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Tuesday, August 02, 2016

Kitchener-Waterloo to host tech + music summit that will unite global industry leaders and influential visionaries

Kitchener-Waterloo to host tech + music summit that will unite global industry leaders and influential visionaries

KITCHENER-WATERLOO, Ontario, Aug. 2, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --


Featuring Musical Headliner KYGO

Speakers includeSTEVE WOZNIAK, co-founder Apple
BIZ STONE, co-founder Twitter, co-founder & CEO Jelly
Keynotespeaker ALEXIS OHANIAN, co-founder Reddit
A performance by legendary turntablistA-TRAK

Plus further artists, speakers and exhibitors to be announced!



From September 27 - 30, 2016, Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario, will host the inaugural FUZEnation, a consumer tech show and music summit that will unite industry leaders and global visionaries. Part consumer tech show, part music summit, FUZEnation will bring together entrepreneurial icons, revolutionary computer programmers, gamers, robotics engineers, music and audio trailblazers, artificial intelligence inventors, virtual reality entrepreneurs, augmented reality innovators, and music enthusiasts from around the world.

Tickets for FUZEnation go on sale Friday, August 5 at 10:00 a.m., and are available at

"FUZEnation 2016 will provide our region, which is rich in technology companies, the opportunity to build businesses and build brands, in a unique technology and music expo that fosters meaningful connections and the cross-pollination of two industries," says Waterloo Mayor Berry Vrbanovic.

"FUZEnation will offer an inspiring and stimulating environment filled with cutting edge technology and brilliant minds from around the globe," says Rebecca (Lambrecht) Warfield, co-executive producer and co-founder, FUZEnation. We will facilitate fascinating keynote addresses, as well as dialogue and debates about how emerging technologies will impact the world at large. We will ultimately celebrate the divine intersection of technology and music."

"FUZEnation will bring technology luminaries, innovative exhibitors and an amazing line-up of electronic music to the 'Silicon Valley of the North'," says Michael Rapino, CEO, Live Nation Entertainment. "From industry icon and Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak to KYGO, one of the leading EDM artists, the summit will celebrate the intersection of technology and music and highlight the cutting edge technology work that is being done in Waterloo, Canada."

FUZEnation proudly welcomes the tech world's most prolific visionaries, including speakers STEVE WOZNIAK, co-founder of Apple, BIZ STONE, co-founder Twitter, co-founder & CEO Jelly, and ALEXIS OHANIAN, co-founder of Reddit.

FUZEnation will culminate with a massive outdoor concert headlined by Norwegian DJ prodigy KYGO. Kyrre Gørvell-Dahll, a.k.a. KYGO, has become one of the most hyped electronic artists on the planet in an unprecedented amount of time. He garnered international attention with his singles "Firestone" and "Stole the Show", which blew up with over 400 million plays on Spotify. Kygo's distinctive "tropical house" style is slowed down and heavy on the piano melodies; his debut studio album, Cloud Nine, was released in May 2016.

Also performing will be A-TRAK, legendary turntablist, record producer and founder of celebrated record label Fool's Gold; Rolling Stone named one A-TRAK of the 50 Most Important People in EDM.

Converging in Waterloo, FUZEnation exhibitors and attendees will have access to influential rainmakers of technology and music from Canada, and from around the world. FUZEnation will provide an opportunity to connect meaningfully with the talented creatives, entrepreneurs, high-level executives, and game changers. FUZEnation will welcome global trailblazers and icons from the technology and music world to share their stories about taking risks, and failing spectacularly on their journey to success.

Stay connected over the coming weeks as further speakers, event programming, cutting edge exhibitors, and musical guests are announced.

Further information and media accreditation can be found at:

Media contact: Christine Liber, Liberty Ink Communications, 416-651-4722 x 1

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