Well, I have some good news. It looks like Dan Pulcrano, the CEO of Metro Newspapers, wants to recreate something similar to SXSW in Downtown San Jose! Given his background with the San Jose Jazz Festival and Music in the Park, he might just be the person to pull it off. The new event is called Creative Convergence Silicon Valley (C2SV) and it is scheduled for September 26-29 this year at the newly remodeled San Jose Convention Center.
While it's not quite up to the scale on SXSW, it will be one heck of a start. Dan and the rest of the organizers are trying to book over 100 musical acts across 20 different venues! There will also be all sorts of tech events and exhibits, as well as keynote speeches from tech luminaries.
Given the timing of C2SV, there is also a chance that this could coincide with ZER01 in future years. How awesome would that be? See the tentative schedule below and the festival website over here.
Source: SVBJ (Requires Subscription)
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