ECMC 2019: May 9 – 12 Norfolk, VA

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The Quartz Pass (tech, innovation, and creativity) is just $25  With your Quartz Pass you get access to the entire Sio2 innovation and technology summit. It includes seminars, workshops, and keynotes on topics including AI, media, mindfulness, and more. There are also startup pitch competitions, World Hack, tech demos and launches, happy hours and networking, and more creative and innovative activities.

The Gold Pass (all showcase performances) is just $69  The Gold pass gets you access to every live performance at every venue during ECMC–over 50 performances at stages and venues throughout scenic and walkable Downtown Norfolk. Also incudes admission to the worldwide premier of the award-winning punk rock documentary, Negro Terror (limited seating available) and all Quartz Pass events.

The Platinum Pass (full conference) is just $99  The Full Conference Pass grants access to all of the public Conference activities including seminars, workshops, listening parties, networking & mentoring events, and featured and keynote speakers like Warped Tour Founder Kevin Lyman. Meet industry pros and thought leaders AND you also get access to every live show! Stay close to the action! Our host hotel is the Norfolk Waterside Marriott. Get our group rate here! If you use our rate you can also get a Platinum Pass for just $20 extra while supplies last. The Platinum Pass incudes the Gold and Quartz.

Warped Tour Founder Kevin Lyman Speaking at ECMC

Kevin Lyman_photo credit Chad Sengstock
photo by Chad Sengstock

Lyman has reimagined the live show and festival experience, shaped popular culture, and rocked corporate branding. Kevin founded the Vans Warped Tour in 1995 and curated and ran the groundbreaking festival throughout its 24-year run. In addition, Kevin has produced or promoted such live music experiences as Taste of Chaos, It’s Not Dead Festival, the Alternative Press Music Awards, Pilgrimage, Mayhem Festival, and Country Throwdown, among others.

His punk rock intrepidness, his steely commitment to philanthropic pursuits, his savvy business instincts, and his on-the-pulse aesthetic sensibility have guided him on a successful and winding career that has spanned 37 years. Today, Kevin embraces a new era of unbound creative and business opportunities with The Kevin Lyman Group, a premiere event production and strategy firm. “This is a rebirth, and I am looking forward to new opportunities and fresh challenges,” he says.

Central to Kevin’s work have been his core principles. “Punk rock is about challenging the norm and changing the world,” he says. “What’s guided me in this quest has been my philosophy which includes music, education, philanthropy, and bringing people together.”