Tips and advice for ONA conference first-timers

Even for seasoned attendees, the Online News Association’s annual conference is a blur of trainings, networking functions and round-the-clock social engagements. For first-time attendees, ONA18’s 80+ educational sessions, 15+ official networking functions and 20+ high-level sponsored events — to say nothing of the many informal and offsite meet-ups — can feel overwhelming. Consider these tips […]

A preview of the Journalism 360 Immersive Storytelling Festival

Explore Greenland’s melting ice caps, journey down the Nile and more at ONA18 We’re thrilled to bring you the second annual Journalism 360 Immersive Storytelling Festival during ONA18! The festival will showcase projects from 2017 Journalism 360 Challenge, finalists in the Online Journalism Awards and other virtual reality and augmented reality explorations from the immersive […]

Where to find your people at ONA18

While there are tons of networking opportunities and official parties and receptions throughout the conference, the ONA community is also organizing its own gatherings during the week. Here are some of the meetups coordinated by other attendees to help you find your neighbors and people who share your interests and hobbies. Geographic meetups Several of […]

Packing for three+ days in Austin

Wondering what to bring for ONA18? We’ve got you covered. I’m one of those people who never checks a bag when flying, so I’ve been planning my packing strategy for weeks. Here are the can’t-miss items you should make sure are in your suitcase. Your networking pro kit Make sure you have tons of business […]