Getting here and getting around
Our conference hotel, the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza, is at 2025 Avenue of the Stars, Los Angeles, CA 90067. Check out ourtravel recommendations (a Super Shuttle from Los Angeles Airport, at $14, is your cheapest option to get to the hotel) andLos Angeles tips from ONA Board Member Kim Bui. And make sure to check out this helpful blog post aimed at your last-minute needs: what to wear, where to find shopping near the hotel (toothbrush? outfit change? bottle of bourbon?) and more.
Marking your schedule
When planning out your schedule, you’ve got options: Our responsive conference website looks lovely on your mobile. The interactive scheduleon the ONA15 site is the best place to go for live updates and video streaming (where available). If you want to build a schedule, you can use our mobile app. Simply download the Grenadine Event Guide from the iOS or Android stores and use the code ONA15. You’ll receive a print program at registration, but remember, the online schedule is always your most up-to-date option, complete with any last-minute room, program or speaker changes.
Parties, receptions and events
Planning your schedule includes more than just sessions. Check out our definitive list of ONA15 parties and special events, including special receptions, an ONA LA pre-party and a sneak peek of the feature film “Suffragette” on Friday, Sept. 25 (RSVP required). Our Deputy Director Irving Washington has put together a guide for our introvert friends, full of tips for managing the busy conference.
All things ONA15 on social media
We’ve got a lot of ways for you to connect with ONA15 attendees:
- Join the ONA15 Facebook group, which now has over 500 members
- Use #ONA15 for the conference and #OJA15 for the awards.
- Follow @ONAconf and @ONA on Twitter for updates and check out the Twitter lists of
- ONA15 Speakers
- ONA15 attendees
- ONA15 Social Team, which is doing live coverage of conference sessions
- Student Newsroom, which will report on the conference.
- Follow ONA’s Instagram account so you can tag us in all of your karaoke photos at@online_news
- Connect with our Facebook page so you can tag us when you’re celebrating your big Online Journalism Award win
First time at an ONA conference? We have your back.
We’re so thrilled to welcome over 1,000 first-time attendees to this year’s conference. On Thursday, join us for breakfast and a welcome session that will help you navigate the conference. You’ll need your #1 button (get it at registration) to access these events.
Snackin’ in the City of Angels
Are you just as excited about all of the excellent food in LA as we are? We are VERY thrilled that the Los Angeles Times has created Eat ONA, a unique guide for ONA15 attendees. Plus, our resident foodie Jessica Strelitz has pulled together a great list ofplaces near the conference hotel, perfect if you’re grabbing a quick bite or looking for a place to book a lunch meeting. Feeling adventurous? Kim Bui’s LA guide has recommendations all over town.
Voting opens at ONA15
Wednesday, Sept. 23, is the last day to become a member to vote for the 2016-17 Board of Directors. Join by 11:59 p.m. ET on Wednesday to be eligible to vote. Voting will open on Thursday. Check out the impressive slate of digital media leaders who are running.
Join the ONA15 Karaoke challenge
It’s not too late to sign up to sing a song or two at the ONA15 closing party. You can sign up as a team or support an existing campaign. Want to see ONA President Meredith Artley and former President Jim Brady sing a Sonny and Cher duet? Donate to the ONA15 challenge. Want to see your boss, colleagues or friends perform the song of your choice? Create your own campaign. Board member Greg Linch has pulled together a perfect primer on karaoke at ONA15.