Save the date for ONA17!

We’re thrilled to host the Online News Association Conference and Awards in Washington, D.C. this fall. October generally brings beautiful weather to our host city, home to fantastic local and national media outlets, world class (and often free!) museums, plenty of green space to explore and current titleholder of Bon Appétit’s Restaurant City of the Year.

Book your room at the Marriott Wardman Park

Our host hotel is in Woodley Park, conveniently located right off of the Metro — the District’s public rail service — and walking distance to Smithsonian’s National Zoo (we promised you green space!). Rooms sold out in record time this past year, so book yours now to ensure you lock in the discounted rate of $249 and stay at the epicenter of conference action.

Be ready to register!

Pro Tip: The earlier the better. When we open up registration in April, make sure to take advantage of our first-phase rates. Our past 10 conferences have sold out, so don’t miss your chance to join us. We’re happy to announce that registration rates will remain at 2013 prices.

Opportunities to reach ONA attendees

Looking to get your brand, project, job, fellowship or new product in front of 2,300+ highly engaged attendees from around the world? Want to collaborate with your clients and other top media and tech influencers? You can sponsor, exhibit, join the Midway or create a unique way to support ONA17. Additional opportunities will open after Jan. 15. Contact Jessica Strelitz, Director, Strategic Partnerships, at

What’s next!

  • Early March: the Suggestion Box, our public call for session pitches, opens
  • Late March: Volunteer application process opens
  • Late April: registration opens
  • Early June: Initial ONA17 conference schedule released
  • Oct 5-7: ONA17

Adam is the Senior Digital Manager at the Online News Association.