• Free two-day summit led by event creators and industry experts
  • Featured speakers include acclaimed author, Priya Parker and renowned medical expert and UCSF Department of Medicine Chair, Bob Wachter

Eventbrite, a global self-service ticketing and experience technology platform, today announced RECONVENE, a free virtual summit designed to help event creators around the world prepare for the return of in-person events and determine the future of the live experience economy.

RECONVENE will be held May 20-21, 2021, and will bring together independent event creators, artists, authors, producers and entrepreneurs, as well as leaders in health, equity and wellness for learning and knowledge sharing. Featured speakers include Priya Parker, the best-selling author of The Art of Gathering: How We Meet and Why it Matters and the host of The New York Times podcast, “Together Apart” and Bob Wachter, chair of the Department of Medicine at UCSF and guest host of the “In the Bubble” podcast. The summit will also feature expert talks from industry leaders such as Dayna Frank, board president and co-founder of National Independent Venue Association (NIVA), and a variety of Eventbrite creators, including Radha Agrawal, co-founder and CEO of Daybreaker; Nora Abousteit, founder of CraftJam; and Lyndal Reed, head of strategy and operations for The Guardian Live.

During an unforgettable year that has upended live gathering, the community of people who create live experiences has risen to the challenge with resilience and ingenuity. According to a recent survey Eventbrite commissioned with YouGov, more than half the respondents (53%) said they plan to attend both virtual and in-person experiences in the future, even when it is safe to gather again in-person. Programming for RECONVENE is designed to help event creators of all types navigate this shifting industry landscape, and give them the tools and insights they need to successfully grow their audiences and adapt their content. Day one of the summit will focus on public health safety and guidance, and day two is dedicated to hands-on activities with industry peers. The full RECONVENE agenda is available here.

“Last year nearly five million live experiences took place on Eventbrite, proving that the pent-up demand for connection is real and will continue to fuel the experience economy as we come out of this global pandemic,” said Julia Hartz, co-founder and CEO of Eventbrite. “As the world reopens and people gather in-person again, we want to celebrate, amplify and empower event creators as they reimagine and rebuild a new live events industry.”

To register for a free ticket to RECONVENE, visit https://www.eventbrite.com/reconvene/.