VidSummit 2018 Highlights


Our 5th VidSummit is in the books and it was the BEST VIDSUMMIT EVER!!! I can tell you it would have been impossible for me to reach my goals without the help and patience of so many others that could see my vision. I’m so grateful for my amazing wife Carolyn, she encourages me to follow my dreams and never complains. To my kids that joke around with me to relieve my stress and pressure. My partners Shaun McBride, Sean Holladay and the Space Station team for their hustle, energy and positivity.

There are so many moving parts and logistics to worry about and I’m most of all grateful for my amazing VidSummit Staff (Katy, Christyna, Caitlyn, Gideon, Alex, and Adam) and our 50 volunteers. Without their hard work, #VidSummit2018 would not have happened. Big Thanks to Luria Petrucci and David Foster(Live Streaming Pros) and their whole team for handling the tech and the live stream to all our virtual attendees.

Now to our Keynotes, Jack Conte, Gary Vaynerchuk, Peter McKinnon, and Daniel Markham. Thank you for inspiring us. And to the 63 speakers!! WOW! WOW! Just WOW!! I’ve been able to binge watch a lot of the presentations as I prep them for upload to site for replays. I was so moved by the motivation, case studies, tactics and strategies that was shared so freely! I was most of all impressed to watch you answer questions to the people in the audience and in the halls, seeing you treat the attendees like equals and colleagues. Thank You!

Big shout out and thanks to Amazon, VidIQ, and the rest of the sponsors! Seriously the cost to put on a live event are so steep, and we are grateful for partners that help shoulder the costs.

Lastly, I’m extremely grateful to all the attendees for trusting us by putting your lives on hold, traveling from all around the world just to attend in person. Thank You for making the VidSummit the best ever!!

Thanks to Erick Magana with PB Films for putting this highlight together.


  1. Thank you Derral for creating such an epic event and giving me a ticket! The atmosphere of creator helping creator exuded throughout the VidSummit. Now that is really something. Very grateful, thank you.

  2. Hi Derral! Loved your live even at VidSummit! Thanks for answering my question on handling negative comments! That was so cool of you and I really appreciated how you guys went into a whole conversation and all added their input. Another question Sir: If I go to a site for sound clips, video clips and say music clips and it says they are royalty free: Does that mean I'm free to use them free of charge and wont get into any trouble with YouTube for copyright infringement? Also can I take ANY clip and play it on YouTube for 2 or 3 seconds for free and wont get hammered for copyrights? Thank you in advance for any help! I really appreciate it! I respect all your hard work! Have a good one. Peace

  3. Having seen it from the comfort of home and the phone light making me look like I had a scary face to my wife as I lay in bed. I really enjoyed the live stream. Cheers for all the advice.

  4. Hi , i'm still confused, and i don't understand, i'm just started make a youtube channel but i don't know about "Monetized". Well after make a channel, Do i have to upload more videos and get viewers and subcribers until the minimum of Google Adsens viewers and subscribers criteria? You know , until 4000 viewers and 1000 subscribers?
    Please help me….

  5. Alright Derral…how do we do a VidSummit Mid-West? So many conferences are east coast west coast. Chicago is a great central location that a lot of creators could drive to. If you ever get the idea to expand hit me up!


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