Upcoming Events June 1-4, 2023

76th EWA National Seminar

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Looking Back, Moving Forward: EWA’s 2023 National Seminar

The Education Writers Association will hold its 76th National Seminar in Atlanta, Georgia, June 1-4

As part of this year’s theme, “Looking Back, Moving Forward,” EWA will examine the history of civil rights in education, and we will look ahead. The event will also examine the continued aftermath of the pandemic on learning at all levels as well as other education issues making news. 

Leading researchers, policymakers and practitioners will share insights on these pressing issues, and experienced journalists will share tips and advice. Attendees will leave equipped to better cover the 2023-24 academic year and beyond. Winners and finalists for the 2022 National Awards for Education Reporting will be recognized.

The conference is open to EWA journalist members, supporting community members, and student members who pre-register. If you’re not a member and wish to participate in this exclusive opportunity to hear from some of the most important movers and shakers in the education and journalism world, it only takes a few minutes to join EWA. (Membership is free for journalists and students.)

Scholarships for eligible journalists are available.

Early Bird $550/person
Regular $650/person
Late $800/person

More Information

Qualified journalists can apply for travel and hotel scholarships.

Registration is open to all EWA members, including students who pre-register.

Our Development Director Rachel Wolin can answer your questions.


Our Funders

The Education Writers Association is grateful for the generous support it receives from foundations.

Our Sponsors

We're also grateful to our sponsors for their participation in this year's National Seminar.  

Have an Idea?

We need your help. Suggest speakers you’d like to hear, topics to address, and training to help education journalists from around the nation. New this year: Propose and plan your own workshops!

  1. All members: Please submit your ideas in the suggestion box to make this the most memorable National Seminar ever.
  2. Journalist members: Propose workshops and speakers for journalism topics and plan your workshops.
  3. Supporting community members: Propose sessions for community members and plan your sessions.

Frequently Asked Questions


What are EWA’s COVID-19 safety policies?

For more information, please refer to our COVID-19 Safety Policies.


Where will the National Seminar be held?

All sessions will be held at the Hilton Atlanta, at 255 Courtland Street, NE

Atlanta, GA, 30303 .

When does the National Seminar start and end?

Registration will open on June 1, 2023 at 6 p.m. Eastern Tentatively, regular sessions will run from June 2 to June 4, 2023. Sessions are scheduled to run from 9 a.m. Eastern on June 2, 2023 to 2 p.m. Eastern on June 4, 2023.

What meals are provided during the National Seminar?

Scheduled meals during the seminar will be provided at the Hilton Atlanta. EWA does not reimburse for additional meals.

I have a disability or dietary restriction. Who do I inform?

Contact EWA with any concerns or questions. For dietary concerns, remember to provide this information during the registration process.

Will there be site visits during the National Seminar?

We hope so! Visits are still in development; check the National Seminar page for new details.

Can I park my car at the Hilton Atlanta?

Parking on site is limited and EWA cannot guarantee parking. For more information, contact us.


How can I apply for a scholarship?

You have to be a qualified journalist to be eligible for a scholarship. See here for the scholarship application process.

I’m a journalist who received a scholarship. What’s the reimbursement process?

For details on the process, see the Journalist Scholarship Steps.

What does my travel scholarship cover?

Scholarships can cover or reimburse your seminar registration fee, travel to Atlanta (e.g., airfare, train fare, or mileage), and hotel stay. For additional information, see Scholarship Terms & Conditions.

I can no longer attend the National Seminar. What do I do?

If you are no longer able to attend, let us know immediately. Scholarships are non-transferable. If you received a scholarship, we may be able to grant it to another journalist. Refunds are available until April 30, 2023. There are no refunds after this date. 

If you are no longer able to attend, let us know immediately. Scholarships are non-transferable. If you had a scholarship, we may be able to grant it to another journalist. Refunds are available until June 1, 2022.  There are no refunds after June 2, 2022.


Where is the conference hotel?

Hilton Atlanta
255 Courtland St, NE
Atlanta, GA 30303
Phone Number: +1 (404) 659-2000

Where do I reserve my hotel room?

If you are NOT a journalist member who has applied for or been approved for a scholarship that includes hotel coverage, a hotel reservation link will be provided on this page. Once this link is posted, we encourage you to book your hotel stay as soon as possible.

If you are a journalist member who has applied for or been approved for a scholarship that includes hotel coverage, please keep an eye on your email inbox for an update on your application and hotel booking instructions.

I went to make my hotel reservation, and the hotel asked me for a credit card. Is my card going to get charged today?

A credit card will be required at the time of booking. Please note that a hotel deposit in the amount of one room night with tax will be charged to your card.

If you cancel your hotel reservation outside of the allowed cancellation period, the credit/debit card used to guarantee the reservation will be charged a one night’s guest room and tax fee. You may review the hotel’s cancellation policy while placing and before confirming a reservation.

How do I get to the Hilton Atlanta from the airport?

We recommend exploring Uber, Lyft, or an airport shuttle service as EWA will not provide dedicated transportation. Mass transportation options are also available.


I applied for and received a scholarship. Does this mean I’m registered?

Not yet! You still need to officially register. Follow the instructions provided in your scholarship award letter.

Is my registration transferable?

Registrations are non-transferable. Refunds are available until April 30, 2023.  

Someone wants to attend a single session with me. Is that okay?

Due to space limitations, we can not allow drop-in attendees to any sessions. Anyone that wishes to attend sessions must register.

Can I register for only one day of the seminar?

Single day registrations are not available.

Can I register and pay on-site?

No. All attendees must register and pay prior to the seminar’s start.

I registered, booked my flight, and reserved my hotel room. What else?

You’re all set! If you have any questions, let us know. Keep an eye on your email for exciting updates!

When will the schedule of events be available?

Soon! Keep checking our National Seminar page for the latest updates and news.

Can I get a list of National Seminar attendees?

EWA does not distribute membership or event attendance lists per our privacy policy. There will be opportunities for networking, and we encourage you to follow the National Seminar hashtag, #ewa23.


How can my organization become a sponsor, exhibitor, or advertiser?

Our development director Rachel Wolin can help.


Where can I get more info on this year’s EWA National Awards for Education Reporting?

Check out our 2022 Awards page for more information. The Awards Winners page will be updated with the finalists in spring 2023 and the winners will be announced during the 2023 National Seminar.


How can I find out my membership status?

Just ask us.

Hotel & Travel

Hilton Atlanta
255 Courtland St, NE, Atlanta, GA 30303