October 29, 2012

DIG SOUTH Festival Launches Ticket Sales Via Kickstarter Campaign


Charleston?s First Crowdfunded Festival Offers Exclusive Tickets for the Next 40 Days

(Charleston, SC) – DIG SOUTH Festival, the premier event celebrating the Southeastern knowledge economy, announces the launch of ticket sales using the Kickstarter platform. For the next 40 days, until Friday, December 7, DIG SOUTH will offer early-bird tickets, exclusive opportunities and the chance to become an official Festival Founder only through Kickstarter. Visit digsouth.com for details.

The DIG SOUTH Festival is a celebration of creativity, digital innovation and the 21st-century knowledge economy held next April 12-14, 2013, at the College of Charleston TD Arena, Charleston Music Hall and other select venues across the peninsula. Events include a high-level Conference, a technology and creative industry Expo, and a Sideshow featuring national touring bands and improv comedy.

"Our goal is to shine a light on the Southeastern knowledge economy," says Stanfield Gray, executive producer of DIG SOUTH. "From leading brands to the smartest startups, we want to bring everyone to Charleston to share innovative ideas and new platforms, and have a brilliant time on the Peninsula."

More than 90 conference presenters from Facebook, Twitter, TechCrunch, Coca-Cola, CNN.com, HLNtv.com, Digitas, AOL Ventures, Opower, Embee Mobile, Levelwing, Blackbaud, SPARC, PeopleMatter, Benefitfocus, K&L Gates, Gil Shuler Graphic Design, Partisan Records, On Ideas, InnoVenture, Betabrand, Walton Isaacson, Lunch & Recess, Sea Island Resort, Viggle, SlideKlowd and many others will discuss technology, marketing, social media and other creative industry platforms and trends.

DIG SOUTH Conference sessions will explore big ideas, innovative mobile platforms and all things digital including social media, e-commerce, digital strategy, marketing, new media trends, video, investment capital, digital publishing, mobile technology, music industry trends, software and app development, the culture of the Web, and emerging trends in the knowledge economy.

Regular registration of any remaining DIG SOUTH tickets will follow the Kickstarter Campaign at digsouth.com.

**Early Partners
**Charleston Regional Development Alliance, Charleston Digital Corridor, Benefitfocus, SPARC, K&L Gates, PeopleMatter, AOL Ventures, ReverbNation, BoomTown, Traffek and Production Design Associates.

**More Information
**Visit digsouth.com or email info@digsouth.com for more information; find us on Twitter: @DIG_SOUTH and facebook: facebook.com/DigSouth.