Suggestion Box

If you’re interested in speaking at ONA20, please make your pitches through the Suggestion Box. Anyone can submit a proposal and all submissions will be read and reviewed by the volunteer ONA20 Program Committee.

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 Committee is looking for fresh, creative ideas, especially those that don’t fit the traditional panel format.

The ONA20 Suggestion Box will open in February.

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.

See ONA19 Suggestions

Have questions or looking for tips? Visit the FAQ page or check out our upcoming series on what makes for a successful proposal.