VidCon & YouTube Renew Partnership

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YouTube returns as VidCon’s Title Sponsor — Tickets now on sale as flagship Anaheim show rebrands as VidCon US.

VidCon (vidcon.com), the world’s largest online video conference for fans, creators and industry professionals, today announced that YouTube will be returning as the Anaheim event’s Title Sponsor for the seventh time.

The flagship event is being rebranded as VidCon US in conjunction with VidCon’s international expansion in 2017. VidCon Europe will debut April 7-9, 2017, at the RAI Amsterdam Convention Centre, while VidCon Australia will launch September 9-10, 2017, at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre.

VidCon US will return to the Anaheim Convention Center, June 21-24, 2017, with tickets for all three tracks — Community, Creator, and Industry — going on sale today. As in year’s past, the event will feature a robust Expo Hall floor, featuring over 100 booths and experiences presented by companies of all sizes. Organizers are introducing several key innovations, including additional large stages for performances, panels and keynotes, plus expanded offerings for the event’s Featured Creators (online video’s biggest stars who participate at VidCon in a variety of ways).

YouTube will have a significant presence at the event, creating their own unique activities for fans, creators, and industry attendees, as well as the more than 400 Featured Creators participating in 2017.

“It’s wonderful to see VidCon US continue to expand as YouTube creators become an even more influential part of popular culture.” said Danielle Tiedt, Chief Marketing Officer of YouTube. “We look forward to partnering with the team at VidCon to gather fans, brands, and industry colleagues from around the world in celebration of this ever-expanding ecosystem.”

“VidCon US will be the biggest and best yet, and we are thrilled to once again be partnering with YouTube to help create an extraordinary experience for fans, sponsors, industry professionals, and, of course, the creators, who are the lifeblood of the online entertainment industry,” said Michael Gardner, VidCon’s Chief Operating Officer, and Colin Hickey, VidCon’s Executive Vice President.

Tickets for VidCon Europe and VidCon Australia will go on sale in the coming weeks, each show with its own release date.

About VidCon:
VidCon owns and operates the world’s largest events for and about the online video community. Each VidCon assembles fans, veteran and amateur creators, working professionals, and industry thought-leaders who gather to celebrate the online video ecosystem. The original VidCon, now renamed VidCon US, was founded by Hank and John Green. Total attendance has grown from 1,400 in 2010 to over 26,000 in 2016. VidCon Europe and VidCon Australia will both debut in 2017.

Programming for each VidCon event 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 serves attendees looking to make better content, grow their online presence, break into 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 much more.

Held during the weekend of June 21-24, 2017, the 8th annual VidCon will gather approximately 30,000 people who love and contribute to the vibrant culture surrounding online video. Join the fun at vidcon.com.

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.

PRESS CONTACT:

Alison Riley
PR – VidCon
press(at)vidcon.com

Michelle Slavich
PR - YouTube
press(at)google.com

SPONSORSHIPS:

2017 Sponsorships/Exhibition Contacts:
Anaheim: Sponsorship(at)vidcon(dot)com
Europe: EuropeSponsorships(at)vidcon(dot)com
Australia: AustraliaSponsorships(at)vidcon(dot)com

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