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

After exploring 99 countries and sailing for seven years on the high seas, Lisa Niver is ready for more active adventures! Find her We Said Go Travel videos with over 1.25 million views on Roku, Amazon Fire TV and YouTube. Her stories include Dutch designer villas for Luxury Magazine, interviewing Fabien Cousteau for Delta Sky, skiing with the blind for Sierra and WWII for Saturday Evening Post and Smithsonian. She is verified on both Twitter and Facebook and is the Adventure Correspondent for The Jet Set TV. Her latest projects are 50 new things before she is 50 and Facebook Live for USA Today 10best. She has run 13 Travel Writing Awards publishing nearly 2000 writers from 75 countries and this summer is the first We Said Go Travel Photo Competition. She was a winner in the 59th annual 2016 Southern California Journalism Awards for her print column in The Jewish Journal. She was invited to the United Nations as a Champions of Humanity ambassador, to the red carpet at the Oscars with United Airlines and to New Orleans with American Express and Starwood Hotels. She also contributes to USA Today, Wharton Business Magazine, the Jewish Journal and was a 2012 nominee for the Presidential Award for Excellence in Math and Science Teaching, a 2014 nominee for the Charles Bronfman Prize and a finalist in two categories for the 59th annual Southern California Journalism Awards.

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