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Angel Level | Diamond Level | Platinum Level | Gold Level | Silver Level

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Angel Level

Online Journalism Awards Banquet – $50,000

Our premier package! Put your organization front and center during the dinner and ceremony highlighting digital journalism’s preeminent awards. Sponsor has the option to present one award, with brief remarks, during the ceremony. Sponsor also receives:

  • One reserved OJA Awards Banquet dinner table, with seating for 10 (conference attendees only)
  • One Networking Lounge
  • Two (2), one-hour sponsored workshop/sessions
  • Sponsorship acknowledgement during live streaming of awards
  • Four full conference passes, each including a one-year ONA membership
  • Access to ONA Sponsor Lounge on a first-come/first-serve basis
  • Two additional one-year ONA memberships, to allow for other attendees to register for the conference at the member rate
  • One full-page color ad in conference program guide — premium placement (i.e. inside covers, center)
  • Dedicated signage on site during ONA15
  • One Exhibit Table space (10’x10’)
  • ONA15 Career Fair table
  • Logo (linked) in conference e-mail newsletters (audience 7,000)
  • Logo in all targeted OJA banquet emails
  • Logo on projection screens during the OJA Awards Banquet
  • Logo and thanks on OJA page of ONA15 printed program
  • Logo and link prominently placed on ONA15 website
  • Top placement, logo and 60-word description on digital Sponsors page on ONA15 website and in printed program guide
  • Up to two inserts or promotional items in the attendee gift bag (provided by the sponsor)

Opening Night Reception – SPONSORED BY MACARTHUR FOUNDATION

Welcome attendees and officially kick-off ONA15 at this premier 2-hour networking event.  Heavy appetizers & beverages are included, but any additional décor or hand-outs/give-aways is at the discretion of the sponsor(s). Sponsorship also includes:

  • One reserved OJA Awards Banquet dinner table, with seating for 10 (conference attendees only)
  • One Networking Lounge
  • Two (2), one-hour sponsored workshop/sessions
  • Four full conference passes, each including a one-year ONA membership
  • Access to ONA Sponsor Lounge on a first-come/first-serve basis
  • Two additional one-year ONA memberships, to allow for other attendees to register for the conference at the member rate
  • One full-page color ad in conference program guide — premium placement (i.e. inside covers, center)
  • Dedicated signage on site during ONA15
  • One Exhibit Table space (10’x10’)
  • ONA15 Career Fair table
  • Logo (linked) in conference e-mail newsletters (audience 7,000)
  • Logo and link prominently placed on ONA15 website
  • Top placement, logo and 60-word description on digital Sponsors page on ONA15 website and in printed program guide
  • Up to two inserts or promotional items in the attendee gift bag (provided by the sponsor)

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Diamond Level

All Diamond Packages include:

  • Three full conference passes, each including a one-year ONA membership
  • Two additional one-year ONA memberships, to allow for other attendees to register for the conference at the member rate
  • One reserved OJA Awards Banquet dinner table, with seating for 10 (conference attendees only)
  • One-hour sponsored workshop/session
  • Access to ONA Sponsor Lounge on a first-come/first-serve basis
  • One Exhibit Table space (10’x10’)
  • One full-page color ad in conference program guide — premium placement
  • ONA15 Career Fair table
  • Logo/name listed as Diamond Sponsor on on-site signage
  • Logo (linked) placed in conference e-mail newsletters (audience 7,000)
  • Logo and link prominently placed on conference website
  • Logo (linked) and 60-word description on digital Sponsors page on ONA15 website and in printed program guide
  • One insert or promotional item in the attendee gift bag (provided by the sponsor)

Wireless – $35,000

Maximum exposure every time 2,000+ conference attendees access the ONA15 private wireless network at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza.  Includes dedicated signage near ONA15 registration desk, and on all ONA15 programming floors.

Student Newsroom – SPONSORED BY GOOGLE

Support this key program, which brings 20 select students to ONA15, to produce content for the ONA15 website under the personal guidance of professional mentors. Includes dedicated on-site and website promotion and signage.

Friday Networking Event – $10,000 + F&B costs

Address 1,000+ conference-goers during this 90-minute/2-hour networking event.  Sponsor is responsible for all food and beverage costs, décor and/or hand-outs/give-aways. ONA can provides estimates of hotel F&B costs, and the event can also be held off-site from the host hotel.

