Annual Convention

2019 ONMA Convention Logo

The 2019 Ohio News Media Association convention was held in Columbus on February 7-8 at the new Renaissance Columbus Westerville-Polaris Hotel.

Session included:

  • Newly elected governor Mike DeWine, who delivered a major convention address.
  • One-on-one time on Friday during roundtable discussions with Thomas Rosenberger, executive director of the National Cannabis Industry Association of Ohio, the leading industry group for Ohio’s burgeoning medical marijuana industry. 
  • A session on rural and small town coverage featuring Al Cross, director of the Institute for Rural Journalism and Community Issues at the University of Kentucky.
  • A breakout session on what Ohio media outlets must do to restore and build trust.
  • A double session with Kelly Wirges of Pro Max, one of the media industry’s leading sales trainers.
  • Roundtable discussions for editors, circulation managers, and ad directors.
  • And much more!

Other convention headliners included Maurice Clarett, Ken Paulson, and former Ohio House Speaker Jo Ann Davidson.

Archives from the 2019 Ohio News Media Association Convention

 

CONVENTION SPONSORS

Thank you for your support of ONMA!

Level A

535 Media

Interactive News

 

Level B

Advantage Newspaper Consultants

CompManagement 21018

 

Presteligence

 

Metro Creative

Southern Lithplate

 

Truax Printing

Perq

 

Level D

Ap

Graydon

AMG Parade

 

American Solutions

 

SPECIAL SPONSORSHIP THANK YOU TO:

Southern Lithplate

White Birch Paper

Sponsorship Opportunities

Sponsors receive special recognition at the convention including company name/logo on convention materials, signage and vendor displays. By making an additional donation to the cost of convention courtesies, such as the opening reception, meals, beverage breaks or accommodations for the Student News Bureau you can show your support of the Ohio News Media Association.

LEVEL A - $850
Includes company name/logo on convention materials in print, online link to your homepage, plus opportunity to:

  • Present a five-minute talk before a session (limited availability; first come, first served)
  • One full registration (up to $325 value)
  • Option to invite additional staff to cocktail reception
  • Special pricing for additional registrations ($160)
  • Table option to display and meet with key decision-makers ($35 value)
  • Option to place a full-page ad in the convention program for only $175 ($275 value)

LEVEL B - $575
Includes company name/logo on convention materials in print, online link to your homepage, also:

  • One full registration (up to $325 value)
  • Option to invite additional staff to cocktail reception
  • Special pricing for additional registrations ($160)
  • Table option to display and meet with key decision-makers ($35 value)
  • Option to place a full-page ad in the convention program for only $175 ($275 value)

LEVEL C - $275

  • Full-page ad in the ONMA convention brochure distributed to all participants at the convention.

LEVEL D - $225
Includes company name/logo on convention materials in print, online link to your homepage, also:

  • Complimentary attendance to cocktail reception for one company representative
  • Special rate on convention registration ($160)

For more information contact Sue Bazzoli at sbazzoli@ohionews.org or 614-486-6677 ext. 1018

2016, 2017, and 2018 convention archives

For archives presentations, photos and sponsor information from the 2016, 2017and 2018 ONMA Conventions, go here.

Conference Sponsors