May 14, 2013 13:12 ET

INFORUM Hosts Instagram Founders Kevin Systrom & Mike Krieger at The Castro Theatre

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - May 14, 2013) - INFORUM announced today that it will host Instagram co-founders, Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger, on May 30th at The Castro Theatre in conversation with Kevin Rose, general partner at Google Ventures.

Since its release in October 2010, Instagram is reported to have surpassed 100 million active users, with peak uploads at more than 200 photographs per second. This launched co-founders Systrom and Krieger to nearly insta-fame -- their eye-catching communications platform has not left the limelight since. In April 2012, Facebook acquired Instagram for $1 billion dollars. This was followed by a highly controversial policy-change announcement that was quickly reverted in December 2012. Yet, despite being in the thick of tech hoopla, Instagram has established a glowing community dedicated to the app's ability to document the world around us.

"We want to provide a platform for people to capture and share authentic moments from around the world as they happen. The community is just beginning to see what's possible as we explore ways to expand the experiences people can have with Instagram," said Systrom. 

In addition to discussing the cultural impact of this breakthrough social media platform, Systrom and Krieger will talk the tech nuts and bolts that are key to Instagram's success.

Systrom and Krieger both ventured from afar to attend Stanford University, majoring in management science and engineering, and symbolic systems, respectively. Their business plan later clicked after regular encounters at San Francisco coffeehouses. Five months after Instagram's October 2010 launch, following an extensive naming process, and attention from many of Silicon Valley's top companies and investors, Systrom and Krieger were toasting to one million users.

INFORUM at The Commonwealth Club is pleased to host "A #Nofilter Conversation with the Founders of Instagram" at The Castro Theatre in San Francisco on Thursday, May 30 at 7 p.m. PT. Kevin Rose will lead the conversation through the tech gamut, Instagram's cultural implications and more. For more information and to register for tickets, call (415) 597-6705 or register online at Prior to the event, tell INFORUM what Instagram means to you by using the hashtag #SFlovestagram for a chance to win tickets to the event.


Stay smart and current. The INFORUM division of The Commonwealth Club produces Bay Area events where you can meet celebrities in entertainment, tech, food, design, pop culture and politics. Our audience comprises the most interesting, inquisitive and connected young professionals. Your VIP access goes beyond the Q&As and book signings to include exclusive receptions, dinners, demonstrations, games and prizes for many events.

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