Halifax Pop Explosion launches HPX Digital Conference

A Sweet Release...

Posted: July 19, 2012

Web – Mobile – Gaming – Startups – Design – Marketing
Oct 17-19, 2012 • Halifax • In partnership with FITC

Halifax Pop Explosion launches HPX Digital Conference
featuring Reddit co-founder & startup investor Alexis Ohanian and social strategist Amber Mac

HPXDIGITALevent logoHalifax Pop Explosion introduces the HPX Digital Conference, a major three day event for digital and interactive creators and related disciplines from Eastern Canada, the United States, and beyond. Hosted at the Atlantica Hotel, the conference is held on October 17, 18, and 19, during the Halifax Pop Explosion.

“Like the ‘90s Pop Explosion for which our festival is named, the same level of youthful excitement and opportunity is taking place right now with digital creators” says Executive Director Jonny Stevens. HPX Digital is for those geniuses building mobile apps, developing games, designing for the web, starting up their companies, and building opportunity. Growing up in Lunenburg in the ‘80s, I never would have thought there would be two game developers based there, employing people, and contributing to the cultural and economic fabric of small town Nova Scotia, yet here we are.”

HPX Digital
is an interactive and participatory experience curated by FITC Events (Future, Innovation, Technology, Creativity). The conference will feature visionary speakers in areas including gaming, mobile, web, startups, design, and marketing, and will showcase the exciting things happening within the technology sector in Nova Scotia and beyond. Attendees have the opportunity to take in business networking opportunities, social events, and of course the exciting musical performances that Halifax Pop Explosion is known for worldwide.

Confirmed keynote speakers Alexis Ohanian (video above) (investor in over 50 startups and co-founder of the most popular social news website on the internet, Reddit) and Amber Mac (social strategist, technology host, and journalist) will kick off the conference. Additional speakers will be announced in the coming months.
Alexis Ohanian and Amber Mac will be guest speakers at HPX Digital Conference
HPX Digital
is presented in partnership with FITC Events, a leader in delivering design- and technology-focused conferences and seminars worldwide which inspire, educate, and challenge attendees. Since 2002, FITC has brought together like-minded professionals and students in Toronto, Amsterdam, Tokyo, San Francisco, Chicago, Seoul, New York, Los Angeles, and now Halifax. FITC events provide the professional development and networking opportunities needed to keep attendees up to date on the rapidly changing industry they work in.

Registration is now open for HPX Digital but space is very limited - only 300 spots will made available for this exclusive and exciting event.

Partners for HPX Digital include: Innovacorp, NSBI, MGImedia.ca, and FITC Events.

To register for HPX Digital or for more information visit www.halifaxpopexplosion.com/digital
Follow HPX Digital on Twitter @HPXDigital
For more information on FITC Events please visit www.fitc.ca
For more information on Alexis Ohanian please visit www.alexisohanian.com
For more information on Amber Mac please visit www.ambermac.com

About Halifax Pop Explosion
HPX is the Halifax Pop Explosion, a 5-day music, media, culture, and technology festival that takes place annually during the third week of October in the heart of Halifax, Nova Scotia. Established in 1993, the first HPX hosted 26 bands in 3 venues over 3 days, while 2011 saw the festival explode to over 183 bands in 20 venues and 1200 delegates and over 20,000 fans.

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