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Event: National Press Foundation presents: Food, From Farm To Table
When: Thursday, May 28, 2015 5:00 p.m. EDT (DEADLINE)
Where: St. Louis, Missouri
“Everybody eats,” but few know the context and history behind their meals. This all-expenses-paid NPF program will take a holistic look at the issues: hunger, food waste, organic, GMOs, food science, feeding the world’s growing population, and more. How can we grow the food we need on the land we have? What innovations and technology will define the future of food sources? How does food move from field to processor to supermarket to table? How do we keep our food supply safe? And how does a nation of plenty have almost 50 million people struggling with hunger? During this four-day program, journalists will visit an organic farm and Monsanto’s research labs for a ground view of agriculture. We will identify speakers to give journalists an in-depth and balanced look at all facets of food and agriculture. Funding for this program was provided by Monsanto, Organic Trade Association, AARP Foundation, American Farm Bureau Federation/. The program will take place in St. Louis, Missouri from July 19 – 22, 2015

Event: Evolving Nature of Business News Panel
When: May 28, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Where: City University of New York Graduate School of Journalism
Join members of the New York Financial Writers’ Association for the presentation of our 2014 Elliott V. Bell Award, which will be awarded to John Huey, former editor-in-chief of Time Inc. Huey is the 39th recipient of the Elliott V. Bell Award, which is named after the NYFWA’s founding president and which recognizes individuals who have made long-term contributions to financial journalism and have had a significant impact on the industry. As part of the evening, Huey will take part in a panel that will discuss the evolving nature of business news as it adapts and an increasingly digitized business model. He will be joined on the panel by Martin Nisenholtz, the former digital head at The New York Times who now serves as a professor of the practice of digital communication at Boston University and venture partner at Firstmark Capital in New York; John Geddes, former managing editor of The New York Times and Paul Sagan, an executive in residence at venture capital firm General Catalyst Partners and a director (and former CEO) of Akamai Technologies. The panel will be moderated by Andy Serwer, editor-in-chief of Yahoo.Finance. The evening will begin with a short reception featuring wine and appetizers. This event is free to NYFWA members in good standing. Guests are welcome to attend for $15. RSVP’s are mandatory, as you cannot get into the building if your name is not on the list. RSVP BY MAY 27th:

Event: A Reuters Newsmaker with International Rescue Committee President and CEO David Miliband
When: May 29, 8:30 – 9:30 am (registration opens at 8)
Where: Thomson Reuters, 3 Times Square, New York, NY
Fleeing. Displaced. Abandoned. What responsibility do wealthy countries have to support the millions fleeing conflict and disaster in Africa, Asia, Central America and the Middle East? Join David Miliband, President and CEO of the International Rescue Committee, in a Reuters Newsmaker conversation with Sir Harold Evans, Reuters Editor at Large. Contact for more information.

Event: Symposium: US Journalists Jailed for Reporting
When: June 1, 2015, 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Where: National Press Club Journalism Institute, Washington D.C.
More than a dozen members of the media who’ve been fined, detained or jailed in their support of First Amendment liberties will gather and call for a national shield law. The event will be moderated by 1991 National Press Club’s National Freedom of the Press Award recipient Brian Karem. It will feature a panel discussion showcasing journalists Judith Miller, Vanessa Leggett, Libby Averyt, Jim Taricani, Josh Wolf, Lisa Abraham, David Kidwell, Sid Gaulden, Andrew Shain, Brad Stone, Timothy Crews, Roxana Kopetman, and Bruce Anderson. $5 NPC members; $10 public:….

Event: ESRI: Basics of Geodata-Mapping
When: June 2, 2015, 9:30-11:00 a.m.
Where: National Press Club Journalism Institute, Washington D.C.
Add geodata-mapping to your reportage. If you have a database with addresses or zip codes, you can visualize that information on a map. ESRI, one of the leading firms in GIS and geodatabase management applications, will provide a 90-minute introduction to their mapping software. $5 NPC members; $10 public:

Event: New York Financial Writers’ Association presents an evening with Barry Newman When: Tuesday, June 2nd, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Where: The Perfect Pint, 123 West 45th Street, New York, NY
Join the New York Financial Writers' Association for an evening focusing on how to best use anecdotes in stories. Barry Newman will discuss ways to turn narrowly focused stories into narrative features for a broad audience of smart readers. Newman wrote for the Wall Street Journal, from the U.S. and abroad, for more than four decades. Most of his stories ran on the Journal's front page. While he's known for humor writing, his work dealt in accessible ways with serious subjects: immigration, macroeconomics, agriculture, development, trade, politics and foreign policy, to name a few. He will share some of the techniques he details in a new book, "News to Me," published by CUNY Journalism Press: As always, the evening will feature light appetizers and NYFWA members’ first two drinks are on us. Guests of the NYFWA are welcome to attend for $15 at the door.

