Key dates for ONA18

It may only be February, with the world excited for the Winter Olympics, but here at the Online News Association, we’re focused on the warmth of a Texas summer and ONA18, Sept. 13-15. We’re already deep in preparation and will soon open opportunities for the community to get involved.

Don’t miss out on these exciting announcements and important deadlines.



  • 29th – Deadline for volunteer and Student Newsroom applications.
  • 29th – Deadline for Suggestion Box submissions.


  • Early April – Early-bird registration opens.


  • Early May – First release of the ONA18 schedule. More sessions will be announced throughout the summer.
  • 4th – Applications for Midway participation close.
  • 10th – Submissions open for the Online Journalism Awards.
  • 11th – The ONA team will be Toronto for Insights: Engagement + Revenue, our one-day spring event. If you like our annual conference, learn more about this focused program.


  • Early June – Early-bird pricing for registration ends.
  • 7th – Deadline for Online Journalism Awards entries.


  • We’ll announce the members of our Student Newsroom.
  • The schedule of Midway sessions will be announced.


  • The “Getting Closer” registration rate ends.
  • We’ll open up pitches for our unconference sessions and lightning talks.
  • Finalists for the Online Journalism Awards will be announced.


  • 13-15th – It’s ONA18!