Schedule

Schedule

ONA23 has a stronger in-person focus this year with the goal of encouraging dynamic conversations and connections best experienced face-to-face. Featured sessions will also be available as livestreams.

Later this year, there will also be a shorter virtual component of the conference designed specifically for those who would prefer a more lean-back experience.

A volunteer Program Committee composed of industry professionals from diverse backgrounds selects the majority of conference sessions from the Suggestion Box, our public call for pitches. This open call will begin in early March.

Session pitches for both the in-person and virtual portions of the conference will be considered for programming at the same time via submissions to the Suggestion Box.

We will post the initial schedule for the conference by end of July and will continuously populate through August. In the meantime, we hope the outline below will be useful for your planning purposes.

Please note, the schedule is subject to change; for instance, our first and last sessions of the day are often subject to featured speaker availability.

All times are listed in UTC–4, Eastern Daylight Time.

Wednesday, August 23

  • 10:00a – 4:00p (10:00 – 16:00) — All-Level Career Summit with RSVP Workshops

Thursday, August 24

  • 9:30a – 11:00a — Opening Remarks and Featured Session
  • 11:30a – 12:30p — First Session Block
  • 12:30p – 2:30p (12:30 – 14:30) — Lunch Break
  • 2:30p – 3:30p (14:30 – 15:30) — Second Session Block
  • 4:00p – 5:00p (16:00 – 17:00) — Third Session block
  • 6:00p – 7:30p (18:00 – 19:30) — Welcome Reception for all participants

Friday, August 25

  • 10:00a – 11:00a — Featured Session
  • 11:30a – 12:30p — First Session Block
  • 12:30p – 2:30p (12:30 – 14:30) — Lunch Break
  • 2:30p – 3:30p (14:30 – 15:30) — Second Session Block
  • 4:00p – 5:00p (16:00 – 17:00) — Third session Block

Saturday, August 26

  • 10:00a – 11:00a — Featured Session
  • 11:30a – 12:30p — First Session Block
  • 12:30p – 2:30p (12:30 – 14:30) — Lunch Break
  • 2:30p – 3:30p (14:30 – 15:30) — Second Session Block
  • 4:00p – 5:00p (16:00 – 17:00) — Third session Block
  • 7:00p – 9:00p (19:00 – 21:00) — Online Journalism Awards Ceremony