Apply to receive $600 in travel support to attend the 2024 LION Summit in Chicago

Fill out the travel stipend request form by Sunday, May 5.

April 9, 2024 by Anika Anand

Attendees at the 2022 Independent News Sustainability Summit in Austin, TX.
Attendees at the 2022 Independent News Sustainability Summit in Austin, TX.

While we’ve worked hard to ensure ticket prices to LION’s 2024 Independent News Sustainability Summit are affordable for our members, we know that conference travel can get expensive. So we’re offering travel stipends to our members, specifically prioritizing Focus Members and those in our Micro-tier, to help subsidize the cost of attending the Summit.

We’re awarding $600 to each attendee selected to receive a travel stipend. We’ll host two open calls for travel stipends — our first call is open today with applications closing on Sunday, May 5, at midnight PT. Our second call will open closer to the event. Our goal is to notify all attendees who are selected to receive a travel stipend by July 31 to ensure they have time to arrange flights and book lodging. Stipends will be paid the week following the event, and payment is contingent on checking into the event. The application to apply for a travel stipend is below.

Here are some additional FAQ:

  • What is the criteria for applying for a travel stipend?
    • You must be a LION member. Check here if you are unsure whether you’re currently a member.
    • We will be prioritizing Focus Members and Micro-tier members. However, if you do not fall into one of these categories, you are still welcome to apply.
    • You must be traveling to the conference. If you are a local publisher who may need lodging only, please reach out to [email protected]
  • How will you select recipients?
    • We will evaluate all first-round applications when the deadline closes on a first-come, first-served basis, prioritizing Focus Members and Micro-tier members. 
  • What if we want to send multiple people from our team to the Summit?
    • We will be able to support one person per organization. You can either coordinate to decide who will submit the application or we will randomly select one person based on who submitted applications.

Summit 2024 Travel Stipend Application

This first call for Summit travel stipends is now closed. With questions, please contact [email protected]. Thank you!

If you have additional questions, please email [email protected]. Want to help support the Summit with sponsorships? Email [email protected] to learn more.

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