chicago are building credibility; editorial cartooning (and how to analyze it); and tips from young people on how to separate fact from fiction.

Jan. 25: Visual Storytelling: the challenges faced by journalists working with images

Images can arguably be more powerful than text, but widespread concerns about disinformation and manipulated photos and videos present challenges to visual journalists. This webinar, hosted by Media Defence, will feature an expert panel of visual journalists and those who defend them.

Jan. 25-26: IMM North America

Travel journalists, editors, influencers, and broadcasters can connect with the travel industry at the 11th annual International Media Marketplace. The event will take place in New York City and is a “must-attend annual event for media relationship-building and networking opportunities.” Sustainability and Indigenous tourism are just a few of the topics that will be covered in sessions at the event.

Jan. 27: Designing Success

The Society for News Design’s one-day workshop in Charlotte, N.C. will provide attendees with stories from experts about their transition and best practices in leadership, and the skills needed to build design culture. Designing Success will bring together creators, makers, builders, thinkers, directors, and visionaries to share and inspire the future of visual communication. The goal is to help attendees sharpen their expertise, discover new ideas, and shape their own blueprint for design success.

Jan. 28-29: Novel Writing Virtual Conference

Tune into this virtual event from Writer’s Digest to hear insights from six award-winning and best-selling authors on the finer points of how to write a novel. At the end, if you feel ready to pitch your novel, a bonus webinar will offer help for crafting a query letter for agents – and you’ll get feedback from an agent! Session topics will cover ways to incorporate everything from food to conflict and emotion into your writing.

Jan. 31-Feb. 1: Lenfest News Philanthropy Summit

Register now for this “free virtual gathering focused on the transformative work of fundraising in sustaining essential journalism.” Workshops, keynotes, and more will be available to attendees looking at how to transform philanthropy for news organizations. Topics will cover data utilization, fundraising plans for 2023, how to engage more diverse funders, and more.

February 2023

Feb. 1-3: The Southern C Summit

The Southern C Summit welcomes female entrepreneurs for three days of workshops, mentor sessions, social gatherings, and (back by popular demand) a silent disco. Topics will cover the latest in e-commerce, media, marketing, and more. If you’re passionate about blogging, wellness, fashion, food, art, or media, this is a great event to check out. Both virtual and in-person ticket options are available. The in-person event will take place in Sea Island, Georgia.

Feb. 3-4: Pinners Conference (Kansas)

The first Pinners Conference and Expo of 2023 will offer workshops and classes covering a variety of DIY topics, including glass etching, knitting, candlemaking, makeup tips, cookie decorating, and much more.

March 2023

March 2: Tips from A New York Times Editor to Get You Published

Julia Calderone, Senior Editor of NYT’s “Well” section, and NYU adjunct instructor Estelle Erasmus will discuss what it takes to pitch, submit, and get published in the New York Times.

March 2: Psychological Safety Training For Women And Nonbinary Journalists

This interactive, virtual session will be co-sponsored by the Overseas Press Club and the International Women’s Media Foundation. The presentation and training will be led by Ana Zellhuber, a psychoanalyst and Emergency Psychology specialist based in Mexico City. Freelance writers, editors, and visual producers are invited to attend.

March 2-Oct. 19: Beat Academy

Over the course of eight months, Poynter will offer 18 courses for journalists looking to improve their reporting skills in several emerging coverage areas, including private equity, climate change, crime, and immigration. Attendees can choose the sessions they need or join all 18 expert-led webinars. In addition, some of the workshops include reporting grant opportunities for participating newsrooms.

March 2-3: Tastemaker Conference

This popular food blogger event will take place in Chicago. Attendees will be treated to meals (of course), swag bags, workshops, panels, and food excursions around the amazing Chicago food scene. Sessions will cover photography, tips for repurposing content, DEI for content, and more. Attendees will also receive a free media ticket to The Inspired Home Show, which takes place March 4-7.

March 2-5: NICAR 2023

The 2023 data journalism conference will take place in Nashville, Tenn. The event will “offer a mix of panels, demos, discussions, networking, and hands-on data training.” Session topics include mass records requests, mapping data analysis, a spreadsheets crash course, data journalism in sports, and more.

March 2-4: WORKBENCHcon

WORKBENCHcon is a “growing network of diyers, makers, influencers & bloggers discovering new techniques, products and skills all while learning how to take their businesses to the next level.” Sessions will cover topics like YouTube channel optimization, photography, and blog monetization, with more to come. It will be held in Atlanta.

March 3-5: Women’s Travel Fest

The tenth annual Travel Fest will return to New York City. Virtual tickets are available and include recordings of the weekend’s sessions. In addition to an NYC walking and food tour, the session schedule includes workshops on publishing a travel memoir, starting a travel podcast, safety tips for solo travelers, and more.

March 7-10: Podcast Movement | Evolutions

Podcasters and industry professionals from around the world will attend Evolutions to network, learn about the latest developments in podcasting, and more. Tracks are available for active podcasters, industry professionals, and beginner/aspiring podcasters. Evolutions will be held at the Westgate Resort in Las Vegas.

