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Environmental Journalism Conference
March 30-April 3, 2022
Houston, Texas
Rice University
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SEJ’s 31st Annual Conference in Houston, hosted by Rice University, is a wrap! The #SEJ2022 conference focused on environmental health and justice, energy and climate change, and oceans and coasts.

We’d like to thank our volunteers for their hard work in making this a conference for journalists by journalists.

Another huge thanks to our host, Rice University, and our main conference sponsors, Hewlett Foundation and Walton Family Foundation, and other generous sponsors, without whom #SEJ2022 would not be possible. Thank you for helping us tell the world’s most important stories.

Safe travels and see you next year in Boise for #SEJ2023!

It’s critically important to SEJ to gather evidence on the impact of our work. So we’re tracking stories inspired by or informed by our conference in Houston. The stories don’t have to be about Houston or Texas; they can be based on sources or ideas you got from being at the conference. Please help us to keep SEJ strong and share links, photos, copies of reporting generated or informed by this conference. Send your story links to Cindy MacDonald, SEJ’s Web content manager. It’s never too late. Please send yours! Moderators, speakers, tour leaders: We also welcome resources, tipsheets, etc., from sessions or tours that you wish to share.

Couldn’t attend in person? Visit our multimedia coverage page and see video recordings of four key events live streamed on April 1 and 2:

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Concerned about COVID? We are too! Proof of vaccination or recent negative test results will be required for all registered attendees. Masks will be mandatory unless otherwise specified. Read SEJ’s COVID-19 Protocols.

Wondering why journalists should meet in Houston in 2022? The reasons are many! Read more.

About the Conference

A lot has changed in the decade since the 2012 SEJ conference in Lubbock. Houston is one of the most diverse cities in the country and where the same industry that’s behind much of its success is also largely responsible for a warming world that’s leading to a wide range of climate-fueled calamities — many of them experienced here. Houston provides a front row seat to cause and consequence, and offers the opportunity to explore both environmental challenges and successes. 

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Sponsor, Exhibit, Advertise

Who is telling YOUR story? SEJ’s Annual Conference is a one-stop shop for engaging the reporters covering your issues. Bring your experts to meet and mingle with journalists reporting on energy, climate change, the environment and health. Support the people telling the world’s most important stories by becoming a sponsor today.

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Join SEJ Today

Members receive discounted registration and entry fees, access to members-only networks and resources, and heads’ up on upcoming events, training and grants. Join North America’s largest membership organization for reporters covering energy and the environment.

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#SEJ2022 takes place March 30-April 3 at the Royal Sonesta Houston Galleria in Houston, Texas, hosted by Rice University. See the Agenda for details.

Day 1
30 Mar 2022
Day 2
31 Mar 2022
Day 3
01 Apr 2022
Day 4
02 Apr 2022
Day 5
03 Apr 2022




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#SEJ2022 Location, March 30-April 3

Royal Sonesta Houston Galleria
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