The Biggest YouTuber Events and Conventions in 2024

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    Alex Lefkowitz is the founder and CEO of Tasty Edits. He holds a BA in Entrepreneurship and is an experienced video editor, having edited hundreds of videos for dozens of creators before starting his own video editing company. Since launching Tasty Edits, he has directly managed thousands of video and thumbnail orders. Now, he draws on his experience working with professional creators to write about video editing, the creator economy, and video marketing. You can also read his work on Hackernoon and Medium. Plus, he's contributed several expert opinions in interviews and articles as a guest on platforms like Jotform.

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Attending YouTuber events is a fantastic way to raise the profile of your channel.

At these meet-ups and conventions, you get to network with other creators, lay the groundwork for content collabs, and keep up with the latest YouTube trends. Most events have a fan track, so you can interact directly with your audience!

Plus, there are usually plenty of businesses in attendance who want to work with influencers. Play your cards right, and you’ll go home with a lucrative brand collaboration.

But what are the biggest YouTuber events and conventions? A lot of the classic events of pre-pandemic times are no longer held or on hiatus. So where to start?

We’ve done the research, asked savvy creators, and compiled a list to help you. Here are the best, can’t-miss events for YouTubers in 2024. They’re located both in the US and abroad and include all different pricing options. Pencil them into your schedule! 

There’s a handy calendar infographic at the end, too!

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Overview: YouTuber Events & Conventions 2024

Here’s a quick overview of 2024’s major conventions, conferences, and events for YouTubers, streamers, and other video creators. They’re sorted chronologically. There’s also some early info for 2025!

EventStart dateEnd dateCountryVenueLocationPricingTicket sales
SXSW 2024Mar 8, 2024March 16, 2024USAVariousAustin, TXMusic: $890
Film & TV: $1,345
Interactive: $1,445
Platinum: $1,835
Over
Alt SummitMar 17, 2024Mar 20, 2024USAPalm Springs, CAIndividual: $945
Business: $1,195
Over
PAX EastMar 21, 2024Mar 24, 2024USABoston Convention and Exhibition CenterBoston, MA1-day: $67;
4-day: $247
Over
Clamour Creator SummitMay 2024May 2024USATBATBAfree with inviteCancelled
Blue Mountain Film + Media FestivalMay 30, 2024June 2, 2024CanadaVillage Conference CenterBlue Mountain Village, ON Film & Party: CA$325
Film Pass: CA$175
Creative Forum 4-day: CA$699
Digital Media Forum 2-day: CA$249
Open
VidCon AnaheimJun 26, 2024Jun 29, 2024USAAnaheim Convention CenterAnaheim, CA Community 1-day: $85;
Community 4-day: $145;
Creator 4-day: $195;
Industry 4-day: $849
Open
TwitchCon RotterdamJun 29, 2024Jun 30, 2024NetherlandsRotterdam AhoyRotterdam, Netherlands1-day: €75;
2-day: €125
Open
VidCon MexicoAug 9, 2024Aug 11, 2024MexicoCentro CitibanamexMexico City, MX Community 3-day: MX$1,560
Community 1-day: TBA
Industry 3-day: MX$5,500
Open
VidSummitSep 3, 2024Sep 5, 2024USAIrving Convention CenterDallas, TX$895Open
TwitchConSep 20, 2024Sep 22, 2024USASan Diego Convention center
San Diego, CA
TBATBA
VidCon BaltimoreSep 26, 2024Sep 29, 2024USABaltimore Convention CenterBaltimore, MD Community 2-day: $80
Community 1-day: TBA
Industry 4-day: $599
Open
SXSW SydneyOct 14, 2024Oct 20, 2024AustraliaVarious in SydneySydney, NSW Platinum pass: AU$1,395
Screen badge: AU$895
Music, Games, Tech badges: AU$895 each
Open
Buffer Festivallate 2024late 2024CanadaTBAToronto, CanadaTBAClosed
SXSW 2025Mar 7, 2025March 15, 2025USAVariousAustin, TXMusic: $630
Film & TV: $945
Interactive: $1,050
Platinum: $1,365
Educational: $495
Presale
All information as of the last update of this article. Note that prices often rise as the event approaches!

