RSVP for these 3 ONA17 events today

We are excited to host a record number of official receptions, breakfasts, lunches and special sessions at ONA17. Here are three events that’ll wake up your mind and your body so you can get the most out of the conference. Each event requires an RSVP to attend — register now before they fill up!

Disrupting the Misinformation Network

Wednesday, 6:30-8 p.m. – Virginia A+B, Lobby Level

Pick up your badge early (registration opens at 5 p.m.!) and stay for this special sponsored session on the complex fight against viral falsehoods and misinformation. Storyful, the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism and Moat have teamed up to identify the primary purveyors of fake news, disrupt their business models and protect advertisers from unknowingly contributing to this widespread, international problem. A panel of experts will discuss where misinformation originates, who is behind it, how those campaigns are coordinated and funded and what we can do to stop it. Towards the end, they’ll open the floor to audience questions and close with an informal reception. Open to all ONA17 full conference pass holders. Details and RSVP.

ONA17 is Sponsored by

Pew Research Center

Yoga on the Patio

Friday, 7:30-9 a.m. – Lobby Level Patio

Join us for an energy-boosting wake-up with yoga led by Darin Volwiler — a Forrest Yoga Guardian in Training, based in D.C. — and his assistants.  This will be a chair/standing yoga class, appropriate for a range of abilities. No mat will be required, but bring a sweatshirt as this event is held outside in the fresh autumn air. Our sponsor, SocialFlow, will also raffle several Lululemon gift cards to yoga attendees and breakfast smoothies will be served. Open to all ONA17 full conference pass holders, but capacity is limited. Details and RSVP.

Information Trust Initiative Reception

Friday, 6:30-7:30 p.m. – Delaware A, Lobby Level

Debunking rumors, fact-checking politicians, ignoring trolls and identifying fakes on the internet is exhausting work. Join sponsor Mozilla, as well as the Coral Project and Pocket for drinks, refreshments, networking and conversations about how to make progress on misinformation and disinformation. Open to all ONA17 full conference pass holders, but an RSVP is required for a drink ticket. Details and RSVP.

Can’t get enough? Here are five more events to add to your schedule for ONA17. Next week we will share several other opportunities to connect with your peers while you’re in D.C.

Jessica is Head of Strategic Partnerships at ONA. She oversees ONA’s business development strategy, including opportunities around ONA’s global conferences, events, publications and digital outreach. She’s focused on connecting leaders in digital journalism with professionals in the tech and entrepreneurial spaces – and beyond.