Prominent speakers, diverse subjects highlight V3con programming

      Prominent speakers, diverse subjects highlight V3con programming

      June 17th, 2014 - in V3con with 0 comment

      By V3con Staff Using social media for social good, exploring the media’s lack of diversity, and building skills and knowledge through sessions on sports, food, fashion, writing and photography are among the highlighted subjects and program offerings at the 2014 V3 Digital Media Conference, to be presented June 20-21 in celebration of Asian American contributions to media and...

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      V3con sponsor Edison taps social media to reach customers

      V3con sponsor Edison taps social media to reach customers

      June 17th, 2014 - in V3con with 0 comment

      By Samuel Lam Southern California Edison returns as a bronze sponsor at this year’s V3con, continuing its long-standing partnership with the Los Angeles Chapter of the Asian American Journalists Association. SCE has been an enthusiastic proponent of the kinds of digital and social media advances on display at the annual V3 Digital Media Conference, which returns this coming Friday and...

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      V3con sponsor Verizon Wireless seeks your unwanted devices

      V3con sponsor Verizon Wireless seeks your unwanted devices

      June 15th, 2014 - in V3con with 0 comment

      By V3con Staff The HopeLine program from returning V3con sponsor Verizon Wireless collects unused wireless phones and other accessories and refurbishes them, with the proceeds going to support victims of domestic violence. For a third straight year, Verizon Wireless is supporting the Center for the Pacific Asian Family by donating $5 for every phone collected at the registration area at...

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      Emblem Flowers will help transform V3con space

      Emblem Flowers will help transform V3con space

      June 15th, 2014 - in V3con with 0 comment

      By V3con Staff One big difference at this year's V3con is the presentation of both halves of the event -- the Opening Awards Reception on Friday evening, June 20, and the all-day Digital Media Conference on Saturday, June 21 -- in a single location, the beautiful Japanese American National Museum in downtown Los Angeles. Event organizers promise some surprising flourishes as they fine-tune...

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      For AARP, V3con is all about the dialogue

      For AARP, V3con is all about the dialogue

      June 13th, 2014 - in V3con with 0 comment

      By Samuel Lam Envisioning and finding new ways of communicating are themes that fit the missions of both V3con and AARP. Ron Mori, AARP’s multicultural markets and engagement manager, sees the annual conference as a perfect opportunity to engage in the rapidly growing use of social media. Gil Asakawa “This...

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      Artisan noodle house Tsujita L.A. to cater V3con reception

      Artisan noodle house Tsujita L.A. to cater V3con reception

      June 11th, 2014 - in V3con with 0 comment

        By Elizabeth Chou Tsujita L.A. will cater V3con’s Opening Awards Reception on Friday, June 20. The L.A. location of the Tokyo-based ramen chain will offer selections from its traditional Japanese dinner menu. Chef Takehiro Tsujita’s restaurant chain, known as Nidaime Tsujita in Japan, made a much-anticipated U.S. debut three years ago on Sawtelle Boulevard in...

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      Folk-electronic band Magic Giant to perform at V3con

      Folk-electronic band Magic Giant to perform at V3con

      June 9th, 2014 - in V3con with 0 comment

      By Elizabeth Chou On paper, the four members of folk-electronic band Magic Giant seem like an unlikely bunch. The band, which is set to perform at the V3con Opening Awards Reception on Friday, June 20, includes AJK, the DJ and drummer who came to L.A. from South Korea five years ago, and Zambricki, the mandolin and banjo player who traded the deeply rooted music scene of Nashville for...

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      A free smoothie, just a vote away!

      A free smoothie, just a vote away!

      June 6th, 2014 - in V3con with 0 comment

      McDonald’s is coming back as a V3con sponsor for the third year. This time, the company is tapping into the V3con brain trust -- that's you -- to help determine what smoothie attendees will get June 21 as a tasty snack during the conference. How can you participate? All attendees need to do is take a second and tell us in a short poll what your favorite McCafé flavor is. The flavor...

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      Singer-songwriter Judith Hill joins list of V3con honorees

      Singer-songwriter Judith Hill joins list of V3con honorees

      June 5th, 2014 - in V3con with 0 comment

        By V3con Staff Acclaimed musical artist Judith Hill will be honored with the 2014 Voice Award at this year’s V3 Digital Media Conference in Los Angeles.  “This year, we mean ‘voice’ quite literally, recognizing a singer-songwriter who has inspired others by stepping to the front of the stage,” V3con organizers said in announcing the award. The 2014 edition of...

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      Ann Curry to receive Vision Award at V3con

      Ann Curry to receive Vision Award at V3con

      June 4th, 2014 - in V3con with 0 comment

      By V3con Staff Ann Curry, the Emmy-winning NBC News correspondent and anchor at large, will be honored with the 2014 Vision Award at this year’s V3 Digital Media Conference in Los Angeles. Curry, a familiar and popular presence on our screens from shows such as “Today,” “Dateline NBC” and other prominent assignments at NBC News since 1990, will attend the V3con Opening Awards...

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      Kokoro Taiko Kai to energize V3con opening reception

      Kokoro Taiko Kai to energize V3con opening reception

      May 30th, 2014 - in V3con with 0 comment

      By Samuel Lam The V3 Digital Media Conference's Opening Awards Reception is going to start off with a bang -- in the form of some big drums. The Asian American Journalists Association is proud to announce Kokoro Taiko Kai as one of the featured performers for this year's Opening Awards Reception for V3con. The performance will take place Friday, June 20, at the Japanese American...

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      Hip-hop artist Dan Matthews to perform at V3con reception

      Hip-hop artist Dan Matthews to perform at V3con reception

      May 27th, 2014 - in V3con with 0 comment

      By Sonali Kohli Dan Matthews was adopted from South Korea as a baby, grew up in the L.A. area and is now a hip-hop artist. His identity is always in question. It's one he has tried to answer, at least in part, by entrenching himself in the local Korean adoptee community, a segment of the population that he says can be overlooked when talking about the Asian American experience. Matthews...

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