Let’s now talk about them in a little more detail!

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U.S. YouTuber Events in 2024

If you’re based in the U.S. – or need a good excuse for a trip to the States – here are the best events and conventions for YouTubers like you!  

VidSummit

Irving Convention Center, Dallas, TX. September 3–5, 2024.
Price: $895 (includes replays, $199 gets you just those)

VidSummit is a video creator and industry conference without a fan track, which makes it the perfect place for attendees to focus on the business of doing online video, growing their TikTok or YouTube channels, expanding their reach, finding trends worth following, and monetization tactics. 

It promises a look behind the scenes of the industry, and gives you a shot at becoming a real insider

This will be the 11th edition of the annual event. Last year’s edition was attended by MrBeast and keynote speakers including PrestonPlayz, Michelle Khere, and many other famous faces. This year’s lineup isn’t out yet, but promises similar heavyweights.

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VidCon Anaheim

Anaheim Convention Center, California, June 26–29, 2024.
Pricing (will increase later):

  • Community Track (1 Day):  $85
  • Community Track (4 Day): $145
  • Creator Track (4 Day): $195
  • Industry Track (4 Day): $849

The mother of all video creator conferences, VidCon was started by veteran YouTube creators John and Hank Green (of Vlogbrothers‘ fame). It was first held in Los Angeles in 2010, but soon moved to Anaheim. In 2020 and 2021, it was replaced with the online “VidCon Now”, a virtual gathering of YouTube creators.

It’s now come around again for its 13th in-person incarnation in 2024! The whole event was acquired by Paramount Global in 2018. YouTube has been the main sponsor since 2013, except for 2021–22, where TikTok took over. This makes VidCon Anaheim the YouTube convention for creators and subscribers.

There will be a Community track for fans, a special Creator track for video makers (which is unique to the Anaheim flagship event), and an Industry track. Recordings of the Creator and Industry conference sessions can now be streamed with a $199 annual pass.

In addition, there are two spin-off events this year: In September, there is VidCon Baltimore, which is now a regular. VidCon Mexico in Mexico City is coming around for a second edition this year. Last year’s São Paulo event, however, appears to have been a one off.

No international events have been confirmed for 2025, at least not yet.

A recap of VidCon 2023 in Anaheim!

Alt Summit

Palm Springs, California, March 17 – 20, 2024.
Late registration tickets (early bird started at $545):

  • Individuals: $945
  • Business: $1,195

Alt Summit is a premier conference and community for thousands of creative entrepreneurs and influencers. Originally named Altitude Design Summit, it started as a design blogger conference back in 2009. Other niches and channels, very much including TikTok and YouTube, have followed over the years.

The four-day conference offers plenty of talks, panels, workshops, and networking opportunities. It’s a place where creative minds can learn from each other, help each other, and cheer each other on. Fans are out of the picture here, though.

If you’re in a lifestyle niche and looking for innovative ideas, unique opportunities for growth, a supportive community, and motivation and inspiration to grow your creative brand or business, Alt Summit could be a great fit. If it’s time for you to get serious, it’ll be worth the substantial price tag.

PAX East

Boston, Massachusetts. March 21 – 24, 2024. Events at other locations TBA.
Pricing:

  • $250 for the 4-day pass
  • $67 for single-day passes

PAX started out as the Penny Arcade Expo in 2004, run by the creators of the gaming webcomic of the same name. Over the years, it has developed into a top event for gamers, streamers, and fans. 

There are now several PAX events a year: Apart from PAX East in Boston, there are also annual events in Seattle (PAX West), Philadelphia (PAX Unplugged, focuses on tabletop gaming) and Melbourne, Australia (PAX Aus). 

For video creators in the gaming niche especially, it’s a fantastic opportunity to interact with major players in their industry.

Whether Minecraft YouTubers, A-list title gamers, or Roblox streamers – PAX has inspiration for every gamer and fan.

BWOne gives us a vlog walkthrough of the expo floor at PAX East 2023.

VidCon Baltimore

Baltimore Convention Center, Maryland. September 26–29, 2024.
Pricing (will go up as the event nears):

  • Community Track (1 day): TBA ($59 last year)
  • Community Track (2 days): $80
  • Industry Track (4 days): $599

Another massive US-based video creator event is VidCon Baltimore, the event’s East Coast edition. It offers a track for industry professionals from September 26 and a Community track from September 28, both ending on September 29. Unlike at the Anaheim event, there is no dedicated Creator track for creatives. 

