Schedule

Our initial schedule for the conference will be posted in late April or early May, with sessions continuing to populate the schedule until the event starts. 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.

Interested in how sessions are organized? A diverse, volunteer Program Team selects the majority of sessions from our public call for pitches, the Suggestion Box.

All times listed are in US EDT (UTC–4).

Monday, June 21

ONA will host a virtual Career Day from 12–3 p.m. EDT, the day before ONA21 begins. This event will feature opportunities both for career conversations in group settings and more personal one-on-one overviews, in addition to a limited number of programming sessions around career development. Job, higher ed and fellowship opportunity seekers are welcome to attend at no cost and do not need to also be registered for ONA21. More details on how to get involved.

Tuesday, June 22

  • 12-12:45 p.m. – Opening Session
  • 12:45-1 p.m. – Stretch Break
  • 1-1:45 p.m. – First Session Block
  • 1:45-2:30 p.m. – Coffee Break, Networking, Product Demos
  • 2:30-3:15 p.m. – Second Session Block
  • 3:15 p.m. – Opening Night

Wednesday, June 23

  • 12-12:45 p.m. – Featured Session
  • 12:45-1 p.m. – Stretch Break
  • 1-1:45 p.m. – First Session Block
  • 1:45-2:30 p.m. – Coffee Break, Networking, Product Demos
  • 2:30-3:15 p.m. – Second Session Block
  • 3:15 p.m. – 1:1 Meetups, Group Meetups, Social Activity

Thursday, June 24

  • 9:30-10:15 a.m. – Featured Session
  • 10:15-10:30 a.m. – Stretch Break
  • 10:30-11:15 a.m. – First Session Block
  • 11:15 a.m. – 12 p.m. – Coffee Break, Networking, Product Demos
  • 12-12:45 p.m. – Second Session Block
  • 12:45 p.m. – 1:1 Meetups, Group Meetups, Social Activity

Friday, June 25

  • 9:30-10:15 a.m. – First Session Block
  • 10:15-10:30 a.m. – Stretch Break
  • 10:30-11:15 a.m. – Second Session Block
  • 11:15 a.m.-12 p.m. – Coffee Break, Networking, Product Demos
  • 12-12:45 p.m. – Closing Featured Session

Accessibility Information

We consider many things when considering a host hotel and when planning our programming – a major consideration is accessibility. We’ve compiled a detailed explanation of what to expect in terms of accessibility on site.