How the conference sustains our mission

The ONA annual conference offers a platform for thousands of journalists, technologists, newsroom leaders and other changemakers to be in community and shape the industry’s future. We rely on proceeds from the conference to carry out our mission to inspire and support innovation and excellence in digital journalism. It’s the primary fundraiser that allows us to provide a robust slate of learning and networking events, fellowships, toolkits and other actionable resources all year.

When you register for a conference pass, your contribution goes a long way toward keeping the ONA community thriving.

If your organization would like to contribute scholarships, email our Head of Strategic Partnerships, Hanaa Rifaey:

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Members receive a significant discount to the annual conference, submissions to the Online Journalism Awards and other events throughout the year.

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What’s included in your conference pass

Attendees will have access to:

  • Four days of face-to-face networking with the ONA community.
  • Access to all sessions and the opportunity to attend select RSVP-required workshops in-person.
  • Access to our Midway (exhibit area) and career events to connect with sponsors, support and recruiters.
  • Access to speakers’ reference materials and resources.
  • Direct connections with sponsors, supporters and recruiters.

Note: Some sponsor-hosted networking and workshops may require an RSVP closer to the event. The Online Journalism Awards Luncheon (Sept. 20) requires a separate ticket, which you can purchase when you register for the conference or closer to the date.

Members-only benefit

Members save significantly on registration prices. A one-year membership is $75. Learn more about ONA membership and join your peers in sustaining our work year-round.

To access the ONA member discount: You will be able to log in to our registration site with your ONA ID and password, and the discounted pricing will be reflected in your account.

For questions or support with your existing or expired ONA membership account, send a message to

ONA24 Pass

Early Bird
March 21 – June 13
Getting Closer
June 14 – Aug. 1
Almost There
Aug. 2 – Sept. 13
ONA members $350 $460 $570

Additional rates:

Student member: $150

Student non-member: $175

Non-member: $650

Day rate: $175

Group rate: $25/ticket discount for 10 or more people registering together

Online Journalism Awards Luncheon:

Members: $60

Non-members: $90

Registration policies

Code of Conduct

We aim to create a friendly, vibrant learning environment for all. Conference attendees, sponsors, vendors, speakers, volunteers, ONA staff and others participating in the event are expected to adhere to our Code of Conduct.


Accessibility is a major consideration in all ONA programs and events. We are compiling detailed information about what to expect in terms of accessibility. We will continue to update the page leading up to the conference as we better understand our capabilities. Additionally, individual requests can be made during the registration process.

Group Registration

Groups of 10 people or more registering together receive a discount of $25 per ticket. If you would like to purchase a group of registrations at the ONA member rate for a further discount, or if you need an invoice to purchase tickets, email

Student Registration

Student registrations are reserved for high school, college and university students, including undergraduate, graduate and associate degree students. Student attendees should include the name of their affiliated educational institution in the Organization field of the registration form. Graduate students who are employed full time and students in certificate programs are not eligible for student registration.

Complimentary Passes

There are occasional opportunities to receive complimentary registration, including through fellowships, scholarships and volunteering. Subscribe to the ONA24 newsletter for updates.

Refunds and Transfers

We understand plans can change. If you are unable to attend the conference, we’ll do our best to support you.

Non-attendance does not constitute a cancellation.

Read the full policy and how to request a refund or transfer.

Online Journalism Awards

The Online Journalism Awards Luncheon celebrates the best in innovative journalism. We will honor finalists and announce winners during the ceremony on Sept. 20 from 1-3 p.m. The event is available to all conference attendees at an additional fee. You can add on tickets to the OJAs when purchasing your conference passes.