Chris Classen

Vice President, Events and Experience

I Prize Inclusion and Equality.

Chris comes to the XPRIZE Foundation with over a decade of involvement in event marketing and event production. As Vice President of Events & Experiences he will oversee the annual Visioneering event and drive engagement and enthusiasm for the XPRIZE experience.

Prior to joining XPRIZE he served as the President of Christopher Street West, the non-profit organization that produces the annual LA Pride Festival and Parade, and most recently worked with Google on top-tier events. During his career he has driven events and created strategic partnerships with brands like W Hotels, Delta Airlines, Prada, B&B Italia, and the LA Dodgers.

After receiving a BFA in Art & Design from the University of Nebraska he moved to Los Angeles for his Masters in Architecture from the Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI_Arc). He has received accommodations from both the City of Los Angeles and the City of West Hollywood for his cultural and economic contributions.