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Posted: September 10, 2007 07:00 AM
Conference Schedule at a Glance

Click links for list of speakers and descriptions for each panel. Schedule subject to change.

Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2007

9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
- Video Shooting Workshop - SOLD OUT
- Flash Training Workshop - SOLD OUT
- CitMedia Workshops

3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
- Knight Innovation Seminar

6 p.m.
- Special CBC News Forum: The Future of the Future of News

7:30 p.m.
- Opening night reception hosted by CanWest
Dominion Ballroom

Thursday, Oct. 18, 2007

8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
- Student Newsroom - Sponsored by CanWest

8 a.m. to 9 a.m.
- Breakfast - Sponsored by ESPN
- Discussion Groups
Civic Ballroom

9:15 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
- Keynote: Hilary Schneider, Yahoo!
Dominion Ballroom

10:45 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.
- Community/Convergence Workshop:
  Getting Started With Databases-City Hall

- Content/Design Workshop:
  Using Serious Games to Engage Readers-Civic North

- Business Workshop:
  Running a Digi-Newsroom on the Cheap-Civic South

11:45 p.m. to 1:15 p.m.
- Lunch - Sponsored by Globe and Mail
Dominion Ballroom and Simcoe/Dufferin

1:15 p.m. to 2:15 p.m.
- Community/Convergence Workshop:
  Becoming a Community Evangelist-City Hall

- Content/Design Workshop:
  Analysis and Design Decisions-Civic North

- Business Workshop:
  The Future of Publishing-Civic South

2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
- Community/Convergence Workshop:
  Are You Living a Second Life?-City Hall

- Content/Design Workshop:
  Covering a Tragedy-Civic North

2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.
- Business Workshop:
  Partnering With J-Schools: The Innovation Incubator Project-Civic South

3:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.
- Coffee Break - Sponsored by Google

4 p.m. to 5 p.m.
- Community/Convergence Workshop:
  Managing Online Communities-City Hall

- Content/Design Workshop:
  Covering Elections-Civic North

- Business Workshop:
  Using Metrics to Make Your Site Sticky-Civic South

5:15 p.m. to 6:45 p.m.
-   Blogging Ethics Workgroup-City Hall

7 p.m.
- Reception - Sponsored by Yahoo!
Dominion Ballroom

Friday, Oct. 19, 2007

7:30 a.m to 8 p.m.
- Student Newsroom - Sponsored by CanWest

7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.
- Breakfast - Sponsored by AFP
- Discussion Groups
Dominion Ballroom

8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.
- Community/Convergence Workshop:
  The Cutting Edge of Online Data-City Hall

- Content/Design Workshop:
  Finding Your Voice Online-Civic North

- Business Workshop:
  Leading a 21st Century Newsroom-Civic South

9:45 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.
- General Session:
  - Membership Meeting
Dominion Ballroom

10:45 a.m.
- Education Members Meeting:
  - Educators and other members interested in helping strengthen the education activities of ONA
Dominion Ballroom

11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
- Keynote: Michael Oreskes, International Herald Tribune
Dominion Ballroom

12:15 p.m. to 2 p.m.
- Lunch on Your Own - Box Lunch Sponsored by

2 p.m. to 3 p.m.
- Community/Convergence Workshop:
  Broadcaster Strategies for the Web-City Hall

- Content/Design Workshop:
  Integrating Multimedia in Storytelling-Civic North

- Business Workshop:
  Legal Panel-Civic South

- Special Workshop:
  Audio Editing

3:15 p.m. to 4:15 p.m.
- Community/Convergence Workshop:
  Revamping Your Curriculum for Online Journalism-City Hall

- Content/Design Workshop:
  Integrating User-Generated Content-Civic North

- Business Workshop:
  Advertising 2.0-Civic South

4:15 p.m. to 4:45 p.m.
- Coffee Break - Sponosred by Pluck

4:45 p.m. to 6 p.m.
- Superpanel - Sponsored by New York Times:
  Journalism Next: Impact of Aggregators, Blogging and Social Networking on the Industry-Civic Ballroom

6 p.m. to 7 p.m.
- Reception - Sponsored by
City Hall

7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
- 2007 Online Journalism Awards banquet
Dominion Ballroom


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8th Annual Conference and Awards Banquet, Oct. 17-19, Sheraton Centre, Toronto

Questions about membership, registration or sponsorship opportunities? E-mail Executive Director Lori Schwab.

Questions about conference lineup or volunteering? E-mail Conference Chair Ju-Don Roberts.

Oct. 19, 2007 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.: Breakfast Discussion Groups (Sponsored by AFP) 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.: Community/Convergence Workshop: The Cutting Edge of Online Data 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.: Content/Design Workshop: Finding Your Voice Online 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.: Business Workshop: Leading the 21st Century Newsroom 9:45 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.: General Session: Membership Meeting 10:45 a.m. - Education Members Meeting, Expanding ONA's educational offerings, Dominion Ballroom 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m: Keynote: Michael Oreskes, International Herald Tribune 12:15 p.m. to 2 p.m.: Lunch on Your Own (Box lunch sponosred by 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.: Community/Convergence Workshop: Broadcaster Strategies for the Web 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.: Content/Design Workshop: Integrating Multimedia in Storytelling 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.: Business Workshop: Legal Panel 3:15 p.m. to 4:15 p.m.: Community/Convergence Workshop: Revamping Your Curriculum for Online Journalism 3:15 p.m. to 4:15 p.m.: Content/Design Workshop: Integrating User-Generated Content 3:15 p.m. to 4:15 p.m.: Business Workshop: Advertising 2.0 4:15 p.m. to 4:45 p.m.: Coffee Break (Sponsored by Pluck) 4:45 p.m. to 6 p.m.: Journalism Next: Impact of Aggregators, Blogging and Social Networking on the Industry 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.: Reception sponsored by 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.: Awards banquet

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    OJA Finalists:
    The 2007 Online Journalism Award winners will be announced at the awards dinner on Oct. 19. See the list of this year's finalists.

    The 2007 Online News Association Conference is the premier conference for those who work in, or have an interest in, online media and news.

    The Online Journalism Awards have become the top awards in online journalism. Each year a distinguished panel of judges selects the very best work in nine different categories to be honored at the awards. The OJA Banquet is the event where the awards are presented, and the winners are honored for their efforts.