Military Reporters & Editors Association 2021 Conference
Oct. 29, 2021
Navy League of the United States Headquarters at 2300 Wilson Blvd #200, Arlington, VA 22201
Nearest Metro: Courthouse
Parking: available in building; fees apply (entrance on N. Adams Street.)
9:00 – 09:45: Coffee and bagels.
9:50: Opening remarks
Military Reporters & Editors Association President Jeff Schogol
10:00 – 11:00 Speech by John Sopko, Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction
Moderator: Jeff Schogol
Including time for questions from audience members
11 – 11:15: Break.
11:15 – 12:15: Panel of distinguished military reporters
John Ismay of The New York Times
Wesley Morgan, formerly of Politico and author of “The Hardest Place”
James Laporta of the Associated Press
Geoff Ziezulewicz, of Navy Times
Moderator: Caitlin M. Kenney of Defense One
12:15 – 12:45: Lunch.
12:45 – 1:45: Panel of Public Affairs Officers
Michael Brady, principal deputy chief of Army public affairs
Rear Adm. Charles Brown, Navy Chief of Information
Brig. Gen. George B. Rowell IV, Director of Communication, Headquarters, Marine Corps
Brig. Gen. Patrick S. Ryder, Director of Public Affairs, Office of the Secretary of the Air Force
Moderator: Howard Altman of Military Times
1:45 – 2:00: Break
2:00 – 3:00: Speech by Army Gen. Richard D. Clarke, head of U.S. Special Operations Command
Moderated by Howard Altman of Military Times
Followed by audience questions
3:30 –4:00: 2021 MRE Journalism Contest awards presentation
MRE President Jeff Schogol and Ellen Shearer of Northwestern University
To register for the MRE conference, click Register Now.
6: p.m.: The Combat Correspondents Dinner will be at the National Press Club, 529 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20045. The club requires vaccinations or a negative covid test taken within 48 hours of visiting the club. It will have a fixed-price menu (choices in each course) not including drinks that is $35 a head. If you are going, please send an email to Jen Judson so she can get a count.