What Happens at VidCon, the YouTube conference?

 

VIdCon Registration“We must go beyond textbooks, go out into the bypaths and untrodden depths of the wilderness and travel and explore and tell the world the glories of our journey.” – John Hope Franklin

I learned so much about YouTube at my first VidCon conference. Thank you to everyone who helped make it great and to all the nice people who took my photo!

VIDEO: Experience My First VidCon 2018 With Me

“You have got to jump off the cliff and build your wings on the way down.” – Ray Bradbury

Thank you to Zach King! It was great to meet and learn from you at VidCon. I met so many people who gave me ideas for what to do with my YouTube channel.

As #ZachKing says: “Stories can make people smile.”

VidCon 2018 Creator Track Panel

VIDEO: Are You Ready? Join me at the 2018 VidCon Expo Hall

“As one goes through life, one learns that if you don’t paddle your own canoe, you don’t move.” – Katherine Hepburn
Thank you @VidCon #Expo, Creators Track and Night of Dance. I loved it ALL!

VidCon 2018 Anaheim Conference YouTube

VIDEO: Want A Taste of VidCon Night of Dance 2018 with World of Dance?

From the VidCon Conference:

WHAT IS VIDCON?

VidCon is an event and experience for those who work in online video and those who love it. Made for both the creators and viewers of the online video industry, VidCon 2018 will again be a celebration of everything that makes this medium awesome, bringing together a global community that believes online video is the most important cultural force since the motion picture.

VidCon was started in 2010 by the Vlogbrothers, John and Hank Green, as a place where people who had only ever met on the internet could connect in real life. Since then, the VidCon event in the United States has expanded to over 30,000 people and in 2018 will continue to grow into the new wing of the Anaheim Convention Center, the event’s home for the past several years.

Lisa Niver at 2018 VidCon YouTUbe Conference

WHO IS VIDCON FOR?

In a word: everyone!

VidCon has a unique design that allows everyone, no matter their interests, to easily find the content and activities suited to them. This is done by building the whole event around three tracks:

The Community Track is for fans who want to come to VidCon and have an amazing time. Everything in the Community Track is about having fun, making friends, and being entertained by the best online video personalities in the world. Read more about the Community Track.

The Creator Track is for aspirational videomakers who want to learn how to create higher quality content and find a bigger audience. It includes workshops, Q&As, intimate mentorship sessions, and other activities that give content creators the opportunity to tap into the skills of the most successful professionals in the industry. Read more about the Creator Track.

Lisa Niver at VidCon 2018 YouTube Conference
Lisa Niver at VidCon 2018 Anaheim YouTube Conference

The Industry Track is tailored to corporations, brands, and technology companies building businesses in the online video ecosystem. It features keynotes, fireside chats, seminars, case studies, and product demonstrations focused on practical hands-on advice for today and tomorrow coupled with strategic insight into the future of online video and the media business overall. Read more about the Industry Track.WHAT’S COOL ABOUT IT?

Online video is transforming the way we engage with the world, and VidCon has placed itself at the epicenter of this remarkable new medium. Regardless of your interest in online video – whether you’re an established identity, a rising star, or simply a fan – VidCon will connect you to people with similar passions, as well as businesses and organizations who want to teach and learn valuable lessons about this rapidly evolving and developing technology. VidCon brings all of these people together under one roof to celebrate the medium they love, giving voice to the new faces of media, and planting the seeds for the next generation of creators. It’s a conference, it’s a party, it’s an expo, and it’s so much more. VidCon is the place for you.

Lisa Ellen Niver

Lisa Ellen Niver, M.A. Education, is a science teacher and is an award-winning travel expert who has explored 101 countries and six continents. A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, she worked on cruise ships for seven years and backpacked for three years in Asia. You can find her talking travel at KTLA TV and in her We Said Go Travel videos with over 1.3 million views on her YouTube channel. As a journalist, Niver has interviewed an Olympic swimmer and numerous bestselling authors and has been invited to both the Oscars and the United Nations. She is the founder of We Said Go Travel which is read in 235 countries and was named #3 on Rise Global’s top 1,000 Travel Blogs. She was named both a Top 10 Travel Influencer and a Top 50 Female Influencer for 2021 by Afluencer and is the Social Media Manager for the Los Angeles Press Club. She has been nominated for the inaugural Forbes 50 over 50/Know Your Value list due out in Summer 2021. She has hosted Facebook Live for USA Today 10best and has more than 150,000 followers across social media. Niver is a judge for the Gracies Awards for the Alliance of Women in Media and has also run 15 travel competitions publishing over 2,500 writers and photographers from 75 countries on We Said Go Travel. For her print and digital stories as well as her television segments, she has been awarded two Southern California Journalism Awards and two National Arts and Entertainment Journalism Awards. From 2017 to 2021 in the Southern California Journalism Awards and National Arts and Entertainment Journalism Awards, she has won four times for her broadcast television segments, print and digital articles. Niver won in 2021 as Book Critic and in 2019 for one of her KTLA TV segments NAEJ (National Arts and Entertainment Journalism) award. Niver won an award for her print magazine article for Hemispheres Magazine for United Airlines in the 2020 Southern California Journalism Awards and a 2017 Southern California Journalism Award for her print story for the Jewish Journal. Niver has written for National Geographic, USA Today 10best, TODAY, Teen Vogue, POPSUGAR, Ms. Magazine, Luxury Magazine, Smithsonian, Sierra Club, Saturday Evening Post, AARP, American Airways, Delta Sky, En Route (Air Canada), Hemispheres, Jewish Journal, Myanmar Times, Robb Report, Scuba Diver Life, Ski Utah, Trivago, Undomesticated, Wharton Magazine and Yahoo. She is writing a book, “Brave(ish): It's All About Perspective 50 Adventures Before 50,” about her most recent travels and insights. When she's not SCUBA diving or in her art studio making ceramics, she's helping people find their next dream trip.  http://lisaniver.com/one-page/

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