Join us in Chicago for the 2022 Collaborative Journalism Summit!

This year’s Collaborative Journalism Summit be held in person in Chicago, IL. You’ll be treated to two days of lightning talks, workshops and participatory discussions about a wide array of #collaborativej topics and projects.

The Summit will kick off on May 19 and wrap up on May 20, 2022.

Note that we’re NOT kidding when we say “jam-packed” — the Summit is designed to be a fast-paced event that’s full to the brim.

As usual, the Summit comes with Code of Conduct and Care policies and our Commitments pledge. Our commitments are driven by our focus on improving the inclusivity of the Summit and diversity of its speakers and participants. We require all Summit attendees to review our commitments and policies during registration; you can read them here.

When you register, you’ll find two options for both virtual and in-person tickets—Gold and Silver. Please choose the option that best fits you and your organization’s financial situation. We also have no-cost scholarship tickets available to ensure ticket price is not a barrier for participation. If you need one, just let us know by emailing

Important COVID-19 information:

All in-person attendees must provide valid proof of vaccination in order to be admitted to the event.

Our goal is to host an event that prioritizes the health and safety of everyone involved. In the event that the CDC, Montclair State University, Columbia College Chicago, the states of New Jersey or Illinois, or other relevant governing bodies issue updated COVID-related guidance or restrictions that prevent us from hosting the Summit in person, the Summit will be hosted in-place via Zoom instead.

If that happens, all CJS attendees, speakers, and sponsors will be notified as soon as possible and provided with additional information about changes to ticket prices, event access, and other issues.

Accessibility accommodations:

— Live Spanish interpretation 🌐
— Live ASL interpretation 🧏
— Closed captioning via Zoom [CC]
— Other accommodations may be available upon request

In the meantime, check out our #CollaborativeJ merch on our Bonfire store!

All proceeds from merch sales will support the Center’s collaborative journalism program.