The Registration Soiree is a big hit every year. Get your badge early and make every moment count. Toast the beginning of the conference and enjoy drinks and appetizers as your peers across the industry join you in avoiding the Day 1 badge pick-up rush.
Held in the Uplinq social hub, the Mobile Innovations Showcase, the Welcome Reception offers fabulous food and drink as you network with friends and associates and make new business connections after the first full day of the conference.
The legendary block party is once again set to close the conference down! Step right up into an extravagant Vintage Steampunk Carnival in the heart of San Diego’s famous Gaslamp Quarter. This custom-crafted vaudeville experience combines industrial era inspiration with inventive modern edge. Be surrounded and confounded by amazing feats of fire, contortion and high wire. Show your own daring strength against our bearded strong lady, fun house games and electrifying ferris wheel. The tantalizing flavors of global destinations will satisfy the hungriest of patrons, with a second act of candy girls serving the sweetest of nostalgic treats. Drink in the energy of the performers, the mesmerizing curiosities, or take a seat atop the glowing Edison Bulb lounges. (Mustache wax not included!)
William Close & the Earth Harp Collective harness the world's largest harp from a high soaring stage, showcasing a performance art spectacular of inventive & kinetic sideshow indulgence.
The popular grassroots rock band, The Fray, hits the headline stage, offering an organic, gritty edge to the downtown scene.
The vibe continues in one of three late night experiences: The Gypsy Caravan Lounge with world beats & hookah treats; a dance club fun house featuring DJ Who & Paulo de Rosa; with an energetic show from the local classic rock favorite, Rockola.
This is your ticket to the Greatest Steampunk Carnival on Earth! This vintage fête is for the exclusive enjoyment of Uplinq guests, where everyone has a VIP view.
It’s an easy walk over the bridge to 5th Ave. Bus transportation begins at 6:45 PM at the entrance of the hotel and runs throughout the event. Be sure to bring your conference badge and a legal ID (driver's license or passport) to enter Q on Fifth. Please note: must be 21 years of age or older to attend.