Every two years since 2001, the world’s investigative journalism community has joined together in a different city, and the results have been extraordinary. The GIJCs are giant training conferences, with practical panels and workshops on the latest investigative techniques, data analysis, cross-border collaboration, and more by the best journalists in the field. Our conferences have trained over 10,000 journalists and resulted in the founding of investigative teams, nonprofit newsrooms, and headline-making stories around the world.

The 2023 Global Investigative Journalism Conference (#GIJC23) is brought to you by the Global Investigative Journalism Network (GIJN), Fojo Media Institute at Linnaeus University, and Föreningen Grävande Journalister, Sweden’s national association of investigative journalists.

We’ll be hosting many of the world’s top investigative reporters, editors, producers, and data journalists, as well as key resource people on freedom of information, media law, security, and teaching. We expect over 150 panels, training sessions, keynotes, workshops, and networking sessions. More to come on this later on the website.

The 2023 Global Investigative Journalism Conference (#GIJC23) is scheduled for September 19 – 22 in the historic city of Gothenburg, Sweden. The conference venue is the world-class Swedish Exhibition & Congress Centre.

You can also join our pre-conference day, packed with great workshops and meetings.  Most sessions are open to registered attendees. The Pre-Conference Day is Tuesday, Sept. 19, at the Lindholmen Science Park, a 12-minute ride from the main conference center. More information here.

You can register via our Eventbrite page. The early bird registration fee (until March 31) is US$330 for an individual ticket and US$400 for a business ticket. (Business tickets are for media companies paying for their staff.) After the early bird period, the price will be US$380 for an individual ticket and US$500 for a business ticket. Read more about registration here.

Eventbrite will give you the option to pay with one of four credit cards (Mastercard, Visa, AMEX, or Discover) or with PayPal. Payment by bank transfers are available for groups of ten or more attendees. Please contact gijc23@gijn.org for requesting an invoice and further details on this group otion. The registration page is here.

The fee includes full access to all conference panels, workshops and special sessions. It also covers lunches during conference days, one cocktail reception (Tuesday, Sept. 19), a Muckrakers’s gig (Wednesday, Sept 20) and an awards ceremony and dinner on the final night (Thursday, Sept. 21). You can also join our pre-conference day (Tuesday, Sept. 19), most sessions are open to registered attendees. More information here (to attend the pre-conference Day, be sure to check the box when you register for the full conference.) Here you can read more about special events.

Our journalists work hard and they party hard. We’ll have a great line-up of special events where you can share drinks, brainstorm, get inspired, and dance the night away. On Tuesday 19th, from 6pm to 8pm, don’t miss our welcome reception with open bar and snacks to greet our guests from around the world. On Wednesday 20th, from 9pm to 12am, The Muckrakers will play at the nearby Brewhouse, one of Gothenburg’s top night spots. Come early at 8pm when the doors open for drinks. Finally, on Thursday 21st we will have the Banquet and Awards Night, starting with a 6pm reception, followed by a full banquet with entertainment, and then the announcement of the Global Shining Light Award winners.

The GIJC is possible because of sponsors large and small, including foundations, news media, NGOs, schools and training centers, companies, and individuals. We raise hundreds of thousands of dollars to bring talented journalists from around the world to these events, and we need your support. Here’s a chance to support the “special forces” of journalism on the front lines of battling crime, corruption, abuse of trust, and lack of accountability. See the list of current sponsors here.

If you are interested in becoming a co-sponsor, please contact: 

International: Gabriela Manuli, GIJN / gabriela.manuli@gijn.org

Sweden: Carina Pierre Rochard, Fojo / carina.pierrerochard@lnu.se

Want to get your company’s products and services in front of 2,000 of the world’s most enterprising journalists?  Join us as an exhibitor at the 2023 Global Investigative Journalism Conference (#GIJC23). You will find yourself surrounded by trend-setting professionals seeking the best tools to help them conduct, publish, and broadcast their investigations. 

Costs vary by space size. Please click here or contact Carina Pierre Rochard for more information.

Yes! The conference hosts and their partners are giving out over 150 travel fellowships for journalists from developing and transitioning countries. Note: Fellowship applications are now CLOSED. The deadline to apply for the GIJC23 Fellowship was February 28, 2023. Successful fellows will be notified via email by May 1, 2023. Read more about the fellowship program here.

The Global Investigative Journalism Network, Fojo Media Institute, and Föreningen Grävande Journalister are committed to providing a welcoming and harassment-free environment for participants of all races, gender, sexual orientation, physical abilities, physical appearances, and beliefs. We believe a clear code of conduct builds a respectful and safe community space. Discrimination, sexual harassment, or other inappropriate conduct will not be tolerated and will be grounds for expulsion from the conference. You can read here our code of conduct.

We are currently working with a number of quality hotels in the city and negoted discounts for #GIJC23 attendees. A selection of hotels and available group booking codes are available here. The conference venue includes the 1200-room Gothia Towers.

Requirements for visitors’ visas differ from country to country. Be sure to review whether you need a visa to enter Sweden. If your country is not listed as a visa exempt country, you should make inquiries at your nearest Swedish embassy or consulate — and allow plenty of time to apply and get your visa. Here is the official website of the Swedish embassies and consulates.

Sweden’s currency is the krona (SEK). Sweden is widely regarded as the most cashless society on the planet. Most terminals in stores support paying with contactless cards. Major credit cards (some restrictions may apply to American Express) are widely accepted throughout Sweden at banks, hotels, stores, restaurants, taxis, car rental companies, and for air, ship and rail tickets. Read more about currency here.

Dress code for the GIJC is casual. (Hey, we’re journalists…) Jeans, shoes or sneakers, shirts or t-shirts are all okay. You might want to dress up for the award ceremony dinner on Thursday evening.



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