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October 19-22, 2015

 

Winners & Nominees for the

"Best of in VR-AR-Immersive"

 

Monday, October 19th - Salon II

The Welcome Dinner - Hollywood & Immersive Entertainment

Dinner Speakers and Honorees:

Ted Schilowitz, Futurist and VR explorer, 20th Century FOX

Chris Defaria, President Animation, Digital Production & Visual Effects, Warner Bros.

Corey Turner, Senior Vice President, Post Production, Paramount Pictures

Spencer Stephens, Chief Technology Officer, Sony Pictures Entertainment

Moderator - Steve Schklair, founding principal and CEO, 3ality & 3mersiv

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Monday, October 19th

10:00 AM - 11:15 AM

Track I: Ballroom Terrace

The Power of YouTube: Unlocking the Power of Programming, Premium Content and Advertising

Rebecca Donohue, Director of Digital Content & Social Media, Vin Di Bona Productions

Jeff Skaggs, SVP of Sales, Fullscreen

Tony Chen, CEO, Channel Factory

Chris Younger, Principal, Director of Strategy, Ayzenberg

Brad Gelfond, Principal, Strike Up The Brand

Bernard Gershon, President, GershonMedia, Moderator

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11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Ballroom Terrace

Valuing and Financing Entertainment Content: Movies, Television and Online Video, From VC & Equity to Crowdfunding

Mark A. Boidman, Managing Director, PETER J SOLOMON COMPANY

Diane McGrath, Managing Director Media and Technology, Streicher, J Streicher Capital

Michael A. LaSalle, Partner, Shamrock Capital Advisors

Schuyler M. Moore, Partner, Stroock

Seth Shapiro, Governor, Interactive Media, The Television Academy

Seth M Willenson, President. Seth Willenson, Inc.

Larry Gerbrandt, Managing Director, Janas Group & principal, Media Valuation Partners, Moderator

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12 Noon – 1:00 PM

The DealMaking Process: From Feature Film, Reality TV  to Web Series and Indie Film Making

John Crye, former, Creative Director, Newmarket Films, "Memento, "Donnie Darko", "Whale Rider," "Monster," and "The Prestige"

Mike Richards, Executive Producer of The Price is Right & Let's Make a Deal

Hayley Dickson, Vice President, Television Acquisitions & Development - Global Content, FremantleMedia International

Maurício Mota, Co-President and Executive Producer, Wise Entertainment

Darrell Miller, Partner/Chair, Entertainment Department, Fox Rothschild LLP

Melisse Lewis, Entertainment Attorney, Moderator

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1:00 PM - 2:15 PM Ballroom Terrace

MCNS Become MPNs, Multiplatform Networks, the Next Wave in Entertainment and Media Programming, Part I

Danika Vittitoe, Director, Media Legal, YAHOO

Rozanna Tesler Fried, Vice President (VP) of Business and Legal Affairs, Fullscreen

Eunice Shin, Director, Manatt Digital Media

Chris Riley, General Counsel, Machinima

Alan Friel, Partner, Baker Hostetler

Judith Dornstein, Esq., Law Offices of Judith C. Dornstein, Moderator

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1:15 PM – 2:15 PM Marina Vista Room

The Creative Master Class: TV, Film and Video

Rob LaPlante, Executive Vice President, Lighthearted Entertainment

Sandy Smolan, Film & Television Director

Rick Najera, Writer and Actor, Hulu, East Los High, MAD TV and In Living Color

Amy Taylor, screenwriter and producer, CHILDLESS BY CHOICE, DESERT BLOOM, THE SURROGATE

Sam Milman and Peter Vass, Bad Weather Films

Catherine Clinch, TV Writer, TV veteran, Hunter, Jake & The Fat Man, Knight Rider, Love Boat, Hart to Hart, Moderator

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2:30 PM - 3:30 PM, Marina Vista Room

CrowdFunding Update:  Exploring Innovation in the Crowdfunding Film-TV-Start-up Process

Ron Miller, CEO, StartEngine

David Albert Pierce, Esq., Managing Member, Pierce Law Group LLP

Stephen Y. Ma, Partner, Early Sullivan Wright Gizer & McRae LLP

Bryan M. Sullivan, Partner, Early Sullivan Wright Gizer & McRae LLP

Samuel S. Guzik, Founder, GUZIK & ASSOCIATES

Marlon Schulman, Founder and CEO, Horror Equity Fund LLC

Ash Kumra, Co-Founder, DreamItAlive.com, Startup America California Leader, Moderator

