Mandalay Bay
Mandalay Bay, 3950 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89119, US

What is Qwoted?

Qwoted is a free expert network: we help reporters connect with experts & we help those same experts build relationships with top reporters.

Event Date Sun Dec 10 EST - Wed Dec 13 EST (about 6 years ago)
Location Mandalay Bay
3950 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89119, US
Region Americas

XLIVE is transforming the way live events share expertise, learn and revolutionize experience. XLIVE convenes industry leaders at the intersection of music, sports, film, culinary, beverage, eSports, technology, brands and the experiences that culminate at festivals and live events. Driven by a thirst to provide unique, memorable and life changing experiences, the live entertainment industry represents a dynamic and influential community valued over $100 billion.


About the most creative ways festivals and live events are delivering memorable experiences through technology, process and other strategies.


Three days in Las Vegas with industry leaders from the most successful festivals and events across North America.


A community of festival producers, technologists, operators, marketers, brands, and other stakeholders passionate about creating amazing festivals and live events.


Your perspective and understanding about the latest approaches to achieving your organization’s goals & objectives.


Sponsorship activation, marketing, analytics, technology, ticketing, streaming, art, big data, mobile, talent, community partnerships, project management, brand partnerships, food & beverage, payment solutions, virtual reality and much, much, more!


Organizations attending include music festivals, film festivals, beer festivals, wine & food festivals, eSports events, Convention & Visitors Bureaus, Economic Development Corporations, event tech solution providers, event services companies, travel providers, financial services firms, production companies, event services, providers, A/V & staging companies and other organizations serving the live event and festival community.

For three days you will interact, learn from and build relationships with the CEO, president, owner, founder, producer, executive director, manager, functional titles – marketing, finance, operations, IT, sales, project manager, talent buyer and other professionals working at festivals and live events.


2017 Speakers:

Steve Raizes
Svp of Audio - Experiential & Consumer Product, Viacom Global Entertainment Group

Eric Gradman
Co-founder & Cto, Two Bit Circus

Brandon Frankel
Svp of Brand Partnership and Creators Initiative, Paradigm Talent Agency

