INN Days 2020


The INN Days conference is two days filled with business training for nonprofit and independent news organizations looking to achieve growth and increase their impact. INN Days brings together members from across nonprofit news for sessions on building relationships with donors, engaging with underrepresented audiences to training in branding, marketing, and growing community partnerships. This year there will be a pre-conference day for member meet-ups and in-depth skill-building. Agenda to come.

Here are a few of the confirmed speakers for INN Days 2020:

  • Ashley Alvarado, Director of Community Engagement, KPCC
  • Mitra Kalita, VP of Programming, CNN Digital
  • Julie Sandorf, President, The Charles H. Revson Foundation
  • Jill Shepherd, Director of Online Fundraising and Outreach, ProPublica

We will continue to update this page as more speakers and sessions are confirmed.

INN Days 2020 will be held at The Westin Old Town in Alexandria, Virginia on June 16-17 with a pre-conference day on June 15.

Conference registration is open February 10 - May 31, 2020. For hotel accommodations, click here.

Learn more about Conference Sponsorship Opportunities.


Pre-conference, June 15

Here are some of the Peer Group Meetups and Workshops:

  • Event Producers
  • Development Directors
  • POC Leaders
  • Rural Newsrooms
  • Single Topic Newsrooms
  • Statehouse Newsrooms
  • Emerging Leaders (closed group)
  • Major Gifts Cohort (closed group)
  • Major Gifts Masterclass (closed group)



Early-bird special registration for INN members is open February 10 - April 17, 2020.

General registration opens April 18 - May 31, 2020.

Register for INN Days 2020



Travel scholarships will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis for members in good standing. Applications will be announced in the INNovation newsletter and on the listserv.

Note:  2020 is an election year and many organizations are holding conferences in the D.C. area. It will be difficult to find hotel accommodations; it's suggested that you book early. INN has secured room rates of $179 per night at the INN Days Conference hotel.

Click here for hotel accommodations



Check back later for agenda and session details.

We're also accepting innovative session ideas for INN Days 2020. We encourage sessions that engage participants, provide practical takeaways for participants and address INN's areas of focus:

  • Reaching new audiences
  • Diversity and Inclusion
  • Nonprofit Management
  • Revenue Generation
  • Community Engagement

INN Days conference presenters will receive complimentary conference registration as well as travel support. The proposal deadline is February 15, 2020.



Details to be announced.


Sponsorship Opportunities