Waterloo hosts FUZEnations

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Kitchener-Waterloo was the host of the first FUZEnation Tech + Music Summit last week.

Kygo was the event’s featuring musical headliner. The event also brought forth speakers such as Steve Wozniak, co-founder of Apple; Biz Stone, co-founder of Twitter; Alexis Ohanian, co-founder of Reddit; a special performance by the turntablist A-Trak and more.

The four-day event consisted of both a music summit for spectators as well as a consumer technology show, bringing together industry leaders and global visionaries. Individuals in a variety of fields such as entrepreneurship, computer programming, gaming, robotics engineering, artificial intelligence inventing and music enthusiasts came from across the world to attend the summit and show.

The event was a chance to celebrate and display the newest and most exciting technology work in Waterloo.

As well, it allowed technology consumers to make vital connections and share their stories and journeys throughout the tech world. The inspiring, vigorous environment was not only present throughout the consumer tech show. The exciting atmosphere was even more elevated during the headliner performance by Kygo.

Ilana Brown, fourth-year business administration student at Laurier, attended the concert portion of the event. She explained that the atmosphere and venue was unique and the overall planning and setup was well done.

“The venue was in an abandoned warehouse which was actually kind of cool. They did a good job of how they had the stage and the VIP section,” she said. “It was pretty much a big rave.”

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