Be a part of SRCCON 2023
Check out the amazing sessions this community has planned for each day. And stay tuned, because we still have an evening program with social sessions and activities coming soon!
How to get involved: Our call for participation form is where to let us know you want to participate. If invited to attend, you will have the chance to purchase a ticket with prices starting at $250 plus fees.
There’s still plenty of room for you! We’ll keep our participation form open for attendees as long as we have space.
Key dates for your calendar
- On a rolling basis: We’ll continue to review participation forms for attendees
- October 17-18: SRCCON takes place in Minneapolis, MN
Curious about how it all works? Learn more about being a participant at SRCCON.
About our program
We also love to share related events that people plan around SRCCON:
- Perspectives: How Communities Handle Crises and Dream of Better Futures: Monday, Oct. 16, 7:30pm. Perspectives is an ongoing project to help journalists find inspiration and strategies from other voices. This discussion will include Jeanelle Austin, Executive Director of the George Floyd Global Memorial, and Jessica Eckerstorfer, co-director of the Southeast Asian Diaspora Project.
If you’re planning a meetup or related event while you’re in Minneapolis for SRCCON, let us know so we can share it with everyone!
When & where
On October 17-18 in Minneapolis, SRCCON returns to the McNamara Alumni Center.
If you’re figuring out travel plans: We’ll get started at 9am on Tuesday and close by 6pm Wednesday. Most participants arrive Monday afternoon and head home Thursday morning.
There are a very few rooms left at our conference rate at the Graduate Minneapolis, located right next to our venue. You can reserve one through our dedicated booking link—once they sell out, you can still book at the regular rate or check out these other hotel options.
We’re excited to be back in Minneapolis! SRCCON 2023 will be in-person only. We’ll continue to offer virtual programming throughout the year, such as our bi-weekly community calls, and expect that several sessions will be documented publicly on our site Source.
COVID safety guidelines
At SRCCON, we prioritize caring for each other. One way we’ll do that this year is by masking throughout the conference while indoors and not actively eating, drinking, or facilitating. We’re excited to be back at our longtime SRCCON venue, but it’s a spot without windows that open or outdoor session spaces. Given that our options for improved air flow are limited, we’ve decided to use a tool we’ve all gotten very familiar with: masks!
We will be modeling our COVID safety policies largely off of the PyCon 2023 policies, which means we will be requiring masking while indoors throughout the conference. We’ll have ample masks available, and encourage participants to bring their preferred N95, KN95, or similar masks as well. Exceptions to masking indoors include while consuming food, for speakers when presenting, and when necessary to communicate with someone who is hearing impaired.
We also strongly encourage all participants to be up to date on their vaccinations. We will further update this policy as we get closer to the event. If you have any questions or need further information now, please reach out to us.
What you can expect
The SRCCON program is focused on the practical challenges that news technology and data teams encounter every day. At SRCCON, you’ll:
- Be part of hands-on workshops that reimagine newsroom tech, teamwork, leadership, community, and journalism itself—not panels where you sit back and listen, but sessions where you participate and learn.
- Connect with people who share your hopes and dreams for journalism—not just making professional acquaintances, but creating personal relationships that last.
- Bring who you are into a conference that thinks about the program, the schedule—even games & meals—as ways to celebrate everything you have to share.
SRCCON events are highly participatory, where participants come first so they can can feel comfortable digging into complex problems. The conversations that happen here come from the community and reflect its values:
- We lead change—by challenging the power structures that have failed our industry, we push for long-lasting change in our organizations, led by journalists of color and journalists in local and regional newsrooms.
- We support one another—by offering each other our expertise and empathy, we find new collaborators, help each other learn, and make our networks and organizations more resilient.
- We experiment in the open—by sharing our work and processes, we do the transformative work our organizations need to better connect with and inform our communities.
Who attends SRCCON events
Our participants represent organizations ranging from massive to tiny, and come from all over the U.S. and many other countries. SRCCON participants are developers, designers, journalists, editors, and allies: the practitioners and leaders who are transforming their newsrooms into more representative and innovative places to work. Participants come to SRCCON to change journalism by creating more intentional processes, better relationships with the communities they cover, and new ways to engage and inform people.
How much does it cost?
Ticket prices start at $250, plus ticketing fees. We’ll also offer a limited number of need-based, free scholarship tickets as well as travel or caregiving $500.
SRCCON events don’t have open sale dates or lotteries. If you want to come to SRCCON 2023, our call for participation is how to let us know.
You can stay in touch by following @SRCCON, and get information about tickets, our call for participation, and other event news through the OpenNews notification list. If there’s anything else you’d like to know about our events, we’d love to hear from you.
SRCCON events are produced by OpenNews. We connect a network of developers, designers, journalists, and editors to collaborate on open technologies and processes within journalism. OpenNews believes that a community of peers working, learning and solving problems together can create a stronger, more responsive, and inclusive journalism ecosystem. Incubated at the Mozilla Foundation from 2011-2016, OpenNews is now a project of Community Partners.