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A Convention for YouTube Stars Plans for a Post-Pandemic Future

The tech conference VidCon lays out a hybrid approach, with both in-person and virtual elements.

9th Annual VidCon
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The coronavirus pandemic gave Hank Green something he seldom has time for: a moment to think.

Green wears many hats, including video blogger, podcaster and entrepreneur, all of which coalesce every year at VidCon, an event he co-created as an industry conference for the emerging creative class on YouTube. There is no school for YouTube stars, and VidCon is the closest thing to a classroom many of these young influencers ever see.