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2:30 PM - 3:30 PM Ballroom Terrace

Social Entertainment: The Merger of Programming, Social Media and Advertising

Anthony Layser, Head of US Content Development, Dailymotion

Jim McArthur, Creative Technologist - I.D.E.A

Brian Marr, Chief Strategy Officer / smashing ideas

Judy Johnson, Director of UX & Product Innovation, AWE Division, Bottle Rocket

Meredith Gruen, Account Director, Team One

Randy Ross, Founder/CEO, Cinematique

Ted Cohen, Managing Partner, TAG Strategic llc, Moderator

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3:45 PM - 5:00 PM Ballroom Terrace

Cable, TV, Film and Broadband - New Content - New Networks - Streams, Platforms, Devices

Scott Brown, SVP Technology & Strategic Relations, Engineering & Technology, The Nielsen Company

Soumya Sriraman, EVP, Film, Home Entertainment & Licensing, BBC Worldwide

Mara Winokur, Senior Vice President, Starz Digital

TJ Lubinsky, Executive Producer/Director, Public Broadcasting

Maria Weaver, SVP and head of sales of Interactive One (iOne), Radio One/TV One

David Hutchinson, Executive Vice President, PPI Releasing, Inc., Moderator

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3:45 PM - 5:00 PM Marina Vista Room

The TV/Film/Video - Developing Strategies and Partnerships - Developing Hollywood Content as Brand and Franchise

John Reding, VP of Business Development, Vin Di Bona Productions

Keith Rivers, Director, Workhouse Creative

Mark Pellington, Director/Producer, U23D, I Melt with You, Mothman Prophecies, Arlington Road

Mike Rotman,  New Media Producer, TV Writer, “South Park,” “The Simple Life,” Politically Incorrect with Bill Maher”

Michael Corrente, director and producer, Door in the Floor,  Outside Providence, Brooklyn Rules, Federal Hill and Some Velvet Morning

John Baldecchi, CEO, Digital Riot Media - producer and executive, The Mexican (2001), Conan the Barbarian (2011)

Kimberly King-Burns, Partner, convergenz/solutions, Moderator

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Thursday Oct. 22nd

10:15 AM - 11:30 AM, Marina Vista Room

Morning Virtual Reality Keynote

Moderator - Marty Perlmutter, Early VR/3D Technology Leader

Lucas Wilson, VR Producer

Steve Bannerman, Owner, Local Hero Post

Andrew McGovern, Vice President of Media & Entertainment, IM360

Stephen Fromkin, Head of Production, 360Heros

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11:45 AM – 12:45 PM, Marina Vista Room

VR and AR – In Gaming and Beyond

Patrick Walker, Vice President of Insights & Analytics, EEDAR

Matthew Cook, Managing Partner and Director of Business Development, Greenlight Insights (GLI)

Burnes Hollyman, Founder, Board Member and Development Director, Ghost Machine Studios

Russell Naftal, Co-Managing Partner, Beast Media

Emmanuel Marquez, CTO, Starbreeze Studios

Jason Wonacott, CEO, Wonacott Communications LLC, Moderator

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1:15 PM - 2:15 PM, Marina Vista Room

The Language & Aesthetics of VR:  The Challenge of Creating Movies, Games & Other Experiential Programming

Celine Tricart, founder Lucid Dreams Productions and co-director, "Marriage Equality" VR film for Nokia and 3ality Technica

Jenny Carden (Zenka), Independent Artist and Futurist

Stephanie Riggs, CEO and Founder, Azimyth Creation Studios

Shane Pase, Chief Technology Officer, The Lotte Project

St. John Colon, Adjunct Professor, University of Southern California

Moderator - Anna Marie Piersimoni, Instructor, Department of Cinema and Television Arts, California State University, Northridge

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2:30 PM - 3:30 PM, Marina Vista Room

End-of-Day Keynote Roundtable

Future of VR Plus AR

Dr. David Levitt, co-founder and CEO, Pantomime Corporation

Aaron Koblin, Co-founder and CTO, Vrse

Adam Geoghegan, Managing Director and Founder, Immersia Virtual Reality

Sivan Iram, General Manager, River Studios

Tim Gedemer, Owner, Supervising Sound Designer, Supervising Sound Editor, Source Sound

