Michaela Okland

Michaela Okland is the founder of SheRatesDogs, a primarily comedic platform with over 650k followers that targets and takes down sexist behavior towards women online. Through humor, Michaela sheds a tremendous amount of light upon the abuse and harassment that young women (inclusive of trans women and the LGBTQIA+ community) experience online on a daily basis. She is also the co-host of the hit podcast, Late Night Drive where she covers friendship, dating, sex and relationships, and pop-culture.

Creator Track

Twitter’s Transformation: The Future of X & Its Creators

Location: Room 202

Friday, June 28

11:15 am - 12:00 pm

Featuring: Michaela Okland, Ellie Schnitt, Farhad Meher-Homji

It has been a rollercoaster ride for Twitter since its takeover and rebrand to X, a move that has dominated headlines. Despite its recent transformation, the platform still remains hugely relevant for creators, who are continuing to thrive and build engaged communities on the platform. Join this panel of creators as they discuss how they've adapted to the huge, unpredictable changes and expanded their audiences, and hear their thoughts on what they think the future holds for X.


Community Track

Live Podcast: Late Night Drive with Ellie & Michaela

Location: ROOM 213

Friday, June 28

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Featuring: Ellie Schnitt, Michaela Okland

Tune your radio up to Bestie FM. Ellie Schnitt and Michaela Okland are pulling up as your drivers, snack providers, and must-see landmark coordinators on this Late Night Drive to everywhere. The bi-coastal besties are breaking down popular culture, the newest and oldest psychological studies, the funniest facts throughout history, and everything in between! With sensitivity and humor, Michaela and Ellie are tucking you into the passenger seat and chatting to navigate you through the best and the worst of adult life.


Community Track

Shining through the Shade

Location: Discover Stage

Saturday, June 29

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Featuring: Michaela Okland, Alicia Mccarvell, MamaTot and more

Explore the resilience of content creators in the face of cyberbullying in this impactful discussion. Hear firsthand accounts from creators who have confronted online negativity and discover the strategies they employ to maintain their mental health while continuing to produce the content you know and love.