Bellingcat In-Person Workshop in London (5 full days), 20-24 November 2023

Monday, 20 November 2023 9:00 AM - Friday, 24 November 2023 5:00 PM GMT

London, London, England, W1, United Kingdom

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Participant Bellingcat In-Person Workshop, London, 20-24 November, 2023 (incl. VAT and fees) Partial Approval - €3,110.00

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Monday, 20 November 2023 9:00 AM - Friday, 24 November 2023 5:00 PM GMT

London, London, London, England, W1, United Kingdom.

This workshop is a five-day in-person training that will teach digital investigation techniques and provide extensive guided, hands-on practice. The workshop will run over a full week, from November 20 to 24, 2023. Each day, the workshop will run for approximately eight hours (~9am-5pm, including lunch and breaks) in London, UK. All participants must attend in-person. At least two, usually three, Bellingcat trainers will be present throughout the week.

Only 20 seats are being sold for this event.

Our in-person workshops are split into two segments: approximately three days (~24 hours) of hands-on training developing approaches and techniques of digital investigation, and approximately two days (~16 hours) of guided project work. The content of our training is similar to that of our 16-hour webinars, but with the benefit of in-person interaction and assistance. We also have at least one "guest appearance" of other researchers working in digital investigations, either appearing in-person or virtually. 

The course's content over the first three days will include:

  • Introduction to open source investigation
  • Creative search fundamentals
  • How to conduct (nearly) traceless and anonymous/pseudonymous research

Beginning & advanced verification topics, including:

  • Verification of user-generated materials
  • Intuitive reverse search techniques in digital investigations
  • Geolocation & chronolocation of visual materials
  • Using mapping and satellite services in investigations

Beginning & advanced social media topics, including:

  • Fundamental techniques and creative search strategies on individuals & groups
  • Platform-specific tutorials, including Telegram and others as time allows (e.g. 4chan/8kun, "alternative" social platforms such as Gab, etc.)
  • Tracking transportation services (e.g. naval vessels, aircraft) for investigations

After confirmation of registration and payment, we will send the precise workshop venue location, time, and other logistical details to workshop participants in the week before the event. The venue is easily accessible within London. Please note that the location on the map in the Eventzilla page is not accurate for the actual venue -- this is just the default location for London on the site. Coffee/tea and light lunches will be provided to participants at the venue.

The baseline cost for the workshop is 2,500 EUR per participant, in line with the rate for our webinars (250 EUR per 4-hour segment) plus VAT and a small fee to cover costs from Eventzilla and transaction costs. 

Please contact us at if you have any questions. We are looking forward to seeing our participants again in-person!

Cancellation policy

- You will be registered as a participant only after we have received full payment of the workshop fee;

- If you cancel your registration up to four weeks before the start of the workshop, you will be refunded the total workshop fee, minus EUR 25 (+ VAT and fees) (administrative costs);

- If you cancel within four to three weeks before the start of the workshop, you will be reimbursed 50% of the workshop fee. If we are able to replace you with a waiting list candidate, then the total fee (minus EUR 25 + VAT and fees)  administrative costs) will be refunded.

- If you cancel less than three weeks before the workshop, there will be no reimbursement of the workshop fee. If we are able to replace you with a waiting list candidate, then the total fee (minus EUR 25 (+ VAT and fees)  administrative costs) will be refunded.


Bellingcat is an international collective of researchers and citizen journalists using digital verifiable information to investigate a broad range of topics and uncover wrongdoing. Our research is based on facts and evidence and we publish articles with the aim to find objective truth and advance justice, transparency and accountability. We cooperate, share and train others to spread our knowledge, build networks and expand the online open source community.

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