Carson Smith

Born and raised in Northeast Los Angeles, Carson is a product of the Los Angeles Unified School District and a graduate of the University of California, San Diego. Upon graduating from college Carson has worked in a wide array of entertainment industry gigs from primetime Situation Comedy Production Coordinator, to Set Builder, to Human Resources Manager. It is during his time at Nickelodeon that he realized he could make a career out of doing good. He now runs NiCE (Nickelodeon Community Efforts) and strives to increase accessibility and create career pathways for aspiring storytellers from underserved communities.

Participant Schedule

Saturday 10/15


Preparing students and schools for future careers in the creative arts

Saturday 10/15 1:00PM - 2:00PM Room 204

Wacom, Nicole Hendrix, Anne Younglove, Simone Price, Carson Smith

The wide-spread adoption of remote work and virtual workflows has forced technology innovation. For professional in the creative community, many of these changes were anticipated and largely in process already. However, many students and their schools don’t have the technology or the expertise in place to teach students about these new ways of working. This panel and open discussion will share ideas on how to help our schools teach and support students who want to pursue careers in the arts and share resources and tips on getting involved with schools and teachers who are coaching and leading our new generation of artists.