July 13-15, 2017 at the Anaheim Marriott: The event for automotive influencers, social media icons, enthusiasts and people who love cars.

About GTCon

GTCon is a three-day event held at the Anaheim Marriott where influencers, creators, celebrities, industry professional, automotive companies and fans join together for an immersive, creative automotive experience. Topics include automotive culture, communication, content creation and more. GTCon will serve as the conduit to the evolving community, giving fans access to their favorite online personalities and allowing creators to share their craft.
July 13-15, 2017

Our focus

Attendees of GTCon will learn what it means to be an automotive influencer, network, create valuable relationships and be entertained. GTCon attendees will participate in presentations, panels, meet+greets, automotive events and more. Exhibitions and car shows will round out GTCon, creating a unique experience for content creators, industry professionals and fans.
YouTube

YouTube creators have changed the face of automotive entertainment and journalism. The top 100 automotive YouTube creators reach more than 50 million subscribers and have over 20 billion video views.

Snapchat

Snapchat has quickly risen to the top of live and story based entertainment. Snapchat continues to evolve and extend the voice of creators and offer significant opportunity for the industry.

Instagram

Instagram and the automotive industry were made for each other. Top Creators are reaching a combined 100 million followers per month, creating a direct, immediate outlet for automotive news, images and video.

Facebook

Facebook continues to innovate and improve the landscape for Creators, brands, journalists and industry professionals. The launch of Facebook Live has further bridged the gap between influencers and the automotive industry.

Registration Tracks

We have three tracks for attendees of GTCon. Choose the package that is right for you.

Fan Experience (Community)

The GTCon Fan Experience (Community) track will allow fans of automotive influencers to get up close and personal with celebrity content creators. A Fan Experience (Community) registration will give you access to panels, Q&A’s, photo-ops, autograph sessions and special events.


Automotive Influencer

The GTCon Automotive Influencer track caters to current and aspiring content creators on YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, Twitter, Podcasts and more. Conference tracks will include sessions on content creation, monetizing your brand, managing your business, finding an agent, industry partnerships, platform management, audience acquisition and more. The track will include keynotes, panels, roundtable discussions and networking events.


Industry

The GTCon Industry track is for professionals in and around the automotive and creator industries. This track is for managers/agents/representation seeking talented creators, automotive professionals seeking meaningful partnerships, services that support content creation and professionals that create and manage platforms that serve as the conduit for creators to reach the community. GTCon will help industry leaders connect and creators to bridge the gap in understanding the impact of emerging platforms and automotive influencers on the consumer. GTCon will help facilitate the collaboration between brands and creators.


Be the first to know

Early Bird Registration is now open. We will announce more presenters and attendee details soon. Enter your email below and we will update you as information is released.

Board of Advisors

GTCon is bringing together top talent from across the automotive and event industries to create an unforgettable experience.
Aimee Shackleford
Aimee Shackleford
Advisor
CEO, Social Bolt
Damon Fryer
Damon Fryer
Advisor
Daily Driven Exotics and Snowball Rally
Elizabeth White
Elizabeth White
Advisor
ItsWhiteNoise
DoctaM3 Cody Cladis
DoctaM3 Cody Cladis
Advisor
Cody is an original automotive YouTUBER who posted his first video to YouTUBE back in 2006. As an diehard gear head and automotive enthusiast, Cody loves all things automotive–if it has an engine, you have his interest. His favorite brands are BMW and Lamborghini and he shares that passion through car reviews, special features, travel vlogs, motivational videos etc. Cody’s goal is to inspire his fellow car enthusiasts to be their best self and ultimate share in expanding this automotive family.
Anthony Carbone
Anthony Carbone
Advisor
Anthony started MadWhips.com back in 2006 as a way to showcase the worlds hottest cars from around the world. After losing his job 4 years ago for the first time in his life he decided to re-launch MadWhips.com in 2014 with an iOS & Android App and pursue it full time. Today MadWhips has grown their Instagram Network of 30 accounts to over 18+ Million Followers and has helped promote & showcase hundreds of amateur and professional photographers around the world.
Amber Blonigan
Amber Blonigan
Advisor
CEO, Gi Automotive Group
Ramin Arami
Ramin Arami
Advisor
Managing Partner at goldRush Rally Managing Partner at Exotics On Cannery Row Managing Partner at Fuel Run Managing Partner at West Menlo Ventures LLC
Jason Brown
Jason Brown
Advisor
Head of Digital at Informa Exhibitions
Ryan Nichols
Ryan Nichols
Advisor
Ryan Nichols is a serial entrepreneur operating predominantly in tech and construction arenas. He is most interested in the place where those two worlds intersect and developing new systems and platforms that both advocate for the consumer and allow tradesmen to focus on their crafts. An unconventional CEO who started building companies in his teens, Nichols has launched eight companies over the course of his life, all of which are 100% self-funded.
David Nussbaum
David Nussbaum
Advisor
CEO, America’s Test Kitchen
Don Pazour
Don Pazour
Advisor
CEO, Access Intelligence