IJF is unique: it offers the best for free
The festival is the largest media event in Europe. It is an open invitation to listen to, learn from and network with the best of world journalism. Informality and accessibility are its key features. The festival is free entry for all attendees for all sessions.
The festival in unique because it offers the best for free. Where else can you mix and mingle gratis with Emily Bell, Carl Bernstein, Andy Carvin, Al Gore, Seymour Hersh, Mathew Ingram, Wadah Khanfar, Harper Reed, Yoani Sanchez, Paul Steiger? And thousands more. Over five full days in the stunning yet intimate surroundings of Perugia. Where else can you attend gratis the largest School of Data Journalism in Europe, organised in association with the European Journalism Centre and the Open Knowledge Foundation? Where else can you choose gratis from a total of 210 different sessions covering all aspects of the media? Where else can you take part in such a big, vibrant, stimulating and in some ways improbable event, a mad mix of the well-known and the unknown, of stars and students, of journalists and non-journalists? And all with no booking, no ticket purchase, no paywall between the expert and the aspirant.
Where else? Nowhere else.