If you’d like additional information not presented here, contact the ONA team anytime by emailing support@journalists.org.

What are the registration rates?

You can find detailed registration rates on our registration page. The page also covers information about how registration supports ONA, group discounts and other details.

Does my registration include a ticket to the Online Journalism Awards Luncheon?

Attending the OJA luncheon requires a separate ticket. You can purchase a ticket at the same time as registration. If you don’t purchase your ticket at the same time as your registration, you can purchase a ticket at any time. See our registration page for details.

Can I update my registration information?

Yes, our registration platform allows you to do this directly. Please check your confirmation email.

How do I RSVP to sessions that require that?

ONA has not yet added RSVP session opportunities.

When RSVP opportunities open, find your personal registration account link in your confirmation email to log in, then click the “Select Courses and Events” button to add programs to your registration.

To make sure you get future emails about your ONA24 pass and other conference updates, add registration@journalists.org and newsletter@journalists.org to your contacts.

How does ONA handle attendee information?

Information gathered from attendees during registration helps us see trends and patterns, as well as plan programming, networking activities and events. ONA does not sell attendee contact information and we work to keep your contact information secure. Read more about how we handle guest information.

Attendee List Scam Notice

We’ve been notified that some attendees have received emails from companies claiming to have access to ONA conference attendee lists. We do not sell or rent our attendee list, and we do not have a relationship with any of these companies. We encourage anyone who receives any outreach about attendee lists to not click on any links or respond.

Will ONA help me with my visa application to travel to ONA24?

If you require a U.S. visa to attend ONA24, you may request a confirmation of registration document only after you have completed registration for a full ONA24 pass and paid the conference registration fee, if applicable. Please note: ONA will not provide visa support letters for day-pass registrants; you must be registered for the full ONA24 conference.

To request a letter from ONA for your visa application, please fill out this form.

If your visa application is not approved or you are otherwise unable to attend ONA24, your registration and/or OJA banquet ticket purchase will be refunded in full and you will not incur an administrative fee by ONA. Please note that refunds for foreign transactions may be subject to fees charged by your financial institution and that ONA is not responsible for any such fees. Request a registration refund or transfer.

Does ONA give complimentary registration to media covering the event?

Since ONA is an event for journalists, we do not offer press passes. There are several opportunities to get involved with ONA24 and receive complimentary registration, including through fellowships, scholarships, and volunteering. See all ONA24 opportunities and subscribe to the ONA24 newsletter for updates.

Who is ONA24 for? What topics will the conference cover?

As the premier gathering of highly engaged digital journalists who are shaping the future of media, ONA’s annual conference offers interactive learning sessions, in-depth workshops, community-connecting gatherings, career-boosting guidance opportunities, and networking events with some of the most innovative minds in digital news media. Attendees are a diverse professional community, including audience and analytics experts; news product, strategy and business executives and entrepreneurs; and editors, reporters and broadcasters. Our participants range from experienced veterans at international news outlets to representatives from major tech companies to leaders of local news startups to those just getting started in their media careers.

ONA24 programming is primarily focused in two areas:

  • Journalism + AI and emerging technology
  • Leadership, career development and culture

Additional experiences at the conference may focus on:

  • Audience development + metrics
  • Revenue strategy
  • News product management

When will programming be announced?

Programming is in development and an initial schedule is planned for release in early June. Additional sessions will be added through August.

What ONA24 content will be available remotely?

ONA24 will be an in-person experience in Atlanta for registered attendees focused on interactive learning and community connection. Livestreaming will not be available.

What should I wear?

Beyond common sense attire for a professional hotel setting, there’s no set dress code. Most attendees dress business casual, including jeans in many cases. Comfortable shoes are a must for walking through the large hotel space.

Please note that Atlanta likely will be very hot outdoors in September, and you’ll want to dress in light-weight clothes. Hotels try to keep conference rooms cool for presenters, but temperatures can fluctuate based on heating/cooling cycles and capacity. You may want to consider an extra layer for indoor activities in case it’s cool.

The Welcome Reception on Wednesday, Sept. 18 that is open to all participants will be held primarily inside of the hotel, with some access to an outdoor pool deck area.

What wifi is available in the conference areas?

Wifi access is included with your conference registration. You will receive a password when you check in at the conference registration desk. Attendees are often trying to connect with multiple devices, so like any conference, we do experience latency / outages from time to time that we work quickly to resolve.

What wifi is available in my hotel room?

The host hotel offers complimentary wifi to guests staying at ONA’s discounted rate. If you book at our special rate before sellout, you’ll have wifi included in your room free of charge.

What is this third-party email about discounted hotel room rates?

Exhibitor/Attendee Housing Scam Notice: At past events, we’ve been notified that several exhibitors and conference attendees have received calls and/or emails from companies claiming to be an agent of, or associated with, ONA and offering discounted room rates. We do not have a relationship with any of these companies. All bookings should be made directly with our host hotel.

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How does ONA approach health and safety?

ONA’s Code of Conduct lays out clear expectations for staff, supporters, volunteers, speakers and attendees to create a welcoming and inclusive gathering. If you would like to report any issues, email safety@journalists.org. This address forwards to  Trevor Knoblich, Head of Operations and Culture, and Meghan Murphy, Director of Programs.

Gathering in large groups carries inherent health risks. If you feel sick, take care and stay home or in your hotel room. ONA24 is a mask-friendly and mask-optional environment. We encourage attendees to do what is best for their health and take precautions as necessary. We will have masks, hand sanitizer and typical first aid supplies available.