Two days left to submit ideas for #ONA12

By on March 13, 2012

March 15 is two days away! Don’t wait any longer to submit that session idea (or ideas) for the 2012 Online News Association Conference & Awards Banquet, Sept. 20-22, in San Francisco.

Use our Session Selector to add to the growing number of fresh and creative entries for great sessions and speakers from our dynamic community of journalists, technologists and entrepreneurs.

Once the Session Selector closes on March 15, the ONA community will vote and comment on sessions they’d like to see from March 20 to April 12. The votes will account for a large percentage of the decision-making process, followed by input from the ONA12 Programming Committee and ONA staff.

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 innovative, on-point expertise to share at the conference, you can fill out the speaker application. As we put the program together, we may contact you.

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

This is the last call. No more extensions after the March 15 deadline, so get your ideas out there for voting!


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.