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C2SV 2015 Press:

Speakers Added to C2SV 2015 Line-Up

San Jose, Calif., Sept. 26, 2015 — C2SV, Silicon Valley’s two-day technology conference with a music chaser, is announcing additions to its speaker roster.

John Markoff, Senior Writer, The New York Times
Philippe Kahn, CEO, FullPower Technologies and the inventor of the cameraphone
Miguel Geriňo, CTO, City of San Francisco
Michael Brito, head of social strategy, W20 Group
Scott Schriemann, founder and CEO, SamePage
Toby Carey, founder and CEO,  tuul

Already announced speakers include: game designer and New York Times bestselling author Jane McGonigal; collaborative economy strategist Jeremiah Owyang; change evangelist Brian Fanzo; “Shareology” author Brian Kramer; technology journalist Robert Scoble; Entefy co-founder Brienne Ghafourifar; Quixey CEOTomer Kagan; Butterflye CEO Ben Nader; and Purism CEO Todd Weaver.

Now in its third year, Silicon Valley’s preeminent technology and music festival, Creative Convergence Silicon Valley (C2SV) will bring together business disrupters and technology luminaries along with emerging musical artists for two days of forward-looking discussions—and two nights of music and parties.

C2SV will be held at the historic California Theatre in downtown San Jose’s creative district, SoFA. The event will start on Thursday, Oct. 8 and end on Friday, Oct. 9, 2015.

A discounted $99 pass is on sale at c2sv.com/tickets for a limited period, after which standard price passes will be available.

Schedule for October 8 & 9
Technology Conference:  9:30am – 5pm (at California Theatre)
Parties and mixers: 5 – 7pm
Music Performances:  7 – 11pm (at participating venues in SoFA District)


 

“CREATIVE CONVERGENCE SILICON VALLEY” ANNOUNCES INITIAL LINEUP

TECHNOLOGY FESTIVAL RETURNS TO SAN JOSE, OCT. 8 – 9, 2015

San Jose, Calif., Sept. 4, 2015 — Now in its third year, Silicon Valley’s preeminent technology and music festival, Creative Convergence Silicon Valley (C2SV) will bring together business disrupters and technology luminaries along with emerging musical artists for two days of forward-looking discussions—and two nights of music and parties.

Scheduled speakers include some of the leading thought leaders of the post-digital world: game designer and New York Times bestselling author Jane McGonigal; collaborative economy strategist Jeremiah Owyang; change evangelist Brian Fanzo; “Shareology” author Brian Kramer; and technology journalist Robert Scoble, in a return appearance.

Entrepreneurs such as Entefy co-founder Brienne Ghafourifar, Quixey CEO Tomer Kagan, Butterflye CEO Ben Nader and Purism CEO Todd Weaver will be among the entrepreneurs and game-changers featured at the conference. Many additions to the lineup will be announced as the conference date approaches. Previous conferences have featured industry legends such as personal computer inventor Steve Wozniak, video game inventor Nolan Bushnell and antivirus pioneer John McAfee.

C2SV will be held at the historic California Theatre in downtown San Jose’s creative district, SoFA. The event will start on Thursday, Oct. 8 and end on Friday, Oct. 9, 2015.

A discounted $99 pass is on sale at c2sv.com/tickets for a limited period, after which standard price passes will be available.

C2SV celebrates the nexus of cutting-edge technologies and creative arts and shines a spotlight on the future of convergence in today’s fast-moving global economy,” said Dan Pulcrano, Metro Silicon Valley’s executive editor and C2SV’s chief curator. “It’s an exclusive two-day event with tech industry legends and luminaries, thought leaders, visionary VCs and tech influencers. We’ll explore opportunities, social impacts and new directions in our rapidly evolving technology landscape.”

This year’s tech conference will include a range of topics that spans next-generation mobile applications such as livestreaming; the sharing economy; cloud-based disruption; and the intersection of technology with issues such as personal privacy and gender and diversity in the workplace.

 

In the evening, C2SV will activate venues in downtown San Jose’s SoFA District with an emerging artists showcase, live bands, DJs and surprise performances from a range of musical genres.

 

C2SV is made possible with the support of Fry’s Electronics, Metro Silicon Valley newspaper, the San Jose Office of Economic Development, Team San Jose and the Knight Foundation.

 

Schedule for October 8 & 9

Technology Conference:  9:30am – 5pm (at California Theatre)

Parties and mixers: 5 – 7pm

Music Performances:  7 – 11pm (at participating venues in SoFA District)

 

C2SV Info

Creative Convergence Silicon Valley (C2SV) was established in 2012 as the one-day Silicon Valley Sound Experience (SVSX) and was greatly expanded in 2013 as the first conference of its type at the expanded San Jose McEnery Convention Center.

 

Past Speakers (partial list)

Steve Wozniak, Apple Computer co-founder

Nolan Bushnell, Atari founder

John McAfee, Antivirus founder

Brian Solis, Social Media Visionary

Hugh Williams, EBay vice president

Gary Kremen, Match.com founder

Maynard Webb, Yahoo! board chair

 

Past Performers (partial list)

Iggy and the Stooges

Thee Oh Sees

Bosnian Rainbows

The Lemonheads

OFF!

Dam-Funk

Deafheaven

 

 

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