XLIVE 2016 will be full of guest speakers, exhibitors, and interactive sessions for attendees to transform their perspective and understanding of live event production. Transcending all things festival, music, film, culinary, eSports, and technology, XLIVE touches down at the Tropicana Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas Winter 2016, Dec 5-7. Oh and of course, the nights will be full of innovative production showcases.
Just announced to the stacked schedule of speakers is Ja Rule, Tim Leiweke, and Mike Sepso.
Ja Rule, Grammy nominated artist and Co-Founder of Fyre, will be speaking to two different panels throughout the weekend. His first speech for the ‘All About the Benjamins’ panel will occur December 5th from 5:45-6:30PM. His other speech for the ‘State of the Artists’ panel will take place December 6th at 4:00PM. One topic he will address is, how festivals and fans are being impacted by the new financial realities of talent booking and share how festivals have positively impacted the careers of the artists they work with.
Ja Rule will provide insight into ways up-and-coming artists can use festivals as a launching pad for a successful career.
Leiweke has amazing insights on the untapped opportunities in the music business.
Tim Leiweke is the CEO of Oak View Group and Former CEO of AEG. Leiweke has one of the most impressive resumes in sports and entertainment. Take some notes from Tim Leiweke December 6th, 10:50-11:20AM.
Furthermore, Activision Blizzard’s SVP, Mike Sepso will unveil Activision Blizzard’s new project called, Overwatch League, that will change the game in the live streaming world. He will be speaking December 7th at 11:00-11:30AM.
XLIVE is always looking to advance the careers of young professionals in the event production industry through the Young Festival Entrepreneur Program. The program aims to afford inductees opportunities to learn, meet with and network with seasoned industry executives. The respected inductees this year are as follows:
- Lyle Maxson, CEO, The 2Courtiers Inc.
- Sean Kupchella, Health & Service Team Manager, Insomniac Events
- Melissa Selinger, Director, DeeplyMoved Productions
- Topher McDaniel, Executive Director/Partner, Boogaloo Music Festival
- Evelina Bershadsky, Owner/CEO/Founder, Ninjalina Productions
- Kenneth Gray, Managing Partner, Draft 2 Craft
- John Davidson, Installation Artist, Noise Revolt
- Rebecca Tsui, Junior Marketing Assistant, Vendini
- Gianna Mascaro, Social Media, Consequence of Sound
- Cheyenne Havens, Public Relations Manager & Artists Liason, EPIC Productions
- Addie Olsen, Festival Director, Marketing & Administrative Director, Winter Circle Productions
XLIVE will encompass all facets of live event execution imaginable. The XLIVE Startup Showcase will host pioneers in event productions in a huge exhibit hall, where companies will showcase their products and services. Some main attractions include the premier of Lost & Fund software, Crowdfind and Switchboard, a company that connects producers, brands, and developers to a worldwide network.
Tech company, Robin, will present how consumers can now have the ability to reserve concert tickets for their favorite artists with a push of a button.
Submerge yourself into the latest in the event production world and get excited about our future by attending XLIVE 2016; the opportunities are endless. Scope out the full event agenda here.
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