The Los Angeles Chapter of the Asian American Journalists Association

Full V3con schedule released; registration extended to June 24

The V3 Digital Media Conference is happening next week, and we’ve released the full Saturday, June 27, schedule of workshops and panels. Hear from experts in the fields of journalism, social media, activism and more. In this full-day conference setting, all will be encouraged to share their experiences, knowledge, endeavors and visions with others during interactive panels and workshops.

This year’s fourth V3con, presented by the Asian American Journalists Association, Los Angeles, will start with the Opening Awards Reception on Friday, June 26. This year’s honorees are BuzzFeed Publisher Dao Nguyen, actor Randall Park and Yahoo Style Editor in Chief Joe Zee. The all-day Digital Media Conference will follow on Saturday. Both segments of the event will be held at the Japanese American National Museum in Little Tokyo in downtown Los Angeles.

Registration has been extended through Wednesday, June 24. Details are available at

Please note: A few workshops have limited seating — registered attendees will receive a private link to sign up online.

We hope you’ll join us for an informative, engaging and dynamic conference, whether you are a digital media journalist, a seasoned blogger or simply interested in learning more. Here are a few highlights from the Saturday schedule:


The new liveshot

Sponsored by Comcast NBCUniversal

Hashtag: #V3Liveshot

Meerkat and Periscope are the newest apps that have taken livestreaming to the next level. How can you use this technology to take a liveshot without all the equipment? Join a workshop that will show you how to use this and other new apps to broadcast your story even faster.

Gadi Schwartz, NBC4 Southern California
Lia Haberman, TheWrap


The writing coach is in: A workshop on writing better

Hashtag: #V3Writing

Our speaker is back again because of high demand. Let’s get back to the basics of writing. Join writing coach Steve Padilla to learn how better structure can make your writing even stronger.

Steve Padilla, Los Angeles Times


Beyond photos: Discover new smartphone visuals

Sponsored by McDonald’s

Hashtag: #V3Visuals

From Snapchat to Hyperlapse, there are new experimental visual apps being released every day. In this hands-on workshop, learn how to make experimental visuals like GIFs and how to best use them for storytelling and social media.

Maya Sugarman, 89.3 KPCC


Finding the heart of the story: A storytelling workshop

Hashtag: #V3Storytelling

Can you find the untold story in your community? Seasoned writing coach Tom Huang will guide participants in getting to the heart of a story, even if it means working through language and cultural barriers. The workshop will go through a set of questions to help you focus your story and understand its underlying themes.

Tom Huang, Dallas Morning News


Event Information

Opening Awards Reception
Friday, June 26, 6 to 9 p.m.

V3 Digital Media Conference
Saturday, June 27, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Japanese American National Museum
100 N. Central Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90012

Details and updates:; Twitter: @v3con, #v3con.

About V3con

V3con is the only digital media conference centered on AAPI mainstream journalists, digital media journalists, bloggers and those interested in social media. The conference is an opportunity for those communicating on multiple digital platforms, including social media and blogs, and their audiences to interact, engage in person and inspire those who are interested in communicating online.


The mission of the Asian American Journalists Association is to provide a means of association and support among Asian American and Pacific Islander journalists; provide encouragement, information, advice and scholarship assistance to AAPI students who aspire to professional journalism careers; provide to the AAPI community an awareness of new media and an understanding of how to gain fair access; and research and point out when news media organizations stray from accuracy and fairness in coverage of AAPIs. The Los Angeles Chapter, established in 1981, is the organization’s founding chapter.