International Bear Convergence 2017

By Chris Astrala


Bears are coming out of hibernation and are heading to the International Bear Convergence (IBC) ,the premier winter event for Bears & admirers in Palm Springs, California, that will take place on February 9-13, 2017. This desert oasis opens its arms and welcomes you back to the hip Hard Rock Hotel Palm Springs to thousands of frisky, furry bears, their friends & their fans.


The four-day event will come to life with DJs, live entertainment and thousands of bears from around the globe. The last three years were hugely successful and we expect more of the same in 2017 with record-breaking attendance.


During the day kick back like a rock star and enjoy themed pool parties with music provided by world renown DJ’s at the fabulous Hard Rock pool. With multiple bars, cabanas, outdoor lounge areas and our new sun deck area overlooking the action at the pool; you’re destined to have a fantastic day. After the sun goes down, evenings will heat up with three high-energy dance parties.


Saturday’s main dance event, Disco Inferno, will feature a live performance by recording artist and Glee superstar Alex Newell. IBC’s pool parties & dance events will highlight top DJs including: DJ Mary Alice from Provincetown, Doug Jackson from Fort Lauderdale, DJ Callahan of Los Angeles, Mateo Segade of San Diego and DJ Chub Jim of Palm Springs.


There will also be some surprises through out the weekend so don’t wait; the first host hotel is just about sold out. Attendance was over 2500 last year and is expected to grow exponentially in 2017. IBC will again take over Palm Springs! Book your flights, rooms and tags soon. Go to for more information.


Forget shoveling snow and get out of the cold and plan on hanging with the guys in Palm Springs, CA in February for IBC 2017! You know you want to!