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V3con to honor Jonathan Gold; early-bird deadline Friday

V3con to honor Jonathan Gold; early-bird deadline Friday

April 17th, 2014 - in V3con with 0 comment

By Sonali Kohli Pulitzer Prize-winning food columnist Jonathan Gold will be honored with the Visibility Award at this year's V3 Digital Media Conference. Gold, a Los Angeles Times restaurant critic and Los Angeles native, will be recognized during the V3con Opening Awards Reception on June 20. The Friday evening awards will precede the daylong Digital Media Conference on Saturday, June...


Coca-Cola returns as V3con sponsor

Coca-Cola returns as V3con sponsor

March 17th, 2014 - in V3con with 0 comment

By Sonali Kohli If you've been to an AAJA-LA event in the last few years, chances are that you've enjoyed a Coca-Cola drink, whether it was a chilled Diet Coke or a refreshing Dasani. Coca-Cola was the first sponsor lined up for the 2013 V3 Digital Media Conference and will return as a V3con 2014 sponsor. "AAJA is really a natural partner, as our consumer and customer base diversifies...


JANM and V3con: A partnership in which goals align

JANM and V3con: A partnership in which goals align

March 11th, 2014 - in V3con with 0 comment

By Sonali Kohli The Japanese American National Museum has been the home of the V3 Digital Media Conference since its inception in 2012. The museum will play that role once again for V3con 2014 in June. The museum, a cornerstone of Little Tokyo in downtown Los Angeles, has told the story of the Japanese American experience since opening in 1992. But the museum is always seeking ways to expand...


Early-bird highlights: Ron Becker

Early-bird highlights: Ron Becker

March 3rd, 2014 - in V3con with 0 comment

By Sonali Kohli Second in a series of interviews with early registrants for this year's V3con Ron Becker has run an information technology company for years. But in today’s landscape, those words can’t go together unless “communications” is included too. And that’s why he will attend the V3 Digital Media Conference for the third year in a row, as the event returns on June 21...


Early-bird highlights: Gee-Wey Yue

Early-bird highlights: Gee-Wey Yue

February 27th, 2014 - in V3con with 0 comment

By Sonali Kohli First in a series of interviews with early registrants for this year's V3con As attendees at the 2013 V3 Digital Media Conference applauded the closing ceremony, Gee-Wey Yue whipped out his phone. "When everyone else was still sitting in their chair ... I was putting in my credit card number." And it paid off -- he was the first person to register for this year’s...


Reminder: V3con 2014 panel ideas are due Feb. 28

Reminder: V3con 2014 panel ideas are due Feb. 28

February 25th, 2014 - in Panelists, V3con with Comments Off

Our Call for Panelists is open to all -- but time is fleeting. We’re looking for speakers to be a part of 2014’s V3 Digital Media Conference, an ever-growing event that recognizes the "Vision. Visibility. Voice" of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in digital and social media, journalism, blogging and communications. Our objective, as at the V3con gatherings in 2012 and 2013, is to...


Want to be a speaker at V3con 2014?

Want to be a speaker at V3con 2014?

January 21st, 2014 - in Panelists, V3con with Comments Off

Our Call for Panelists is open to all! We’re looking for speakers to be a part of 2014’s V3con (Vision. Visibility. Voice.), an ever-growing conference that teaches skills and evokes discussion around Asian American and Pacific Islanders in digital and social media, journalism, blogging and communications. We’re also looking for good ideas and inspiration for panels that we can build....


Panelists discuss online issues facing parents and families

Panelists discuss online issues facing parents and families

June 19th, 2013 - in Panelists, V3con with 0 comment

This post was written by Eileen Hsu, 17 (pictured seated on the left, above), who operates her own blog called Cool Asian Kids. Hsu was one of the panelists in the session, "Help! My Kid is on Snapchat": Online Issues Facing Parents and Families, which took place from 1-1:50 p.m. Saturday, June 15 during V3con. The panel also featured Thien-Kim Lam, Grace Hwang Lynch and Jason Sperber. Susan...


Grace Lee Boggs urges V3con audience to push for change

Grace Lee Boggs urges V3con audience to push for change

June 16th, 2013 - in Panelists, V3con with 0 comment

By Adam Kealoha Causey Civil rights icon Grace Lee Boggs has graced the planet for nearly a century, and she's still growing. Maybe not in stature, as she reminded V3con attendees Saturday evening: The last time she visited the Japanese American National Museum, she stood. This time, she sat. But on the same day the nearly 98-year-old shook a fist, smiled and — more than once — advised...


Entrepreneurs share thoughts on innovation at V3con

Entrepreneurs share thoughts on innovation at V3con

June 16th, 2013 - in Panelists, V3con with 0 comment

By Diana Wang Moderated by television executive Quan Phung (@quanphung), a panel consisting of IT Tech Pros CEO and President Kathy David (@kathydavidittp), k12newsnetwork.com founder Cynthia Liu (@k12nn), and AdamsMorioka founder Noreen Morioka (@noreenmorioka) revealed back stories of how they each kick-started their ventures and kept their innovative spirits alive along the way. The...


Lessons learned from social media during the 2012 presidential campaign

Lessons learned from social media during the 2012 presidential campaign

June 16th, 2013 - in Panelists, V3con with 0 comment

Story and photos by Magdalena Guillen The 2012 presidential election proved to have persuaded women, minorities and the youth through an outlet not largely considered before — social media. At V3con’s “Social Media Lessons From the 2012 Presidential Campaign: What Businesses Can Learn” presentation, sponsored by Comcast NBCUniversal, Richard Lui, news anchor for MSNBC and NBC’s...


‘I Have the Craziest Idea – How Can I Make it a Reality?’

‘I Have the Craziest Idea – How Can I Make it a Reality?’

June 16th, 2013 - in Panelists, V3con with 0 comment

By Conning Chu It’s not easy to take a napkin sketch and turn it into a business, but with a combination of passion and hard work, panelists at V3con Saturday afternoon say it can happen. “Napkin sketches do work,” said Deepa Fernandes, panelist and co-founder of nonprofit start-up People’s Production House and mobile app IlluminUs. But, you will also need nonstop, sleepless work...


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