The V3 Digital Media Conference (V3con) returns to the Japanese American National Museum, 100 N. Central Ave. in Little Tokyo, this weekend.
V3con will highlight and expand multi-platform Asian American and Pacific Islander communications by gathering thought-provoking AAPI online journalists, creative social media communicators, seasoned bloggers, and those interested in engaging on digital platforms. In this unique, one-day conference setting, all are invited to share their experiences, knowledge, endeavors, and visions with others during interactive panels and workshops.
V3con is presented by the Los Angeles Chapter of the Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA), which promises an informative, engaging and dynamic day, whether you are a digital media journalist, a blogger, or simply interested in learning more.
Full V3con registration includes access to:
V3con Opening Awards Reception on Friday, June 24, from 6 to 9 p.m.
V3 Digital Media Conference on Saturday, June 25, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
The 2016 V3con honorees are:
Vision — Jennifer Yuh Nelson, a director and storyboard artist whose credits include “Spawn” and the “Kung Fu Panda” films.
Visibility — Actor John Cho, whose latest credits include the movies “Star Trek Beyond” and “Star Trek Into Darkness” and the TV shows “Selfie,” “Sleepy Hollow,” “House of Lies” and “The Mindy Project.”
Voice — Phil Yu, founder and editor of the “Angry Asian Man” blog.
Speakers, performers and panelists include:
Malik Ahmad, founder, ModernVoting
Tanzila Ahmed, activist, 18MillionRising/#GoodMuslimBadMuslim Podcast
Anna Almendrala, senior healthy living editor, The Huffington Post
Tim Atlas, singer/songwriter/producer, Tim Atlas Music
Charles Babb, CEO, Fairchild Consortium
Simran Baidwan, writer and supervising producer, “Conviction”
Nancy Casanova, community manager, Southern California Edison
Cary Chow, host/anchor, ESPN
Catherine Day, executive producer, Jaunt VR executive producer
Armand Emamdjomeh, deputy director of data visualization, Los Angeles Times
Jasmine Chun Fat, YouTuber, Jazzifiedx2
Jason Fong, creator, #MyAsianAmericanStory
Henry Fuhrmann, former assistant managing editor, Los Angeles Times
Lia Haberman, social media strategist, Livestrong.com
Naomi Hayase, president, AAJA Los Angeles Chapter
Josie Huang, correspondent, Southern California Public Radio
Angela Kim, audience development manager, Yahoo
Bo Yeon Kim, story editor, CW’s “Reign”
Diana King, photographer
Carole Kirschner, director, CBS Diversity Institute Writers Mentoring Program
Cindy J. Lee, community and public affairs manager, LA 18 KSCI-TV
Melly Lee, owner, Melly Lee Photography
Sandra Lee, skin physician and surgeon, Dr. Pimple Popper
Traci Lee, digital editorial manager, NBC Asian America
Joy Lin, career strategist and founder, Quarter Life Joy
Erika Lippoldt, story editor, CW’s “Reign”
Richard Lui, news anchor, MSNBC and NBC News
Jeanne Mau, vice president, CBS Diversity
Gwen Muranaka, English editor-in-chief, The Rafu Shimpo
Suzy Nakamura, actress, ABC’s “Dr. Ken”
David Ono, anchor, ABC7 Eyewitness News
Steve Padilla, editor, Los Angeles Times
Mary Plummer, senior politics reporter, Southern California Public Radio
Kevin Porter, podcast host, “Gilmore Guys Show”
Anthony Quintano, engagement editor, Honolulu Civil Beat
Paul Rosales, multimedia artist, Yahoo
Koji Steven Sakai, vice president of programs, JANM
Versha Sharma, managing editor, Now
Maya Sugarman, visual journalist, KPCC
Canan Tasci, communications consultant, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Kevin Tsukii, immersive video lead, Emblematic Group
Alex Tung, cancer survivor
Lorna Xu, executive director, USC’s Asian Pacific American Student Assembly
Duncan Williams, executive vice president, Japan House LA
Shawn Nicole Wong, sponsorships director, V3con; treasurer, AAJA-National
Zachary Wong, filmmaker/animator/illustrator
Jenny Yang, comedian, Disoriented Comedy/The Comedy Comedy Festival
Registration is $50 general, $35 for students, $30 for AAJA-LA members. AAJA membership with discounted general admission is $85.