ODTUG Kscope17 Presents:

Keynote - Scott Dikkers, Founder of 

Scott Dikkers, Founder of The Onion

ODTUG Kscope conferences have a history of featuring top-notch content, and 2017 is no different! Join Scott Dikkers, Founder of The Onion, as he helps kick off ODTUG Kscope17 in San Antonio, Texas, during the Monday, June 26, 2017, Keynote Address.

“The Funny Story Behind the Funny Stories”

Scott captivates audiences with the crazy, unlikely, and hilarious story of how he and a few friends dropped out of college and started a fake newspaper, which somehow turned into the world’s very first humor website. Today, The Onion is one of the most popular humor destinations in the world, with millions of readers and social media followers.

Scott is The Onion's longest-serving Editor-in-Chief and the godfather of its unique comedic vision. In 2006 he created Onion News Network, which has spawned countless viral videos and three TV series. He’s the best-selling co-author of The Onion's first two original books, Our Dumb Century and Our Dumb World. His work has won the Thurber Prize for American Humor, a Peabody, and over 30 Webby Awards.

Before starting The Onion, Scott wrote and drew the successful daily comic strip Jim’s Journal. He has written and directed two feature films and performed on Saturday Night Live. His eclectic life and roller-coaster career make for a lot of hard-won wisdom and outrageous stories about life on the fringes of the do-it-yourself entertainment business. This Keynote Address is sure to have you teary-eyed with laughter.

We look forward to seeing you at ODTUG Kscope17 this year!