The U.S. Consulate General in Almaty together with Kazakhstani partners is organizing the first-ever Go Viral Festival.


Go Viral will connect 1000 of the most innovative thinkers in Almaty, Kazakhstan. Over three intensive days of performances, workshops, and keynote talks, participants will learn how they can make their own ideas go viral to inform, entertain, and market to new audiences.


Our mission is to empower journalists, entrepreneurs, filmmakers, and musicians to leverage social media and technology to connect with the world. Go Viral festival will have music, film, talks, discussions and master classes from from leading trendsetters from the United States, Central Asia and Eastern Europe, who will share their secrets to reaching global audiences.


What makes ideas and products spread virally? What is that power of awe that makes some content go viral and other content flop? How do you monetize content? How can news reporting entertain as well as inform?  How can you differentiate genuine content from fake stories? How do you get your creative content seen and heard around the world? And the most important of all - so what?  We’ll get it covered.


You have the opportunity to be one of 1000 participants to dive into this questions. If you are you a social media expert, an activist, a business owner or an aspiring rookie, apply to join us.


Excited? So are we!