Coffee Bar – SPONSORED BY PARSE.LY

Provide coffee service for conference attendees in a highest-traffic area at ONA15 – the California Lounge area, located just outside the keynote ballrooms – with exposure to all 2,000+ attendees.  Sponsor is responsible for all costs related to hotel coffee service, and ONA has negotiated a rate of $10,000 per day (including service fees) for 2 full breaks and 90 total gallons of coffee & tea (daily).

Platinum Level

All Platinum Packages include:

  • Two full conference passes, each including a one-year ONA membership
  • Two additional one-year ONA memberships, to allow for other attendees to register for the conference at the member rate
  • Access to ONA Sponsor Lounge on a first-come/first-serve basis
  • One half-page color ad in conference program guide
  • Logo/name listed as Platinum Sponsor on on-site signage
  • One Exhibit Table space (10’x10’)
  • Logo (linked) placed in conference e-mail newsletters (audience 7,000)
  • Logo (linked) and 60-word description on digital Sponsors page on ONA15 website and in printed program guide
  • One insert or promotional item in the attendee gift bag (provided by the sponsor)

First-timers Continental Breakfast + Networking – SPONSORED BY STORYFUL

Address audience of 500+ conference-goers during this hour-long, invitation-only event.  Includes branding and messaging as part of official invitation to first-time attendees in advance of ONA15.

Attendee Badge Holders – SPONSORED BY GANNETT FOUNDATION

Sponsor logo prominently displayed on badges and lanyard worn by 2,000 attendees for all three days of ONA15.

Conference Bags – SPONSORED BY CNN

Full-color logo appears on eco-friendly, reusable bags carried by 2,000+ attendees. Opportunity to include up to two inserts or promotional items in the bag (provided by the sponsor).

Social Media – SPONSORED BY NPR

Distribute your messaging across all ONA social media platforms – including Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn, during the week of the conference.

Volunteers – $25,000

Support our 80+ volunteers and show off your brand on custom polo shirts to be worn throughout the entire conference with constant exposure to 2,000+ attendees.

ONA15 Digital Sponsorship – SPONSORED BY MARKETWIRED

Three rotating sponsored content spots on the conference home page of the ONA15 website from Sep. 21-26, 2015.

Hotel Keycards – $20,000

Put your message directly in the hands of 2,000 + ONA15 conference attendees with branded guest room keycards and envelopes.

Diversity Reception – SPONSORED BY NBCUNIVERSAL OWNED TELEVISION STATIONS, TELEMUNDO AND NBC NEWS DIGITAL GROUP

Address this group of 150 diverse conference-goers during this 1-hour-long appetizer and open bar networking event. Sponsor also receives branding on digital invitation and all official promotion of the event.

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Gold Level

All Gold Packages include:

  • Two full conference passes, each including a one-year ONA membership
  • One half-page color ad in the conference program guide
  • Access to ONA Sponsor Lounge on a first-come/first-serve basis
  • One Exhibit Table space (10’x10’)
  • Logo/name listed as Gold Sponsor on on-site signage
  • Name listed in conference e-mail newsletters (audience 7,000)
  • Logo (linked) and 60-word description on digital Sponsors page on ONA15 website and in printed program guide
  • One insert or promotional item in the attendee gift bag (provided by the sponsor)

Networking Lounge – SPONSORED BY WORDPRESS

A dedicated lounge where the Sponsor can showcase its branding, highlight tools, host meetings and network with ONA15 attendees. Sponsor would be responsible for any food and beverage, furniture and A/V; ONA will provide list of vendors.

Registration Desk
CO-SPONSORED BY AFP AND SMARTNEWS

Dedicated branding and hand-outs (provided by Sponsor) in highest-trafficked area of conference venue for all three days, with exposure to all 2,000+ attendees. The Registration Area is in the California Lounge area, located just outside the keynote ballrooms.

T-shirts – SPONSORED BY TWITTER

Color logo on the back of ONA15 T-shirt, inserted in each conference bag (2,000+); ONA15 logo will be displayed on front.

Conference Session Signage – $15,000

Dedicated logo/branding on printed signs for each general conference session, Sept. 24-26, throughout ONA15 conference space.

Opening Slides – SPONSORED BY DATAMINR

Sponsor logo projected on opening screen of ONA15 general sessions during all three days of the conference.