Event: SPJ JournCamp
When: June 13, 2015, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Where: DoubleTree Metropolitan Hotel, 529 Lexington Ave., NYC
Experience a day of professional development for all types of journalists in all media by attending SPJ's JournCamp, June 13 in New York City at the DoubleTree Metropolitan Hotel. All-day training, breakfast/lunch and an evening reception—all for $40 (for SPJ members) or $60 (for non-members). Students pay even less. JournCamp is funded by the Sigma Delta Chi Foundation and presented in partnership with the Kiplinger Program in Public Affairs Journalism at Ohio State University. Trainers include Sree Sreenivasan, chief digital officer of The Metropolitan Museum of Art and former Columbia University journalism school professor and social media trainer, Forbes magazine reporter Frank Bi, Huffington Post visual/data journalist Hilary Fung, Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Tom Hallman Jr. of The Oregonian, and Time Inc. senior digital editor J. Alex Tarquinio. To see the schedule, learnmore about the trainers and to register, go to Questions? Contact Scott Leadingham at or 317-927-8000 ext. 211.

Event: IN|VEST Conference 2015
When: June 18-19
Where: The Hilton Hotel, New York City
The wealth management industry is changing at record pace. Online investing platforms now hold more than $14B in AUM, a 65 percent increase over what they held in the last year. Furthermore, the venture capital industry continues to pour money into the field as incumbent players both build and partner to catch up. In|Vest 2015 will bring together all players in the wealth management industry for a two day event focused on the digital disruption of wealth management. CEOs from Betterment, Motif Investing, FutureAdvisor, MyVest, and many more robo advisors and traditional wealth management companies will be speaking and available for press interviews. Complimentary passes are available for members of the media that request them by June 5; please contact Kristin Shen at for more information.

Event: National Association of Real Estate Editors’ Annual Conference
When: June 24-27, 2015
Where: The InterContinental, Miami, FL
Journalists who attend the National Association of Real Estate Editors’ Annual Conference in Miami can interview dozens of the world's top real estate newsmakers, tour the country's hottest luxury condo market and hone digital reporting skills. Ian Schrager, creator of the boutique hotel concept, will keynote NAREE’s 49th Annual Conference Friday morning, June 26 at the InterContinental Miami. I-Fei Chang of the Greenland US Holding Companies will speak Friday afternoon. Jorge Perez of The Related Group will speak to media attendees at one of his Brickell Avenue properties Thursday. Reporters will also hear from Scott Stowell, CEO of Standard Pacific Homes, and real estate entrepreneur R. Donahue "Don" Peebles of the Peebles Corporation. NAREE's "A World View of Real Estate," June 24-27, is expected to be trending again this year on social media as journalists report on residential and commercial realty, the mortgage market, EB-5 and crowd funding, international buyers, luxury real estate, mixed-use development and resiliency, affordable housing, vacation homes and seniors housing.“Whether you cover national news or write stories focused on local real estate, the NAREE conference will make you a better reporter or editor,” said NAREE President Shonda Novak, reporter at the Austin American-Statesman. Peer-to-peer NAREE University professional development sessions led by Daniel Taub, Bloomberg News; Kris Hudson, Wall Street Journal; Valerie Kellogg, Newsday and Mary Shanklin, Orlando Sentinel, will prepare journalists to excel in today’s evolving news platforms. Conferees can view the work of leading real estate journalists as Los Angeles Times columnist and NAREE Past President Lauren Beale presents NAREE's Awards of Excellence at the 65th Annual Real Estate Journalism Awards Ceremony, Friday evening, June 26. NAREE's headquarters hotel, the InterContinental Miami, overlooks Biscayne Bay and Bayfront Park and is near the skyline full of cranes remaking the city. To register, check out For more information email

Event: Morningstar Investment Conference
When: June 24-26, 2015
Where: McCormick Place Convention Center, Chicago
Morningstar, Inc., a leading provider of independent investment research, is hosting its 27th annual investment conference. This year’s keynote speakers are Jeremy Grantham, co-founder and chief investment strategist, GMO LLC; David Kelly, Ph.D., chief global strategist, J.P. Morgan Funds; Sallie Krawcheck, chair, Ellevate Network; and PIMCO’s Douglas Hodge, chief executive officer and managing director, and Daniel Ivascyn, group chief investment officer and managing director. General session speakers include Joe Davis,Ph. D., Vanguard; Rob Lovelace, CFA, American Funds; Diana Strandberg, CFA, Dodge & Cox; Bill Nygren, CFA, Oakmark Funds; Steven Romick, CFA, FPA Funds; Bridget Hughes, CFA, Morningstar; Jeffrey S. Mitchell, Fidelity Investments; and Susan Ferris Wyderko, Mutual Fund Directors Forum. Morningstar is also offering free preconference sessions, “Women and Investing”, “Technology and the Advisor: Reaching Tomorrow’s Clients”, and “Getting More from Morningstar’s Manager Research”, for registered attendees from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. CT on June 24 at McCormick Place. The three tracks comprise three different sessions each; participants may attend one track in its entirety or different sessions within multiple tracks. The price for the Morningstar Investment Conference is $795 per person and includes the preference sessions, two breakfasts, two lunches, and two receptions. For more information, including the full agenda, hotel accommodations, and continuing-education credits, or to register, visit Conference updates will be available on Twitter at or through the conference hashtag, #MICUS. News Media Registration Information: Full-time members of the news media may receive complimentary registration to the Morningstar Investment Conference. If you are a member of the media and want to register for the conference, visit or contact Carling Spelhaug at or 312-696-6150.