VidCon began just 5 years ago and hosted a respectable but small crowd of 1,400 attendees. By the time the Anaheim Convention Center opened its doors for this year’s conference, that total had grown to 18,000 attendees, many of them enthusiastic fans of the headlining online video creators.

The conference is, in large part, designed for these fans, to provide them a chance to see their favorite web video stars up close and to interact with them on a face-to-face level. But it’s also a conference for brands and those in the video industry, and it’s become a must-attend event for anyone trying to grasp and see into the future of the fast-moving online video trends.

Our CEO Megan Cunningham flew out west to attend this year’s conference, and came back to NYC energized by the passion of the brands, creators, and fans — and encouraged by the trends she learned more about.

Please find Cunningham’s thoughts and observations in the presentation below, which she shared with the whole company this week and wants to share with you now.

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