International Bear Convergence OFFICIAL INVITE


Get ready for International Bear Convergence (IBC), destined to become the premier winter event for bears & admirers, debuting in Palm Springs, California, February 13-17, 2014. This desert oasis turns into a winter den during Presidents’ Day Weekend at the beautiful Renaissance Palm Springs Hotel for thousands of frisky, furry bears, their friends and their fans.

The four-day event includes four themed pool parties in the Renaissance Hotel’s expansive 24,000 square-foot Grand Courtyard that features a 5,000 square-foot heated pool, gorgeous palm trees, multiple bars, cabanas and outdoor lounge areas with fire pits. Hosted by, funny man Peter Bisuito, the entire courtyard will come to life with DJs, live entertainment, and thousands of bears from around the globe. After the sun sets, evenings will heat up with three themed dance parties. Sunday’s Furrageous® dance features DJ/Producer John LePage and a live performance by Erasure's Andy Bell. IBCs pool party & dance events will highlight several top DJs from California and around the glob including: Doug Jackson of Fort Lauderdale, Paul Coals of London, David Knapp of Atlanta, Sean Mac of Atlanta, Ryan Jones of Los Angeles, Candy of Los Angeles, Easy Tiger of Los Angeles, Chub Jim of Palm Springs, and Jon WIlliams of San Diego.

IBC is the first winter event capable of hosting 4,000+ bears, muscle bears, cubs, chasers, chubs and admirers in Palm Springs. This premier gay destination offers travelers top-notch nightlife, casino action, award-winning restaurants, world-class golf and an aerial tram experience 6,000 feet above sea level. Known for its crystal blue skies and year-round sunshine, Palm Springs is the perfect holiday weekend destination and one of the only US cities that boasts an average temperature of 70 degrees in February.

IBC’s host hotel is the acclaimed Renaissance Palm Springs Hotel. Rooms start at $179/per night. Standard rooms will sleep four guests comfortably. Suites are also available. With a choice of mountain or pool view rooms, make your reservation early, as the pool view rooms/suites will go fast.

Online registration is now closed! Walk-up Registration available at host hotel Friday & Saturday, February 14 & 15, 2014.

••Weekend Wristbands are $160.00 and include:••
-MEATLOAF Dance Party w/ DJ Paul Coal
-Late Night Pizza Party
-BEARHEAT: Leather/Gear Dance w/ DJ Doug Jackson
-Sunday Beer Bust w/ Free Draft while supplies last & DJ Easy Tiger
-FURRAGEOUS® w/ DJ John LePage and performance by Erasure's Andy Bell

•• Individual event tickets sold at each party ••

Hotel reservations can be made by calling RESERVATIONS TOLL FREE AT 1 (800) 468-3571
- Hotel: Renaissance Palm Spring Hotel
- Date range is February 13-18, 2014
- YOU MUST MENTION "International Bear Convergence" OR "IBC" to receive access to available rooms and rates.

Benefiting AIDS Assistance Program and The Center Food Bank of Palm Springs.
  • International Bear Convergence (IBC)
    Renaissance Palm Springs Hotel, 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs
  • Feb 14-15, 2014
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