August 15-16, Minneapolis, MN

A peer-led conference from OpenNews for journalists who want to transform their work, their organizations, and their communities.

Let’s build SRCCON together

Our schedule for SRCCON 2024 is here!

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!

See the SRCCON schedule 🎉

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 $275 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

Curious about how it all works? Learn more about being a participant at SRCCON and our call for participation form. There won’t be a separate ticket lottery or sale date, so if you want to come to SRCCON 2024, our call for participation is how to let us know!

When & where

On August 15-16 in Minneapolis, SRCCON returns to the McNamara Alumni Center. Our program will begin around 9am on Thursday and close by 6pm Friday. If you’re figuring out travel plans, most participants arrive Wednesday afternoon and leave Saturday morning.

Conference hotel

We have reserved a block of rooms at the Graduate Minneapolis Hotel at a base rate of $149 per night. The Graduate Hotel is located right next to the SRCCON venue and is connected by a tunnel in case of bad weather. The conference rate will be available until July 24 or all rooms are booked. To get the conference rate, please call 612-379-8888 and ask for the SRCCON (“Source-con”)/OpenNews rate, or use our dedicated booking link.

COVID safety guidelines

We want everyone who comes to SRCCON to feel safe and cared for. We know that encouraging precautions like testing and masking make it possible for more members of our commuity to attend. Our team has been keeping an eye on journalism events since we last convened in October, and we’re seeing that it’s possible to come together in a group where some people mask and others do not as long as we’re all doing our best to look out for others.

We will not require masking at SRCCON 2024, but staff members will be masking, and we strongly encourage participants to wear masks, particularly in session spaces where people are gathering more closely together. We will have ample masks available, and we invite you to bring your preferred N95, KN95, or similar masks as well. We ask you to test before you come, and ask you to stay home if you’re not feeling well. We also strongly encourage all participants to be up to date on their vaccinations. If you have any questions or need further information, 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:

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:

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 $275, plus ticketing fees. We also offer a limited number of need-based, free scholarship tickets as well as $500 travel or caregiving stipends.

SRCCON events don’t have open sale dates or lotteries. If you want to come to SRCCON 2024, our call for participation is how to let us know.

What’s next

The OpenNews newsletter is a great way to stay up-to-date on tickets, our call for participation, and other event information. You can also keep in touch with us on social media: We’re on Twitter, BlueSky, and LinkedIn. If there’s anything else you’d like to know about our events, we’d love to hear from you.

About us

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.