Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Where We’ll be at VidCon 2012!

Tomorrow’s the day: VidCon 2012! We’re so excited to meet with you over the next few days.

As a friendly reminder, we’re hosting an array of activities at the event. Note that you can also stay tuned to what we’re up to by following us at @ytcreators on Twitter.

Industry Day Keynote:
We’re excited to kick off our presence at VidCon with the keynote on Industry Day (Thursday June 28th at 5:00pm PT), where we’ll give you an inside look at what we’ve been up to while celebrating your success. And yes--we will be announcing some new initiatives to help you in your career.

Partner Support & Next Lab Open House Sessions
This is your chance to meet with YouTube employee experts to find solutions to your account issues, and to brainstorm strategic ways of improving your channel and building an audience. Swing on by the YouTube Room (201A and B) during VidCon to sign up.

Partner Product Feedback Sessions
Our Product Managers and Engineers are hosting feedback sessions for YouTube tools and features. There are still a few spots left, so come by the YouTube Room (201A and B) to sign up.

Workshops & Panels
Join us for a variety of workshops where you can hear directly from the YouTube team on how to be a successful partner on the platform. See below for the full slate:

Friday
11:00AM - 12:00PM: Lights, Camera, Activism! How YouTube Creators Are Changing the World Through Online Activism
Hear from YouTube Creators, Online Activists & NonProfits Organizations on what it takes to change the world. | Moderator: Hunter Walk, Director of Product Management, YouTube | Panelists: Philip Ashcroft - SVP Takepart (Participant Media), Justine Ezarik - iJustine - entrepreneur, media professional, Rob Hollander - VP Brand & Content, xprize, Marc Pollick - The Giving Back Fund President/Founder, Jason Toff - YouTube Product Manager, Creators & Curators

12:00PM - 1:00PM: YouTube Means Business: How to Ignite Your Brand with Advertising
Come hear from a few outstanding organizations that have used advertising tools to turn viewers into fans, and fans into new customers, including the famous Berklee School of Music, ModCloth, and VeryPink. We'll also share tips on how youcan create a compelling ad that drives new audiences. | Speakers: Berklee Music, ModCloth, Very Pink

1:00PM - 2:00PM: Master the Partner Program: The Top 5 Things Top Partners Do
Find out about some brand new YouTube tools and secret tips to take your channel to the next level. | Speakers: Alton Lee, Partner Engagement, YouTube; Bing Chen, Global Creator Development & Management Lead, YouTube; Christian Weitenberner, Technical Account Manager, YouTube ; Andy Stack, Product Manager, YouTube

1:00PM - 2:00PM: Vloggers Tell All
Learn from some of YouTube's most effective vloggers as they give their tips, tricks, and personal stories about growing up on YouTube. | Speakers: ShayCarl, other YouTube vloggers; Austin Lau, Creator Programs Specialist, YouTube;

2:15PM - 3:15PM: From Creator to Programmer: Features and Strategies to Run Your YouTube Channel
Come hear about the latest products and features to help you build, program and promote your presence on YouTube. | Speakers: Ryan Nugent, Audience Development Strategist, YouTube; Dror Shimshowitz, Product Manager, YouTube; Jason Toff, Product Manager, YouTube

Saturday
11:00AM - 12:00PM: Easy as 1, 2, 3. Education on YouTube
Learn how some of YouTube's top partners are changing education and how you can help create the first global classroom--right from your bedroom. | Speakers: Angela Lin, Minute Physics, SciShow, Crash Course, PBS

11:00AM - 12:00PM: Collaborate with a YouTube Star...In Just 1 Hour!
10 YouTube stars will be in the room and ready to collaborate on the spot with you! | Speakers: Ben Relles, Founder of Barely Political & Head of Creative Development, YouTube; YouTube Stars

1:00PM - 2:00PM: Data Ninja! Master YouTube Analytics
Uncover the secrets to boosting your global audience, making more money, and taking your channel to the next level with data. | Speakers: Ted Hamilton, Product Manager, YouTube; Andy Stack, Product Manager, YouTube; KeeKim Heng, Product Manager, YouTube

2:15PM - 3:15PM: From Creator to Programmer: Features and Strategies to Run Your YouTube Channel
Come hear about the latest products and features to help you build, program and promote your presence on YouTube. | Speakers: Ryan Nugent, Audience Development Strategist, YouTube; Dror Shimshowitz, Product Manager, YouTube; Jason Toff, Product Manager, YouTube

2:15PM - 3:15PM: The Runway to Glam
Come hear from some of YouTube's top beauty partners as they talk about how they've grown their audiences on YouTube and what is in store for them in the future. | Speakers: Elle and Blair from U Look Haute; Taylor Marcus, Partnerships

2:15PM - 3:15PM: Getting More Video Views with Google AdWords for Video
Speakers: Mike Chang, Josh Rubel

We’re looking forward to seeing you!

The YouTube Team