Calling for ONA12 session ideas and speakers

By on February 10, 2012

Help us plan sessions for the 2012 Online News Association Conference & Awards Banquet, Sept. 20-22 in San Francisco.

Our Session Selector is now open and you’re invited to submit session proposals for consideration in the ONA12 program. Submissions will be accepted through March 1. Then, from March 6 to March 29, the ONA community will vote and comment on sessions they’d like to see.

This year, there are two ways to offer your expertise at ONA12:

  • If you have a session you’d like to suggest for the conference, take a look at the submission form and send us your best idea.
  • If you have expertise to share with the digital journalism community and you’d like to speak at the conference, you can fill out the speaker application. As we put the program together, we may contact you.

Ideas from the community, along with input from the ONA12 conference committee, ONA staff and a member of the Board of Directors, will help the program committee create the sessions for ONA12.

If you have questions about the Session Selector or the ONA12 programming, email If you have any general questions about the conference, email

As always, we look forward to seeing what you come up with.


Jennifer Mizgata

Jennifer Mizgata is Director of Programs at the Online News Association, where she leads the Women's Leadership Accelerator. At ONA, Jennifer focuses on identifying talented digital journalists and innovative journalism projects and providing them with support. Jennifer is a business and design strategist with over a decade of experience creating industry-changing training programs, investing in award-winning projects, and managing key relationships with journalism partners and tech stakeholders. She regularly coaches managers, senior leaders and entrepreneurs on challenges related to their careers and launching new ventures. Jennifer shares advice for navigating tough work challenges in Work Space, a monthly column for Fortune.