Screening Sponsorship – SPONSORED BY FOCUS FEATURES

Promotion and screening of film for registered ONA15 attendees. Sponsor handles all screening logistics. Sponsor also receives an introduction to ONALocal leaders (40+ domestic and international groups), including student leaders for preview/discussion opportunities, branding on digital invitation and all official promotion of the screening.

International Reception – $15,000

Address this group of 100 international conference-goers during this hour-long, invitation-only appetizer and open bar networking event. Sponsor also receives branding on digital invitation and all official promotion of the event.

Educator Reception – $15,000

Address growing audience of academic conference-goers during this hour-long, invitation-only appetizer and open bar networking event. Sponsor also receives branding on digital invitation and all official promotion of the event.

Karaoke Bash – SPONSORED BY THE LOS ANGELES TIMES

Host this exciting and popular event for 300+ guests. Sponsor will be included in all promotion of the event to the ONA community. Karaoke and open bar with beer/wine only included; food is at the discretion of the sponsor.

Silver Level

All Silver Packages include:

  • Two full conference passes, each including a one-year ONA membership
  • One quarter-page color ad in conference program guide
  • One Exhibit Table space (10’x10’)
  • Access to ONA Sponsor Lounge on a first-come/first-serve basis
  • Logo (linked) placed in conference e-mail newsletters (audience 7,000)
  • Logo (linked) and 60-word description on digital Sponsors page on ONA15 website and in printed program guide
  • One insert or promotional item in the attendee gift bag (provided by the sponsor)

Sponsored Session/Workshop – SOLD OUT

Become part of the official ONA15 schedule with a one-hour session, designed to introduce new skills, tools and concepts to the ONA15 audience. Sponsors work with ONA on topics and speaker, and schedules are determined as sponsors are secured.

Mobile App – SPONSORED BY THE MCCLATCHY COMPANY

Conference attendees will get the latest information on all ONA15 activities from this mobile web application. Sponsor logo will appear on a welcome ‘splash page’ in the scheduling app, registered user emails and all ONA communications about the application. Sponsor information and a link will be included on a designated sponsor page within the app.

Career Fair – $10,000

Sponsor this dedicated lounge adjacent to the Exhibitor and Midway space, featuring dozens of top digital media companies, schools and organizations, emerging digital journalism talent, as well as professional development programming.  Sponsor receives recognition in all logo Career Fair emails and releases, recognition on ONA’s digital Career Center for week of Sept. 19-26, and premier space in ONA15 Career Fair.

Refuel Lounge – SPONSORED BY FACEBOOK

Provide snack service for conference attendees in the highest-traffic area at ONA15 – the California Lounge area, located just outside the keynote ballrooms and Registration — with exposure to all 2,000+ attendees. Sponsor is responsible for all costs related to hotel snack service, including fruit, baked goods and juices. Sample options.

Unconference Sessions – SPONSORED BY TINYLETTER

Sponsor popular impromptu sessions created and voted on by conference attendees. Sponsorship include linked logo on online UnConference voting board during ONA15, logo prominently displayed on-site during each Unconference session, and linked logo in any Unconference Session digital announcements (including blog posts).

Program Tracks (per track) – $10,000

Align your brand for digital presence on the ONA15 website on multiple sessions for immediate and far-reaching impact. Does not include keynotes. Sponsorship includes logo/branding on select digital session pages on the ONA15 website, and app and logo/branding on speaker slides (not opening slides, if a general session).

Tracks:

  • Audience Engagement + Analytics – SPONSORED BY MEDIA IMPACT PROJECT
  • Audio, Photo + Video
  • Ethics + Revenue
  • Mobile Tools + Design
  • Newsgathering Tools + Techniques – SPONSORED BY ROBERT R. MCCORMICK FOUNDATION
  • Professional Development
  • Teaching + Training
  • Tools + Tech for Developers

Recharge Station
Premier Lounge – SPONSORED BY NDN;
Exhibit Area and Plaza Lounge Spaces – SPONSORED BY WALT DISNEY WORLD MEDIA RELATIONS

Logo, signage and video displayed on each recharge station set up for attendees to power laptops, tablets and phones. While recharging, attendees will be exposed to your brand and messaging at each station. There are two locations available – the California Lounge area, located just outside the keynote ballrooms and Registration, and the Exhibitor Lounge, located adjacent to the California Lounge. Custom video sponsorship and branding as part of recharge station, and designation on official ONA15 map, on-site and in printed program.

Please note: The Premier Lounge sponsorship does not include an Exhibit table in addition to prime space in the California Lounge.