The best in the business will gather for more than 150 panels, hands-on classes and special presentations about covering business, public safety, government, health care, education, the military, the environment and other key beats. Speakers will share strategies for locating documents and gaining access to public records, finding the best stories and managing investigations. Join the discussion about how to practice investigative journalism in print, broadcast, Web and alternative newsroom models. The conference begins Thursday morning at 9 a.m. and runs all day Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Sessions will end by 12:30 p.m. on Sunday.