March 9: ONA Career Day

These free, virtual event hosted by the Online News Association is open to journalism job, higher ed, and fellowship opportunity seekers. Educational sessions around career development will be available and attendees can share their resumes with recruiters ahead of time.

March 12-15: Alt Summit

Thousands of women entrepreneurs and influencers will head to Palm Springs for this year’s Alt Summit, where “incredible things happen.” Arts and crafts demos, tips for success on Instagram, and a session on how to monetize your blog are just a few of the numerous sessions that will be available to attendees.

March 15: Smartocto: Explaining the User Needs Model 2.0

Smartocto, an editorial analytics company, will host this webinar to dive into its updated model 2.0 and how it will change the editor’s workflow. Attendees will learn about the new user needs added to the model and decide if the tool is a good fit for their newsroom.

March 24-25: Pinners Conference & Expo (Atlanta)

This event will feature 108 creative classes for bloggers focused on crafting and DIY. Macrame, resin, candle making, and bath bomb creation are just a few of the many workshops offered.

March 27-29: Digiday Publishing Summit

Publishers will head to Vail, Colorado, to “hear from media execs about how they’re attempting to grow their companies in a lean time and walk away from this event with a better understanding of how other media organizations are building a more sustainable future.” Speakers from BuzzFeed, Meredith Dotdash, theSkimm, and more are on the schedule. Among the session topics: e-commerce, crypto, dynamic paywalls, and newsletters.

March 30: Diverse Women in Media Forum

This member-exclusive event is hosted by the National Association of Latino Independent Producers. At the forum, “attendees will learn from trailblazing industry women leaders, learn from sessions and workshops to come away with fresh ideas and connections to influence the future of women in media.” The event will take place in Los Angeles.

April 2023

April: AP Stylebook Workshop

This is a four-week online workshop (Tuesdays from 11-11:45 a.m. EDT) designed to boost attendees’ AP Stylebook knowledge. In addition to improving your writing skills and consistency, you’ll also learn about the how and why of AP Style and develop skills to navigate the Stylebook quickly. Sessions will cover the importance of word choice, inclusive storytelling, and real-life language challenges submitted by attendees.

April 19-23: Craftcation

Craftcation offers attendees more than 200 craft and business workshops. Visitors will “explore dozens of genres in our hands-on workshops where you’ll get instruction and inspiration to find your creative flow.” The event will take place in Ventura, California, and will offer classes on dyeing, sewing, and much more.

April 19-23: International Journalism Festival

Perugia, Italy, will again host the International Journalism Festival. Proposals for session topics will be accepted through the end of 2022. A tentative schedule will be available in February, but for reference, the 2022 festival covered topics like data journalism, collaborative journalism, podcasting, AI, disinformation, and journalist wellbeing.

May 2023

May 19-21: Women in Travel Summit

Creative entrepreneurs, influencers, and more travel experts will head to San Juan, Puerto Rico, for WITS 2023. They will “discuss future innovations, build dynamic collaborations, and change travel worldwide, all while supporting and empowering a diverse community.” If you’re new to travel blogging, check out the Beginner Bootcamp add-on for an extra half-day of programming.

June 2023

June 13-16: E3

E3 returns to an in-person experience in 2023 when it heads to the Los Angeles Convention Center. The 2023 expo will separate the industry and consumer events into separate days. June 13-15 will be dedicated to E3 Business Days and will concentrate on industry professionals and gaming media.

June 23-25: Craft + Commerce

Boise, Idaho, will host the event where “top online creators gather to help grow their businesses.” Short stage talks, intimate workshops, and plenty of networking opportunities will round out the schedule. SEO, graphics design, social media, and freelancing are some of the topics that will be covered.

July 2023

July 17-21: TBEX North America

Travel content creators will attend TBEX to boost their writing, photography, and video skills, network with other creators, travel experts, and tourist boards, and more. More than 30 workshops, sessions, and forums will cover content creation, SEO, social media, and influencer marketing. TBEX North America will take place in Eau Claire, Wisconsin.

August 2023

Aug. 21-24: Podcast Movement

Podcasters and industry pros will head to Denver, Colorado, for Podcast Movement. The four days will include more than 150 educational sessions and workshops, networking events and parties, and a podcasting expo and trade show.

Aug. 23-26: ONA23

The Online News Association’s annual event focuses on the future of digital media and will be held in Philadelphia. Attendees range from digital media audience and analytics professionals to news product, strategy, and business executives and entrepreneurs.

September 2023

Sept. 1-3: Playlist Live

Playlist Live was created to help attendees learn about the future of digital video and social media. The three-day event brings together online creators and their biggest supporters. The 12th annual “ultimate creator event” will take place in Orlando, Florida.

Sept. 19-22: Global Investigative Journalism Conference

Gothenburg, Sweden, will host GIJC23. The 13th iteration of the event will feature “training on the latest tools and techniques, cutting-edge workshops, and extensive networking and brainstorming sessions.”

October 2023


November 2023

Nov. 13-16: Web Summit

The “world’s premier tech conference” will take place in Lisbon, Portugal. Educational masterclasses and roundtables will cover topics like deep tech, data science, design, and environmental sustainability.

December 2023



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