XLIVE, an annual conference held in Las Vegas, NV this Dec 5-7, 2016 brings all things entertainment into the entertainment capital of the world. In between festivals, music, culinary, technology, film, and more, the conference boasts one of the most high-end curated programs and speakers in the world. 

XLIVE(formerly known as IMFCON and IFFS), will be home to over 250 programs including speakers, interactive sessions and exhibits. These programs are set to help attendees learn, understand, and grow with the ever-evolving industry. With industry leaders from different platforms coming together for the 13th annual conference, the event is sure to set place for a creative and collaborative space. 

Featured speakers at this year’s conference include: Billboard and Hollywood Reporter President John Amato, Eventbrite Co-Founder & CEO Julia Hartz, The Recording Academy Executive Director Theresa Jenkins Red Frog Events Co-CEO Ryan Kunkel, Founders Entertainment Co-Founder & Partner Jordan Wolowitz, Food Network & Cooking Channel New York City Wine & Food Festival Managing Director John Trumble, AEG/Goldenvoice VP of Global Partnerships Caroline Frye Burruss, Soundslinger/Okeechobee Music & Arts Festival Founder/Chief Creative Officer Paul Peck, Charleston Wine + Food Executive Director Gillian Zettler, Creative Artists Agency Head - CAA Culinary Andrew Chason,AEG Senior Vice President Global Partnerships Mark Faber, Newport Folk & Newport Jazz Festivals Executive Producer Jay Sweet, Live Nation VP Strategic Initiatives Tobias Ekman, C3 Presents President - Shaky Festivals Tim Sweetwood, AC Entertainment Forecastle Founder & Captain JK McKnight, ESL/Turtle Entertainment America CEO Craig Levine, Twitch VP & eSports Evangelist Andy Swanson, Airbnb Head of Global Hospitality & Strategy Chip Conley and The Confluence Founder Russell Ward and many more. 

Setting the stage for a networking extravaganza, XLIVE promises opportunities of inspiration, education, and innovation. With well over 100 companies in the live entertainment industry, guests of the conference will experience first-hand the engagement in marketing, operations, and more it takes to be successful in such a demanding industry. 

Beyond the Exhibition Hall, XLIVE features a Refreshment Row, Live Lounge area, Innovation Showcase, Virtual Reality LabCEO Roundtable, and more for conference go-ers to connect at a deeper level and explore even more networking opportunities. In addition, XLIVE focuses on the growth of the industry by accepting applications from up-and-coming festival organizers for the  Young Festival Entrepreneur Mentorship Program set to embrace and encourage the leaders of tomorrow. 

 

 

 

Can't make it to XLIVE 2016? Organizers will be hosting a reception in New York City, teasing attendees of whats to come out of the full conference. Who are you most excited to see at XLIVE? Let us know in the comments! 

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