Bindercon LA 2017 Speakers

Featured Speakers

Panelists and Workshop Leaders

Diane Anderson-Minshall

Journalist, Editor, Author, HIV & LGBT health activist

Margot Atwell

Director of Publishing at Kickstarter

Carmiel Banasky

Author, The Suicide of Claire Bishop

Jess Barron

VP & GM,

Marisol Bello

Content Director, Center for Community Change

Adrienne Biddle

Producer, Unbroken Pictures

Daniela Blei

Writer, Editor, Historian

Melissa Bosworth

Multimedia Journalist and 360 VR Producer

Lucia Brawley

Writer and Actress

Renee Camus

Writer, Dance, Pop Culture Junkie

Melissa Chadburn

freelance writer and Community Editor Economic Hardship Reporting Project

Veronica Chambers

Author, Mama's Girl

Nikia Chaney

Inlandia Literary Laureate

Sharona Coutts

Vice President, Investigations and Research at Rewire

Monya De

Internal Medicine Physician and Journalist

Erin DeJesus

Deputy Editor,

Susannah Rodríguez Drissi

Poet, Writer, Translator and Scholar

Marisa Echeverria

Actor, Writer, Director

Glory Edim

Publishing Outreach Specialist, Kickstarter

Magdalena Edwards

Writer, Translator and Actor

Elena Favilli

Media Entrepreneur and Journalist

Kelly Forsythe

Director of Publicity, Copper Canyon Press

Ann Friedman

Freelance Journalist

Q. Gibson

Writer, Poet, Visual Artist

Stefanie Goldstein

Clinical Psychologist, Co-Founder of Center for Mindful Living

Emily Ziff Griffin

Producer, God's Pocket

Michaela Haas

Writer and Editor

Sarah Harvard

Staff Writer, Mic

Laura Hertzfeld

director of audience development, Ora.TV

Margari Hill

Co-Founder and Programming Director, Muslim Anti-Racism Collaborative

Ashaki M. Jackson

Applied Social Psychologist, Program Evaluator and Poet

Rachel Krantz

Senior Features Editor, Bustle

Annie Laks

Senior Vice President, Paramount Animation

Robinne Lee

Actress, Writer, Producer

Terese Mailhot

Editor and Writer

Maggie Malone

Head of Creative Affairs, Walt Disney Animation Studios

Mika McKinnon

Freelance Writer

Susan McMartin

Writer and Producer

Raye Mitchell

Brand expert, Entertainment Producer, Author, Speaker, Social Entrepreneur

Lindsay Nahmiache

Co-founder, Jive PR + Digital

Amy Nicholson

Chief Film Critic, MTV News

Zahra Noorbakhsh

Comedian, Artist, Storyteller

Claudia Puig

President, Los Angeles Film Critics Association

Jen Richards

Writer and Actress

Lilliam Rivera

Author, The Education of Margo Sanchez

Angelica Ross

Executive Director and CEO, TransTech Social Enterprises

Jennifer Sahn

Executive Editor, Pacific Standard

Lakshmi Sarah

Journalist and Educator

Lisanne Sartor

Writer, Director

Kylie Sparks

Actor, Writer, Singer, Producer

Kathleen Squires

Food and Travel Writer

Rachel Stone

Writer and Perinatal RN

Betsy Streeter

Writer and Cartoonist

Karen Rupert Toliver

SVP, 20th Century Fox Animation

Tilda Del Toro

Actress, Producer and Writer

Adaora Udoji

VR/AR Producer, Storyteller, Teacher

Minoti Vaishnav

Writer and Producer

Jackie Varriano

Food Writer and Editor

Pat Verducci

Writing Coach, Story Consultant, Script Editor

Andrea Volpe

Writer, Editor, Historian

Amina Waheed

Filmmaker, Journalist

Brooke Warner

Publisher, She Writes Press

Julie Westfall

Deputy Politics Editor, Los Angeles Times

Marla White

Television Development Executive

Coral Wright

Production Executive, Hasbro

Janet Wu

Creative Executive, Walt Disney Animation Studios

Julie Young

co-founder of SH//FT

Laura Zak

Writer, Actor, Producer, Activist

Désirée Zamorano

author, The Amado Women

Andi Zeisler

Founder of Bitch Media