Vince Kadlubek
Co-founder & Ceo, Meow Wolf

Jennifer Justice
President - Corporate Development, Superfly Presents

Ron Chiu
Chief Strategy Officer - Business Development, Aeg Presents

Kelly Markus
Vp of Experiential Marketing, Refinery29

Stacy Smith
Founder & Director, USC Anneberg Inclusion Initiative

Andrew Green
Director of Strategy & Innovation, Anheuser-busch

Mike Petryshyn
Founder & President, Riot Fest

Debbie Carroll
Senior Executive Director, Grammy Musicares

Patrick Talty
General Manager, U.s. Bank Stadium

Clay Busch
vice President of Marketing

Ben Taylor
COO, Front Gate Tickets

Emily Cox
Director of Visual Design & Experience Activation, Ac Entertainment

Gary Krantz
Founder & Ceo, Krantz Media Group

Kurt Melien
President, Live Nation Nevada

Ryan Kunkel
Co-ceo, Red Frog Events

Pj Loughran
Executive Creative Director & Evp Strategy, Superfly

Paul Gatza
Director, Great American Beer Festival & Brewers Association

Tim Epstein
Partner, Duggan Bertsch

Martha Donato
President, Mad Event Management

Mike Dee
President of Sports and Events, Entercom

Meryl Johnson
Director – Digital Strategy, Country Music Association

Biasha Mitchell
Strategy Music & Live Entertainment, Eventbrite

John Trumble
Managing Director, Food Network New York City Wine & Food Festival

Phil Quist
Agent, Caa

Chuck Morris
President & Ceo, Aeg Live Rocky Mountains

Marco Giiberti
Founder & Ceo, Vesuvio Ventures

Zack Sugarman
Senior Vice President of Properties, Wasserman Media Group

Kate Levenstien
Ceo, Bacon & Beer Classic/cannonball Productions

Lynn Wittenburg
Chief Marketing Officer, Thuzi

Olivia Diamond
Director of Brand Partnerships, Pop Montreal

Sally Lidinsky
Director – Live Events, Townsquare Media

Anthony Polermo
Ceo, Connect&go

Ety Rybak
Co-founder & Coo, Caa Premium Experience

Ashley Hall
Corporate Partnerships Manager, La Clippers

Paul Peck
Co-founder & Partner, Frameless Creative

Jeff Cuellar
Vp Strategic Partnerships, Ac Entertainment

Craig Asher Nyman
Head of Music & Live Performances, Life Is Beautiful

Eamon Armstrong

Stefanie Salem
Founder & Ceo, Newport Beach Wine & Food Festival

Kyle Letellier
National Events & Sponsorship Manager, Boston Beer Company

Patrick Walsh
President & Chief Operating Officer, Emmis Communications

Russell Ward
Owner & Founder, the Confluence

Stephanie Llamas
Vp - Research and Strategy Head of Immersive Technology Insights, Superdata

Chad Montgomery
Co-founder, Big Texas Beer Fest

James Boyle
Executive Director, Halifax Pop Explosion Festival

Sandy Safi
Co-founder, Dîner en Blanc

Dave Margulies
Director, High Sierra Music Festival

Lewis Shomer
President & Ceo, Shomex

Elise Mcroberts
Founder, Norcal Cannacuisine Gala

Richard Andersen
President & Ceo, Seafair

John J. Petrocelli
Ceo, Bulldog Dm

Ryan Kruger
President, the Rket Group

Russ Stanley
Managing Vice President – Ticket Sales & Services, San Francisco Giants

Mark Sperling
Co-founder & Ceo, Group Y

Rachel Chanel Adams
Director, Complex Entertainment

Tucker Gumber
Founder & Ceo, Festevo

Amy Lupo
Senior Director of Marketing, Espn/x Games

Nate Eckman
Co-founder & Chief Creative Officer, Ultimate Media Ventures

Sam Krichevsky
Co-founder, Tanz

Karen Rappaport
Founder, Muddy Girl Productions

Louise Glasgow
Executive Producer, Maker Faire

Josh Barney
Director of Esports & Technology, Utah Jazz | Vivint Smart Home Arena

Adam Chernick
Co-founder & Director of Operations, Arcartists

Aj White
Executive Producer, New Creatures

Philip Blaine
Owner, Robot Picnic

Morgan First
Founder, Wine Riots

John Paik

Cat Thomas
Vp of Contemporary Music, Cumulus Media

John Cudahy
President/ceo, International Council of Air Shows, Inc.

David Fraschetti
Executive Producer, Vindiego Wine & Food Festival

Jennifer Van Dijk
Chief Strategy Officer & Vp of Partnerships, La Clippers

Michael Coco
Senior Director of Operations, Red Frog Events

Tyler Fey
Manager and Promoter, Feyline

Tom Hoppa
Vp of Talent, Bottlerock

Davis Smith
Founder & Ceo, Cotopaxi

Jesse Fulton
President, 365 Sports

Adam Cook
Executive Director of Operations, Seafair

Rob Cornelius
Vp of Business Development, United World Sports

Christopher Fry
Culinary Director, the Midway Sf

Jan Gourley
Co-founder & Director, Savannah Food & Wine Festival

Ron Seaver
President, National Sports Forum

Josh Seago
Founder & President, Lou Dog Events

Megan Marshall
Food and Beverage Director, Red Frog Events

Patrick Jong
Experiential Producer, Giant Spoon

Tiffany Dorman
Svp of Experience, Danny Wimmer Presents

Fallon Prinzivalli
Brand Marketing Manager, Reedpop

Joe English
Executive Director, Gg Esports Expo

Jim Baudino
Vp of Marketing & Business Development, Merry Jane

Mike Lambert
Director of Partnerships, 365 Sports

James Shinault
Vice President of Festival Project & Fan Experience, Ac Entertainment

Maya Cooper
Associate Director of Marketing, Merry Jane Media

Kyle Burkhardt
Director of Business Intelligence, La Kings

Rick Nogues
Police Officer, Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department

