Joey Hinson is the Director of Events for TechCrunch/AOL Tech, responsible for producing and managing TechCrunch DISRUPT as well as CrunchUp and the Crunchies. In addition to managing the existing event portfolio on behalf of TechCrunch, Joey is also responsible for developing and planning new events for Engadget and TechCrunch.
Joey studied Piano Performance at the University of Kansas and is currently enrolled in an MBA program at UCSD.
Joey started his life in the events business as a Technical Director - producing both corporate and entertainment events for Swank Audio Visuals (2001 - 2008). He later took a role at Mosaic Events as a Senior Planner (2008-2012). In June of 2012 He made the move to Director of Events at TechCrunch.