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. 

As part of the theme, this multiday conference will feature an array of interactive sessions aimed at preparing journalists to cover an education landscape dramatically altered by the coronavirus pandemic. Topics are expected to include the effect on academics, finances, policy, and the well-being of students, teachers, and families. The conference will include a limited number of sessions on other topics as well. For example, EWA is monitoring the unfolding protests triggered by George Floyd’s death with an eye toward developing relevant programming. 

Registration and scholarship details will be available in the coming days. In the meantime, please save the dates of Tuesday, July 21, through Friday, July 24. Sessions are expected to take place between noon and 5 p.m. Eastern time most days.

EWA’s National Seminar is the largest annual gathering of journalists on the education beat. The event is designed to give participants the skills, understanding, and inspiration to improve their coverage of education at all levels, while delivering a lengthy list of specific story ideas. 

Put a hold on your calendar for EWA’s National Seminar today!