Wednesday, Sep. 6, 2017 • Anaheim,

ONA LA: Excellence in Journalism (EIJ) Pre-Conference Mixer

 An ONA Local event, hosted by ONA LA

Join us for a happy hour mixer in Anaheim the evening before the 2017 Excellence in Journalism conference begins!

Bring your friends and colleagues – McFadden’s is willing to extend the happy hour menu to attendees after the usual happy hour time slot if there’s a large enough group (40+).

Participating local groups:

Asian American Journalists Association, Los Angeles; Journalism and Women Symposium, Southern California; National Association of Black Journalists, Los Angeles; NLGJA LA, the Association of LGBT Journalists; Online News Association, Los Angeles; Society of Professional Journalists, Los Angeles; and more.

McFadden’s usual happy hour menu includes:

$6 Jumbo Wings
$6 Irish Nachos
$6 Mini Pizzas
$3 Budlight
$5 Well Mixed Drinks
$5 Wines
$6 Guinness or Ballast Point


Since 2011, the Society of Professional Journalists and the Radio Television Digital News Association have partnered to host an annual conference that provides journalists with the industry’s best training and networking opportunities. The conference was named the Excellence in Journalism (EIJ) conference in order to provide an opportunity for other organizations to partner with SPJ and RTDNA on the event. Following five successful Excellence in Journalism conferences, SPJ and RTDNA welcome the National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ) as an EIJ collaborator for the 2017 event in Anaheim.

EIJ conference attendees are the top professionals in journalism, including: newsroom decision makers, leaders, station managers, reporters, producers, content managers, editors, freelancers and educators — people who are looking to implement new technologies, software products and journalism best practices in their newsrooms as soon they return home from Anaheim.


Anaheim GardenWalk is an outdoor dining, entertainment and shopping destination situated in the heart of the Anaheim Resort District just steps from the Disneyland® Resort and Anaheim Convention Center, and a short drive from Honda Center and Angel Stadium. GardenWalk offers guests a collection of popular restaurants plus vibrant nightlife, an escape room, a magic store and caberet, trendy shops and an upscale bowling lounge. McFadden’s Anaheim is the ultimate upscale playground where patrons can relax couches around a fire pit on the patio or let loose at the beautiful mahogany bar.


Parking is available in the center’s 4-story parking garage. Two entrances are conveniently located off Katella Avenue and Disney Way. The first hour is complimentary and after the first hour (or any fraction thereof) it is $3.00/hour.

Where to park for your end destination: 
Tenant on the North End (Disney Way Side): 
Main Level
McFadden’s Restaurant & Saloon

Bicycle racks are located on both ends of the property. On the Disney Way side, they are located on the Lower Level in the Transportation Center next to 24 Hour Fitness. On the Katella side, they are located in the parking structure on the Main Level (*1).


Have an idea for future ONA LA topics, speakers and events? We are always looking for cool suggestions, as well as places to hold meetups. Let us know (email LA [at] if you have thoughts about topics or if you want to host!

Join us in welcoming EIJ with a happy hour mixer.


Wednesday, Sep. 6, 2017
7 pm-10 pm



McFadden's Anaheim
400 Disney Way