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3rd Annual TEC Leimert Entertainment & Technology Conference
3RD ANNUAL TEC LEIMERT ENTERTAINMENT & TECHNOLOGY CONFERENCE
April 27-27, 2019
TEC Leimert is leading the way for technology and entertainment convergence in South Los Angeles bringing together industry experts, thought leaders and influencers from across a spectrum of top Fortune 500 companies. The conference focuses on the exchanging of ideas and highlighting new pathways to...

BRIGHTON MUSIC CONFERENCE 2019
BRIGHTON MUSIC CONFERENCE 2019
April 24-27, 2019
The UK's foremost electronic music conference returns for its 6th year and for the first time at the prestigious Brighton i360 and various venues across the city from 24 - 27 April 2019. We seek proposals from music industry experts who are willing to share their vision and knowledge with a dive...


Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA) is a global media and technology company with two primary businesses, Comcast Cable and NBCUniversal. Comcast Cable is one of the nation's largest video, high-speed Internet and phone providers to residential customers under the XFINITY brand and also provides these services to businesses.

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EVENTS

BRIGHTON MUSIC CONFERENCE 2019
BRIGHTON MUSIC CONFERENCE 2019
April 24-27, 2019
The UK's foremost electronic music conference returns for its 6th year and for the first time at the prestigious Brighton i360 and various venues across the city from 24 - 27 April 2019. We seek proposals from music industry experts who are willing to share their vision and knowledge with a dive...

3rd Annual TEC Leimert Entertainment & Technology Conference
3RD ANNUAL TEC LEIMERT ENTERTAINMENT & TECHNOLOGY CONFERENCE
April 27-27, 2019
TEC Leimert is leading the way for technology and entertainment convergence in South Los Angeles bringing together industry experts, thought leaders and influencers from across a spectrum of top Fortune 500 companies. The conference focuses on the exchanging of ideas and highlighting new pathways to...