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Digital Media Conference at JANM This Weekend

V3con honorees Jennifer Yuh Nelson, John Cho and Phil Yu.

V3con honorees Jennifer Yuh Nelson, John Cho and Phil Yu.

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,

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.

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