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Organising a journalism event is no mean feat (we at would know), and some of the challenges you're likely to encounter along the way are coming up with a programme that every attendee will find valuable, making sure you have a diverse list of guest speakers and allowing enough time for socialising in between sessions.

Melody Kramer, senior audience development manager at Wikimedia, interviewed Erika Owens, programme manager for Open News, in this post on Poynter, about how she organises the annual Knight-Mozilla SRCCON conference.

Owens highlighted the importance of allowing enough space for people to get to know each other and avoid back-to-back workshops, and pointed out that drafting some plans for the sessions and how to reach out to potential participants can help make the process easier.

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