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Join the nation's only event dedicated to the study and celebration of collaborative journalism.

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We're heading south! Join us in Charlotte, N.C., on May 14-15 for the 2020 Collaborative Journalism Summit.

We hope you'll join us in beautiful Charlotte, where you'll be treated to a day and a half of panels, lightning talks, workshops, and discussions about a wide array of #collaborativej topics and projects.

Why Charlotte? North Carolina is one of the hottest places in the country for journalism collaboration right now, and Charlotte is in the epicenter of it all.

This year's Summit will kick off on Thursday, May 14, with two optional, limited registration events: A morning 'Share + Learn' event with the Charlotte Journalism Collaborative, and a hands-on afternoon workshop designed to help you build and improve your collaborative reporting efforts.

All Summit attendees will then convene that evening for an opening reception, plated dinner and conversation about all the collaboration happening in North Carolina's news ecosystem.

We'll reconvene on Friday for a full (and jam-packed!) day of keynote presentations, group discussions, and of course, rounds of our popular lightning talks. Note that we're not kidding when we say jam-packed; the Summit is designed to be a very fast-paced event that's full to the brim. You've been warned.

We'll be adding speakers and more information about the Summit to this page in the coming weeks, so make sure to check back and keep an eye on collaborativejournalism.org/summit for more!

Information about the two Thursday optional events are below.

About the Share + Learn event add-on

Thursday, May 14, 9 a.m. to noon

Join us for a morning of sharing and learning with members of this unique collaborative. This event is hosted by the Charlotte Journalism Collaborative, Solutions Journalism Network and the Center for Cooperative Media at Montclair State University through the Peer Learning + Collaboration Fund.

The Charlotte Journalism Collaborative, a solutions journalism-focused initiative, is turning a year old and has learned a lot about what works — and what doesn't — when newsrooms band together.

The day will include a deep-dive into how the CJC got started, how it works, what its members have learned, and what's next for the cooperative.

Space is limited to 50 people.

Need some help getting there?

The Center for Cooperative Media is making travel stipends available through the Peer Learning + Collaboration Fund for journalists who would otherwise not be able to attend this convening. We strongly encourage newsrooms who have the funds to cover their staff’s travel costs.

You can apply for a Peer Fund travel award here: bit.ly/peerfund

NOTE: If you're applying for a travel award through the Peer Fund, YOU MUST ALSO RESERVE YOUR SPOT HERE ON EVENTBRITE by selecting the corresponding add-on during the registration process.

About the collaborative journalism workshop add-on

Thursday, May 14, 1-4 p.m.

Do you have an idea for a collaborative project but need some feedback? Are you struggling to structure your collaboration? Are you already neck-deep in a project and need some help improving it?

This three-hour workshop will be dedicated to solving those issues and more. This hands-on session, facilitated by Heather Bryant of Project Facet, will be geared toward people who want to workshop their prospective or current collaborative efforts.

All registrants will be surveyed prior to the event and the agenda will be shaped in accordance to what you want to specifically focus on. Heather will be prepared to lead interactive, classroom-style conversations about designing and structuring projects, finding partners, collaborating with non-news entities, budgeting, workflow and more. You will leave the workshop having made some decisions or progress toward making decisions that will move your project forward.

Since this is a hands-on workshop, space is limited to 50 registrants.

Attending the Summit from out-of-town?

Charlotte Douglas International Airport serves the Charlotte metro area. Queens University is located approximately 10 miles (15 minutes) from the airport. Ground transportation ranges from $25-$35.

Queens recommends the following hotels for overnight accommodations:

Sheraton Charlotte Hotel

555 South McDowell Street

Charlotte, NC 28204

2.5 miles from Queens, in Uptown

Residence Inn Charlotte South Park

Residence Inn Charlotte SouthPark

6030 Piedmont Row Drive South

Charlotte, NC 28210

3.4 miles from Queens, In SouthPark

Le Meridien Tower

555 South McDowell Street

Charlotte, NC 28204

2.5 miles from Queens, In Uptown

Thanks to our sponsors!

Interested in learning more about sponsorship opportunities for the 2020 Summit?

Our sponsor packages are listed below (click this link to see easier-to-read versions) and contact Stefanie Murray at murrayst@montclair.edu to learn more.

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