In the know: Parties, receptions + networking at ONA16

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All official ONA16 events are free and open to registered attendees. You’ll need a full conference pass for those, as well as any special presentations.

Some events require RSVPs for drink tickets. Unofficial events in the host hotel and around town have availability as noted. Here is the skinny: 

ONA16 events + special programming:

Wednesday, Sept. 14

6:30-8 p.m.: Building the Undefeated: An Insider’s Look At the First Six Months of ESPN’s New Vertical. Mineral Rooms B + C (3rd Floor). This event has limited capacity and an RSVP is required.

Thursday, Sept. 15

7:15-8:45 a.m.: You’re #1! First-Timer Breakfast and Orientation. Mineral Rooms B-G (3rd Floor).  For first-time conference attendees only. Your #1 button is required to attend.

6:30-8 p.m.: Opening Night Reception, Ellie Caulkins Opera House, 3 blocks from host hotel, Hyatt Regency Colorado Convention Center. Open to all; must have attendee badge.

Friday, Sept. 15

7:30-9 a.m.: Morning Yoga on the Terrace. Denver City Terrace (5th Floor). Capacity is limited and requires an RSVP.

8-9:30 a.m.: Diversity Breakfast,  Peak’s Lounge (27th Foor). Participants for this breakfast were chosen based on an application process that ended Aug. 29.

8-9 a.m.: ONA Local Student Meet Up, Mineral Foyer (3rd Floor).

4-5 p.m.: ONA Local Attendee Reception, Denver City Terrace (5th Floor). Open to all, but limited space + RSVP required for drink tickets.

6-7 p.m.: International Reception, Mineral Rooms F+G (3rd Floor). Open to all, but limited space + RSVP required for drink tickets.

6-7 p.m.: Educators’ Reception, Mineral Rooms D + E (3rd Floor). Open to all, but limited space + RSVP required for drink tickets.

Saturday, Sept. 17

5-6 p.m.: Diversity Reception, Denver City Terrace (5th Floor). Open to all, but limited space + RSVP required for drink tickets.

7-10 p.m.: Online Journalism Awards Banquet, Los Angeles Ballroom. Tickets required.

Unofficial events on site + around town:

The following events are being hosted by many of our partners and sponsors around Denver and open to all levels of ONA16 attendees. If you’re hosting an event and would like to be listed on this page, drop Jessica Strelitz a note.

Wednesday, Sept. 14

4:30-6:30 p.m.: USA TODAY NETWORK-hosted Storytellers Project
Location: The Denver Post.  RSVP required, tickets limited and craft beer is included.

7-9 p.m: Crowdsauced, Too
Location: Roosevelt, 1512 Larimer St., Denver. RSVP here.

Thursday, Sept. 15

5-6 p.m.: ICFJ Reception
Location: Mineral D + E (3rd Floor).  Click here for details. RSVP to Christian Madonna at or 202-349-7618.

8:30-10:30 p.m.: Hacks/Hackers Colorado/ONA Rocky Mt #ONA16 Meetup 
Location: Denver Press Club Lounge, 1330 Glenarm Pl., Denver. RSVP here.

5:30 – 6:30 p.m.: Dow Jones News Fund Alumni Reception
Location: Paramount Café, 519 16th St., Denver. RSVP here. 

Friday, Sept. 16

3-5 p.m.: Alley Interactive Cocktail Reception
Midway, Capitol Ballroom (4th Floor). Details here.

6 p.m.: #wjchat + #socjourn  Happy Hour
Location: The Denver Press Club – Upstairs, 1330 Glenarm Pl., Denver. Join the waitlist.

6:30-8:30 p.m. Solutions Journalism Networking + Conversation
The Alliance Center, 1536 Wynkoop St. Denver. Register here.

7:30-11 p.m.: Inform ONA Cocktail Party
FIRE Terrace at the ART, a hotel – 1201 Broadway , Denver.  Registration is required.

Saturday, Sept. 17

8:30-10:30 p.m.: Broadcasters’ Breakfast
Rialto Cafe – 934 16th Street, Denver. Registration is required.

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