David Traub, Co-Founder, Epiphany Film Fund, Moderator

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Tuesday, October 20th

6:15 PM – 8:30 PM, Marina Vista Room

Virtual Reality Entertainment Festival

co-sponsored by TV Academy, Interactive Peer Group

Seth Shapiro, Governor, Interactive Media, The Television Academy

Grant Anderson, Head of Studio. JauntVR

Aaron Luber, Head of Partnerships, Google Cardboard

Ted Schilowitz, Futurist and VR explorer at 20th Century FOX

Amir Rubin, founder & CEO, Sixense

Nathan Burba, co-founder & CEO, Survios

Neville Spiteri, co-founder and CEO, WEVR

Peter Levin, President Lionsgate Interactive Ventures & Games

Andy Cochrane, ‎‎Interactive and New Media Director, Special Projects Lead, Mirada Studios

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Wednesday, October 21st

6:15 PM - 8:30, Salon II

An Evening of Women's Media

Hosted By: Lori H. Schwartz, Technology Catalyst

Alliance for Women in Media, SoCal's Salute to Excellence

LaFern Cusack, Host/Sr. Producer, ESPN LA/PromaxBDA

Lisa Foxx, iHeart Radio Personality

Mary Beth Garber, EVP/Marketing Strategy, Katz Radio Group

Tish Ciravolo, President and Founder, Daisy Rock Girl Guitars

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Session II

Chatting with Woman Visionaries, Leaders and Tech Mavens

Bettina Sherick, Be in Touch Advisors, Founder Hollywood in Pixles

Jacquie Barnbrook, Reel Vox, Virtual Reality Producer

Shannon Blake Gans, CEO & Co-Founder New Deal Studios , Storyteller

Julia Frey, Executive Producer at Baraboom! Studios, VFX Producer, Storyteller

Sandy Abrams,  Founder, Moisture Jamzz; Author, YourIdeaInc

Lori H. Schwartz, Technology Catalyst, Content Strategist

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Tuesday, October 20th

10:00 AM – 11:00 AM Salon I

The VR-AR ThinkTank: Top Executives From Leading Technology and Entertainment Companies Access the Current Expansion and Likely Evolution of the Industry

Katie Kulik, Global SVP Sales and Marketing, CBS Interactive

Myles McGovern, President, IM360

Cliff Plumer, President, Jaunt Studios

Daryl Sartain, Director of Virtual Reality, AMD

Anthony Batt, Co-Founder and Executive Vice President, WEVR

Moderator - Robert Nashak, COO, Survios

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10:45 AM - Noon Salon II

Hollywood and the Digital Consumer

John Rubey, CEO, Fathom Events

Sharon Mussalli, US Industry Manager, Entertainment, Global Marketing Solutions Team, Facebook

Hanny Patel, Sr. Director, Revenue & Product Marketing, DIRECTV, part of the AT&T family

Keyvan Peymani, Managing Director, Digital Strategy Division, ICM Partners

Don Daglow, CEO, 4thRing Inc., President, Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences Foundation

Don Levy, President, Smith Brook Farm, Moderator

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12:30 PM - 1:45 PM Salon II

Hollywood and Media Challenge: Platforms and Convergence

Scott Barton, Senior Vice President, Branded Digital Content and Products, Starz

Lisa Meier, Group Vice President, Time Warner Cable Media Sales

Jason Henderson, Attorney, Sr. Contracts Manager, Video Entertainment and Marketing, Dish Networks

Tyler Slocum, Director of Connected TV Platforms and Mobile, NFL

David Lyle, President, Pact US (former CEO, National Geographic Channel)

Michael Kohn, General Counsel & Executive Vice President, Dick Clark Productions

Terry S. Bienstock, CEO, Mobilactive Media, LLC., Moderator

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1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Ballroom Terrace

The Contours and Technology of VR-AR-Immersive: It Feels Like Magic - Doorway to New Environments

Jeff Nicholas, Co-Founder and President, The Uprising Creative (Videos for Beats By Dr. Dre, Bud Light Platinum,  Justin Timberlake, Rihanna and Shakira

David Rosenbaum, Director, Creative Director, JauntVR, Director, Humble, The Recruit, VR

Peter Oberdorfer, ‎President, Tactic

Andrew Brown, Director of Strategy, Holovis

Jay Harwood, VFX & CG Supervisor, Firstborn (VR for Patrón and Mountain Dew)

Moderator - Jim Stewartson, Founder and CEO, RIDES.tv

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2:15 PM - 3:30 PM

Track II: Marina Vista

The Future of Enhanced Advertising: Addressing Brands, Message, Technology, Media and Entertainment

