Advertise and Exhibit at SEJ's Annual Conference



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In October, several hundred premier environmental reporters will descend on Flint, MI, for the 28th annual conference of the Society of Environmental Journalists.

They're coming to gather story ideas, make contacts and deepen their expertise. You've got a story to tell, and we'd like to reach journalists and the public with it. Take advantage of this unique gathering. Come to Flint and be a part of #SEJ2018!

WHO ATTENDS? SEJ's members include journalists in all media, as well as educators and students. Together, our members reach millions of readers, viewers and listeners in the United States and beyond with reports on environment, science, health, business and other issues. Also attending: academics, environmental experts and advocates, government officials, scientists and others who are interested in the issues and how journalists are covering them.

WHY EXHIBIT? SEJ's members use information from organizations like yours to build their source lists and add to their understanding of complex environmental issues — and to learn about the innovations you've developed to help solve tough environmental problems.

You and your organization are engaged in environmental matters; you know the importance of keeping the public informed. Make sure SEJ members know your story!

DISCOUNT REGISTRATION: SEJ offers a special discount to exhibitors* to register for the full conference. If you reserve booth, table space or reception space, you can register up to three exhibit staff for sessions for $600 per person. Email and ask for the Exhibitor discount code after you've reserved exhibit or reception space. 

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We know that many of you want to support SEJ, and now there's a way you can. Become a Conference Sponsor and gain recognition among SEJ's 1250+ members; generate business leads from the scientists, policymakers, experts, politicians and others who attend the conference; and demonstrate what sets your company apart from other participants. See below to learn more about SEJ's conference sponsorship opportunities.

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General Sponsorships

Event Sponsorships

Sponsor a student or journalist to attend the conference

Conference Sponsorship Matrix


General Sponsorships
Sponsorships range from $2,500 to $50,000. You’re always welcome to give more, or less, or to sign up for à la carte sponsorship options listed here. Sponsorships can include a presence at the conference if desired, including an ad in the program booklet, an exhibit booth, an item or two for the conference bag, registration and space to hold an independent reception, depending on the amount of funding.

Contact Chris Bruggers,, to get started.


Event Sponsorships
Your event sponsorship will be acknowledged with signage at the event, noted in the program book (if the sponsorship is arranged before printing), on SEJ’s website and other places of high visibility. Catered event sponsorships will include more or less visibility, depending on the sponsorship amount.

NOTE: All programs at SEJ’s conferences are planned by members, the conference chairs and the conference director. Sponsorship doesn’t change this. There is no quid pro quo with respect to SEJ’s program content.

Coffee Breaks on Friday (2 breaks) and Saturday (1 break): $10,000
Wed. Meet-n-Greet: $6,000 SOLD
Wed. Opening Reception and Dinner: $35,000
Thurs. All-day tour (1): $4,000 to cover transportation (*bus and other, plus lunches, beverages and snacks)
Fri. Plenary-Session Luncheon: $30,000
Sat. Awards Presentation Luncheon: $35,000
Sat. Dinner and Dancing — super-networking session! $35,000
Sun. Breakfast and Sessions: $6,000 SOLD

Sponsorships for concurrent sessions can help support speaker travel and lodging, materials, special audio-visual needs, etc.: $2,000. Special events: Keynote speakers, film festival or other special events not yet planned: $10,000. Keep an eye on the agenda beginning in April to select events to sponsor.

To reserve an event or events to sponsor, click I'M READY TO ORDER!


Sponsor Conference Attendance for Students and Professional Journalists

SEJ seeks sponsors for....

What a student Fellow said about SEJ's 2017 conference:


I had an amazing time meeting so many kind, driven people and getting an authentic perspective on environmental journalism .... Incredibly valuable in helping to establish my career goals and figuring out how to begin achieving them.