Kelly Vaught
Cmo, Becore

Jeff Motley
Vice President of Public Relations, Las Vegas Motor Speedway

Wim Stocks
Ceo, Worldgaming

Jeff Miller
Senior Vice President, MSA Security

Kristen Horpedahl
Senior Event Director, Team Player Productions

Tobias Ekman
Vice President, Live Nation

Jason Ornstein
President & Founder, Team Player Productions

Dashawnda Brown
Vp of Corporate Hospitality, Madison Square Garden

KIm Owens
Founding Editor, Kaffeine Buzz

Chip Conley
Head of Global Hospitality & Strategy and Chief Strategy Officer, Airbnb & Everfest

Jason Gerali
Director of Strategic Accounts, Verve

Jeff Fugate
Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Experient

Joe Silberzweig
Director of Business Development, Live Nation

Andrea Mikus
Director of Events, First

Jonathan Bradley
Partner, R/GA Ventures

Brian Mirakian
Principal, Populous

Ken Loyst
Partner, Fast Forward Events

Michelle Metter
Partner, Fast Forward Events

Matt Gizzi
Senior Director/Sponsorship Aviation, ESPN

Matt Belkin
VP of Business Development / Media & Sponsorship, Live Media

Ray Suppe
Executive Director of Customer Safety, Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority

Nick Franza
Senior Manager of Technology Development, Nascar

Hammed Faghfoury
Director of Innovation & Strategy, Lixar

Dream Rockwell
Co-founder, Lightning in a Bottle

Devon Copley
Head of Product/ OZO VR Platform, Nokia

Joost Van Dreunen
CEO, Superdata Research

Lindsay Glatz
Director of Marketing and Communication, Arts Council New Orleans

Stephen Corsaro
Senior Vice P[resident of Business Development, National Sports Forum

Nathan Lindberg
Director of Esports Sponsorship Sales, Twitch

Nikki Romolo
Director of Events, Sporting KC

Angela Costello
Vice President/Production & Marketing, Adair Technologies

Stehanie Rosa
Owner & Director of Business Development, Festival Squad

Jason Felts
Chief Brand Officer, Kaaboo

Eric Janssen
Chief Revenue Officer, Intellitix

Ron Ryder
CEO, Image Metrics

Aidan Augustin
Co-founder & President, Feathr

Kevin Camper
Senior Vice President of Sales & Marketing, Las Vegas Motor Speedway

Caroline Phillips
Founder & Executive Producer, National Cannabis Festival

Michael O'Farrell
General Manager, Ottarwa & Toronto Winter Brewfest

Mark Billik
Ceo & Founder, Becore Inc.

Bobby Reynolds
VP - Vegas, AEG Presents

Jason Robert
Co-founder & Ceo, Hellosugoi

Katie Schultze
Senior Event Director, Team Player Productions.

Jarrett Nobles
Customer Marketing Manager, Umbel

Daniel Gibbs
Director of Visual Media, C3 Presents

Chad Ladov
President, Unified Command

Crissa Requate
Founder & CEO, mason Jar Media

Anika Grant
Director of Client Solutions, Essence Festival, Time Inc

Chris Hogan
Experiential Executive, CAA Brand Consulting

Chris Sampson
EVP of Programming, Superfly

David Grove
Managing Director, Eilers & Krejcik Gaming

Eddie Vaca
Founder & CEO, Amplive

Karen Rappaport
Owner, Muddy Girl Productions

Denzil Rankiwe
Founder & Executive Chairman, AMR International

Jon Zifkin
VP of Global Success, Intellitix

Ash Ebrahim
Director of Health & Seafety/Festivals, AEG Presents

David Scheinberg
Owner & Chief Creative Officer, Gte Agency

Andrew Borgelt
Founder, Northern Nights

Blake Coppelson
Founder, Proximity

Christine Sykes Lowe
Founder, T3 Creative Group

Claire Lester
Director of Product Management, Experient

Theresa Jenkins
Executive Director, The Recording Academy

Chris Hammod
Founder & President, Rock N' Roll Wine

Dave Patera
VP of Marketing, Front Gate Tickets

Alex Kerr
Director, Head of Marketing Strategy, Activation & Growth, Shop Your Way

John Hatz
Senior talent Buyer & Creative Director, Neon Events Group

Drew Burchfield
Founder, Aloompa

Neeshu Hajra
VP of Business Development, The Trade group

Russ Simons
Managing Partner, Venue Solutions Group

Timothy Karunaratne
Head of Business Development, Upgraded Inc.

