Sponsors & Partners

Presenting Sponsor:

Thuzi is a worldwide leader in technology that blends events, mobile applications and digital campaigns that are truly Social by Design. Events powered by the award winning Thuzi Event Pass Platform leverage Thuzi’s extensive social media experience and game changing technology. These capabilities help our clients turn “live” events into “life” events shared across social media to achieve unparalleled brand immersion and monetization. Thuzi’s event & mobile platforms power events of any size from single photo activations for one brand to many activations across multiple brands, using one powerful registration credential. Come see why leading agencies and brands such as UFC, MillerCoors, Honda, Microsoft and Oprah are choosing the award-winning Thuzi Event Pass Platform to power their events.
Eventbrite is the world’s largest ticketing and event technology platform, powering two-million events around the world each year. From large-scale music festivals to intimate concerts, marathons and conferences, we help hundreds of thousands of organizers promote and manage their event, sell more tickets, and deliver experiences that enrich people’s lives.
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MS Event Production is a boutique firm offering turnkey production solutions for festivals, events, concerts, trade shows, and activations. We offer an array of services and AV inventory that can be scaled from a basic rental to completely producing an event from start to finish. Having participated in everything from private home events and club shows to Comic Con and Coachella, MS Event Production can match the scale and scope of whatever your needs may be.

Premier Sponsor

As the world’s largest brand experience company, Freeman helps organizations connect with their customers by delivering seamless, innovative, and immersive brand experiences. Through comprehensive solutions including strategy, creative, logistics, digital solutions, and event technology, we help clients increase engagement and drive results.

Supporting Sponsor:

For over a century, IBM has been dedicated to every client’s success and to creating innovations that matter for the world.  IBM Research is one of the world’s largest and most influential corporate research labs with over 3,000 researchers in 12 labs located across six continents.  We invent things that matter to the world. Today, we are pioneering the most promising and
disruptive technologies that will transform industries and society, including the future of AI, Quantum Computing, Blockchain and Healthcare and Life Sciences.
What is klik by PixMob? The klik platform paired with an interactive wearable device allows users to seamlessly connect with each other and event content, through the click of a button. The platform is simple to use and easy to navigate. It allows you to organize your event, stimulate attendee engagement and measure your event’s success. Our smart wearables enable your guests to engage with each other, participate actively and get back to real human connections.
Eventellect is the leader in driving incremental ticket revenue for sports organizations and entertainment companies by developing and executing alternative distribution and supplemental pricing strategies. Combining proprietary software and unparalleled experience, Eventellect helps content rights holders build custom strategies to accomplish their revenue and attendance goals. Eventellect has been ranked by INC magazine for seven consecutive years as one of the 5000 fastest growing privately held companies in the U.S. The company has helped revolutionize ticketing for dozens of professional sports teams and select entertainment companies while also creating a world class work environment.
The company was recently named as one of Houston Business Journal’s “Best Places to Work”.

Creative Partners:

AMPLIFY
Amplify Media is the fastest growing news outlet for the Venues and Live Events industry.
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Pollstar is the only trade publication covering the worldwide concert industry. We have been supplying in-depth information to every professional concert promoter, booking agent, artist manager, facility executive and every other entity involved in the live entertainment business for 30 years. We produce a weekly print magazine for professionals and publish that information daily to the web via our paid subscription site at PollstarPro.com. Our free Pollstar.com website is for live music fans and contains the same high quality information that industry professionals use daily to route their tours.
Canadian Music Week is recognized as one of the premier entertainment events in North America focusing on the business of music. The 2017 edition of the Canadian Music Week festival spans 4 nights from April 18-22 with over 800 showcasing bands at more than 40 music venues in downtown Toronto.
The Confluence PR
The Confluence is a full-service media agency that delivers best-in-class publicity, branding and content strategy to many of the world’s most influential brands, festivals, and artists. We help our clients make the biggest impact possible through our proprietary processes and the distribution of compelling content. We live for analytics and die for aesthetics.
Event Safety Alliance
The Event Safety Alliance (ESA) is dedicated to promoting “life safety first” throughout all phases of event production and execution. We strive to eliminate the knowledge barrier that often contributes to unsafe conditions and behaviors through the promotion and teaching of good practices and the development of training and planning resources.
Whether you are an event coordinator, developer, media, fan, or simply curious about game industry events, Events For Gamers has the latest event updates for you in one easy to peruse location. Not only is the site an information resource, but also a vibrant community across multiple social networks.
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Everfest puts your festival in front of millions of passionate, adventure-hungry festival fans each month. Attendees of XLIVE receive two free weeks of promotion to help grow your festival and an early invite to our premium FestClub rewards program. Email festivalgrowth@everfest.com to get started today.

The Music Business Association is a non-profit membership organization that advances and promotes music commerce across all delivery models.
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Welcome to Music Festival Wizard. We’re a small crew of dedicated festival fans rambling the country and writing about the experience. In our spare time, we’re building the largest database of music festivals on the Internet.
SF MusicTech Summit
The SF MusicTech Summit brings together visionaries in the evolving music/business/technology ecosystem, along with the best and brightest developers, entrepreneurs, investors, service providers, journalists, musicians, and organizations who work with them at the convergence of culture and commerce. We meet to do business and discuss, in a proactive, conducive to dealmaking environment.
SportTechie has become the world’s leading resource devoted to the burgeoning intersection of sports technology. We cover the latest technological innovations, ideas, and products that impact the fan experience, player performance, and sports industry as a whole. You will never find the latest player news or scores on SportTechie. Instead, we report the cutting-edge developments with in-depth analysis and exclusive interviews to educate fans and industry experts alike. We exist to analyze and illuminate the growing numbers of ways technology is evolving the sports we all love so much.
Group y network
Founded in 2006, Group Y is the original and leading collective of professionals focused on youth marketing, action / outdoor sports, entertainment and other progressive and expressive cultures. Our mission is to intersect influencers across industries and ignite ideas that inspire the current and next generation leaders and decision makers. Leveraging events, outreach, content and consultation, Group Y takes the work out of networking and strengthens the areas where industries overlap.