Updated May 6, 2021

Change log:

  • Added more accurate information about how closed captioning and transcripts will be handled.

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.
  • Automated closed captioning will be available for most sessions via Vimeo, which uses Google’s API.
  • Additionally, live transcripts will be provided via Otter, which uses artificial intelligence to convert speech-to-text. We’ve found it to be reasonably accurate in real time.
  • 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.