The Online News Association’s 2015 Conference & Awards Banquet, Sept. 24-26, at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza, is the premier gathering of highly engaged digital journalists who are shaping the future of media.

Record-breaking numbers of journalists travel to ONA’s conference each year to learn about new tools, techniques and technologies, to discuss advancements and challenges in the industry, take advantage of the rare opportunity to network face-to-face, and share best practices with peers from all over the map.

sue_selfie_ONA_0627sesThey also come to soak up the vibrant entrepreneurial spirit that distinguishes ONA conferences. ONA conference attendees are a tech-savvy bunch. They include producers, english homework content editors, technologists, programmers, designers and newsroom decision-makers from major essay writer website media markets, independent websites and leading academic institutions interested in emerging practices in news gathering, software, hardware, content and distribution platforms.

In 2014, for the eighth year in a row, our conference sold out, with an all-time high of more than 1,900 attendees traveling to Chicago from around the world.

On the final night of ONA15, we celebrate excellence in digital journalism around the world at The Online Journalism Awards Banquet.

The OJAs, launched in May 2000, are administered by the Online News Association. Over the past decade, the OJAs have recognized major media, international and independent sites and individuals producing innovative work in multimedia storytelling. The OJA Committee and judges place special emphasis on entries that demonstrate mastery of the special characteristics and emerging technology of digital journalism. Ten of the awards come with a total of $52,500 in prize money, courtesy of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, the Gannett Foundation and The University of Florida.

See ONA15’s Conference Chairs and Program Team.