BuzzFeed Publisher Dao Nguyen, actor Randall Park and Yahoo Style Editor in Chief Joe Zee will be honored at the 2015 V3 Digital Media Conference, to be presented June 26-27 in celebration of Asian American contributions to media and culture.
The fourth annual V3con, presented by the Los Angeles Chapter of the Asian American Journalists Association, recognizes the “Vision. Visibility. Voice” of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in digital and social media, with the goal of showcasing the most influential and interesting Asian Americans online while connecting diverse communities and building new media skills.
Registration for the event is now open, though early-bird rates will expire on Sunday, June 7. Current AAJA members qualify for the discounted rate of $22 through the deadline. For nonmembers, the student rate is $25 and the general rate is $30, also good through Sunday, after which the general rate will be $50. Registrants may sign up at www.v3con.com/registration.
The two-day event will consist of a gala Opening Awards Reception on Friday evening, June 26, to be followed by an all-day Digital Media Conference of panels and workshops on Saturday, June 27, both at the Japanese American National Museum in Little Tokyo in downtown Los Angeles.
With this year’s three “V” award winners, conference organizers again seek to recognize the contributions, talents and values of path-breaking individuals who have enabled Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders to become recognized as a significant force in media and the broader community. This year’s recipients will be recognized at the Friday gala event.
In addition to appearing on Friday, Park, star of the breakout hit ABC series “Fresh Off the Boat” and winner of this year’s Visibility Award, will return on Saturday for a one-on-one “Conversation With” session to close out the conference.
Zee, the influential editor in chief and executive creative officer of Yahoo Style, was previously announced as winner of the Voice Award, which honors a recipient who gives voice to Asian Americans and helps others find their voices.
Nguyen, announced today as this year’s Vision Award winner, was named publisher of BuzzFeed in October. There, she is credited as a key executive behind the media company’s rapid growth and audience development.
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
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. www.aaja-la.org.