The OCNA is excited to be planning the 2019 Spring Convention being held Friday April 5th, 2019 at the Hilton Garden Inn in Vaughan.
The one-day event will be both interesting and informative. Publishers, editors, journalists, advertising managers and sales reps will have the opportunity to learn from a variety of educational sessions and share ideas or experiences with friends from the industry, both old and new. To see a list of our confirmed speakers, please visit our Session page. To view the Convention schedule, please view the Agenda.
The Association’s event of the year will conclude the evening – the Better Newspapers Competition Awards Gala! Come and celebrate the hard work and dedication of community newspapers as the OCNA announces first, second and third place winners in a series of Premier and General Excellence categories.
We hope to see you there!
To purchase tickets, use the toggles or type in each text box the quantity desired. Once finished filling out the form, select 'Add to Cart' and then 'Checkout' for payment options.
Note: Special requirements, including dietary needs, cannot be addressed onsite and must be registered online.
Reserve your rooms by 5:00pm on Wednesday March 13, 2019 to receive the special convention rate of $159.00 (rate does not include applicable taxes and fees)
Hilton Garden Inn
3201 Highway 7 West
To reserve your preferred room rate via the internet, please visit Hilton Garden Inn Reservations.
For phone reservations, please call the reservations department at 905-660-4700 or 1-877-STAY-HGI and reference OCNA.
Note: there is complimentary overnight parking available. Metered parking is available for all day and evening guests. (max $10.00)
Convention and BNC Awards Gala registration cancellations made after March 28, 2019 are non-refundable.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding the OCNA Spring Convention, please contact Karen Shardlow at
416-923-7724 ext 4432 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Student Spring Convention Registration
Must be a student or faculty of a member college/university