As night befalls enriching days, the spotlight turns to three distinguished keynote speakers, hand-selected to present at the close of each day. Transcending a multitude of facets within the festival community, the distinguished keynotes are among the most noteworthy vanguards within the industry. Beginning Monday evening December 5th, the opening keynote will be delivered by Chip Conley, Head of Global Hospitality and Strategy with AirBnB. Looking ahead, Conley remarks, "I'm excited to take part in this years XLIVE event and connect with innovators who are cultivating big ideas that create extraordinary live events. Like Airbnb, XLIVE shares the same goal of bringing communities together through hospitality and providing unique and memorable experiences."
In the days following, keynotes will be administered by Eventbrite's Co-Founder & CEO Julia Hartz on Tuesday December 6th and commencing with a closing keynote Wednesday December 7th courtesy of Rikard Steiber, Senior Vice President of Virtual Reality at HTC. "Eventbrite shares XLIVE's passion for the life-changing moments people experience at festivals and live events," said Julia Hartz. "I'm excited to mix with the industry's best and brightest at XLIVE 2016, and to share our vision for the critical role technology plays in the success of tomorrow's live events."
Other avenues up for exploration over the course of the three-day convention transcend a wealth of expertise from technology to constructing a festival from the ground up - the wide array of topics delve deep into the brilliant minds of luminaries who provide solutions and strategies to pressing issues facing event producers today and aspirant producers of the future. Integral topics for consideration include Baller Status – How VIP experiences are influencing the festival landscape, Noticing You, Noticing Me – Live event sponsorship activation strategies that make brands stand out, and Are You Experienced? – Getting ahead in the festival scene without a music industry background - an in-depth look at starting a music festival without having years of work experience with labels, agencies, talent buyers or venues.
Capitalizing on the craft beer phenomenon that has taken the nation by storm, XLIVE has even gathered a panel of experts to speak on the emergence of niche festivals surrounding interests such as craft beer, wine and food. Looking ahead to new frontiers in festival innovation, experts will discuss how to evaluate the market for Food & Beverage Festivals in order to predict trends, how to deliver personalized experiences to fans through beacons and geo-fencing, and also engage audiences on getting the most out of fan engagement through social media strategy. Look forward to topics such as these led by Biasha Mitchell - Strategy, Music and Live Entertainment, Eventbrite, Chris Hammond - Co-Founder, Wine Amplified Festival, Jake Schneider - Partner, Madison House, Jeff Lesan - Chief Marketing Officer, Snowglobe Music Festival, Pasquale Rotella - Founder & CEO of Insomniac Events -- plus more guest speakers!
For an insider look into this year's XLIVE, be sure to check out the XLIVE 2016 video and learn more about the team behind the scenes plus what attendees can expect at the Las Vegas conference and expo this December.
For more information and/or to register for the convention, please check out the XLIVE website and be sure to like the XLIVE Facebook page to stay up to date on the latest news and speaker announcements.
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Previously known by two separate entities, International Music Festival Conference (IMFCON) and International Film Festival Summit (IFFS), XLIVE 2016 will host 140+ guest speakers, 80+ exhibitors and 40+ interactive sessions for participants to transform their perspective and understanding about the latest approaches to elevate live event execution and attendee experience to new, unprecedented heights. Transcending all things festival, music, film, culinary, eSports and technology, the world's premiere live event and festival conference, XLIVE 2016, touches down at the Tropicana Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas Winter 2016.
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