Val Cox
Business Analyst, Experient

Kimberly Simms
Attorney, Kimberly Simms Law

Kevin White
President, Pivotal Touring & Management

Zack Ashley
Director Of Experiential Marketing & Events, Square

Adam Richman
Vice President, LiveStyle

Tim Albee
Head of Business Development Partnerships, Ticketguardian

Kim Kaechele
Culinary Stage Director, Bottlerock

Tobias Sherman
Co-founder & CEO, Foundry IV

Stephanie Mezzano
Chief Operating Officer, Red Frog Events

Greg Green
Director of Event IT, Backstage Networks

David Hazan
Founder, DLH Strategic Marketing

Neil Johnson
Director of Global Sales, MGM Resorts International

Colin Johnson
Head of FIFA, As Roma/Fnatic

Principal Event Risk Management Solutions LLC

Steve Clayton
Executive Producer, Chalice Festival

Pablo Gonzales Vargas
Founder & Creator, Mayan Warrior

Nate Good
Chief Technology Officer, Showclix

Olivia Derr
Vice President of Client Services, Umbel

Rose Welch
Senior Experiential Producer, Shopify

Robyn Duda
VP of Brand Strategy and Experience Design, UBM

Eileen Valois
Vp of Sports and Entertainment, Psav

Mike Armstrong
Event Director, Reedpop

Sam Watkins
Social Media Manager, Mdg

Maura Gibson
President, Front Gate Tickets

Justin Weniger
Ceo, Life Is Beautiful

Randy Fisher
President & Founder, Cream

Ryan Heil
Co-founder & President, Axcess Entertainment

Keith Goldberg
Chief Revenue Officer, Vendini

Pat Christenson
President, Las Vegas Events

Ron Ryder
Ceo, Image Metrics

Justin Harrison
Founder, Vinofest Dc

Vinay Narayan
Executive Director Vive, Htc

Spencer Montgomery
Blockchain Partner Executive, Microsoft

Laura Wise
Founder & Ceo, Mothership Women’s Festival & Retreat

Jim Mcalpine
Founder & President, The 420 Games

Willie Litvack
Co-founder & Ceo, Squadup

Sponsors & Partners

2017 Sponsors:

• Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (Lvcva)
• Eventbrite
• Thuzi
• Fish
• the Trade Group

• Lwayve
• Experient
• Backstage Networks
• the Confluence
• Feathr
• Vendini

• Office Bud-e

• Ms Event Production

• Complete Show Services

• By Dzign

• See Tickets
• Intellitix
• Gte
• Access Event Solutions
• Front Gate Tickets
• Umbel
• Cramer
• Worldstage
• Direct Source Distributing
• Boomset

• EventBots
• Hello Sugoi
• Square
• Adair
• Image Metrics
• Festdrive
• Ticket Guardian
• Showclix
• Squad Up
• Tailored Mail

• Pollstar
• Group Y
• Prime Advocates
• Amplify Media
• Canadian Music Week
• Edmbiz
• Event Safety Alliance
• Events for Gamers
• Everfest
• Music Business Association
• Music Festival Wizard
• Naruscope
• the Sf Musictech Summit
• Sporttechie

• Mountain Productions
• Britten
• Pop Up Wifi
• Unity Travel
• Pollstar
• Brand Marketing Works
• Viget
• Fastbar
• Fbr Management
• B&b Bartending
• Trusted Herd
• Yota Enterprises
• Comfort Zone
• Becreative Marketing
• Truffoire
• Inflatable Images
• Select Event Group
• Events Locker
• La Photo Party
• Air Comm
• Best Ring
• Klik
• Coyote Promotions
• Swiftcolor
• Fevo
• 3id
• Festivality
• Pex
• Festevo
• Medtech
• Aloompa
• The Iris
• Transportation Management Services
• Id&c
• Initlive
• National Event Services
• Wizard Creations
• Connect&go
• Epic Solutions
• Pdc Corp
• Gatlinburg Tennessee Cvb