Jason Jercinovic, President, Havas Worldwide Digital

Josh Kruter, SVP, Digital Product, Clear Channel Outdoor

Joakim “Jay” Baage, Executive Director, [a]listdaily / Ayzenberg

Otto Bell, Vice President, Group Creative Director & Founder, Courageous, Turner Broadcasting

Ari Avishay, Executive at CAA Marketing, Creative Artists Agency (CAA)

Jeff Hurlow, Head of BCF Brand Content Fund, Vimeo

Tom Flanagan, (former) EVP, Entertainment, Leo Burnett, Moderator

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3:50 PM - 5:00 PM -Salon II

Leveraging Content and Celebrity For Cross-Platform Success: Brands and Entertainers Collaborate

Justin Hochberg, CEO, Just Entertainment

Jesse Uram, Brand Partnerships and Digital Content, Creative Artists Agency (CAA)

Adam Smith, President, Entertainment, United Entertainment Group (UEG)

Bill Sanders, Senior Vice President, Athlete & Talent Marketing, Excel Sports Management

Rob Lee, President and Founder, Bayonne Entertainment

Hiram Garcia, Producing Partner, Seven Bucks Productions

Steven Masur, Senior Partner, Cowan DeBaets Abrahams & Sheppard LLP, Moderator

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3:50 PM - 5:00 PM Salon II

Leveraging Content and Celebrity For Cross-Platform Success: Brands and Entertainers Collaborate

Justin Hochberg, CEO, Just Entertainment

Jesse Uram, Brand Partnerships and Digital Content, Creative Artists Agency (CAA)

Adam Smith, President, Entertainment, United Entertainment Group (UEG)

Bill Sanders, Senior Vice President, Athlete & Talent Marketing, Excel Sports Management

Rob Lee, President and Founder, Bayonne Entertainment

Hiram Garcia, Producing Partner, Seven Bucks Productions

Steven Masur, Senior Partner, Cowan DeBaets Abrahams & Sheppard LLP, Moderator

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Thursday Oct. 22nd

9:30 AM - 10:45 AM Ballroom Terrace

Social Engagement - Tracking The Real-Time Social Graph - Content, Communication, Advertising

Mark Carlson, CEO, SimpleFeed, Inc.

Eron Zehavi, Chief Rewards Officer, Swagbucks.com

Ori Nakar, Chief Product Officer, Telescope

Malcolm Friedberg, Chief Marketing Officer/Head of Customer Acquisition, CleverTap

Rebecca Markarian, Senior Vice President of Social & Digital, Ayzenberg Group

Smita Saxena, founder and CEO, Stanza

Nancy King, Consultant, NewView Marketing, Moderator

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11:05 AM - 12:20 PM Ballroom Terrace

Video Innovation! Social Video, Personalized Video, Real-Time Video - Communication and Commerce

Collin Lee, Vice President, Marketing, Influxis

Philip Nelson, SVP/CRO NewTek

Nathan McGowan, Senior Director, Product, The Hollywood Reporter & Billboard

Gavin Goodvach, Head of Content, Vexigo

Ari Evans, founder and CEO, Maestro

David Rogier, CEO & co-founder, Masterclass

Andrew Sachs, CEO of Weev

Bill Newell, President, North South Studios LLC, Moderator

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12:50 PM - 2:00 PM Ballroom Terrace

The Power of YouTube: Unlocking the Power of Advertising and Programming

Cliff Baldridge, CEO and Founder, SBARTSTV Media Network

Adam Hammer, Lead Producer, Complex Media and Co-Founder, Hammer 360

Eugene Lee, co-founder and CEO, ChannelMeter

Mike Pusateri, Founder/CEO, Bent Pixels

Tracey McCormack, Founder & President, McCormack Media Services, Moderator

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2:45 PM - 3:45 PM, Salon III

Crowdfunding in Practice:  An Update on Crowdfunding Campaigns and Strategies

Chris Haberi, The Grant Funding Expert

Arturo Perez, Founder & Product Design, Kluge

Tatjana Luethi, Creative UX, Brand & Design Strategist

Ronjini Joshua, President, The Silver Telegram

Jason Fishman, SVP, Digital Strategy, Digital Niche Agency

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Thursday, October 22nd

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM, Marina Vista Room

Keynote - Future of VR Plus AR

Dr. David Levitt, co-founder and CEO, Pantomime Corporation

Aaron Koblin, Co-founder and CTO, Vrse

Adam Geoghegan, Managing Director and Founder, Immersia Virtual Reality

Sivan Iram, General Manager, River Studios

Tim Gedemer, Owner, Supervising Sound Designer, Supervising Sound Editor, Source Sound

