We continue to add to the initial schedule launch as we confirm new sessions. And we’ll periodically update you here on the blog so you can keep track. Check out our firstsecond and third updates for more highlights.

Latest sessions:

  • Virtual Reality in a Material World: VR lets journalists create immersive experiences like never before. At this early stage, newsrooms have the opportunity to help shape the very foundations of what those experiences might entail. We’ve organized an all-star panel of amazing pioneers in the field to share their work and provide inspiration .
    • Emblematic Group’s Nonny de la Peña, the “godmother of virtual reality,” talking about her team’s work with Project Syria, Hunger in LA and other projects.
    • Aaron Luber, head of partnerships with Google Cardboard, will discuss Cardboard’s rapid expansion and how it’s captured the public’s imagination
    • Gannett’s Ray Soto will describe Harvest of Change project and beyond.
    • Award-winning documentary filmmaker Thomas Wallner will discuss his astonishing Polar Sea 360 experience
    • Moderator: Robert Hernandez, USC Annenberg, ONA Board Member and ONA15 Board liaison
  • Presidential Race ‘16: Riding the Digital Campaign Bus: In this fun, insightful session, top political reporters share the trends they’re seeing in the 2016 campaign, and which major candidates are leading the charge or completely missing the digital boat.
    • Juana Summers, Mashable
    • Maeve Reston, CNN
    • More presenter(s) forthcoming
  • 5 Ways Design Can Make Your Newsroom BetterSeasoned designers know that the best design is the design you don’t see. We’ll show how design goes much deeper than aesthetics, pulling inspiring lessons from many places, including anthropology or video games.
  • Music Journalism and the Beat of Disruption: The Internet, and the ensuing distribution mechanisms created with social media and streaming platforms, have profoundly changed the way music journalists focus on their work. Hear how these journalists and the organizations they write for are finding new ways to keep audiences engaged.
    • Senay Kenfe, The Hundreds
    • Mikael Wood, Los Angeles Times
    • Additional speaker(s) forthcoming