LGBT New Media Symposium - Speaker List

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*NOTE: All Speakers Below Were For Our 2016 Events

Alex Kacala - Hornet (Associate Editor)
Alexander Kacala has been an active and engaged voice in LGBT media since January, 2013. His passion for writing and the LGBT community were first utilized by G Philly, an auxiliary gay men's lifestyle publication of Philadelphia Magazine, as Contributing Editor.

After, Ka...
  - Website: www.unicornbooty.com
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Arielle Scarcella
Arielle Scarcella is an LGBT content creator who focuses on comedy, travel & self-love. Her posts inspire people all over the world, be themselves & experience new things.

Recognized by the Huffington Post, The Advocate, Google, Buzzfeed, NY Times & more. She has 100 million+ video views.   - View Speaker Profile


Bernadette Smith - The Equality Institute (President)
Bernadette Smith is founder and president of 14 Stories and The Equality Institute, and award-winning author of three books about same-sex weddings, most recently The Business of Gay Weddings: A Guide for Wedding Professionals.

In 2004, Bernadette started 14 Stories, an award winning wedding p...
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Billy Kolber - ManAboutWorld (Co-Founder)
Billy Kolber graduated from Yale with a B.S. in biology. In his senior year, he was elected Business Manager of the Whiffenpoofs, and organized their traditional round-the-world tour. Upon his return, he started a career in travel, managing the American Express travel agency in New Haven, Connectic...
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Davey Wavey
Davey Wavey is a gay digital storyteller who has reached more than 400 million people with his unique perspectives on life and short videos. By combining humor, candor, curiosity and sexuality, Davey empowers his followers by creating shareable LGBT media that people remember.

  -   - Website: www.daveywavey.tv
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Josh Rimer
Josh Rimer is a content creator and social media influencer with 29 thousand subscribers on his main YouTube channel and more than 13 million video views. He uploads three videos a week, two of which are also shown multiple times a day across Canada on OUTtv to over 1.2 million subscribers. Josh's...
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Matt Martin - OnlyMattMartinPR
Matt Martin, also known as OnlyMattMartin, through avenues of social media and press his success has landed him with nominations for the Annual Mashable Award, New York Socialite of the Year Award, Shorty Award and People's Choice Awards. Matt has been seen on the off-broadway hit "My Big Gay Italia...
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Matt Skallerud - Pink Banana Media (President)
Currently heading up the new New York City office
Matt Skallerud began his online career in May 1995 with the launch of GayWired.com, which became one of the top 3 LGBT websites worldwide. Having worked with companies, large and small, for more than 20+ years to reach the LGBT online consumer through this site and others, he is now focused on the m...
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Nick Suell - INTENT & IMPACT Co. (Founder)
Nick Suell is a Los Angeles-based entrepreneur that built a Grammy award-winning talent management company and a boutique digital branding/tech company. Nick returned to Los Angeles after attending Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts and immediately began co-producing several of Los An...
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Ravi Roth
Ravi Roth has been trekking the globe for the last ten years exploring gay culture with his Vlog Ravi Round The World. Instead of using Yelp or Trip Advisor, Ravi bases his itinerary from the people who actually live in each city. With only a cell phone and selfie stick in hand, Ravi fearlessly inte...
  - Website: www.RaviRoundTheWorld.com
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Trouve Ivo
Trouve Ivo is the brand development director and sponsorship manager for the digital storyteller Davey Wavey. With a knack for producing quirky and challenging media, Trouve builds media experiences that help brands resonate with the desires and dreams of their target audiences.
  - Website: www.daveywavey.tv
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