— Bella Isaacs-Thomas
University of Michigan
class of 2018

Students & professional journalists from Flint
Students from nearby universities
Professional journalists primarily covering low-income communities or communities of color
Professional freelance journalists
Journalists from outside the USA

  • Students — Full conference (registration, housing, travel expenses): $850*. (Student first-year membership is only $25 and most students are eligible.)
  • Professional Journalists (US/Canada) — Full conference (registration, housing, travel): $1,200*
  • International Journalists — Full conference (registration, housing, travel): $5,000*

Note: Sponsorships must be received by May 30, 2018. Students and journalists will apply for the fellowship, or sponsors can select their own student or journalist to send. Students and journalists need not be members of SEJ to be selected.

To sponsor a student or professional journalist to attend the conference, click I'M READY TO ORDER!
Or, for more information, contact Chris Bruggers,

*Doesn't include post-conference tour


Conference Sponsorship Matrix

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To plan your sponsorship, contact:
Chris Bruggers





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QUESTIONS ABOUT EXHIBITING? Most of your questions can be answered here. If you still need to talk with a human, please email Chris Bruggers at or (502) 641-1844.


It's in the Bag

What would you put in SEJ's conference bags?

Press kits? Energy bars? Reporter's notebooks? Pens? Flash drives stuffed with information? Any small item with a logo will keep your organization on SEJ attendees' minds. 

Cost: $1,200
Small non-profit organizations: $500

Items must be okayed before shipping. Shipping details will be sent to you once your payment has been received.





Reach SEJ's conference attendees with an ad in the program booklet and on

We've kept the prices way down to make sure you can get your message out. SEJ's program books go to hundreds of reporters and others attending the conference, but it doesn't stop there. With SEJ's fundraising efforts, the books reach environmental media leaders for years after the conference is over. Advertisers are also listed on SEJ's website, along with independent reception hosts and exhibitors.

Ad specs and costs:

Deadline to reserve space: Sept. 7, 2018

Deadline for materials: Sept. 7, 2018. Instructions for sending will be sent once your order is received. 

Send high-res (minimum 300 dpi) JPEG or high-res PDF with all fonts embedded. The file must be full size with bleeds included, if applicable.

For full bleed: 8 3/4"w x 11 1/2"h (1/4" all around); full-page trim: 8 1/2" x 11"

Four color or black/white are accepted at the prices listed below.

Back Cover         8 1/4"w x 10 3/4"h $4,000 $3,500
Inside Front Cover          8 1/4"w x 10 3/4"h $3,000 $2,500
Inside Back Cover     8 1/4"w x 10 3/4"h $2,500 $2,000
Inter-Agenda Full Page 8 1/4"w x 10 3/4"h $1,500  $1,000
Full Page Ad Section 8 1/4"w x 10 3/4"h $1,000  $900
Half Page Horizontal Ad Section 8 1/4"w x 5 3/8"h $720
Half Page Vertical Ad Section 4 1/8"w x 10 3/4"h $720
Quarter Page Ad Section 4 1/8"w x 5 3/8"h $450





Host a Reception

Held Thurs. Oct. 4, immediately following the all-day tours, this event is 4-5 hours of relaxed face-time with 350 - 400 attendees. This is easily one of the most popular events for attendees. Cost includes space, pipe and drape, a table and two chairs. Catering isn’t included.

Have press kits ready to hand out. Local beer is always a good draw. Even better than beer: bring along some experts to chat with attendees. 

Receptions will be held Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018, from 5:00-9:00 p.m. Specs and fees are listed below. Reception areas are approximately 25' x 25' and are for Thurs. evening ONLY. Reception booths are approximately 10' x 15' and remain Thurs. evening until Sat. afternoon. Catering is not included in the room fee. Hosts will be sent catering information after space has been reserved.


Sizes of reception areas can change, but usually not dramatically. SEJ will confirm reception area dimensions.

Space               Small Non-profit/University Rate Large Non-profit/Gov't Rate Corporate Rate
Reception Area (~20' x 25'; Thurs. evening only) $950 $1,550 $2,200





Display Booths and Tables

2018 Exhibit booths and tables pricing:


Organization Type Booth Whole Table Half Table
Small Non-profit* $1,150 $850 $525
University $1,150 $850 $525
Large Non-profit** $1,750 $1,400 $850
Government $1,750 $1,400 $850
Corporate $2,100 $1,750 $1,050



* Annual Budget of $1Million or less
** Annual Budget of over $1Million