The Global Investigative Journalism Conference is the world’s premier international gathering of investigative journalists. Held every two years, the conferences have trained thousands of journalists, sparked hundreds of investigations and collaborative projects, and played a key role in the global spread of investigative reporting over the past 22 years. With a focus on training and networking, the GIJC23 had a record number of more than 2,100 attendees from over 130 countries and territories.
Producing the event requires intense planning, fundraising, and operational skills by its hosts, but the effort is worth it because of the high standards of GIJC speakers and sessions, its global impact, and the way it raises the profile and stature of the organizers.
For the first time, due to the growing interest, scale, and complexity of this event, the Global Investigative Journalism Network, which oversees the conferences, is now accepting proposals to host its next two GIJCs: the 14th Global Investigative Journalism Conference, to be held in 2025, and the 15th Global Investigative Journalism Conference, to be held in 2027.
Potential hosts must be a GIJN member. It is possible for member organizations to team up and co-share the host role in one country.
If your organization would like to host one of the next two GIJCs, now is the time to assemble and submit a proposal.
Deadline to submit a proposal is February 5, 2024.
The decision on the 2025 and 2027 conference hosts will be made by GIJN in consultation with its board of directors.
Proposals will be publicly posted on the GIJN.org website.
The organizations that are selected to host GIJC25 or GIJC27 will team up with the GIJN Secretariat to finance and organize the conference. We recommend detailed proposals of at least eight pages (in PDF form) that discuss:
- Financing strategy, including the host organization’s ability to find funding and sponsorships. (The average cost of a GIJC ranges from US$750,000 to US$1,000,000 or more.)
- Ability of the host organization to obtain local support.
- Host organization’s experience at organizing conferences.
- Host organization’s experience in management.
- Advantages of holding the GIJC in the suggested city, including environment, transportation, logistics, security, visa accessibility, and cost.
- Estimated budget for the conference.
- A description of the potential venue (hotel, conference center) for the conference.
- Suggested focus and structure of conference panels, workshops, and other events.
- Ability to work with the GIJN Secretariat on planning, programming, fundraising, and logistics.
Proposal Submission Guidelines
- Fill in this submission form.
- Make a copy of this spreadsheet and prepare a detailed budget.
- Prepare all the proposal information (submitted in the embedded form) with relevant images of the potential conference venue in PDF format.
- Email both the budget spreadsheet and the PDF with the proposal information to email@example.com.
GIJN is happy to answer questions while member organizations prepare their proposals. Please let us know if you have any doubts or need any clarifications on requirements by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org.