Pivotal Silicon Valley innovators will converge on their home turf with some of the biggest names in music when THE C2SV TECHNOLOGY CONFERENCE + MUSIC FESTIVAL, headlined by protopunk legends Iggy and the Stooges, takes over Downtown San Jose to celebrate the digital culture explosion Thursday, Sept. 26 through Sunday, Sept. 29, 2013.
Tickets for C2SV (Creative Convergence Silicon Valley), including multi-venue music passes and technology conference passes and wristbands, are on sale NOW at https://www.c2sv.com
The newly re-branded festival expands on the success of last year's inaugural Silicon Valley Sound Experience to showcase more than 70 emerging and established acts in over a dozen downtown venues as well as St. James Park, site of the Sept. 28 outdoor concert that will be headlined by Iggy and the Stooges. Other acts on board for C2SV include Thee Oh Sees, Bosnian Rainbows, The Lemonheads, The Limousines, The Coup, Party Ben, G.F.P (featuring Greg Hetson and Tony Alva), Sleep Sun, Deafheaven, OFF!, Mondo Generator (featuring Nick Oliveri from Queens of the Stoneage), a DJ set by Dam-Funk and more.
On the tech side, Robert Scoble (Rackspace, Scobleizer), Jeff Stibel (Author of bestseller Breakpoint), Nolan Bushnell (inventor of the first videogame and founder of Atari), Chris Anderson (3D Robotics, former editor of Wired), Andre Haddad (CEO, RelayRides), Steve Westly (venture capitalist and former California comptroller), Hugh Williams (Ebay) and Steve Kirsch (Infoseek, OneID) are among the more than 200 speakers who will share new ideas during presentations and panels at the technology conference. Scoble will moderate the keynote session that opens the technology programming which, over the course of three days, will explore a compelling range of topics such as the sharing economy, augmented reality, artificial intelligence, transmedia, mobile applications, social media and societal impacts of rapid technology change.
Many more acts and tech luminaries will be announced soon.