David Traub, Co-Founder, Epiphany Film Fund, Moderator

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Tuesday, October 20th

6:15 PM – 8:30 PM, Salon I

The Interface: An Object of Beauty: The Doorway to Everything

Moderator: Philip Lelyveld, VR/AR Program Manager, USC Entertainment Technology Center

John Underkoffler, CEO & Chief Scientist, Oblong Industries

Richard Marks, Director, PlayStation Magic Labs, Sony Playstation

Philip Rosedale, CEO, High Fidelity (founder, Linden Lab)

Jack J. McCauley, Founder & President, McCauley Labs (Co-Founder and Chief Engineer,Oculus VR)

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Tuesday, October 20th

7:45 AM - 9:00 AM, Breakfast Session

Track I: Ballroom Terrace

Future of TV - Wall St. Analysts Meet Industry Executives

Michael Pachter, Managing Director, Equity Research  Wedbush Securities

Gene Munster, Managing Director and Senior Research Analyst, Piper Jaffray

Dounia Turrill, former, Senior Vice President, Client Insights, The Nielsen Company

Larry Namer, President/CEO, Metan Global Entertainment Group, Founder E! Entertainment

Justin Liu, Lead Engagement Manager, Media + Gaming - Akamai Technologies

Tom Burns, CTO, Media & Entertainment, EMC/Isilon

Marty Shindler, CEO, The Shindler Perspective, Inc., Moderator

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9:45 AM – 11:00 AM

Session II: Ballroom Terrace

AR – VR and the Human Brain: The Impact of Neuromarketing on the Real-Time Design of Immersive Entertainment and Advertising Productions

Garry Hare, PhD. Director of the Media Psychology Graduate Program, Fielding Graduate University (Moderator)

Christophe Morin, PhD, CEO of Sales Brain and Faculty, Fielding Graduate University

Jeffrey Ventrella, Artificial Life and Virtual Worlds Innovator, Wiglets

Paul Zak PhD., CEO of ZESTxLabs and Director, Center, Neuroeconomic Studies, Claremont Graduate University

Brian Selzer, Vice President, Business and Product, Development, DAQRI

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10:45 AM - Noon, Marina Vista

Investment & Funding of Indie Film and TV: from Theatrical Features to Cable Networks, Netflix and Amazon

René Bourdages, CEO, Elevado Media, Inc., Moderator

Micah Green, Co-Head of financing, CAA

Bryan Smiley, Manager Home Entertainment & New Business Development initiatives, New Regency

Chuck Bush Jr, CEO, Great Road Capital

Aaron Meyerson, Managing Director, Qualia Legacy Advisors, LLC

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11:30 AM – 12:30 PM - Salon I

The VR-AR Innovators & Disruptors  - A Redefinition of the Industry

Morris May, founder/CTO, Specular Theory

Micah Brown, Senior Product Manager, Premier Digital Properties, NBC (VR for SNL)

Thomas Jorian, Innovation & Strategy, Havas Media, N.A

Mike Rubenstein, VP, Broadcast Production, Integrated Operations, Hill Holliday

Jeffrey Greller, Agent, Virtual Reality & Digital Media, William Morris Endeavor Entertainment (WME)

Kurt Knutsson, CyberGuy, Author, Investor, Broadcaster, Moderator

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2:15 PM - 3:30 PM Salon II - Live Webcast

Internet TV - The Mainstreaming of the Entertainment Industry

Spencer Stephens, Chief Technology Officer, Sony Pictures

Andy Beach, Developer Account Manager, Xbox Live, Microsoft

Christophe Louvion, COO, M-GO

Fabian Birgfeld, founder and partner, W12 Studios

Tom Adams, President, Tom Adams Research

Steve Bradbury, Chief Operating Officer, Zazoom Media Group

Steve Wong, Director Telco & Media Sales Americas, Siemens, Moderator

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2:30 PM – 3:30 PM Ballroom Terrace

