Start off the summer season with some cool fun in the sun at the
Silicon Beach Fest
in Santa Monica on June 18-21! This thrilling festival is create by Digital LA, and has attracted over 2,000 attendees in 2013. The Silicon Beach Fest is a celebration of Los Angeles technology, entertainment & startups with panels, keynotes, workshops, mixers, and much more. The attendees include famous and successful CEOs, Hollywood movie and music studio executives, agencies, social media gurus, developers, designers, fashion, and more from all over Los Angeles, Silicon Valley, OC, San Diego, New York, and international. If you have a strong interest in any of these fields and already know
where to stay in Santa Monica, make sure to head to the beach to join this wonderful celebration!
The Silicon Beach Fest is celebrating its third year by highlighting on the amazing success of Los Angeles tech companies in 2013. Some of these companies even include Facebook and Disney. This year’s exciting festival will include panels, parties, showcases, and beach games for all ages! The networking parties are designed to help individuals meet important key individuals and make new friends at the Opening and Closing Party. There will also be VIP-only parties and a variety of other networking events. Startup showcases will also take place at the festival, where 40-50 new startups will have 5 minutes to pitch for their chance to win the grand prize and SBF 2014 title and trophy. Fun beach games, such as surfing, basketball, or beach volleyball is another great way to network with the friends you’ve made during the fest!
New additions have been added to the beach fest this year which includes a Digital Content Fest, Sandbox, Startup Village, Startup Tables, and Pre-Events. The Digital Content Fest is where you can watch some of your favorite digital content by YouTubers and indie content creators. Have fun with you friends at the Sandbox, where you can get hands-on with 3D printers, VR, wearables, fit-tech, phone accessories, and more. The Startup Village at the Third Street Promenade will have exciting activities for the public on Saturday, June 21st. The Startup Tables available near the panel venues will showcase popular products, demos, and giveaways to SBF attendees. Several tech companies will also be organizing pre-events for people to enjoy on Sunday, June 15th.
Now is the time to start registering for the Silicon Beach Fest, with ticket prices as low as $30. There is recommended parking at the Santa Monica Library, just a few blocks away from the actual Cross Campus venue where the festival will be held. Lunch will not be available at the festival, but there will be complimentary snacks and other small foods available at some venues. Some venues are only 21+ of age and require a photo ID. Cross Campus and General Assembly will provide free wifi access to all guests, just look for the wifi password at the entrance and around the different events.