YouTube Signs two-year Agreement with VidCon to be Title Sponsor of Online Video Event for 2013 and 2014

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More than 10,000 industry professionals, content creators and fans expected to attend fourth annual online video conference to be held August 1-3 in Anaheim

We are grateful for their continued support of our efforts to create a compelling and productive experience for VidCon attendees,” said Hank Green, creator and cofounder of VidCon.

YouTube, the world’s most popular online video community, will be the title sponsor of VidCon for the next two years, it was just announced by VidCon. YouTube has been a supporter and sponsor of VidCon since the event’s inception in 2010.

YouTube’s title sponsorship will give the company a strong presence at the 2013 and 2014 shows. The 2013 event, which will be held at the Anaheim Convention Center August 1-3, is expected to attract more than 10,000 online video professionals, content creators and fans. Specifics of YouTube’s sponsorship are expected to be announced closer to the date of the event.

“YouTube has been a long-term supporter of VidCon, and is, of course, the biggest company in online video,” said Hank Green, creator and cofounder of VidCon. “We're thrilled to have them as our title sponsor for the next two years and are grateful for their continued support of our efforts to create a compelling and productive experience for VidCon attendees.”

The first day of the conference will be Industry Day, which will be geared toward industry professionals and the business of online video. The second and third days will continue with an industry track but will focus more on the fans and feature a variety of performances, celebrity meet-ups, panel discussions, dance parties, concerts, an outdoor “chill” area, an expo hall and much more.

Community passes to the main conference (August 2-3) can be purchased for $110 each and industry passes, which include access to Industry Day (August 1), the main conference and Industry Track programming during all three days, are available for $475 each. Passes can be purchased at http://www.VidCon.com.

Among the online video celebrities expected to be on hand for panel sessions, concerts and personal meet-ups are: Charlie McDonnell, Dave Days, Hank and John Green, iJustine, Jenna Marbles, Phil DeFranco, Rhett and Link, Shane Dawson, Shay Carl, Dane Boedigheimer (“The Annoying Orange”), Toby Turner, The Fine Brothers, Smosh and dozens of others. VidCon attracts some of the most popular names in the online video community, with videos created by event participants receiving billions of views per year.

YouTube is the world's most popular online video community allowing more than a billion people to discover, watch and share the videos and channels they love. YouTube provides a forum for people to connect, inform and inspire others across the globe and acts as a distribution platform for original content creators and advertisers large and small. YouTube, LLC is based in San Bruno, Calif., and is a subsidiary of Google Inc.

VidCon is the largest industry conference and fan extravaganza in the world for online video. Started in 2010 by online video personalities and brothers Hank and John Green, the event has grown exponentially and is now attended by more than 10,000 industry professionals, content creators and fans every year. The event consists of a variety of panel discussions, performances, celebrity meet-ups, dance parties, concerts, an outdoor “chill” area, an expo hall and other activities. Event sponsors include some of the leading companies and brands in the online video arena. More information is available at http://www.VidCon.com.

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