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INN Days

INN Days 2024

June 11-12, 2024
Hyatt Regency Mission Bay, San Diego, California

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INN Days brings together leaders across the nonprofit news field to highlight examples, share practical skills, and host solutions-focused conversations on the challenges and opportunities to fund and increase access to quality news and information that connects communities, holds the powerful accountable and strengthens our democracy.

Registration is now open! 

We are accepting applications for INN member travel stipends now until April 1.

Register

Get your tickets for INN Days 2024! Take advantage of early-bird pricing now until Feb. 29. Registration will close on May 27, 2024.

Visit our FAQ below for answers to commonly asked ticketing questions.

Having trouble? Click here to view the INN Days registration page on Eventbrite.

Conference tracks

Expanding our reach. How newsrooms are creating solutions to meet communities where they are while addressing the challenges of scaling and sustaining these innovative ideas.

Defending democracy. Tactics and tools organizations are adopting to protect against emerging threats to news organizations, journalists, and democratic processes in their communities.

Funding the work. Ways news organizations and funders are evolving their practices to increase financial support for journalism while navigating the challenges of sustaining a rapidly growing field.

Transforming the workspace. Actions newsrooms are taking to center diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging in their work culture and effectively attract and retain the talent they need.

Connecting the field. Opportunities to network, exchange ideas, and build new relationships with leaders across the field.

Travel & logistics

Conference venue

INN Days 2024 takes place June 11-12, 2024, at the Hyatt Regency Mission Bay, 1441 Quivira Rd, San Diego, CA 92109.

Conference hotel room blocks

Part of attending INN Days is getting the opportunity to connect and spend time with your peers during off hours. Book your stay using the special room rates at the conference venue, Hyatt Regency Mission Bay.

Book Room

Room availability is limited and first-come-first serve at the rates listed above.

Member travel stipends

We are inviting INN members to apply for a travel stipend to attend this year’s conference. Applications are due by April 1, 2024 for consideration.

Each member organization may submit one, single application on behalf of all staff attending. Travel funds can be used to cover transportation, accommodations, or any other expenses that would support your team’s ability to travel. In order to support as many newsrooms as possible, awards will be up to $750 per organization.

Learn more about this opportunity in the INN Days FAQ.

Frequently asked questions

  • Can I transfer my conference registration to another person? Yes, you have until May 27, 2024, to transfer your conference registration to another individual. Please follow these instructions to edit your ticket order information.
  • Can I request a refund for my ticket purchase? You may request a refund up until May 27, 2024. Please follow these instructions to request a refund. Our team will review your request and be in touch.
  • I’ve already purchased an Individual ticket but would like to add another team member. How can we purchase new tickets at the Team ticket price? In order for both of you to receive the Team ticket price, we ask that you request a refund for your original Individual ticket and re-register as a Team.
  • How can I add another person to my existing team registration? Contact our team at gatherings@inn.org, and we can provide you with instructions on how to add a new team member. Please include your existing order number in your message.
  • Are there scholarships or student discounts available to attend INN Days? Yes, there are a limited number of discounted registration tickets available for $155  to support individuals who are interested in attending. Please contact gatherings@inn.org with your request.
  • Will there be a virtual option to attend INN Days? No, unfortunately, there is no virtual registration option available for INN Days 2024 at this time.
  • When should I plan to arrive or depart in order to attend the conference event? INN Days will start at 8 a.m. PT on Tuesday, June 11, and will conclude by 5 p.m. PT on Wednesday, June 12. We suggest arriving by 4 p.m. PT on Monday, June 10 for a chance to settle in and network with fellow conference attendees.
  • Where can I find the latest information about INN Days, including the schedule? We’re still working to finalize this year’s schedule. We will publish a schedule at-a-glance in March and a detailed session schedule by May 15.
  • Where can I find a list of registered attendees? The list of conference-goers will be made available to registered attendees by June 3, 2024. Registered attendees will receive an email from INN with a link to view this list.
  • Will hotel room blocks be available for INN Days? Yes, there will be a limited number of room blocks available at the Hyatt Regency Mission Bay for conference-goers. Visit the Travel section of our hub for more information.
  • What is the hotel resort fee? The Hotel has a daily Resort Services Program fee, which INN has negotiated a discounted resort fee from $39 to $20 per room, per night. It is not optional. The hotel’s resort program provides the following services and amenities to enhance the guest experience: premium guest room Wi-Fi, two in-room bottled waters (refreshed daily), kayak or paddleboard rental through Mission Bay Sportscenter, business center access, incoming & outgoing faxes, private fitness center access, beach amenities (chairs and water toys), recreational activities (assorted board games, foosball, ping pong & bean bag toss), discounted attraction tickets, pool and waterslide access, daily wellness activity, nightly in-room movie. We encourage guests to take full advantage of these hotel amenities during their stay.
  • How much will travel stipends be? To support as many newsrooms as possible, awards will be up to $750 per INN member organization.
  • Can we submit more than one application? Each member organization may submit one, single application on behalf of all staff attending. The survey will ask how many individuals from your organization plan to attend, and INN staff will take that into consideration.
  • Who can receive INN member travel stipends? Member travel stipends will only be awarded to the INN member organization, not directly to individuals. If your organization is fiscally sponsored, the award will be made to your fiscal organization, if selected. 
  • When should we expect to receive funds? If you submit your application by the April 1 deadline, you will be notified of your award status by April 19, and funds will be disbursed by May 17.
  • What expenses can be covered by the travel stipend? Travel funds can be used to cover transportation, accommodations, or any other costs that would support your team’s ability to travel.
  • Why become a sponsor for INN Days 2024? INN members represent a rapidly growing field of nonprofit newsrooms filling news deserts and reaching communities all over the country. They are trusted information centers in their communities, helmed by journalists and business leaders rethinking what journalism can be.  And they’re all coming together at INN Days.
  • What are the different types of sponsorship? We have sponsor packages ranging from $2,500 to $50,000, which include sponsor tables, hosting “brown bag lunch” sessions with attendees, or even designing your own sponsored session as a Champion sponsor. For sponsors that want even more flexibility, we also have standalone options to sponsor travel stipends for INN members, individual conference sessions (after INN approval), or “Joy sponsorships” to sponsor things like an ice cream social, a taco truck or puppy yoga! Want some combination of the two? We can also customize a sponsor package for you to get the most out of your sponsor experience.
  • How do I become a sponsor? Whether you’re looking to demo your product in front of the best and brightest in nonprofit news or you just really care about this field and want to help create a moment of joy as a conference Joy sponsor — we’d love your support! Reach out to Soraya at soraya@inn.org for more information.

Get in touch

The coordination of INN Days is managed by a team of people. You can reach us at gatherings@inn.org with any questions or ideas you may have. You can also sign up for INN’s INNovation newsletter for more updates and announcements. 

Past conferences

In 2023, INN Days brought together more than 400 news leaders, journalism supporters and civic innovators from 250 unique organizations.

View available videos and resources from past conferences below.

INN Days 2023

Where nonprofit news meets civic impact

INN Days 2022

Igniting Our Collective Power

INN Days 2021

Accelerating the future of nonprofit news

INN at Home Part 2

Exploring racial equity in journalism

INN at Home

Sustainability and equity in a time of crisis

INN Days 2019

Building public and financial support for news

INN Days 2018

Sustainable business practices for a new field

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