2014 ONA Annual Convention
The 2014 ONA Annual Convention will be held Feb. 5 and 6, 2014, at the Hilton Columbus Downtown (in Columbus’ Arena/Short North District).
The theme this year is “Tools for Success.” The convention will bring top-notch speakers on the state of American journalism and the challenges of attracting and retaining bright young people for your work force. It also may be the most practical-minded convention in years. We’ll have a “news track” and “advertising track” of sessions that will provide actionable, immediate ideas to help you boost revenue, protect yourself legally and improve your news content.
Registration and additional information
- For more information on the speakers and events at this year’s convention, click here.
- To register for the convention, click here.
- For hotel registration at the reduced convention price, click here.
- For sponsorship opportunities, click here.
- Donate items for a silent auction to benefit the Ohio Newspapers Foundation.
2014 ONA Convention Program
(times may be adjusted)
Wednesday, February 5, 2014
Morning – ONA Board Meeting; OLHD meeting
2:00: Pre-convention workshop – Retaining Good Sales People/Motivating Your Staff – Zach Ahrens
5:00 – 7:00: Opening night reception
Thursday, February 6, 2014
7:30: Breakfast Opens
7:45 – 9:00: Welcome, Opening Presentation
9:00 – 10:30: General Session Keynote – Sarah Sladek – Gens X,Y,Z
10:40 – 11:30: Breakout Sessions- Protecting Your Content; What It Takes To Be A Digital Agency; Hooper and Collegiate Awards
11:30 – 12:30 :Breakout Sessions – Content – What Are You Missing?; Inexpensive Ways To Take Back Classifieds; Hooper and Collegiate Awards (Cont.)
12:30 – 2:00: Lunch Speaker – Tom Rosenstiel; Awards presentation
2:00 – 2:50 : General Session — Watchdog Reporting Panel
3:00 – 3:50: Breakout Sessions – Historic American Newspapers; Independent Contractors; Weekly Roundtable
3:50 – 5:00: Breakout Session/Closing Remarks – Innovation Mission – Nancy Lane, Brandon Erlacher, Weekly Roundtable (Cont.)
Many thanks to our sponsors
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