The Lens aims to engage with our readers both on and offline. With a goal of a deeper level of understanding, we host a number of in-person events throughout the year. We invite you to attend one or all of them.

Events are free for members. To become a Lens member, please visit our membership page or call our Development Director, Anne Mueller, at 504.258.1624.

You can find our past events here, including some video coverage.

UPCOMING EVENTS

2019

 

 

 

MAY
7 (Tuesday)
GiveNOLA Day!Open Records workshop

  • Public records: Your window into local government focussing on criminal justice
  • 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
  • The Blue House, 1700 S. Rampart St.
  • Register here.

 

 

 

NOVEMBER
12 (Tuesday)

Open Records workshop

  • Public records: Your window into local government focussing on land use
  • 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
  • Lens office, 4344 Earhart Blvd.
  • Registration opens mid Oct.

 

2018

 
MAY
1 (Tuesday): GiveNOLA Day!
2 (Wednesday): Open Records workshop

  • Public records: Your window into local government focussing on land use
  • 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
  • Propeller
  • Click here to register.

12 (Saturday): Sinkhole Tour of Mid-City

  • Walking tour of neighborhood’s worst sinkholes with an explanation of how they came to be
  • 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
  • Co-hosted with WWNO and iSeeChange
  • More details to come. Send us sinkhole ideas.
AUGUST
TBD: Open Records workshop series 

  • Public records: Your window into local government
  • 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
  • Location to be determined.
NOVEMBER
TBD: Open Records workshop series 

  • Public records: Your window into local government
  • 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
  • Location to be determined.

JANUARY
11 (Wednesday): Open Records workshop series focussing on schools

  • Public records: Your window into local government
  • 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
  • Propeller.

MARCH
6 (Tuesday): Open Records workshop series focussing on government spending

  • Public records: Your window into local government
  • 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
  • Propeller

APRIL
25 (Wednesday): Eight Years of Accountability: The Lens’ Birthday Celebration

  • 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
  • Propeller Incubator
  • Click here for more information and to register.

2017

JANUARY
12 (Thursday): Morning Fill-up (member coffee)

  • 8:00 – 9:00 a.m.
  • Lens World Headquarters
 
FEBRUARY
16 (Thursday): News ‘n’ Brews

MARCH

23 (Thursday): Annual anniversary party

  • 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
  • Lens World Headquarters
 
APRIL
20 (Thursday):
Rising Tide: Environmental Community Forum

 

MAY
2 (Tuesday): Morning Fill-up (member coffee) along with Give NOLA Day, the community’s online giving event hosted by the Greater New Orleans Foundation

  • 8:00 a.m.
  • The Lens World Headquarters
JUNE
22 (Thursday): News ‘n’ Brews

JULY
12 (Wednesday): Workshop

  • Public records: Your window into local government
  • 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
  • PROPELLER, 4025 Washington Avenue
SEPTEMBER
20 (Wednesday): Open Records workshop series focussing on campaign finance

  • Public records: Your window into local government
  • 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
  • Location to be determined.

21 (Thursday): Morning Fill-up (member coffee)

  • 8:00 – 9:00 a.m.
  • Lens World Headquarters
NOVEMBER
16 (Thursday): News ‘n’ Brews

  • 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
DECEMBER
7 (Tuesday): 
Morning Fill-up (member coffee)

  • 8:00 – 9:00 a.m.
  • Lens World Headquarters

2016

JANUARY
21 (Thursday): Breakfast with the Newsmakers featuring Mike Park from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

MARCH
24 (Thursday): Annual anniversary party

  • Read more about our anniversary event here.
  • 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. at The Lens office
APRIL
21 (Thursday): Breakfast with the Newsmakers

MAY
3 (Tuesday): Give NOLA Day, the community’s online giving event hosted by the Greater New Orleans Foundation
JUNE
23 – 25 (Thursday – Saturday): Investigative Reporters and Editors Conference
JULY
21 (Thursday): News ‘n’ Brews

  • 5:00 p.m. at Juan’s Flying Burrito CBD
AUGUST
 18 (Thursday): Breakfast with the Newsmakers

NOVEMBER
 17 (Thursday): Breakfast with the Newsmakers