EWA Announces Theme of 2017 National Seminar
Washington, DC • May 31–June 2, 2017

“A New Era for Education and the Press” is the theme of the Education Writers Association’s 70th annual National Seminar. EWA, the national professional organization for journalists and other writers who cover education, will hold its flagship conference at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., from Wednesday, May 31, through Friday, June 2, 2017.

Hosted by the Georgetown University McCourt School of Public Policy and the new McCourt think tank FutureEd, the National Seminar will offer a dynamic and interactive program to equip attendees with new skills and knowledge about the fast-changing education beat. The event will tackle the shifting education landscape at the federal, state and local levels.

EWA’s conference will also examine the impact of the incoming Trump administration on education; the implementation of a refashioned federal K-12 law that hands states and districts considerable flexibility;  and the shifting debate over college affordability, from what’s next for tuition-free college initiatives to how student-loan borrowing and repayment might change.

In addition, journalists will have the opportunity to hone their skills in data visualization and other new forms of digital reporting techniques.

The conference allows journalists who report on education in all media to step outside their daily duties and build new connections and understanding. Special features include awards honoring the best in education reporting, a track of sessions tailored to communications professionals, and training on digital and data journalism tools.

More information, including scholarship and registration, is available on the 70th EWA National Seminar website.