Bear RunsEvents

International Bear Convergence is coming back in full effect for 2022!

International Bear Convergence (IBC) is the premier winter event for Bears in Palm Springs, California, welcoming thousands of frisky Bears, Muscle Bears, Cubs, Chubs, Chasers, and Admirers from all over the globe to have the time of their lives! The four-day event comes to life even more with DJs and tons of live entertainment!

As one of the last big events before the pandemic, IBC 2020 was hugely successful. With COVID 19 restrictions easing, and more people getting vaccinated, IBC is expecting record-breaking attendance in 2022!

During the day, kick back and enjoy pool parties with music provided by world-renowned DJs at the fabulous Hotel ZOSO pool. With multiple bars, cabanas, outdoor lounge areas and a 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 high-energy dance parties, drag shows and comedy shows. You can also chill out in the lounge, check out the POPUART art gallery show or shop in the vendor mall. 

IBC’s pool and dance parties are legendary, and have featured several top DJs from both California and around the globe, including: DJ Tony Moran, DJ Stefan Schell, DJ Matt Consola and DJ Matt Moody, ust to name a few. Past live performances have included Martha Wash, Kristine W, Inaya Day and Ultra Nate. Keep checking back on the IBC website for more information about the entertainment scheduled for IBC 2022!

IBC 2022 and COVID 19

IBC is closely monitoring global developments regarding COVID 19, and are fully focused on protecting the health and safety of their guests and team. As they draw closer to next year’s event in February, they’ll be closely monitoring key information sources from trusted government agencies and follow prescribed guidelines to ensure the safety of their attendees. 

Their host hotel will have stringent measures in place to limit their guests’ exposure to the virus. At this point, they’re taking heightened safety precautions that will remain in place and reviewed daily for revision as conditions warrant. These include implementing hygiene protocols of all guests, and itinerary modifications. 

They’ll work diligently to provide IBC’s booked guests with advanced notice of itinerary changes if and when they occur. IBC asks that you continue your informed individual education as a way to stay properly informed.

IBC respects that their guests must make decisions for themselves on a timing that is deemed appropriate for them. While IBC certainly understands if a guest chooses to cancel, however please be aware that standard cancellation terms still apply. 

Proceeds from IBC will benefit AIDS LifeCycle and AAP-Food Samaritans.

Online registration for IBC 2022 is now open!

BWM Staff

Our Staff Writing Team works hard to bring you great content and share news & events from the bear community and beyond.

One thought on “International Bear Convergence is coming back in full effect for 2022!

Comments are closed.