73rd EWA National Seminar


73rd EWA National Seminar

EWA’s National Seminar is the largest annual gathering of journalists on the education beat. 

EWA’s National Seminar is the largest annual gathering of journalists on the education beat. 

This multi-day conference is designed to give participants an exclusive opportunity to build the skills, understanding, and inspiration to improve their coverage of education at all levels. We will offer numerous sessions on important education issues, featuring some of the nation’s most important educational policymakers, leaders, researchers and practitioners. We will also provide attendees training on journalism skills and a lengthy list of story ideas.

The conference, tailored primarily to working journalists at independent news outlets, also welcomes other education content providers and communicators. Special features include the presentation of awards that honor the best in education reporting, a track of sessions tailored to communications professionals, and training on digital and data tools and strategies.

Attendance at this important gathering is limited to EWA members who pre-register. EWA membership is free for any working journalist interested in education coverage. Journalist members who wish to attend the 2020 National Seminar can apply for a scholarship to cover registration fees.

An important benefit for communicators who become Supporting Community Members of EWA is the opportunity to attend the National Seminar. Supporting Community Members must register to reserve their slot ahead of time as well. 

Find the conference site here.

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EWA Announces Dates of Virtual 2020 National Seminar
The largest annual gathering of education writers to focus on COVID-19 impact

The Education Writers Association is pleased to announce that its 73rd annual National Seminar will take place online July 21–24, 2020.

The theme of the virtual conference will be the far-reaching impact of the COVID-19 crisis on education, from the early years through K-12 and postsecondary learning. Special features include the presentation of awards honoring the best in education reporting, sessions tailored to communications professionals, training on data tools, and practical advice from accomplished journalists on how they did their stories. 

Sponsorship Info

Opportunities at the 73rd EWA National Seminar
Sponsorship & Advertising Available

Don’t miss your chance to market your presence during EWA’s National Seminar, the largest gathering of education journalists in the nation.

This year the National Seminar will bring together hundreds of journalists, experts, and supporting community members for three days of interactive sessions, including stand-alone speakers, panel discussions, and how-to workshops.

Whether your goal is to achieve the biggest impact possible, focus on a target audience, or make your first foray into the education journalism world, we have an option to fit your goals.