SOURCE: Twiistup


June 08, 2009 08:00 ET

Twiistup 6 Opens Ticket Sales and Announces Confirmed Speakers

Expanded Agenda Includes Mix of Tech and Celebrity

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - June 8, 2009) - Twiistup, Southern California's premier event showcasing innovation and connecting professionals from the worlds of technology, media and entertainment, has officially opened ticket sales and revealed a list of confirmed speakers for the newly expanded two-day program, taking place on Thursday and Friday, July 30 and 31, 2009 at the Universal Hilton in Universal City, Calif.

Confirmed speakers include:

--  Jason Calacanis -- Serial entrepreneur, founder of Mahalo and co-
    founder of TechCrunch 50 and Weblogs
--  Chamillionaire -- Grammy Award-winning and chart-topping musician and
--  Cyan Banister -- early stage investor in Facebook, Paypal, Slide,
    Tagged and founder of
--  Todd Goldman -- Artist, entrepreneur, co-creator of BLAHGirls (with
    Ashton Kutcher) and founder of David and Goliath apparel
--  Quincy Jones III (QD3) -- Music and film producer/entrepreneur
--  Dave McClure -- Seed stage investor for the Founders Fund
--  Ian Rogers -- Former business partner of the Beastie Boys and former
    GM of Yahoo! Music, now CEO of Topspin Media
--  Ben Huh -- CEO of viral phenomenon
--  Chris Brogan -- President of New Marketing Labs
--  Mark Suster -- GRP Partners, venture capital. Former VP Product Mgmt & 2-time CEO and entrepreneur
--  Brian Solis -- Author of "Now is Gone" and "Putting the Public Back in
    Public Relations," Publisher of PR 2.0 and, Founder of
    Future Works PR, and strategic advisor to Fortune 500 businesses and

The stage program will also include pitch and Q&A sessions from the 10 selected Twiistup "Showoff" companies, and additional speakers are being added as availability is confirmed.

"This is just the start of our line-up," said Twiistup producer Francisco Dao. "It's really exciting to be able to put together an eclectic stage program that really captures the convergence of technology, media and innovation." Dao continued to explain that the currently confirmed speakers represent only a portion of the expected agenda.

Under the new two-day format, Twiistup will offer several ticket options. A limited number of tickets will be made available for the evening open-bar mixer only ($79) while full event passes that include both the two-day stage program and the open-bar evening will be offered at an early-bird price of $227 until June 20 at which time full event passes increase to $297.

To get your tickets go to

A limited amount of passes are available for media and bloggers. Media who would like a complimentary ticket to the event should email a request to

About Twiistup

Twiistup is Southern California's premier event showcasing innovation and connecting professionals from the worlds of technology, media and entertainment. The event features an eclectic stage agenda representing leading innovators and 10 startups chosen to 'show off' their products and services to influential bloggers, fellow tech-heads, investors, the media and those interested in learning about what's hot in tech. Unlike traditional conferences, Twiistup mixes it up with tunes, video, beverages, swag and the unexpected.

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