You’re #1! First-Timer Breakfast and Orientation

  • Thursday - 7:15 AM - 8:45 AM
  • Mineral Rooms B-G
  • #1stONA

Never been to an ONA conference? This session is just for you. How do you connect with conference veterans? How do you choose between an inspiring talk and that practical training you had your eye on? And how can you interact with the tech toys in the Midway? We'll make sure you're equipped to get the most out of your ONA experience. Don't forget to bring your ONA #1 button -- your first-timer badge of honor.

Speaker resources:

All about ONA slide deck

Networking tips for your first ONA conference

Surviving your first ONA - conference tips and Frequently Asked Questions

Breakfast for the First-Timer Orientation is generously sponsored by News Republic.


Laura Amico - Digital Projects Editor, Boston Globe
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Luis Gomez - Engagement Editor, San Diego Union-Tribune
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Connie K. Ho - Digital Content Coordinator, Westways
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Mandy Jenkins - Head of News, Storyful
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Meghan Murphy - Community Manager, Online News Association
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Samantha Ragland - Digital Content Strategist, The Palm Beach Post
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