A Conference for Branding & Audience Building



True subject matter experts have been in the trenches. Speakers at Iridium will give thoughtful advice that works in today’s climate.




Jared Nixon

Co-Founder and CEO of TenGIG Festival, most connected eSports festival in the world, which held its inaugural event in Fall 2018. Jared is a serial entrepreneur in Music, Apparel, and Tech to name a few. As former partner in Daymond John's Shark Branding, Jared oversaw various projects in the company’s portfolio including acquisitions, branded partnerships, business development, and product launches. “I have been an entrepreneur since before I ever had a 'real job.'“

@jnixla @tengigfestival



Therese Metzler

Owner of Trend Terrace fashion development firm focused on start-up apparel and fashion lines in LA, with a specialty in clothing production, wholesale, merchandising, ecommerce, drop-shipping, retail, catalog, and private label fashion; with experience from major brands like BB Dakota to couture one-of-a-kind garments for celebrities.

Sarah Scruggs

Founder of Arukah Institute of Healing, Inc. Sarah has 14 years of biomedical research in sciences and precision medicine; developing mobile technology to reduce health barriers in rural, underserved populations; believes in bringing accessible and relational holistic mental healthcare to rural populations.

@arukahinstitute @sarahbscruggs



Ajay Relan

CoFounder of Magical Threads, and Founder and Chairman of the Living Through Giving Foundation, whose HashtagLunchbag program feeds communities in 150+ cities globally. In addition, Ajay is a restaurant proprietor including The Parlor and Hilltop Coffee Shop. Ajay has strong history in strategic social audience building and branding.

@ajayfresh @hashtaglunchbag


Jordan is a Producer and Lead Strategist with Askwith&Co, an independent consulting group empowering communities; helping creators with direct fan relationships and assisting causes through meaningful public action; Askwith&Co has generated tens of millions in crowdfunded dollars for new projects and beloved properties, including Veronica Mars, Reading Rainbow, Mystery Science Theater 3000, and Super Troopers 2. Jordan can help to begin the process of creating enthusiastic, dedicated fans, while also pinpointing the right tools for start-ups across SEM/SEO, paid advertising, social media and content production.



Chris Gore

Entrepreneur and Founder of Film Threat, Attack of the Show Host, Content Creator, Filmmaker, with hands-on experience executing live events, overseeing social media strategy, driving sponsorship revenue, and supervising large content teams targeted around SEO and lead generation.

@thatchrisgore @filmthreat

Jill Bigelow

Founder of PELV-ICE™ and serial entrepreneur with finance background. Jill launched PELV-ICE, a breakthrough medical device company that brings the standard of care for acute pelvic soft tissue trauma into the 21st century with a portfolio of products for childbirth, surgeries, urological issues, hip replacements, and acute and chronic pelvic conditions. As an entrepreneur that has collected a lot of advice during the funding and marketing process, Jill suggests, "listen, process and filter out the nonsense while learning from the rest. This is where the deep belief in yourself and your product or service and mission is key. You must stay focused, sometimes in a large crowd of noise. Vision and a guiding principal are essential."




Mark Halloran

Entertainment Attorney, CEO and Chief Content Officer for Enlighten Entertainment; has worked in the entertainment business for 40+ years; with credits as a lawyer, book author, screenplay writer, producer, and public speaker. Mark also serves as Co-Chair of the USC/Beverly Hills Bar Association Institute on Entertainment Law and Business. Mark wishes to be helpful in sharing best practices and information on when and how to seek proper legal advice. He currently represents clients in the motion picture, television, music, live theatre and book publishing media. 

Travis Griffith

Vice President, Human Resources and Administration at Smashcast.tv broadcasting network; Co Founder of Promethean TV. Travis has a background working in large corporate businesses while also acting as a consultant or advisor to small businesses and start-ups helping set standards and process around HR, including Culture, Payroll, Benefits, Compliance, and Operations; looking forward to giving audiences helpful tips and realistic objectives to achieve in their first few years.

@Smashcast_tv @prometheanTv




President and CoFounder of COMUNITYmade, a unique brand and retail experience, launched in 2017, with local manufacturing that gives to build surrounding communities. Having gained extensive expertise as a Marketing VP at Asics, Shannon is leveraging an integrated brand marketing approach to inspire consumers. COMUNITYmade has seen extensive growth in its initial location and is looking to expand in the near future.


John Kremer

Marketing Consultant for Books & Authors, Author of 1001 Ways to Market Your Books; has helped thousands of authors to sell over a billion books.




Bethany Gillan

CoFounder of Magical Threads, a decades long digital commerce, analytics, and strategic operations executive in tech, consumer goods, non-profits and B2B services, including Buy It Installed, HBO, Kmart, eBay Enterprise, SKECHERS, PBS, Estee Lauder, Linea Pelle, and DeviantArt. She is also an acting advisor and investor for a number of start-up businesses. Bethany looks forward to talking about profitability and how do model a realistic ROI plan.


Hovsep Seraydarian

"I love what I do. I do it with passion." CEO of Digilite Solutions, a boutique marketing, design, and web development company; experience building digital creations and getting more than 200 technology projects off the ground from large to small scale, helping clients achieve their business and digital experience goals.




Jason Boog

Is the Head of Editorial at Magical Threads and the West Coast correspondent for Publishers Weekly with writings featured on NPR and in the Los Angeles Review of Books, The Believer, and Salon; expert in how to develop stories, engage audiences, and create content strategy that is manageable for teams of any size.

Josh Corb

Managing Partner at Basis, a full-service Digital Marketing Agency which provides tactical and hands-on expertise in development, design, and strategy; we thrive on helping our clients understand, adapt, and improve their digital presence, leveraging technology to process data to reveal insights around which their company can make decisions.



Rachel Kiser

Founder of INK Theater, a non-profit children's theater company doing work in the US, Africa, and beyond. As an educator for the past 20 years, Rachel has written innovative curriculum, developed progressive educational programs, and pioneered a school. Creator of the one-woman show, Ma Voix. Inspiring people to discover their creative genius and grow artistically is her passion and life's work.  

@rrkiser @inktheater


20 more speakers and moderators on the way.