Advertising and Brands in AR-VR – from Experiential and Mobile to Retail

Miles Perkins, Vice President, Marketing Communications, JauntVR

Guy Primus, co-founder + CEO, The VR Company

Greg Roberts, CEO, dSky

Gary Koepke, Chief Creative Officer, North America, SapientNitro

Bertrand “Bruce” Wooden, Developer & Community Relations, AltspaceVR (Co-Chair SVVR)

Cynthia Lieberman, Principal, Lieberman Communications

Bruce Greenberg, Founder, iCinema Ventures, Moderator

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2:30 PM – 3:30 PM - Salon I

Killer Apps for VR Gaming and Beyond--Where Entertainment, Technology and Immersion Meet

Bryan Rowles, Partner/Executive Creative Director, 72andSunny (VR for The Avengers: Age of Ultron & Ad Agency for Call of Duty)

Richard Marks, Director, PlayStation Magic Labs, Sony Playstation

Amir Rubin, founder & CEO, Sixense

Kevin Bachus, SVP, Entertainment and Game Strategy, Dave & Buster's, Xbox co-creator

Pete Moss, VR Dude and Lead Engineer, Creative Content Studio, Unity Technologies
Moderator - Jason Jerald, Ph.D., Co-Founder and Principal Consultant, NextGen Interactions

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3:50 PM - 5:00 PM Marina Vista

Original Internet TV - The Cross Platform Explosion

Scott Ehrlich, Chief Executive Officer, QYOUTV

Evan Bregman, Head of Original Content, Portal A

Andrew Graham, Senior Talent Manager, Big Frame

Rafi Mamalian, Chief Revenue Officer, theAmplify

Damon Berger, VP, Business Development, Fullscreen

David Tochterman, Co-Founder and CEO, Canvas Media Studios, Moderator

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4:00 PM – 5:00 PM - The VR - AR - Immersive

Session II: Ballroom Terrace

The Power of VR-AR: A New Language of Artistry - A Unique Moment of Commercial Possibility and Marketplace

Jarrell Pair, Sr. Manager, Digital Ideation, Digital Entertainment Product Group, DLab, DIRECTV

Rich Flier, Managing Director of Business Development for Digital Domain Holdings Limited

Michael T. Jones, President and CEO, Wearality

Cameron Curtis, Director of Digital Marketing, Universal Pictures

Christine Cattano, Executive Producer, VR Studio, Framestore

Tom Saachi, co-founder, UNIT9

Moderator - Shawn Gold, Advisor, Wattpad.com

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Thursday Oct. 22nd

9:30 AM - 11:30 AM, Salon III

Strategies in Start-up Business Development:  Developing Concepts, Lean Start-up Techniques and Positioning Your Company to Succeed!

Brian Mac Mahon, CEO, Expert DOJO Success Academy

Mike Weeks, Producer, Reality Star and NLP Expert

Ryan Foland, Blackstone Launchpad Accelerator

David Ochi, Blackstone Launchpad Accelerator

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11:05 AM - 12:20 PM Ballroom Terrace

Special Crowdfunding - Full Day of Sessions

Noon - 1:00 PM, Salon III

The Crowdfunding Update: A Roundtable of Experts

Jennifer Post, Partner, Raines Feldman LLP

Justin Giddings, The Crowdfunding Coach

Stephen Dypiangco, Vice President, Ovation Digital Arts

Brian Meece, Founder and CEO, RocketHub

Sam Blan, Founder and CEO, The Blak Box Group

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1:15 PM - 2:30 PM, Salon III

Crowdfunding Breakthrough: Access to Capital Meritocracy through Reg A+ -- How is Raising Money from Consumers, Including Non-Accredited Investors Changing the Funding Marketplace

John Strisower, CEO, GoChip (Has Received Reg A + SEC Approvals)

Melinda Moore, CMO, CrowdFunder

Connie Koch Harrell, Regional President. Southern California, Keiretsu Forum Southern California

Andrew Wong, founder, Coinvent

Mariana Danilovic, CEO, Hollywood Portfolio, Moderator

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Wednesday, October 21st

6:15 PM - 8:00 PM, Marina Vista Room

Virtual & Augmented Reality Keynote Event

An AR-VR-Hollywood Mindmeld –

Creative Artists Meet Technology Visionaries

Lucas Foster, co-founder, Headcase VR

Daniel Gregoire, co-founder, MATTERvr

Jack Pan, President of Motion Picture Marketing, STX Entertainment

Dipak Patel, Co-founder and Investor, Zeality

Jon Molod, Vice President, Product Ideation, DIRECTV, Now part of the AT&T Family

