XOXO, A Festival Celebrating Disruptive Creativity in Portland, OR

Our good friend Andy Baio of Waxy.org, along with Andy McMillan, have just announced XOXO, an arts and technology conference and festival that celebrates disruptive creativity that he is organizing at the Yu Contemporary in Portland, OR this September 13-16. Tickets are available for the conference through the XOXO Kickstarter project.

We want to take all the independent artists using the Internet to make a living doing what they love — the makers, craftspeople, musicians, filmmakers, comic book artists, game designers, hardware hackers — and bring them together with the technologists building the platforms that make it possible. If you have an audience and a good idea, nothing’s standing in your way.

XOXO is in three parts:

Conference (Saturday / Sunday). Talks from artists and creative technologists around the country that are breaking new ground.

Market (Saturday / Sunday). A large marketplace with a tightly-curated list of the best of Portland’s arts and tech scenes, sharing and selling their work, with food supplied by the best of our thriving food cart scene.

Fringe (Thursday / Sunday). A series of unique events around the city, including live music, film screenings, indie videogames, and craft beer and coffee tastings.


Scott Beale
Scott Beale

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