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Calling all business journalists: SABEW’s Spring Conference Is Coming to Ryerson

November 22, 2019
Attendees at the 2016 SABEW conference.

The largest organization for business journalists in North America is holding its annual conference outside of the US for the first time ever - at the School of Journalism.  

The Society for Advancing Business Editing and Writing (SABEW), a 55-year-old organization made up of 3,000 business journalists from across North America, will host its annual spring conference on April 30 and May 1st, 2020.

“SABEW has long been the leading organization to bring business journalists together to share, learn and network,” says Janice Neil, chair of the RSJ. “We’re thrilled to host reporters and editors from the US and across Canada, and to provide our students with opportunities to explore the business and financial journalism.”

SABEW conferences typically involve a mix of skills training and newsmakers, with many of America’s top CEOs, politicians and media personalities having spoken at previous events. Next year’s conference will have an international theme, in line with the society’s goal to become a more global organization and help all business journalists succeed.  

“Bringing SABEW’s spring conference to Toronto is a big step in the organization’s evolution and, as a Canadian, I’m thrilled journalists on this side of the border will get a chance to experience what is one of the top journalism conferences of the year,” says Bryan Borzykowski, SABEW’s president, a Ryerson J-School alum (‘04) and a Toronto-and-Winnipeg-based freelance journalist who has written for the New York Times and CNBC, among other outlets.  

Bryan was one of five journalists who brought SABEW to Canada in 2015. Over the last four years, SABEW Canada has become a go-to organization for the country’s business journalists. It also oversees the Best in Business Canada Awards, an offshoot from SABEW’s main Best in Business awards, which is the only business journalism awards program in the country.  

This year’s conference will give all journalists the chance to learn about the global economy, participate in hands-on journalism training and network with journalists from the New York Times, Globe and Mail, Bloomberg, CNBC, CNN, Washington Post, National Post and many other American, Canadian and international organizations.  

Registration and details will be posted on as they become available. Contact Bryan Borzykowski,, for more information or if you want to get involved in SABEW or spring conference planning.