May 1 2017 - 4:16 pm

Twitch is looking for panel ideas for TwitchCon 2017

TwitchCon will be held Oct. 20 to 22 in Long Beach, California.
Overwatch Staff Reporter
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Got an idea for a TwitchCon panel? Twitch is now accepting panel ideas for inclusion at TwitchCon 2017 in Long Beach, Calif.

Those interested have until July 3 at 11:59pm ET to submit their ideas. Panels that are chosen will be accepted no later than July 17. In particular, Twitch is looking to highlight its new streaming tools, which open up the streaming service to a wider community audience. Fresh perspectives on previous TwitchCon panels are also welcome, the company said.

Related: TwitchCon returns this October in Long Beach

"Year over year, the Twitch community has surfaced incredible content for TwitchCon, spanning broadcasting best practices, navigating the games industry, cultivating inclusivity, and dozens of other relevant topics," Twitch Studios director Marcus "djWHEAT" Graham said in a statement. "Given all of the changes we've made to our platform since our last TwitchCon and how our community never ceases to surprise us in positive ways, we are eager to see what creative suggestions are submitted this year."

Ticket sales will open at the end of May. More specific details will be announced in the "coming months," according to Twitch—including the initial programming schedule and Talent Show submission call.

The three-day, annual event will be held at the Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center. In 2016, TwitchCon brought in more than 35,000 attendees to the San Diego–held event—almost doubling the first convention held in San Francisco. Though video game livestreams continue to be a main community for Twitch, the site's offerings are growing. Social eating, IRL streams, and creative shows fill out Twitch's streaming content.

All of its communities are expected to be celebrated at TwitchCon 2017.

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