Thrival 2016 Recap

Over 16,000 people attended Thrival 2016 (a festival record), which featured an array of new features and locations for both Thrival Music and Thrival Innovation.

Altogether, over 100 speakers, 30+ programs, 20+ interactive demos, and a new keynote series featuring global thought leaders bolstered Thrival Innovation — which was hosted at numerous locations throughout Pittsburgh's historic Northside, including: Nova Place, Alloy 26, the New Hazlett Theater, and the Mattress Factory.

Thrival Music scaled to new levels in both location and lineup curation. The Carrie Furnaces, a national historic site located in Swissvale, PA (just minutes outside of Pittsburgh), hosted two days of live music headlined by Grammy Award-winning duo, The Chainsmokers, as well as CHVRCHES, Thievery Corporation, Metric, Lettuce, Daya, and more.

Thrival 2015 Recap

We had over 11,000 attendees at last year's festival, over 100 speakers and presenters, more than 50 strategic partners, 40 live music performances, 30+ innovation-focused programs, a dozen host locations, and one incredible event.

Major Growth and Full Houses: Quick Numbers
The Thrival platform approached 100 percent growth in virtually all key metrics.

Attendance in 2015 increased by almost 5,000 people compared to 2014.

Thrival Innovation doubled in attendance from last year.

Concert attendance increased by 4,000 attendees.

11 Thrival Innovation programs were "sell-outs." Only one event during Thrival 2014 was at capacity.

Thrival 2013 and 2014