VidCon Announces YouTube as Title Sponsor for 2016 Event

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The World’s First and Largest Online Video Conference to Be Held in Anaheim, California, in June 2016; YouTube signs as title sponsor for 4th year.

VidCon (, the world’s largest online video conference for fans, creatives and industry professionals, today announced YouTube as the title sponsor of the the 7th annual convention, to be held Thursday through Saturday, June 23 through 25, 2016 at the Anaheim Convention Center.

VidCon 2016 will welcome 30,000 diverse online video creators, their fans, industry professionals, and aspiring amateurs in digital media. VidCon's 50+ sponsors play an essential role in the overall mix of entertainment, information and fun that make the annual event a huge draw for the entire online video community. YouTube, a subsidiary of Google, has supported VidCon as the title sponsor since the 2013 event, and has worked closely with VidCon to bring a dynamic atmosphere to all facets of the growing convention.

“As the largest gathering of our fans, creators and stars, every year VidCon provides us an opportunity to come together and celebrate the success of the YouTube universe.” said Danielle Tiedt, Chief Marketing Officer of YouTube. “We're excited to be title sponsors this year as VidCon prepares to make the seventh gathering the biggest and best ever.”

Hank Green, CEO of VidCon said, “YouTube really gets how wonderful and special its community and creators are and they’ve always been one of the most supportive platforms on the internet. I’ve seen this as a creator, and I see it as the CEO of VidCon. It’s great to have them back again, helping us put on the best show possible.”

About VidCon
VidCon is the world’s largest conference for and about online video. Held each summer in Anaheim, California, VidCon assembles fans, veteran and amateur creators, working professionals, and industry thought-leaders for three days of celebration, introspection, and discussion. Hank and John Green founded VidCon in 2010, and total attendance in 2015 was 21,000.

VidCon programming follows a three-track format, designed to appeal to everyone from the biggest media companies to the most passionate fans. The Industry Track features keynotes, fireside chats, seminars and product demonstrations geared toward attendees working in the online video industry. The Creator Track, now in its second year, serves attendees looking to make better content, grow their online presence, enter the industry, meet fellow creators, and learn the ins-and-outs of online video culture. The Community Track engages attendees interested in experiencing the online video culture through Q&As, discussions, concerts, interviews, movie nights, meet-ups, and games. Tickets can be purchased now at

Though specific programming and special guests will be announced in the spring, VidCon experiences record ticket sales each year and routinely sells out. Anyone planning to attend is encouraged to register as soon as possible.

About YouTube
Launched in May 2005, YouTube allows billions of people to discover, watch and share originally-created videos. 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 is a Google company.

Julie Walsh
PR - VidCon

Michelle Slavich
Head of Entertainment Communications, YouTube


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