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.
While we’ve moved the in-person conference in Boise, Idaho to June 2-6, 2021 (#SEJ2021), our 2020 Virtual Conference (#SEJ2020), September 16, 17, 23 and 30, will convene the SEJ community to investigate environmental angles on the 2020 elections and other timely events, celebrate the winners of the SEJ Awards for Reporting on the Environment, and preview workshops, tours and panels coming in June.
Keep up-to-date by subscribing to our Annual Conference email list.
Special thanks to our partners at Boise State University and the city of Boise for graciously adapting to these changes necessary to protect everyone's health.
Note: If you pre-registered for tours and workshops, we will reconfirm your commitment and apply your selections to the #SEJ2021 In-Person Conference registration once it opens later this year.
Conference co-chairs (Read their welcome letter.):
Rocky Barker, Retired Daily Environmental Reporter
Christy George, Freelance Radio News Editor
Protocols for SEJ Annual Conferences (how to get your proposal considered):
- For SEJ members: The deadline was February 25 to submit your proposal for a panel session at our 30th Annual Conference in Boise in September 2020. Details will be posted here when available. Please include a draft title and speaker ideas if you have them.
- For non-members.