The Suggestion Box is now open for pitches!

Submit a session to ONA17, and give your ideas an audience. Selected presenters receive free registration to ONA17!

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What is ONA17?

Inspiring conversations about the latest trends and best practices in digital media

Unparalleled networking with influencers and emerging talent

Opportunities to explore new tools and tech in our interactive Midway

Conference News

Give your ideas an audience: Pitch a session idea to ONA17

Each year, journalists, technologists, academics and others passionate about news and media come to our conference to share exciting trends in digital journalism. Submissions will account for the majority of educational programming, so this is your best chance to get involved. We’re looking for pitches that are inspiring, instructional or both. We’ve found that the…  Read More

Suggestion Box: What Makes for a Great Pitch?

This is the first in a three-part series of posts on our Suggestion Box — your opportunity to pitch session ideas and presenters for ONA17. We’ll publish the next two posts shortly. You can follow us on Twitter @ONAConf or subscribe to our newsletter to keep the latest news coming to you. Our Suggestion Box, which closes…  Read More

Volunteer at ONA17!

We’re looking for volunteers for the Online News Association Conference and Awards (ONA17), Oct. 5-7, in Washington D.C. ONA17 will bring together over 2,200 journalists, editors, technologists and people passionate about journalism. Volunteering is a great way to have a meaningful experience at the conference and to attend for free. Volunteers work before, during and…  Read More

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Upcoming Dates


Registration will open in April, with discounts for ONA members. Join ONA today!

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Online Journalism Awards open in May; HBCU and MJ Bear Fellowship applications open in June.

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The ONA17 program schedule will be announced in mid-Summer.

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2660 Woodley Rd NW
Washington, DC 20008

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