In a show of the strength of the online video community, it has been announced that YouTube will be a title sponsor of the online video conference, VidCon, for the next two years. The 2013 VidCon is expected to have more than 10,000 online video professionals, content creators and fans in attendance.
Since the event’s inception in 2010, YouTube has been a supporter and sponsor. While the specifics of their title sponsorship will be released closer to the event, it’s clear that the decision will give YouTube a strong presence both this year and in 2014.
“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.”
Noted as “the largest industry conference and fan extravaganza in the world for online video” VidCon is set for August 1-3, 2013, at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, CA. Industry Day, which is geared toward professionals and the online video business, will be on August 1.
The second and third days will feature panel discussions, concerts, other performances, celebrity meet-ups, an expo hall and much more. Among the featured celebrities expected at VidCon 2013 are Charlie McDonnell (charlieissocoollike), Hank and John Green (vlogbrothers), Rhett and Link (Rhettandlink), Jenna Marbles (JennaMarbles), Dane Boedigheimer (Annoying Orange), and dozens of others.
Industry and community passes are available at www.vidcon.com.