The 2021 conference will be an online event again – and we will meet for 3 weeks of conference and data skills training, followed by a number of masterclasses during the autumn months.
The conference weeks have overall themes: 1) Investigative methods, 2) Data journalism and 3) Crossborder journalism. These themes of course overlap, but they still define a focus for the discussions. Come and join in!
Every conference day has the same structure (except the last):
- At 10 am we start out with a “Morning booster” – a short session, introducing a specific tool or area of knowledge. These session will last from 30-50 minutes.
- At 11, we have the main session of the day, sharing experiences and working methods from recent investigations.
- At 2 pm, a data skills-oriented session begins, typically a demonstration rather than hands-on. You will learn tools and get inspiration to your work on data sets.
- At 5 pm, you are invited to an interactive session, where you are invited to participate with your thoughts and experiences. A “data sprint“ continues from week to week, and there are sessions called “Instant inspiration” where you can hear about an investigation and learn how you can make something similar in your own country.
And the very last day, on Wednesday June 3, we are proud to present a partnership with the European Press Prize, that will announce the winners of the annual prize at the Dataharvest Conference. The award ceremony will be in the late morning, after which the winners will present their projects. Save the date!
And the “grande finale” of Dataharvest 2021 is laid in the able hands of Quiztime, the international research group that posts an OSINT conundrum every day on Twitter. Can you find the answers to their questions? Find other Dataharvest participants from your city or country, get together physically or online and test yourselves against other groups!
After the summer holiday, we meet again for at least 5 masterclasses (more may be planned as we move along). Here you can go into more depth with different tools and areas. They will be:
- September 15: Safer Digital Investigations (in partnership with Tactical Tech)
- October 6: Researching the EU with Sigrid Melchior, Investigate Europe
- October 27: Open source intelligence and advanced research tools (under planning)
- November 17: Access to information in Europe
- December 6: Dealing with digital harassment (in partnership with the International Press Institute)
We look forward to seeing you at Dataharvest 2021! Your ticket covers both conference and master classes – buy it here!