Updated June 22, 2021

Change log:

  • Added more accurate information about how closed captioning and transcripts will be handled.
  • June 22: Corrected information on closed captioning and transcription due to technical issues

What to expect from ONA21:

  • Most presentations will be given in English.
  • We require participants to adhere to our Code of Conduct. To report a problem, you can email For transparency, this email forwards to:
    • Chief Knowledge Officer Trevor Knoblich;
    • Director of Programs Jennifer Mizgata; and
    • Senior Manager, Communities & Local Journalism Initiatives Meghan Murphy.
  • Privacy is important for many members of our communities. We ask anyone taking screenshots or photographs to be mindful of others and ask permission whenever possible.
  • Audio recordings and transcripts will be provided for the vast majority of educational sessions. We record most sessions, with exceptions being interactive table discussions and in cases when participants request the conversation to be off-record.
  • Session pages marked with a screen icon will have a button to open a new tab with raw (unedited) transcripts, for both live and pre-recorded events. These are created by, which uses artificial intelligence to convert speech-to-text.
  • We are also taking steps to clean up any errors produced by automated transcripts and closed captioning, with the goal of having accurate versions within a few business days after each session ends. We will post them as we complete them, in chronological order. Please note closed captioning may not have sound effects spelled out.