Lucas Wilson, VR Producer, Moderator

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Wednesday, Oct. 21st

6:15 PM - 8:00 PM,

The Digital Hollywood Outreach Program

The Compton High School - Digital Hollywood Mentoring Dinner on the Music - Video - Film

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Wednesday, October 21st

9:00 AM - 10:15 AM - Marina Vista -

Innovation from the North: A Look at VR, AR, and Immersive Entertainment in Canada

Ana Serrano, Chief Digital Officer, Canadian Film Centre

Eric W. Shamlin, Managing Director / Executive Producer, Secret Location

Sean Ramsay, Founder, Bubl Technology

Roy Taylor, Corporate Vice President and Head of Alliances, AMD

J. Lee, co-founder, 1188 Films
Moderator: Nick DeMartino, Chair, IDEABOOST Accelerator

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9:00 AM - 10:15 AM Salon II

Innovation in Video Advertising: Enhancing Brand Experience - Maximizing Revenue in Syndication, Ad Insertion and Live Streaming

Rachel Spiegelman, President, Pitch

Ian Greenblatt, Vice President, Strategy & Business Development, ARRIS

Offer Yehudai, President, Inneractive

Ross McCray, CEO and co-founder, VideoAmp

Jeroen Wijering, co-founder and Creator, JW Player

Neil Patel, SVP | Business Strategy and Innovation, The Martin Agency

Robert Cain, Partner, Pacific Bridge Pictures, Moderator

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10:00 AM – 11:00 AM - Salon I

Financing the Imagination: Funding and Business Development in AR, VR and Immersion – From VCs to Kickstarter and Corporate Investments

Sim Blaustein, Partner, Bertelsmann Digital Media Investments

Richard Yen, Managing Director, Private Equity, Saban Capital Group

Sunny Dhillon, Principal, Signia Venture Partners

Alex Rosenfeld, Founder & CEO, Vrideo

Ankur Prakash, Vice President, Liberty Global Ventures

Scott Levine, Managing Director, Time Warner Investments

Mariana Danilovic, Founder and Managing Director, Hollywood Portfolio, Moderator

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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM  - Ballroom Terrace

Navigating and Transporting in a VR-AR-Immersive Universe: Pathways of the Imagination

Moderator, Eduardo Yeh, Co-Founder, CEO, Selvz

Kuangwei Hwang, Founder & CTO, Vrideo

Vincent John Vincent, CEO, Co-founder, GestureTek Systems

David Birnbaum, Design Director, Immersion Corporation

Jill DaSilva, Head of UX Strategy and Co-Founder, Digital Karma

Andrew Beall, co-founder, WorldViz

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11:30 AM – 12:30 PM Marina Vista Room

VR-AR Production on the Edge - The Amazing Journey of Imagination, Gear and Innovation

Moderator - Marty Perlmutter, Early VR/3D Technology Leader

Andrew Shulkind, co-founder & Director of Photography, HeadcaseVR

Lucas Wilson, VR Producer

David Stern, founder and President, Create Advertising Group (VR for The Walk)

Kevin Althans, Director, DP, and VFX Supervisor, Reel FX

Alex Barder, Co-Managing Partner, Beast Media Group

Stephen Fromkin, Head of Production, 360Heros

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11:30 AM – 12:30 PM - Ballroom Terrace

The Total Immersive Entertainment Experience –  Theme Parks to Live Theater Environments to Domes

Ed Lantz, President and CEO, Vortex Immersion Media

Jenni Ogden, Producer EyeQ Productions

Eric Hanson, VFX Producer/Director, X Rez Studios

Dina Benadon, CEO, Super78 Studios,

Stacy Burstin, President, Eevolver Inc, VFX, Fulldome

Moderator - Kate McCallum, Producer, PGA: Producers Guild of America, National Board Member & New Media Council Delegate

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11:30 AM – 12:30 PM - Salon I

Multi-Level Entertainment Experiences - Transmedia - Video - Games - Books - 3D Web - Audio Environments

Moderator: Behnam Karbassi, Founder - President - CEO, No Mimes Media

Jay Bushman, Emmy winner, Writer of Terminator Genisys: The YouTube Chronicles and The Lizzie Bennet Diaries.

