Here is the schedule for the 2006 ONA Conference in Washington Oct. 5-7. Please note times, sessions and participants are subject to change.
THURSDAY, OCT. 5
Conference registration open, 5 - 7 p.m.
J-Lab's Citizen Journalism Summit II, held at the Capital Hilton
ASNE convergence seminar, held at Gannett headquarters, McLean, Va.
Hands-on storytelling workshop, held at washingtonpost.com, Arlington, Va.
Educators summit, held at Gannett headquarters, McLean, Va., and American University, Washington.
6:15-7:15 p.m.: �The future is here: Now what?� held at American University, featuring Craig Newmark of CraigsList.com. Mike Clemente, ABC News, and Susan Defife, Backfence.com. All ONA members are welcome to attend. Admission is free.
7-10 p.m. Opening reception, with welcoming remarks from Ken Paulson, editor of USA TODAY, Capital Hilton, sponsored by USA TODAY and washingtonpost.com
FRIDAY, OCT. 6
7 a.m.-5 p.m.: Tabletop exhibits
7-8:55 a.m.: Continental breakfast: Sponsored by Zap2It
7:30-8:55 a.m.: Breakfast discussion
8:-8:30 a.m.: Best of the Best (BoB): Online Commentary
8:30-8:55 a.m.: BoB: Specialty Journalism
9 a.m.-4 p.m.: Job Fair
9 a.m.: Welcome remarks: Leonard Downie, The Washington Post
9:10 a.m. Keynote introduction: Michael Silberman, ONA president
9:20-10:15 a.m. Opening keynote: Adrian Van Klaveren, BBC
10:40-11:45 a.m. Session 1
� Content: Developing voices: Enriching perspectives from underserved communities
� Convergence: Elections 2006 and 2008
� Commerce: What about WAP? Mobile news is the future
Noon-12:45 p.m.: Lunch
12:40-1:50 p.m.: Keynote: Mark Cuban, HDnet and Dallas Mavericks (blogmaverick.com)
3:15-3:30 p.m.: Coffee break: Sponsored by Reuters
5-7 p.m. Reception: Sponsored by The Associated Press
Dinner on your own
SATURDAY, OCT. 7
7 a.m.-5 p.m.: Tabletop exhibits
7-8:30 a.m.: Continental breakfast: Sponsored by Agence-France Press
7:30-8:30 a.m.: Breakfast discussion
8-8:30 p.m.: BoB: Student Journalism
8:30-9:20 a.m.: Session 4
� Content: Automated genius and tools
� Convergence: MoJo lessons: Examining skillsets, gear and approaches
� Commerce: Church/state challenge: When content & sponsorship dollars collide
9:30-12:30 GENERAL SESSION
9:30-10:30 a.m. General session: Media futures: How young people consume information
10:45 a.m.-11 a.m.: General session: Exclusive ONA study: Digital usage among journalists and educators
11-11:45 a.m.:: ONA membership and activities meeting
11:45 a.m.-12:30:: Blogger spotlight: Zeyad A., Iraqi blogger
12:30: Box lunch sponsored by Voxant
Join Voxant to learn about the News2020Project, including a video report on what ONA attendees have to say about what�s next in online journalism.
1:45-2:50 p.m.: Session 5
� Content: Energizing storytelling: Taking narrative to new levels
� Convergence: Breaking news: Best of the Best and others
� Commerce: Big stories and the bottom line: Make money on enterprise journalism
2:50-3:10 p.m.: Coffee break" Sponsored by McClatchy
3:15-4:45 p.m.: State of the industry super panel: User-generated content and tools. Mike Arrington (editor, TechCrunch), Mike Davidson (CEO, Newsvine), Herndon Graddick (producer, Current TV) and Jeff Jarvis (blogger/editor, BuzzMachine, Daylife). Moderated by Leslie Walker (Technology editor, Washington Post)
Sponsored by USA TODAY and The Washington Post
6�7 p.m.: Reception: Sponsored by Yahoo! News
7�10 p.m.: Online Journalism Awards banquet