2018 Speakers | Moderators | Presenters | Awardees

Meet the speakers, moderators and session coordinators:*

9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Conference 
4 to 6 p.m. Publisher’s Marketplace 

  Jessica Balboni | Vintage Comics Writer and Host of Escapist Comics Podcast

  Stephanie Garma Balon, MA Associate Marriage and Family Therapist

  Jahna Berry Head of Content Operations, WIRED

  Lydia Chávez | Founder and Executive Editor, Mission Local.

  Dani Colman Comics Writer and Editor

  Michelle Fitzhugh-Craig President, Exceptional Women in Publishing; CEO/Editor-in-Chief, shades Magazine

  Alicia Garza (via Skype) Founder, Black Futures Lab; Co-Founder, Black Lives Matter

  Sarah Glover |  Social Media Editor, NBCUniversal; President, National Association of Black Journalists

  Megan Griffo Editor-in-Chief, The Mighty

  Angela Hill Freelance Journalist

  Aubrie Johnson Social Media Associate, Wikimedia Foundation

  LaNiece Jones Managing Director, lajones&associates; Executive Director, BWOPA/TILE

  Rachel Khong Former Executive Editor, Lucky Peach magazine; Author, “Goodbye, Vitamin”

  Lila LaHood Publisher, San Francisco Public Press

  Ellen Lee Independent Journalist

  Thomas Lee Writer, Blogger; Author, “Rebuilding Empires”

  Faviola Leyva Multimedia Journalist, One Day magazine

  Andria Lo Photographer, Chinatown Pretty
& Valerie Luu Writer, Chinatown Pretty

  Christi Morales-Kumasawa Associate Marriage and Family Therapist; Former TV Reporter

  Beth Bich Minh Nguyen Author, “Stealing Buddha’s Dinner,” “Short Girls,” “Pioneer Girl”

  Aimee Phan Author, “The Reeducation of Cherry Truong,” “We Should Never Meet: Stories”

  Kendra Poppy Audience Growth Editor, Sunset magazine

  Emilie Raguso Editor, Berkeleyside

  Trina Robbins Comics Illustrator and Writer

  Joanne Rocklin Author, “Love, Penelope”

  Indhira Rojas Founder, Anxy magazine

  Katherine Ann Rowlands Owner, Bay City News

  Dashka Slater Author, “The Wishing Box,” “Escargot,” “The 57 Bus”

  Sylvia Tang, MPP Community Health Planner, San Mateo County Office of Diversity and Equity Behavioral Health & Recovery Services

  Tara Taylor Content Writer, Tara Taylor Media

  Jennifer Inez Ward Journalist and Photographer

  Laurie A. Watkins Author, “Go from Stressed to Strong: Health & Fitness Advice from High Achievers”

  Nicky Wheeler-Nicholson Comics Historian; Author, “DC Comics Before Superman”

  Maya Wong Editorial Assistant, Sunset magazine

  Carolyn Wysinger Host/Producer, The C-Dubb Show

*Partial list of confirmed conference participants. Subject to change. Check back for updates and additions.

6 to 8:30 p.m. – Awards Dinner | Catered by  La Cocina & Mixiote (tickets sold separately)
Dinner menu

Join us to honor our special guests:

Breaking News Coverage Award
Catherine Barnett and Annika Toernqvist
, The Press Democrat  

  Breaking the Glass Ceiling Award
Katherine Ann Rowlands, Owner, Bay City News

  President’s Award
Kristen Go, Managing Editor for National News, USA TODAY

Check back for more details.

Sound interesting? Then purchase your Tickets TODAY!

  Janice Lee Conference Chairwoman

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