Join Us as a Sponsor

ONA20 Everywhere is the world’s largest gathering of highly engaged digital journalists who are shaping the future of journalism and technology. We anticipate hosting thousands of publishers, technologists, newsroom decision-makers, educators, designers, product managers, innovators and all types of digital media professionals as part of our annual event.

This will be a virtual event, allowing participants to join from around the world Oct. 1 – 16.

New for ONA20: We are officially combining our Midway and exhibit hall spaces into The Midway. The Midway is a futures lab for tomorrow’s incredible journalism, which brings together the best thinking in the media technology, tools and workforce space, as well as unique programming from participating groups.

More questions? Read ONA’s Sponsorship, Donor and Gift Policy for guidance on how ONA solicits and accepts sponsorships, donations and gifts.

About the ONA Annual Conference audience

  • 20% of ONA19 attendees reported being the primary decision maker in purchasing decisions AND 61% reported having high or medium influence in decision making
  • 32% were in senior management positions (director to C-suite)
  • 31% of attendees were in management
  • 70%+ were employed in the journalism space (16% were in related technology and tools; 11 percent were academic)
  • 11% of all attendees were international
  • 85% of participants report visiting the Midway or sponsor lounges during ONA19

Top three reasons for attending ONA conference

  • Access new ideas
  • Meet new people
  • Discover new technology and tools

Top 10 types of exhibitors/sponsors attendees requested for future events

  • Training
  • Social media platforms
  • Data tools
  • Immersive storytelling tools + equipment
  • J-schools and fellowship opportunities
  • Content distribution platforms
  • CMS
  • Verification tools
  • Data security
  • Photos/Art

Top 5 ONA19 attendee titles

  • Manager: 31%
  • Director: 21%
  • Mid Career: 21%
  • Executive/C-Suite: 11%
  • Early Career: 11%

Sponsor packages are coming soon! To find out more, contact Jessica Strelitz at jessica@journalists.org or at (571) 212-1363.


Midway Packages ONA20 Everywhere

Midway Platinum Tier — $5,000 (10 available)

  • 5 full conference passes, each including a one-year ONA membership
  • Platinum Level (highest  tier) placement on ONA’s Midway Center (alpha, after sponsors with Platinum listings), with ability to make connections with attendees/schedule appointments/host video meetings
  • Opportunity to pitch Midway sessions
  • Rotating digital ad, ONA20 blog network
  • Name listed on ONA20 digital sponsor signage
  • Name in conference e-mail newsletters (opt-in audience 12,000+)
  • ONA Industry Directory Listing (1 year)

Midway Gold Tier — $3,500 (10 available)

  • 4 full conference passes, each including a one-year ONA membership
  • Gold Level (2nd tier) placement on ONA’s Midway Center  (alpha, after sponsors with Gold listings), with ability to make connections with attendees/schedule appointments/host video meetings
  • Opportunity to pitch Midway sessions
  • Rotating digital ad, ONA20 blog network
  • Name listed on ONA20 digital sponsor signage
  • Name in conference e-mail newsletters (opt-in audience 12,000+)
  • ONA Industry Directory Listing (1 year)

Midway Bronze Tier — $2500 (10 available)

  • 3 full conference passes, each including a one-year ONA membership
  • Bronze Level (3rd tier) placement on ONA’s Midway Center  (alpha, after sponsors with Bronze listings), with ability to make connections with attendees/schedule appointments/host video meetings
  • Opportunity to pitch Midway sessions
  • Rotating digital ad, ONA20 blog network
  • Name listed on ONA20 digital sponsor signage
  • Name in conference e-mail newsletters (opt-in audience 12,000+)
  • ONA Industry Directory Listing (1 year)

Midway Nonprofit Rate‚ $1500 (5 available)

This sponsorship is designed to support nonprofit and NGO organizations — must have 501(c)(3) or status or be a verified non-governmental organization to qualify.

  • 3 full conference passes, each including a one-year ONA membership
  • Bronze Level (3rd tier) placement on ONA’s Midway Center (alpha, after sponsors with Bronze listings), with ability to make connections with attendees/schedule appointments/host video meetings
  • Opportunity to pitch Midway sessions
  • Rotating digital ad, ONA20 blog network
  • Name listed on ONA20 digital sponsor signage
  • Name in conference e-mail newsletters (opt-in audience 12,000+)
  • ONA Industry Directory Listing (1 year)

Midway Start-Up Alley — $300 (10 available)

This sponsorship is designed to support new or emerging companies and tools. Companies must be two years old or newer to qualify. Application required. Learn more about the Start-Up Alley. Package includes:

  • 2 full conference passes
  • One ONA membership (must be one of the registered attendees)
  • Basic Level placement on ONA’s Midway Center, with ability to make connections with attendees/schedule appointments/host video meetings
  • Included in all Midway start-up promotion, including special programming
  • Opportunity to pitch Midway sessions
  • Name listed on ONA20 digital sponsor signage
  • Name in conference e-mail newsletters (opt-in audience 12,000+)
  • ONA Industry Directory Listing (1 year)