VidCon Europe Returns to Amsterdam in 2018
Industry-leading online video conference to debut new show format focused on inspiring creators and building successful businesses
Amsterdam, NL, 17 October, 2017 — Coming off of its biggest and most successful year ever, VidCon has just announced that it will return to Amsterdam in 2018 with a brand new show format, which will run from 22-24 March at the innovative and spectacular ijVENUES, which include the Passenger Terminal Amsterdam and Movenpick Hotel.
VidCon Europe will begin with its Industry Track spanning three days, with a mixture of keynotes from industry leaders coupled with hands-on workshops focused on growing audience and revenue in the fast-paced European online video marketplace. Industry content runs exclusively from Thursday through mid-day Friday, and then VidCon will welcome emerging and aspirational online video producers, writers, vloggers and stars to its first-ever stand-alone Creator Track, which will run through Saturday, 24 March.
“As online video accelerates across Europe, it’s increasingly obvious that digital-first businesses are poised to dominate the media landscape,” said VidCon CEO Jim Louderback. “Our industry track combines a unique mix of forward-looking strategy and insight from industry leaders, with an unparalleled lineup of hands-on workshops focusing on the secrets of building success on all the major and emerging platforms, including YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, Musical.ly, Twitter, Twitch and more. And as we open the doors to creators on Friday, VidCon Europe will add in a laser-focus on the fundamentals of programming, production and monetization. In addition, we’re excited to bring back some of the world’s top online video creators to both inspire — and to share their secrets of success. It’s the only independent event in Europe that brings together the entire industry with a dynamic lineup of existing and emerging creators.”
VidCon’s Creator Track brings together nearly a thousand emerging and high-end vloggers, producers, writers and stars. It will feature sessions on how to create and edit high-quality content on mobile phones, strategies for successful livestreaming, getting started with brand deals, how to adapt your content to multiple platforms, and a look at career opportunities in the online video industry beyond being a creator.
“The online video industry is the number one career choice for GenZ and young millennials”, said Travis Morss, Director of Content for VidCon. “More than seventy-five percent of kids and young adults are strongly considering a career in online video, while over a third say vlogging is their number one goal — beating out musician, TV actor, doctor, athlete and other formerly popular careers. Our creator track is the only place where these aspiring online video creators can help realize their future dreams.”
VidCon’s Industry Track in 2017 brought together 500 CEOs and senior media executives, and VidCon 2018 expects to widen that appeal with a unique focus on predicting the future coupled with hands-on strategies for success. Online video platforms are continuously changing their algorithms, and the rules change daily. In 2018 Industry Track sessions will include workshops from executives from the leading online video platforms, along with secrets from the most successful practitioners. Sessions will include algorithm insights and test results from Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, and Snapchat experiments, a deep-dive on social video trends across Europe, and much more. Confirmed speakers include Gavin McGarry of Jumpwire, Philip Zepelin of NovelConcept, Mark Robertson from Little Monster Media, Jackson Williams from Instagram and many, many more.
Tickets are now on sale for VidCon Europe. Super Early-Bird pricing is available at €149 for the 1.5 day creator track, and €519 euro for the full three-day industry event. Prices will increase on 16 November, and VidCon expects the event to sell out well before doors open on 22 March, 2018.
For more details on attending or sponsoring VidCon Europe, go to http://VidConEurope.com
VidCon VidCon’s flagship US show began in 2010 as 1,400 online video professionals gathered in a hotel ballroom to discuss the nascent industry. In 2017, VidCon US attracted over 30,000 fans and industry executives, and over 70 sponsors, to the Anaheim Convention Center and surrounding hotels, for four days of programming across over 1 million square feet of experiences and exhibits. 2017 also marked VidCon’s global expansion to Europe in April and the upcoming VidCon Australia in Melbourne September 9-10. Each show brings together the biggest names in online video, fans from around the world, industry professionals, and sponsors including YouTube, Facebook, Taco Bell, AwesomenessTV, FullScreen, Mars Inc., Universal Pictures, NBC Entertainment, and more.
Alison Riley, Communications Manager