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Halifax, Nova Scotia - Oct. 3-5, 2024
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Welcome to CFWF 2024

CFWF Professional Development Day featuring Craig Silverman 

Concerned about the role of AI in your daily work as a journalist and communicator? Not sure what's real, what's fake or how to tell the difference? 

Open to all like-minded colleagues, this hands-on workshop provides an overview of core digital tools and techniques that every journalist, editor and communicator can use. Learn how to background people, verify digital images and videos and to investigate websites. Bring your laptop!

Presented by award-winning Canadian journalist Craig Silverman, this is an elite, featured workshop of the CFWF conference, designed to help all of us determine what’s authentic, what’s AI-generated and how to tell the difference, and more. Craig has been researching and investigating online rumours, fake news and mis/disinformation, and media manipulation for more than a decade. He joined ProPublica, a nonprofit investigative newsroom, to continue his coverage of these topics. He was previously the media editor of BuzzFeed News

CFWF 2024 conference sponsors

Thank you to our CFWF 2024 conference sponsors. We couldn't do this without you. We appreciate your support and professionalism in helping us explore Canadian agriculture, improve our communications skills and network with colleagues.


Schedule at a Glance

Thursday, Oct. 3

Meet & Reconnect

Optional pre-conference tours (self-guided, on your own)

Peggy's Cove 

City Tours


- Welcome Reception at the Atlantica Hotel

Friday, Oct. 4

Anchors away!

- Buses leave for Tour 1 to the Annapolis Valley and Tour 2 to Truro

- Dinner in Downtown Halifax on the waterfront

- Hospitality Suite

Saturday, Oct. 5

Planning, Learning & Celebrating

- CFWF member meeting. Let's talk about the future!

- Professional Development

- Cocktails, banquet and CFWF Awards Program

- Hospitality Suite

Online payment for shopping on e-commerce platforms


Early bird registration - Register by July 31, 2024

- CFWF, IFAJ members: $250+HST

- Non-members: $300+HST

- Student & ACFWA new members: $150+HST

- Craig  Silverman worship only: $75+HST

After July 31, 2024

- CFWF, IFAJ members: $300+HST

- Non-members: $350+HST

- Student & ACFWA new members: $150+HST

- Craig Silverman workshop only: $100 +HST

*registration includes all meals from Thursday evening (heavy appetizers) through to Saturday banquet. Hotel is in addition to the registration fee and payable direct to the hotel on checkout.

Check it out!

Discover Halifax

Entry deadline is June 28

CFWF Awards Program

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