The OCNA is excited to be planning the 70th Annual Spring Convention being held Friday April 3rd, 2020 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. We are also very excited to be presenting the 2019 Ontario Junior Citizen Awards at lunch.
To see a list of our confirmed speakers, please visit our Session page.
To view the Convention schedule, please view the Agenda.
Don't miss the Association’s event of the year which concludes the day - 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 both the Premier and General Excellence categories.
We hope to see you there!
Registration Fees (all subject to HST)
(Brkfst, lunch, am & pm sessions and Awards Gala Dinner)...............
|Awards Gala Dinner........................||$125|
Full day Friday
(am & pm sessions, lunch)............
To purchase tickets, complete the personal information to the right, then use the toggles to select the ticket type. Comlete te form by filling in any special requirements, if required, then select 'Add to Cart' . If you wish to add more attendees, simply select the ticket type, complete the additional guest name information and any special requirements, and select "Add to Cart". Continue until all attendees are registered, then select '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 Friday March 13, 2020 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. Day and evening guests are required to use the metered parking. (max $10.00)
Convention and BNC Awards Gala registration cancellations made after March 27, 2020 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