Society launches its 20th Anniversary Conference

Posted on: June 26, 2019 by admin

The Society of Editors marks two decades of campaigning to protect and maintain press freedoms in the UK at its annual conference this year.

Considered a highlight of the media calendar, the conference returns to London this year with the theme one of celebrating the successes of the last 20 years in preserving vital media freedoms, while looking ahead to battles yet to come.

Defending Media Freedom: The 20th Anniversary Conference

The conference will be held at Stationers’ Hall on Tuesday November 12 and will include a Gala Dinner to mark the Society’s anniversary.

“Although there is always more to be done to protect our vital free media in the UK we can take pride in the role the Society has played in the two decades since it was created. That’s why this year’s conference will be celebrating the UK’s media and its role in protecting our vibrant democracy and freedoms while looking ahead to the future,” commented the Society’s executive director Ian Murray.

“We have decided to return to the capital and, mindful of time pressures, keep the conference to a one day event followed by a reception and gala dinner to mark our anniversary. The day will be packed with lively debate, key note speakers and truly informative and useful sessions making it as usual the must-attend event for the industry.

“Stationers’ Hall is the spiritual home of the media with its five hundred years of history, and it is fitting we are holding our conference and gala dinner there where so much history has been made.

“The venue does mean spaces are limited, both for the conference and the dinner, so I would advise delegates to book early and make use of the early-bird discount of course.”

Details of speakers and panel discussions will be announced over the coming weeks.


To book please contact Angela Upton

Please note – this year we are not providing accommodation. However, you may find more information on the venue and local hotels by visiting this link

Early bird discount £50 if booked before 19 September. 

  Members                             Non-Members
Day conference plus gala dinner £419 + VAT                         £494 + VAT
Day conference only                                       £299 + VAT                         £349 + VAT