Suggestion Box

For those interested in speaking at ONA20, pitches are made through the Suggestion Box. Anyone can submit a proposal and all submissions will be read and reviewed by the volunteer ONA20 Program Team.

The deadline for submissions was April 23, 2020.

We may do some niche calls for specific speaking topics throughout the summer in 2020. Subscribe to our newsletter, follow us on Twitter or join our ONA20 Facebook group to get the latest updates.


Each year, the ONA conference seeks to share best practices, practical tips and inspiring talks for journalists, executives, sales teams, educators and everyone else working in digital media. For ONA20, the Program Team is looking for fresh, creative ideas, especially those that don’t fit the traditional panel format.

For helpful resources while crafting your pitch, visit:

FAQ  Tips  Formats  Selection

Before you make your proposal, consider the following questions:

  1. Who is your target audience, how can you keep them engaged and what would you like them to walk away with once the session is over?
  2. What solutions to common issues have you been working on that other newsrooms might also be able to adapt to their work?

Keep in mind that these suggestions are often a starting point for discussions about the topics that will be covered at the conference. ONA will often ask presenters to refine their proposals or combine their ideas with other presenters to address a single topic.