We will be updating our schedule with more sessions and details over the next few weeks. Follow us Twitter, Facebook or Instagram for announcements. Registration to SND 2020 gives you access to all sessions. If you miss a session, don’t worry. Your workshop registration will give you access to recordings of all the sessions.

Please note all times are Eastern Standard and schedule are times are subject to change

Day 1

Friday | Sept 18, 2020 | 10:30am-1:45pm ET

Welcome to SND 2020
Tiffany Shackelford, SND Executive Director and Paige K. Connor, pkcxstrategy and Chair, SND 2020

Three-Ring Circus: Memorable Storytelling Across Multiple Platforms
Star Tribune’s Josh Penrod, Greg Mees, Anna Boone and Renee Jones Schneider, moderated by Melissa Angle

XR Storytelling Methods to Inform & Build a Better World
Rachel Henderson, Fenton, Kristin Gutekunst, Overview Collective, Justin Perkinson, and Ray Soto, USA TODAY NETWORK

Screens Down, Eyes Up: Telling Stories Online That Engage Audiences Offline
Rhyne Piggott, Alley and Kate Travis, Science News

All the fun of a Sunday broadsheet newspaper — but on a screen
Luke Hayman and Austin Maurer, Pentagram


Day 2

Saturday | Sept 19, 2020 | 12pm-5pm ET
Educator Day

Newsroom Tools Workshop
Mike Reilley, SPJ

What does teaching journalism look like in the future?
Micheal Grant, Dr. Jennifer George-Palilonis, Corey Takahashi and Robert Hernandez

Remote Classroom, Collaborative Classroom
Chris Courtney, New Pragmatic


Day 3

Sunday | Sept 20, 2020 |

No Sessions


Day 4

Monday | Sept 21, 2020 | 10:55am-1:45pm ET

Keynote: Susan Goldberg, National Geographic

Humanizing Data to Tell Complex News Stories
Anjali Singhvi, The New York Times

Remote work: Wins, losses, challenges, opportunities
Gannett’s KC Schaper and Lauren McNeely

Innovation and Aging
Jacqueline M. Baker, AARP Innovation Lab


Day 5

Tuesday | Sept 22, 2020 | 12pm-4pm ET
Student Sessions

The 2030 plan
Tyler Fisher, News Catalyst

The (Remote) Internship 
Emily Wright and Madison Dong


Day 6

Wednesday | Sept 23, 2020 | 10:30am-1:30pm ET

Typography and Politics

Lets Eat, SND
Jamila Robinson, The Philadelphia Inquirer

Behind the Asterisk
The 19th’s Clarice Bajkowski and Emily Swelgin, with Amanda Zamora, co-founder and publisher, The 19th

Ground Zero: Photographers and visual storytelling at heart of local protests
Danny Gawlowski, The Seattle Times, Kathy Kieliszewski, Detroit Free Press, Beth Nakamura, The Oregonian/OregonLive, and Carlos Gonzalez, Star Tribune


Day 7

Thursday | Sept 24, 2020 | 10:30am-1:30pm ET

Fireside: What Makes Print Special in a Digital World
Tom Jolly, The New York Times moderated by Kris Viesselman, co-founder Wander Magazine

The Micro Design Studio: Your Secret Weapon For Remote Collaboration
Susan Finkelpearl and Christa Field, Alley

Design Lightning Talks
Nina Mehta, Mailchimp; Alex Fong, San Francisco Chronicle; Alan Jacobson, BrassTracksDesign; Tonia Cowan, Wall Street Journal; Suzette Moyer, The Washington Post; Kris Viesselman; Sara Quinn; Rebecca Markovitz, Gannett; Jarrad Henderson, USAToday, Lucio Villa, The Washington Post, and Eric Seidman, moderated by Steve Dorsey of Gannett.


Day 8

Friday | Sept 25, 2020 | 10:30am-1:30pm ET

Charts, obits and a scrapbook: How the Tampa Bay Times is telling the story of the coronavirus
Tampa Bay Times’ Langston Taylor, Eli Murray, Romy Ellenbogen and Jack Evans

Making Journalism More Accessible
Patrick Garvin

Drawing the Line: Musings on the Enduring Power of Visual Satire and the Hand-Crafted Image
Matt Wuerker, POLITICO

Keynote: What ELSE do information designers do?
Nigel Holmes


Day 9

Saturday | Sept 26, 2020 | 11am-12:30pm ET
Hands-On Session

Bigtime Colour Immersion Therapy
Deborah Withey


Day 10

Sunday | Sept 27, 2020 |

No Sessions


Day 11

Monday | Sept 28, 2020 | 10:30am-1:45pm ET

News you can touch
Skye Doherty, University of Queensland

Experience of China newspapers through pandemic and protests

Bringing established news & magazine brands alive
Anna Thurfjell, Anna Thurfjell Studio

An approach to the graphic projects of the South China Morning Post.
Adolfo Arranz, South China Morning Post


Day 12

Tuesday | Sept 29, 2020 | 12pm-4pm
Student Sessions

When motion graphics and Virtual Reality collide
Terence Oliver, University of North Carolina

Finding a place to grow
Brittney Mayes, The Washington Post


Day 13

Wednesday | Sept 30, 2020 | 10:30am-1pm ET

Watercolor, Animation and the Islamic State
Voice of America’s Heather Murdock, Brian Williamson, Amish Srivastava and Lukman Ahmad

Instagram Tips and Tricks
POLITICO’s Michelle Bloom and Janay Kingsberry

San Francisco Chronicle: The Throughline Project
Alex Fong, Danielle Mollette-Parks, Robert Morast and Sarah Feldberg


Day 14

Thursday | Oct. 1, 2020 | 10:30am-1:30pm ET

Typography Matters

Fireside Chat: From the Design Desk to Masthead to Influencing Beyond
Sisi Wei, Open News, and Janet Michaud, McKinsey, moderated by Emily Chow, The Washington Post

Keynote: How to write/edit/design for mobile
Dr. Mario Garcia