Important update: ONA18 and Hurricane Florence

As Hurricane Florence approaches the southeast and mid-Atlantic coasts of the United States, our biggest concern is the safety of our community. While there are rainy days ahead in Austin, the city is not in the hurricane’s path — thus, ONA18 will happen as scheduled. We do, however, expect severe weather to affect a number of ONA18 attendees with travel plans over the next couple days.

This post outlines your options if you might be affected by Hurricane Florence. We’re also reaching out directly to attendees, guest speakers and partners traveling from the impacted areas identified by the National Hurricane Center.


If your travel is impacted by the hurricane and you can’t make it to the conference, complete the refund request form. We’ll provide deferrals to next year’s conference and refunds to those directly impacted by the storm.


Please check with your airline or travel agent for relevant flight updates, and your options for cancellations or changes to your itinerary.


The JW Marriott understands there are unforeseen events that can affect guests’ ability to make it to ONA18. The hotel will handle cancellation issues on a case-by-case basis. If you need to modify your plans, please contact the front desk immediately at 512-474-4777.

The ONA team will continue to proactively monitor weather conditions and updates from the National Hurricane Center throughout the week. We’ll work as quickly as we can to respond to your needs. For everyone traveling, we wish you safe travels.