written by Mara Mannella
Out of the thousands of conferences that take place in Las Vegas every year, XLIVE 2016 might be one of the only ones with festing on the agenda. Taking place December 5-7 of this year, XLIVE highlights what’s coming next in the festival industry from technological advancements and food & beverage offerings to community partnerships and talent buying.
Over 140 speakers will take the stage to discuss the hottest topics in today’s festival culture. Industry leaders from just about every facet of festival life will make an appearance. Chip Conley, Head of Global Hospitality & Strategy from one of the world’s most innovative companies, Airbnb, is scheduled as a speaker as well as everyone’s favorite wide awake CEO, Pasquale Rotella of Insomniac. Festival founders such as Paul Peck of Okeechobee Music & Arts Festival and Las Vegas’ own Rehan Choundry of Life Is Beautiful will also share some of their unique insights on the importance of festivals in today’s culture.
Don’t expect to be an audience member the entire conference. XLIVE 2016 features an exhibit hall packed with opportunities to immerse yourself in all things festival life. This year’s exhibit floor features interactive areas such as a VR/AR Lab illustrating the role of virtual and augmented reality at festivals and a Startup Showcase where you are the first in line to see the next generation of festival products and solutions. XLIVE 2016 will also explore advancements and opportunities in the fast growing world of eSports and how it relates to industries like gaming and media consumption.
XLIVE 2016 promises to deliver more information than you ever thought possible on the subject we love most, festivals. Don’t miss your opportunity to soak in some knowledge from the best in the business.
Register for your tickets here: http://xlivecon.com/lasvegas/