Claire Hoffman is the west coast editor of BizBash, where she's been reporting on event trends and ideas in Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Las Vegas, and San Diego for over a decade. She has spearheaded such projects as the Top 100 Events in Southern California, as well as coverage of the Academy Awards, IMEX America, Coachella, Adobe Max, Comic-Con International, and other major events. Hoffman also writes a weekly column covering local event industry news and is closely involved in BizBash's GatherGeeks podcast. She previously served as managing editor at BizBash's New York-based headquarters and has also written and edited stories on a variety of topics for Redbook magazine, the Baltimore City Paper, and Loyola magazine. She resides in Los Angeles. Fun Fact: Hoffman has lived in 14 cities in four countries.