Asian American Journalists Association – Los Angeles Hosts V3 Digital Media Conference

Thursday, Jun 6, 2013  |  Updated 12:24 PM PDT
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Asian American Journalists Association – Los Angeles Hosts V3 Digital Media Conference

Steven Lam, 2012

On June 14-15, the Asian American Journalists Association‒Los Angeles presents its second annual V3 Digital Media Conference, dedicated to showcasing the “Vision. Visibility. Voice.” (V3con) of the most pioneering and influential Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in today’s evolving digital media landscape. Comcast NBCUniversal is a gold sponsor of V3con.

Receiving awards at an evening reception at the Pacific Asia Museum in Pasadena on June 14 are restaurateur Roy Choi of Kogi fame, civil rights hero Grace Lee Boggs and journalists Richard Lui and Gil Asakawa, who have led the way in digitizing their respective media and boosting Asian American visibility. V3con reconvenes the following morning at the Japanese American National Museum in Little Tokyo in downtown Los Angeles for an entire day of panels and workshops on the digital theme.

Panel and plenary topics include “Asian Visibility in Hollywood and Globally Online,” “The Future of Journalism in the Digital World,” “Social Media Lessons From the 2012 Presidential Campaign,” “Creating Moving Messaging: Nonprofits and Digital Media Options” and “Sustainability: Success as a Woman in Digital Media.” Hands-on workshops will cover subjects as varied as taking better mobile photos, growing your digital footprint and giving a good interview, and demonstrainge the latest in smart accessories and devices.

Panelists include Phil Yu (a.k.a. “Angry Asian Man”); marketing legend Bill Imada of IW Group; Elisa Camahort Page, co-founder of "BlogHer"; actor Parvesh Cheena; actress Lynn Chen; visual journalist Marilyn Chung; filmmaker Patrick Epino; digital editor Megan Garvey of the Los Angeles Times; tech editor Gregory Han; Robert Hernandez of USC.

Pre-registration rates end Friday, June 7. Visit www.v3con.com for details.

• V3con Opening Awards Reception: Friday, June 14, 6 to 9 p.m. at the Pacific Asia Museum (46 N. Los Robles Ave., Pasadena, CA 91101)
• V3con Digital Media Conference: Saturday, June 15, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Japanese American National Museum (369 E. First St., Los Angeles, CA 90012)

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