TwitchCon

San Diego Convention Center, California, October 20 – 22, 2024
2024 Pricing TBA
Here is 2023’s pricing:

  • 1-day access: $149
  • 3-day access: $229
  • TwitchCon Party Add-on: $100
  • Twitch Partners and Affiliates automatically get extra perks!

TwitchCon has its homebase in California (or online, in the case of GlitchCon 2020). After some controversy over safety conditions at the 2022 event, its future seemed to hang in limbo. However, after last year’s smashing stint in Las Vegas, the convention has returned to the West Coast for its 2024 run.

Details on this year’s event are a bit sparse still, but it will feature popular community events such as fan/creator meetups. Last year, there was a Creator Camp with sessions and workshops, presented by Twitch itself and pro streamers.

True to Twitch’s reputation as a gaming-heavy platform, the Twitch Rivals arena had streamers duke it out over several games for two days. We’ll keep you posted on what’s on for this year!

SXSW 2024 Creator Economy Track

Various venues in Austin, TX, March 8–15. The Creator Economy track ran March 11–15.
All SXSW badges include the Creator Economy Track, but vary in their access to conference, film/TV and music events. You may be able to get Student and Early Career discounts.

  • “Music”: $890
  • “Film & TV”: $1.345
  • “Interactive”: $1.445
  • “Platinum”: $1.835

The South by Southwest (SXSW) Conference is a famous – and absolutely enormous – event where technology, business, film, music, education, and culture converge. Here, digital creatives can discover cutting-edge ideas, network with peers and some of the biggest names in the American entertainment space, and have indecent amounts of fun.

How enormous? In 2024, there were over 450 sessions you could mix and match, and over two dozen of them were part of a dedicated Creator Economy track. This track is designed to explore creator innovation, including distibution, monetization, and brand alignment strategy, with speakers and mentors from across the entire sector.

But SXSW is not just a conference. It is also a film festival, a music festival, a comedy festival, and so much more. For more about what a badge gets you, check out the SXSW attendance info page. Next year’s edition has already been confirmed for March 7–15, 2025, and ticket sales have started.

There will also be a SXSW Sydney this year still, Australia edition from October 14–20!

Clamour Creator Summit

ON HIATUS
Tickets: Free but invite-only

The Clamour Creator Summit is a conference set up for online video creators, the brands wanting to network with and sponsor them, and no one else

The exclusive summit is set in a private resort, letting creators combine fun with business – perhaps more so than at other events. There are no fans and no media coverage, allowing creators to speak their mind and voice their concerns freely.

The Clamour Creator Summit is by invitation only. However, you can apply for an invite on the website. The event itself is free to attend, and there are even discounts for the rooms.

Note that the 2023 edition was cancelled, and there is no information about a 2024 event. In previous years, it used to happen around May.

With this, the summit may have gone the way of its former sister event Clamour Live, which did have fan access.

The trailer for the 2022 Clamour Creator Summit – an event for creators and those who want to work them.

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International YouTuber Events in 2024

Are you an international creator? Or just itching to travel abroad and meet fans and fellow creators in a global setting? Here are the biggest international events for YouTubers in 2024. 

Buffer Festival

TO BE CONFIRMED (likely in late 2024 in Toronto, Canada)
TBA. Here are 2023’s prices for reference (in Canadian Dollars):

  • Buffer Festival 3-day creator pass: CAD 179
  • Individual screenings/concerts: around CAD 25

Buffer Festival, founded by YouTube creators Corrado Coia, Samantha Fall, and Corey Vidal in 2013, is an annual celebration of online video. It’s an event for digital creators and their fans. Notably, it’s centered around theatrical screenings of premieres by online video creators.

The annual event includes the screenings, workshops and educational sessions, creator meetups, and the Buffer Festival Awards ceremony. 2023 was the event’s 10th edition, and it will likely return in late 2024, though there is no official confirmation as of yet.

A Buffer spinoff is part of this year’s Blue Mountain Film + Media Festival, which you’ll find below.

