Be an early bird! Get the lowest rate for ONA17

Registration is open for the 2017 Online News Association Conference & Awards Banquet, Oct. 5-7, in Washington, D.C.!

Starting today, you can sign up for the conference at the early-bird rate, the same discounted rate we’ve offered since 2013. The cost goes up incrementally in June so register early. ONA members save more than $300 off registration. Student members save $25. Not a member? Join ONA today.

As past attendees know, conference passes sell out quickly, so get yours today.

Online Journalism Awards Banquet

Celebrate excellence in digital journalism at our annual awards dinner, Oct. 7. Tickets are $30 and must be purchased separately.

Big group?

Groups of 10 or more receive a discount of $50 per registrant. For more information, email

What to expect at ONA17

From our opening night reception on Thursday, Oct. 5,  to the Online Journalism Awards on Saturday, Oct. 7, ONA17 will be full of opportunities for you to network with our diverse and creative community. We’re planning three days of inspiring talks and sessions with practical takeaways for you to bring back to your newsroom. Our host city of Washington, D.C., is more than a vibrant backdrop for the conference — we’ll be tapping into the dynamic media scene for expertise and local inspiration.

Book your hotel room now!

Reserve your room at the Marriott Wardman Park. Rates for a standard room are $249. We strongly encourage attendees to reserve their rooms as soon as you can. Our ONA16 hotel block sold out in record time — weeks ahead of our usual sellout date — and we anticipate this conference will sell out quickly as well.

Check out ONA’s Code of Conduct

We want to remind the community that ONA has a Code of Conduct for all of its events. ONA leadership and staff are committed to providing a welcoming environment for all people. We expect our staff, sponsors, presenters and attendees to create and maintain a respectful environment for people of all backgrounds at our events.  Read the ONA17 Code of Conduct.

Opportunities to connect with ONA17

If you’re interested in sponsoring, exhibiting, partnering or engaging with attendees, we have wide range of great opportunities over the three days of the conference. Contact ONA’s Head of Partnerships Jessica Strelitz to talk through what would be a good fit for your organization.

Jennifer Mizgata is a program director with over 12 years of experience creating industry-changing training programs, investing in award-winning projects, and managing key relationships with journalism partners and tech stakeholders. As Director of Programs at the Online News Association, she leads many of ONA’s flagship diversity, leadership and grant programs, including the Women’s Leadership Accelerator, an intensive program aimed squarely at advancing women in digital journalism. A digital strategist dedicated to public service, Jennifer has spent her career building communities online and offline. Before joining ONA, she served as the first social media lead in the U.S. for the World Food Programme (WFP), the United Nations agency fighting hunger worldwide. A writer, editor and photographer, she has both led editorial coverage and done freelance work for a range of outlets.