ONA’s annual conference is a great time to meet and network with colleagues from around the world. We hope you carry the energy and inspiration that you get from our community back to your own to improve your work, share tips and connect with other digital journalists.
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You’re either already in town, or packing a bag. Here are some final reminders and tips to get you situated at ONA15.
Weather: People live in LA for lots of reasons. The weather is definitely one of them. The forecast this week is why they make movies here: 90 degrees and sunny. Every. Day. Bring comfortable shoes for walking the Exhibit and Midway floors, fancy ones for the OJAs, receptions and parties, and flip flops for the pool.
The hotel: The Hyatt Regency Century Plaza has a great history. It’s where Sonny and Cher started their variety act (sparking our campaign to have Board President Meredith Artley and former Board President Jim Brady sing a Sonny and Cher duet — which still needs your support, so please contribute here.) Ronald Reagan loved it so much, the hotel was known as the Western White House while he was in office and there is a lot of Reagan history lining its walls. And if the lobby and ballrooms look familiar, you may have seen them in recent episodes of “Modern Family” or on star-studded awards shows. Continue reading
This 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: latimes.com/ONAeats
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: Continue reading
We’re less than two weeks away from ONA’s karaoke fundraiser closing party! The campaign to have Board President Meredith Artley and former Board President Jim Brady sing a Sonny and Cher duet needs your support, so please contribute here. We’re currently at 28 percent of the initial goal.
We’re looking forward to ONA15 attendees starting other campaigns! If you’re interested in creating a campaign for yourself or someone else, you should launch it soon and start fundraising. We’re happy to help spread the word about other campaigns, which could have goals at any dollar amount. Continue reading
This post was written by Christine Johnson, our #ONA15 Midway Producer.
Midway programming is set, and this year will feature 50+programs — including office hours, demos, hands-on-trainings, make-and-build sessions and other unique events. Among the highlights: Continue reading