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The BOATS programming team is hard at work on the 2020 edition of the conference. Check back for updates this fall.

We hope to see you at our partner event, the Double Exposure Investigative Film Festival. Early-bird passes for 2019 are on sale now.


Celebrate the fifth edition of Double Exposure this October 10-13 in Washington, DC. Experience the best investigative reporting and visual storytelling while exploring industry trends and challenges. Attend a cutting-edge film program and a professional symposium that brings together journalists and filmmakers to explore key issues, exchange resources and advance new projects through a thoughtfully curated series of panels, workshops, screenings, networking sessions, pitch opportunities, and more. Passes are now available at

Based on a True Story special: Get 15% off on all-access passes using code BOATSDX19.



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