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At a Glance:

gasparilla-interactive-conferenceThe Gasparilla Interactive Conference will be held in Historic Ybor City on Thursday and Friday, March 10th and 11th 2016 at the Hillsborough Community College’s Ybor City Campus theater and Performing Arts Building.

The Gasparilla Interactive Conference is Tampa Bay’s showcase for cutting-edge technologies, digital innovation, and entrepreneurial inspiration. The festival features compelling presentations and forums from the brightest minds in emerging technology, interactive media, and disruptive entrepreneurialism and includes exciting networking events hosted by industry leaders.



»Community event

»Organized by the Gasparilla Interactive Festival Inc.

»Made possible through the collaboration of Tampa Bay’s public, private, non-profit, and academic institutions


Tampa Bay currently hosts three annual festivals celebrating creativity each March.

The Gasparilla Festival of Arts (1969), Gasparilla International Film Festival (2006), and most recently the Gasparilla Music Festival (2012) are all successful events illustrating the community’s love of creativity and the human passion that drives creative entrepreneurial ventures.

The Gasparilla Interactive Conference is building on this existing foundation and adding to the region’s diverse and dynamic culture a showcase event that will evolve and grow as the technology industry becomes a significant economic development driver for job creation and quality of life improvement in Florida.

News Coverage:

3/2/2016: Tampa Bay Times: Gasparilla Interactive Conference

2/18/2016: Creative Loafing: Gasparilla Arts Month: Gasparilla Interactive returns with a new iteration

2/16/2016: 83 Degrees: How Gasparilla Interactive Conference aims to inspire attendees

3/6/2015: WTSP 10 News: Tampa’s technology prowess displayed at new Gasparilla Festival

3/6/2015: Tampa Bay Business Journal: Gasparilla Interactive speaker: Bronies and left shark have lessons in profit

3/6/2015: Tampa Bay Business Journal: Why ‘The Dress’ went viral and other marketing lessons from Gasparilla Interactive’s’ first speaker

3/5/2015: Tampa Bay Business Journal: Storms to the north kill flights, waylay Gasparilla Interactive speaker

2/19/2015: Creative Loafing: Big lights, bright city – Lights on Tampa 2015

2/17/2015: Bay News 9: In Depth

1/30/2015: ABC Action News: Tampa Bay Business Journal

1/27/2015: 83 degreesGasparilla Interactive Festival in Tampa spotlights digital tech

1/8/2015: Tampa Bay Business Journal: First details emerge on Gasparilla Interactive Festival, Tampa’s mini SXSW

1/7/2015: Tampa Bay Business Journal: Tampa creates own SXSW with Gasparilla Interactive Festival

Press Releases


Media Contacts

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