Why Attend

There’s no better place than the Online News Association’s annual conference to learn about the latest digital trends from news leaders, test new tools and connect with other leaders in journalism to discuss common challenges. We’re committed to continuing that tradition — bringing together the brightest minds in digital journalism to share innovative ideas and imagine what’s possible for the future.

Our attendees have had plenty of glowing reviews to share:

“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. 2018 did not disappoint, but it came with plenty of smaller jaw-drop moments to cement the trend.”


“The opportunity to meet others in our industry. 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.”


“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.”