Reasons to experience ONA23
Stay on top of current trends
Our conference is known for collecting best practices and strategic research on media trends all in one place.
Improve your work
We have an incredible cross-section of smart problem-solvers that will help you level up your work.
Experience immediate benefits
More than 90% of participants say they apply something they learn at our conference within 30 days of returning to work.
We aim to provide actionable takeaways from every conversation, as well as slides, documents and recordings so you can keep learning beyond the conference.
Some discussions may prompt you to think about an ongoing problem in a new light and others may just give you that next big moonshot idea.
Discover tools and workflow tips that will help you get your work done smarter and more efficiently so you can focus on those big-picture needs.
ONA23 is a chance for you and your organization to show everyone — including talented recruits — what contributions you’re making to the field by presenting or hosting a peer meetup.
With plenty of career development opportunities, our conference can help you set your personal and professional priorities for the next year.
Build your cohort
Find like-minded folks to kick around ideas and problem-solve common issues together. On average, ONA attendees report creating 4-6 lasting connections at every conference they attend.
Launch a collaboration
Whether people were launching a formal partnership or creating an ongoing working group, some of the best collaborative efforts in journalism have their roots in our annual conference.
Choose your own adventure
You can choose to participate in person, virtually or both with flexible registration options. This year we are designing sessions specific to their forma. (i.e., in person collaborative discussions versus lean-back, dedicated virtual recordings)
Thanks to our incredible sponsors, there’s no more efficient way to collectively achieve everything listed above. We’ve got it all, in one environment, distilled into four days.
What Attendees Say
“I always have at least one jaw-drop moment at ONA where I learn one ‘big’ thing that was worth the price of admission all by itself. [The conference] did not disappoint, but it came with plenty of smaller jaw-drop moments to cement the trend.”
“Especially after 18 months of working remotely, ONA felt even more like ‘being with my people’ than usual. Aside from all the fantastic sessions, insights, and networking, there was a layer of feeling connected that I really hadn’t anticipated or realised I desperately needed.”
– Senior Editorial Manager
“As an entry-level reporter straight out of school, I found it exciting to speak to peers (especially represented in the volunteer corps) as well as more experienced professionals at sessions and mingling events.”
– Early career professional
“The amazing combination of level-headedness and optimism that I haven’t experienced in the news in a while.”
“The conference is inclusive, fun, and informative. I most enjoy the mix of programming, from research-based sessions to hands-on workshops.”
“Positive vibe toward change, openness about discussing issues, access to people who are at the forefront of the evolution of online news.”