Buffer Festival’s launch video. The concept’s stayed the same since then (online video, but in movie theater!), though 2022 saw a cross-over with the FAN EXPO.

Blue Mountain Film + Media Festival

Blue Mountain Village (Ontario, Canada), May 30 to June 2, 2024)
Pricing (in Canadian Dollars):

  • Film & Party: CAD 325
  • Film Pass: CAD 175
  • Creative Forum 4-day: CAD 699
  • Digital Media Forum 2-day: CAD 249

Over the years, the Blue Mountain Film Festival has developed from focusing on TV and film screenings to a wider industry event. Recently rechristened Blue Mountain Film + Media Festival, the Canadian event has a growing focus on new digital media. 

The festival’s Creative Forum segment is now in its third year. Of its four days of screenings, talks, workshops, and live entertainment, two are reserved for the movie and television industry. The other two now lean heavily into digital, online, and social media creation, and are a major networking event for Canadian creators (but not just).

The BMFMF has a range of tickets available, from individual screenings (and bundles of them) to the two different 2-day Creative Forum segments, as well as a 4-day ticket.

The 2023 trailer for the Blue Mountain event.

TwitchCon Europe - Rotterdam

Rotterdam Ahoy, Rotterdam, Netherlands. June 29 – 30, 2023.
Pricing:

  • 1-day access: €75
  • 2-day access: €125
  • Twitch Partners and Affiliates automatically get extra perks!

Live-streaming platform Twitch is also hosting its very own international creator event: TwitchCon Europe!

While the 3-day flagship gaming event has been held in the U.S. annually since 2015, a European spin-off is being organized since 2019. So far, a different city played host to the 2-day event every year, but from 2024 into the foreseeable future, that honor belongs to Rotterdam.

Technically, the event starts on June 28 with the Partner Party.

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Heading to YouTuber Events

YouTuber events are a fantastic investment in channel growth and sustainable success as a creator on various platforms. Most of them allow online video creators to meet their fans and those that inspired them. There’ll plenty of fun experience to put back into video form, too!

Many events are also focused on the business and networking side of things, with industry insiders, lots of other creators, and reps from companies that want to work with them. Make sure to brace yourself properly for those – polish up your online presence and carry business cards with links or a QR code to all your profiles.

On the other hand, without fans around, YouTubers can share real behind-the-scenes tips, insights, and experiences – from social media best practices over monetization workshops to discussing a pro content creation process.

Excited yet? Then pack your bags and book your flights!

FAQs

The biggest events for online video creators are VidCon Anaheim and Vidcon Baltimore in the US.

Yes, YouTube is the title sponsor of VidCon and organizes the Fanfest series of international events.

VidCon will have two editions in 2024: In Anaheim, CA (June 26 – 28) and in Baltimore, MD (dates to be announced).

The biggest YouTube event is VidCon, which comes in several editions. The flagship VidCon event is held in Anaheim, California. Other YouTuber conventions and events include PAX, SXSW, and the Canadian Buffer Festival.

VidCon will likely happen in Anaheim and Baltimore again in 2025, though venue changes are always a possibility. There’s no info about any international locations yet.

Alternatives to VidCon for video creators include PAX, VidSummit, Buffer Festival, TwitchCon, SXSW, Clamour Creator Summit, and a range of smaller events.

VidCon has a Community track that everyone can access, a Creator track for video creators, and an Industry track for media and brand professionals. The Creator track is only available at the main VidCon event in Anaheim. The Community tickets are also available as single-day passes.

Yes, everyone can attend VidCon by buying a Community track pass. They’re available for all VidCon events, and come both as single-day and multi-day passes.

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  • Alex Lefkowitz

    Alex Lefkowitz is the founder and CEO of Tasty Edits. He holds a BA in Entrepreneurship and is an experienced video editor, having edited hundreds of videos for dozens of creators before starting his own video editing company. Since launching Tasty Edits, he has directly managed thousands of video and thumbnail orders. Now, he draws on his experience working with professional creators to write about video editing, the creator economy, and video marketing. You can also read his work on Hackernoon and Medium. Plus, he's contributed several expert opinions in interviews and articles as a guest on platforms like Jotform.

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