latimes-logoThis post is sponsored by the Los Angeles Times, proud sponsor of ONA15’s closing event: Karaoke! Join us in the Westside room Saturday night after 9 p.m. Looking for insider tips on nearby food, drink and places to see? This special guide is our gift to you:

If you’re bored during (or the night before) ONA15, consider yourself hard to please.  All official events are free and open to registered ONA15 attendees  — official events and special programming requires a full conference pass.  Here are the deets:

ONA15 events + special programming:

Wednesday, Sept 23

5-11:30 p.m.: Disneyland Resort 60th Anniversary and more.  Free! Transportation to park included. This event has limited capacity and an RSVP is required.

6:30-8 p.m.: Networking Event: Making Long-Form Work on the Web, Olympic Ballroom II. This event has limited capacity and an RSVP is required.

Thursday, Sept. 24

7:30-8:15 a.m.: First-timer breakfast, Olympic Room I + II Foyer.  For first-time conference attendees only. Your #1 button is required to attend.

4 p.m.: ONA Local Midway Meetup, California Showroom 2

6-8 p.m.: Opening Night Reception, Breeze Lawn, Pools, Green Circle

Friday, Sept. 25

7:30-9 a.m.: Diversity Breakfast, Encino. Application + RSVP required for attendees and mentors.

5-8 p.m.: Focus Screening of Suffragette + Q+A . Limited space, RSVP required.
Creative Artists Agency Screening Room
2000 Avenue of the Stars, LA
Note: The venue is located across the street from the ONA15 host hotel, the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza.  Attendees can access the CAA building via the Hyatt’s Plaza Terrace (one floor above the California Level); staff will help direct attendees.

Saturday, Sept. 26

5:30-7 p.m.: Diversity Reception, Westwood Room. Limited space, RSVP required.

7-10 p.m.: Online Journalism Awards Banquet, Los Angeles Ballroom. Tickets required.

9-12:30 p.m.: Karaoke Closing Party, Westside Room. Limited space. Sign up to sing and support ONA.

Unofficial events around town:

These events are being hosted by many of our partners and sponsors around LA and open to all levels of ONA15 attendees. If you’re hosting an event and would like to be on this page, drop Jessica Strelitz  a note.

Wednesday, Sept. 23

5-6:30pm: Inside Google News: Evolving with the Digital & Mobile Age
Google News recently launched the Google News Publisher Center to give you, the publisher, more insight and transparency into how Google News identifies and indexes your news articles.  Dive “Inside Google News.”  Light refreshments served from 5-5:30pm.
Google Office, 340 Main Street, Venice, CA 90291
RSVP required

8:30 pm:  ONALA-ONA15 Meetup
Join ONA LA as we welcome attendees and friends to the city of Los Angeles! ONA15 will be hosted at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza from Sept. 24 to Sept. 26. We’ll be celebrating at The Wellesbourne (note new location).
RSVP required

Friday, Sept. 25

7pm: #WJChat + #SocJourn Take On #ONA2015
SmithHouse Tap & Grill, Los Angeles, CA

7:30-10 pm: Annual Google-ONA Party
End Day 2 of ONA 15 with a bang at the annual Google Party at Sadie LA. Mingle with your fellow ONA attendees — and maybe some stars — at one of LA’s swankiest joints, located right at Hollywood and Highland. H’ors doeuvres and cocktails will be served.
Sadie LA, 1638 N. Las Palmas Ave. Hollywood 90028
Space is limited, RSVP required for attendance.