V3con: Annual Digital Media Conference Presented by AAJA-Los Angeles


By V3con Staff

Restaurateur Roy Choi, civil rights pioneer Grace Lee Boggs and journalists Richard Lui and Gil Asakawa will be honored at the V3 Digital Media Conference, to be held June 14-15 in Los Angeles in celebration of Asian American contributions to media and culture.

The second annual conference, 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.

The two-day event, which last year drew more than 500 attendees, will again open with an evening awards reception at the Pacific Asia Museum in Pasadena, June 14, to be followed by an all-day conference at the Japanese American National Museum in Little Tokyo in downtown Los Angeles, June 15.

“We are privileged to recognize four such distinguished honorees at V3con,” said Jocelyn “Joz” Wang, founder and executive director of the event, in announcing that Boggs and Asakawa would join the previously named Choi and Lui as this year’s honorees.

“They come from such varied walks of life,” Wang said, “yet the paths they have chosen represent a lifetime of service to their communities, and accomplishments that have boosted the stature of Asian Americans everywhere.”

The three “V” awards given at V3con 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. Each of this year’s recipients has significantly raised the profile of the AAPI community in the mainstream.