Convergence 2013, set for March 18 - 21 in New Orleans, will not only see new networking and learning opportunities, but a reversal in agenda as well. With the Convergence 'reception' moving to the final night--Thursday, March 21--the Convergence Celebration will help bring an official close to the event and provide all attendees a chance to relax, and enjoy the accomplishments of the week.

To help set the tone for the Convergence Celebration, we're excited to invite the chart-topping band, Matchbox Twenty, to join the festivities. Formed in Florida, Matchbox Twenty entered the world with a blockbuster -- 1996's YOURSELF OR SOMEONE LIKE YOU. The debut set spawned five hit singles -- "Push," "3 am," "Real World," "Long Day" and "Back 2 Good" and snagged an RIAA Diamond Award certification for U.S. sales exceeding more than 12 million to date. Lead singer Rob Thomas also raised the band's profile by co-writing and singing on Santana's Grammy Award-winning 1999 smash "Smooth." Matchbox Twenty maintained the momentum with MAD SEASON in 2000 and "MORE THAN YOU THINK YOU ARE in 2002, both of which went multi-platinum and continued to spit out hits such as "Bent," "Unwell," "If You're Gone," "Bright Lights" and "Disease."

After a hiatus which saw each of the band members heading off into new directions, the band has re-grouped and recently released NORTH, the band's fourth album--and the quartet's first release in five years. NORTH brought Matchbox Twenty their first album to debut at #1 on the Billboard Top 200 album chart and is the band's first set of all-new material in a decade.

Watch the Convergence website for further details on the Convergence Celebration and make plans today to take it all in-from start to close-March 18 - 21, 2013 in New Orleans, LA.