Steve Wozniak To Speak at Innaugral FUZEnation Tech & Music Summit in Waterloo

[![Apple Co-Founder Steve Wozniak (left) & NAMM CEO Joe Lamond at the 2015 NAMM Show](/content/images/2016/08/Woz-NAMM-300x200.jpg)](/content/images/2016/08/Woz-NAMM.jpg)Apple Co-Founder Steve Wozniak (left) & NAMM CEO Joe Lamond at the 2015 NAMM Show [Photo: Getty Images for NAMM]
Canada’s tech hub of Waterloo, ON will host the inaugural FUZEnation, a consumer tech show and music summit that will unite industry leaders and global visionaries, according to organizers. From Sept. 27th to 30th, 2016, FUZEnation will bring together entrepreneurial icons, computer programmers, gamers, robotics engineers, music and audio professionals, artificial intelligence inventors, virtual reality entrepreneurs, augmented reality innovators, and music enthusiasts from around the world. Tickets for FUZEnation went on sale today, Aug. 5th and are available at via Ticketmaster.

FUZEnation’s keynotes speaker will include Apple Co-Founder Steve Wozniak, Twitter and Jelly Co-Founder Biz Stone, and Reddit Co-Founder Alexis Ohanian.

“FUZEnation 2016 will provide our region, which is rich in technology companies, the opportunity to build businesses and build brands, in a unique technology and music expo that fosters meaningful connections and the cross-pollination of two industries,” says Waterloo Mayor Berry Vrbanovic.

“FUZEnation will offer an inspiring and stimulating environment filled with cutting edge technology and brilliant minds from around the globe,” adds Rebecca (Lambrecht) Warfield, co-executive producer and co-founder, FUZEnation. “We will facilitate fascinating keynote addresses, as well as dialogue and debates about how emerging technologies will impact the world at large. We will ultimately celebrate the divine intersection of technology and music.”

“FUZEnation will bring technology luminaries, innovative exhibitors and an amazing line-up of electronic music to the ‘Silicon Valley of the North’,” says Michael Rapino, CEO, Live Nation Entertainment. “From industry icon and Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak to KYGO, one of the leading EDM artists, the summit will celebrate the intersection of technology and music and highlight the cutting edge technology work that is being done in Waterloo, Canada.”

FUZEnation will culminate with a large outdoor concert headlined by Norwegian DJ KYGO. Kyrre Gørvell-Dahll, a.k.a. KYGO, has quickly become one of the most hyped electronic artists in the world. He garnered international attention with his singles “Firestone” and “Stole the Show”, which blew up with over 400 million plays on Spotify.

Also performing will be A-TRAK, legendary turntablist, record producer and founder of celebrated record label Fool’s Gold. Rolling Stone named one A-TRAK of the 50 Most Important People in EDM.

FUZEnation will announce further speakers, event programming, exhibitors, and musical guests over the coming weeks at

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Michael Raine is the Editor-in-Chief at Canadian Musician, Canadian Music Trade, Professional Sound, and Professional Lighting & Production magazines. He also hosts the Canadian Musician Podcast.
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