SMI participants will hear from live keynoters and panelists focusing on broad and important topics such as leadership, diversity and the future of journalism and media. They will also choose from a variety of on-demand journalism and communications offerings – and have the option to select a live specialization in which they will spend time together broadening their skills.

On-demand lessons during SMI ’21 will be available for participants to watch at any time between July 8 and Aug. 31, 2021. Live sessions for everyone and specializations for students will be held during July as follows:

Live Specializations

1 to 5 p.m. (EST), Mondays
July 12, 19 and 26

Live General Sessions

11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (EST), Tuesdays
July 13, 20 and 27

7 to 8:30 p.m. (EST), Thursdays
July 8, 15, 22 and 29

The Tuesday and Thursday live sessions will also be recorded and uploaded to conference virtual platform for participants to watch on-demand through Aug. 31. Students in the specializations will have an opportunity to do assignments on their own time and based on that week’s instruction.