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This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at UCLA chapter.

Her Campus at UCLA had the pleasure of attending VidCon 2019! As the world’s largest event for fans, creators, executives and brands who are passionate about online video, VidCon celebrated its 10th anniversary this year! Check out our favorite moments from VidCon 2019! 

Running into Zach Kornfeld from The Try Guys! Zach was a moderator for the Q&A session with Worth It and appeared on stage with Ned Fulmer, Keith Habersberger and Eugene Lee Yang, to talk about their podcast The TryPod. Zach also spoke on a panel to discuss chronic health conditions during the session, “Listen to Your Body: Creation and Illness.” Thanks for being so friendly and taking fun pictures with us! 

Getting a tour of the Snapchat Oasis Lounge. Check out our article for a closer look! We interviewed some of Snap’s Lens Creators and even got to make 4D versions of ourselves through the “My Lens” activation. 

Speaking with popular YouTuber and Instagram influencer, Jessica Neistadt, who was so sweet and empowering. She led a panel called, “Vlogging On-the-Go” and shared her personal tips and tricks for making YouTube videos, using Adobe Premiere Rush. She advised aspiring YouTubers with suggestions like creating a template project, maintaining an asset library and investing in car mounts. During our interview, she shared, “On my channel, I try to empower other women, by giving tips for styles, budgets and editing. Things that will make them feel good about themselves.” When asked about her proudest accomplishment, she shared, “In my videos I always try to promote body positivity, and just be real with my subscribers. About six months ago, I got a message from a girl on Instagram who told me that because of two sentences I had said in a video, I helped her overcome an eating disorder. I thought that was so special, just hearing how I was able to make this huge change in her life.” For the biggest takeaway that Jessica wants her subscribers to gain from watching her videos, she shared, “I want people to walk away from my videos feeling better, feeling more inspired. I want someone to go to my channel and feel like they got value from watching my videos.” 

We also spoke with Danielle Darby, a Product Manager for Adobe Premiere Rush, and got an exclusive look at the first all-in-one mobile app for video creation! She gave us a demo of the tool and shared how anyone can easily use it, whether for YouTube, films or even Instagram stories. 

The panel, “Seeing Double: Creating with Your Twin” featuring Brooklyn & Bailey, the Montoya Twinz and Merrell Twins. Brooklyn shared why she and her sister chose to college, explaining the importance of being educated while still pursuing a career, “Having an education is a way to empower women.” 

The Nike Sport Court! Check out our article for our experience at the activation. We got to see VidCon guests engage with digital creators like David Dobrik and Liza Koshy

The “Love Yourself” panel, with Markian, Lolo, Summer McKeen, Pamela Horton and Alyson Stoner. Alyson was the moderator and shared some heartfelt advice to the audience, “Get ahead of your perception. Dictate your perception so that your circumstances aren’t dictating your perception. We don’t need to have to feel like achieving self-love is another burden. The journey of self-love is one of receiving, before being, and certainly before doing.” Summer mentioned a healthy habit she picked up on, “Look in the mirror and think positive thoughts, say positive things you like about yourself.” 

Stopping by the Hubert’s Lemonade booth! The most refreshing way to get through the day.

Check out our video recap below! 

Thanks so much to VidCon for having us over! 

Renée is an alumna at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and served as the HCUCLA Editor in Chief and one of the Campus Correspondents for the 2019-2020 school year. She is passionate about storytelling and pushing for more Asian American representation in fashion and entertainment. 
Mikee is an alumna at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), and served as the HCUCLA President and one of the Campus Correspondents for the 2019-2020 school year. She is a lover of all things pink, aesthetic, and good storytelling. In her spare time pre-pandemic, you would find her watching a good rom-com movie, going to Disneyland, exploring more of Los Angeles through coffee shops, brunch places, and events, or playing with her puppy, Snowie! During the pandemic, she enjoys graphic designing on her iPad (and watching even more rom-coms with Snowie). Currently, Mikee is bringing Disney+ moments to life through world-class campaigns at The Walt Disney Company and earning her Master's Degree in Communication Management at the University of Southern California (USC). Contact Mikee via email at mikeejoycelachica@gmail.com or visit her portfolio at http://mklchc.co