Hal Hefner, Creative Strategist, Ridley Scott’s  3AM, “The Martian,” Consultant to Endgame universe

Joe LeFavi, Creative Director, Psyop (from Happiness Factory of Coca Cola to the PR machine of Clash of Clans)

James Waugh, Director of Story Development, Blizzard Entertainment

Tre Azam, founder and CEO, MyndPlay

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1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Marina Vista Room

VR Game Creation – The Deep Dive – Immersing in a Virtual Experience – Thinking and Breathing in a Cyber Universe

James Iliff, CCO & Co-Founder, Survios

James Chung, CEO & Co-Founder, Reload Studios

Michael Murdock, Creative Director & Co-Founder, Otherworld Interactive

Adam Orth, Creative Director & Co-Founder, Three One Zero

Anthony Borquez, Founder and CEO, Grab, Moderator

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1:00 PM – 2:00 PM - Ballroom Terrace

The Immersive World of Kids – A Wonderland of VR-AR-Immersive - Games, Toys, Rides and Apps

Mason Williams, Senior Manager, Mattel Digital Play Production, Mattel, Inc.

Sherry Gunther Shugerman, CEO, Popstar Club, Inc. / The Beatrix Girls (Emmy Winnier, The Simpsons)

Tony Christopher, CEO/President and Founder, Landmark Entertainment Group

Lynn Rogoff, founder, AMERIKIDS USA

Elsie Mullers, Director of International Business Development and Partnerships, WIR Group

Moderator, Adam Berns, COO and Co-Founder, Brainrush, Inc.

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1:00 PM - 2:00 PM - Salon I

Mobile Social AR and VR – Social Media Meets Augmented and Virtual Reality – The Facebook – Google - Global Interface

Brett Durrett, Chief Executive Officer, IMVU

Mark Schoennagel, 3D Evangelist, Unity

Michael Zyda, Director, USC GamePipe Laboratory

Matt Johnson, EVP of Innovation, Bottle Rocket & GM of Thruster

Tom Impallomeni, CEO, Virtually Live

David Bloom, Digital content production and partnerships, Deadline.com, Moderator

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2:30 PM - 3:30 PM Marina Vista Room

Virtual and Augmented Reality: A Five Year Projection:  What Will Emerge?  An Investment in Time and Space

Randal Kleiser, Noted Hollywood Director and VR consultant to the U.S. Army

Ed Lantz, CEO, Vortex Immersive Media

Don Brittain, President and CEO, Instant Effects and principal architect for Autodesk’s 3DSMax

Brian Seth Hurst, Chief StoryTeller and Co-Founder StoryTech, Managing Partner, StoryTech™

Matt Liszt, VP of Marketing at MasterImage 3D, Inc., member, Board of Directors, International 3D & Advanced Imaging Society

Amir Rubin, CEO Sixense, Inc

Bruce Greenberg, Founder, iCinema Ventures, Moderator

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2:30 PM - 3:30 PM - Ballroom Terrace

Immersive Cinema in Out of Home:  From Theme Parks to Movie Theaters and Amusement Parks

Matthew Gratzner, Co-Founder / Creative Director, New Deal Studios

Dan Jamele, Vice President/CTO, MediaMation

Chris Ratner. Founder, reelXperience Entertainment, LLC

Sang Cho, Chief Content Officer, CJ 4DPLEX America

Kevin Williams, Consultant and writer, KWP, Moderator (former Imagineer)

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Session II: Marina Vista

Creating the VR Music Video Experience: The Creators Discuss the New Art Form: Artists - Director - Producer

Brandon Zamel, ‎Founder, CEO, Springbok Entertainment, Moderator

Matthew Gratzner, Co-Founder / Creative Director, New Deal Studios

Matthew DeMartini, Musician, Songwriter, and VR Pioneer “Galvanized Souls”

Chris Traylor, Musician, Songwriter, and VR Pioneer “Galvanized Souls”

Andrew McGovern, Vice President of Media & Entertainment, IM360

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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM - Ballroom Terrace

Innovating in VR-AR-Immersive Production - Putting the Vision into Action - Oculus Rift, Samsung GearVR, Google Cardboard & and others

Jason Yim, President and Executive Creative Director, Trigger

Rick Rey, CEO & Co-founder, Surreal

Mike Rozycki, Creative Technologist, Team One (VR for Lexus)

Jason Merkoski, Co-Founder, BeForeverMe, Early inventor of the Kindle

Mike Drachkovitch, CEO and founder, Ovrture (Lockup on MSNBC)

Mark Ladd, CEO and Founder, LyteShot

Moderator - Andy Goldstein, Executive Producer, Otherworld Interactive

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