Frequently Asked Questions

What’s the African Investigative Journalism Conference?

Every year since 2005, the investigative journalism community gathers at the University of the
Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa. The African Investigative Journalism Conference (AIJC)
is the largest annual gathering of investigative journalists on the continent. It is three days of
celebrating the work of the continent’s best journalists, networking, sharing stories, training, and
catching up on cutting edge tools and techniques.This year’s event will include financial investigations
into public and private sectors; the growing relationship between civil society and investigative
journalists; how to deal with physical and online security threats; the surge in cross-border
investigations; the latest in data journalism and multimedia storytelling; and keynote addresses from
top international prize-winning journalists. AIJC is brought to you by the Wits Journalism programme
of University of the Witwatersrand.

Who will be the speakers and what can we expect?

We’ll be hosting various investigative reporters, editors and producers from the African continent and the United States of America.We expect about +25 panels, training sessions, keynotes and workshops. Check out the program site for confirmed updates.

Where and when is the conference?

Due to travel restrictions imposed on many countries following the spread of the Covid-19, #AIJC2020 will take place in the comfort of your living space. The conference runs from Tuesday, 6 October until Friday, 30 October 2020 with daily sessions on weekdays.

How can I register?

Conference registration is open now. Register on our new conference website aijc.africa. Select your ticket quantity. The register button is green below. Click the button and enter all the required information in the registration form. By going through this process you will get all access to the paid and free sessions. When you are finished, proceed to payment and complete registration.

For the free sessions, please click on that specific session link and register there through Zoom.

Once you are registered you will be granted access to our conference app where you will be able to network and follow all conference sessions.

Click here to register.

How can I pay the conference fee?

Fill in the registration form on the Quicket platform on the registration page. Pay by EFT, credit card or cash deposit .

The fee includes full access to the conference’s panels, workshops and special sessions. It also covers Carlos Cardosa lecture, the Africa Check Awards and a session with Bellingcat.

The registration page is here.
Fill in the registration form on the Quicket platform on the registration page. Pay by EFT, credit card or cash deposit .

The fee includes full access to the conference’s panels, workshops and special sessions. It also covers Carlos Cardosa lecture, the Africa Check Awards and a session with Bellingcat.

The registration page is here.

What are the benefits of registering?

Registering for the African Investigative Journalism Conference provides you with a seamless conference experience all in one.

When you register, you will be granted all access on the conference app which will enable you to:
See the full conference programme and speaker line-up
Network and connect with other conference attendees and speakers from around the world on the app before, during and after the conference
Build you own personlised conference agenda

During the conference registrants will have access to:
Participate in live polling and Q&As
Attend breakout sessions and network with other attendees
Receive reminders about when sessions will begin

What happens after I register?

After you complete your registration, you will receive a confirmation either from Quicket (for paid sessions) or from Zoom (for free sessions) email sent to your email address you used to register. Within 48 hours, you will be given access to the conference app with the email you registered with. You will receive an email from Whova which will prompt you to complete your profile and a tutorial on how to use the app.

Who do I contact regarding registration questions?

Please email aijc@journalism.co.za with any questions regarding registration.

What is Whova?

Whova is the conference app powering the African Investigative Journalism Conference.

What if I experience technical difficulties with the platform?

You can always email aijc@journalism.co.za or speak to us (the organisers) through the Whova app. Please note that we will not be able to help you check or resolve any issues with your internet connection.

What can I do to participate during a sessions?

AIJC2020’s event app offers many ways for attendees to engage with speakers, other attendees and organisers. During the month-long conference you can watch sessions within the Whova event app. To participate in a Q&A, a live chat or polling or to see who else is watching the session, click on any of the icons on the right hand-side of panel next to the video stream while you’re inside the session.

What if I want to watch a session after its broadcast?

All publicly available sessions will be viewable at any time within 24 hours after the broadcast on our YouTube channel. Paid for sessions can only be viewed by paying attendees within the conference app.

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