VidCon Europe Launches in Amsterdam, Announces Featured Creators
VidCon (vidcon.com), the world’s largest online video conference for fans, creators, and industry professionals, today announced a teaser list of Featured Creators for the first-ever VidCon Europe, which will take place in Amsterdam, April 7-9, 2017, at the RAI Amsterdam Convention Centre.
The inaugural VidCon Europe will include over 100 international, regional, and local Featured Creators whose content spans numerous online video verticals. During the event, these creators will collaborate to celebrate the industry of online video through connection, content, instruction, and hilarity. Highlights of VidCon Europe will include panels and performances from some of the following confirmed Featured Creators:
- Hannah Hart
- Mamrie Hart
- Gigi Gorgeous
- Andrea Russett
- Benny & Rafi Fine
- Fleur de Force
- Freddie Wong
- Joey Graceffa
- Jon Cozart
- Oli White
- Sarah Close
- Défano Holwijn
- Julian Claßen
- Scola Dondo
As guests continue to confirm their attendance at VidCon Europe, the Featured Creators list will regularly update at vidconeurope.com.
The long-awaited VidCon Europe — with its Australian counterpart, VidCon Australia, at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, September 9-10 — will welcome approximately 7,500 fans and creators, with a custom experience designed to celebrate the unique online video ecosystem of those regions.
VidCon programming and tickets follow a three-track format, designed to appeal to everyone from the most passionate fans to the biggest media companies. The Community Track engages attendees interested in experiencing the online video culture through Q&As, discussions, concerts, interviews, movie nights, meetups, signings, and games. The Creator Track 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 Industry Track features keynotes, fireside chats, seminars, and product demonstrations geared toward attendees working in the online video industry.
This three-day celebration in Amsterdam will feature programming exclusive to the Industry track on Friday, shifting focus to Community and Creator activities and entertainment throughout Saturday and Sunday. Similar to the 8th Annual VidCon (in Anaheim, California, June 21-24), VidCon Europe will feature a variety of endemic and non-endemic sponsors and exhibitors. As veteran VidCon fans know well, these events are packed with robust content, performances, and high-energy celebration, and the VidCon team is determined to continue this tradition overseas. Attendees of the first-ever VidCon Europe in Amsterdam should expect an online-video celebration of global proportions.
As part of their expansion into Europe, VidCon will be partnering with VEED Festival (veed.nl), a 3-day event focusing on the Dutch online video community, planned for April 6-8. VidCon and VEED will collaborate to bring international, regional, and local online video creators together for networking and celebration.
“We, as well as our local community, were thrilled to see VidCon coming to the city of Amsterdam. The expansion of the VidCon brand to Europe means an expansion in possibilities for all kinds of creators. We are fulfilled with the VidCon partnership, as we try to make their visit to the city of Amsterdam one that puts a smile on everyone’s faces,” said Omar Kbiri, co-founder of VEED Festival.
Michael Gardner, Chief Operating Officer of VidCon, and Colin Hickey, VidCon’s Executive Vice President, said, “It’s been such a pleasure for the VidCon team to help communities, creators, and professionals foster connections over the years in the U.S. that it was only natural for us to extend that opportunity to other territories and help facilitate new relationships. Amsterdam, with its history of creative entrepreneurialism and independence, is the ideal dock for a European VidCon. We’re excited that featured and aspiring creators, our partners, and the online video ecosystem as a whole will get to realize their creative and professional ambitions at VidCon Europe for many years to come.”
Though specific programming and additional Featured Creators will be announced in upcoming months, VidCon experiences record ticket sales each year and routinely sells out. Anyone planning to attend VidCon Europe is encouraged to register as soon as possible. Tickets can be purchased now at vidconeurope.com.
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.
Held during the weekend of June 21-24, 2017, the 8th annual VidCon US will gather approximately 30,000 people who love and contribute to the vibrant culture surrounding online video. Join the fun at vidcon.com.
Sponsorship and exhibition inquiries can be made by emailing EuropeSponsorships(at)vidcon(dot)com.
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