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LA Games Conference 2018

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W Hollywood Hotel

6250 Hollywood Blvd

Los Angeles, CA 90028

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Los Angeles Games Conference

May 8, 2018 | W Hotel Hollywood


On May 8, 2018 join the most influential decision-makers in the digital media industry at Digital Media Wire's Annual LA Games Conference to network, do deals, and share ideas about the future of games and connected entertainment!

As LA's local games event, LA Games Conference brings together LA's dynamic community of developers and game leaders for meaningful networking and meetings at the center of Silicon Beach and Hollywood. The event is held at the iconic W Hollywood and features fireside chats, roundtables, panels and presentations on digital game investment, creation, distribution, marketing and monetization and plenty of networking opportunities with many of the elite in the industry.

2018 LA Games Conference Agenda:

  • View from the Top: The State of the Game Industry
  • The X[R] Factor: Creating immersive Experiences for Games & Entertainment
  • Virtual Currency & Crypto Collide: How Will ICO's and Blockchain Disrupt Gaming & Entertainment?
  • The Opportunity of eSports for Brands, Agencies & Marketers
  • Owning an Esports Team
  • Game & Entertainment Industry Industry Deal-Makers Roundtable
  • Innovation in Mobile: What Developements Will Fuel Future Growth?
  • Hollywood & Games
  • Keynote Conversation with Bernard Kim of Zynga
  • China and Beyond: The Opportunity in China and APAC's Emerging Markets
  • Fighting Toxicity in Gaming
  • The Future of eSports

2018 Speakers Include:

2018 LA Games Conference Speakers:

  • Shiraz Akmal, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, SPACES Inc.
  • Josh Austin, VP Worldwide Licensing & Interactive, Paramount Pictures
  • Sinjin Bain, SVP, Global Head of VR/AR, Method EXP
  • David Bloom, Columnist, Tubefilter
  • Lydia Bottegoni, Senior Vice President, Story and Franchise Development, Blizzard Entertainment
  • Bjorn Book-Larsson, VP, Product, HTC Viveport, Board Member, VRChat
  • Josh Brooks, SVP, Brand Strategy & Marketing, Jam City
  • Michael Cai, President, Interpret
  • Dustin Califf, Managing Partner, Tool of North America
  • Malcolm CasSelle, CIO, OPSkins, President, WAX
  • Anthony Castoro, GM, Daybreak Games
  • Rishi Chadha, Head of Gaming, Twitter
  • Stephanie Chan, Reporter, Venture Beat
  • Fiona Cherbak, Lead Recruiter, Worldwide Studios, Sony PlayStation
  • Ben Cohen, Partner, Umbrella Games
  • Chelsea Faso, Head of Licensing/343 Industries (Halo), Microsoft
  • Carlos Figueiredo, Director, Community Trust & Safety, Two Hat Security
  • Michael Frasier, Vice President, Business Development, International, InComm
  • Javon Frazier, EVP, Strategy & Business Development, Studio71
  • Isabel Gan, Managing Director of US, Puji Capital
  • Eric Goldberg, Managing Director, Crossover Strategies
  • J Goldberg, Head of Community, Daybreak Game Company
  • Jon Goldman, Managing Partner, Skybound, Venture Partner, Greycroft
  • Eric Gradman, CTO & Mad Inventor, Two Bit Circus
  • Deepak Gupta, Chief Revenue Officer, Machine Zone
  • Minard Hamilton, Managing Partner, Driver Ventures
  • Dewey Hammond, Vice President, Games Research, Magid Advisors
  • Ann Hand, CEO and Chairman, Super League Gaming
  • Chris Heatherly, EVP Games and Digital Platforms, NBCUniversal
  • Chris Hewish, Executive Vice President, Interactive, Skydance Interactive
  • Arnold Hur, Chief Growth Officer, KSV eSports
  • Bernard Kim, President of Publishing, Zynga
  • Chang Kim, CEO and Founder, Tapas Media
  • Paul Kim, Managing Partner, ICO’s
  • John Linden, President, Seismic Games
  • Allen Lu, Business Development, JLIN and CEO, Team VGJ
  • Dave Madden, SVP, Global Brand Partnerships, EA
  • Yvette Martinez-Rea, CEO, ESL North America
  • Morris May, CEO, Specular Theory, Inc.
  • Michael Metzger, Partner, Drake Star Partners
  • Jay Moore, Alchemist of Fun, Convergence 4D
  • Dan Murray, President, Skybound Interactive
  • Jonathan Pan, Esports Instructor, University of California, Irvine
  • Andrew Paradise, CEO, Skillz
  • Allan Phang, Allstars Engagement & Internal Branding, AirAsia People and Culture
  • Rick Phillips, President of Games Publishing & Licensing, FoxNext Games
  • Justin Pierce, Intellectual Property Division Chair, Venable LLP
  • Jane Pinckard, Vice-Chair of the IMGD Department in Cinema, University of Southern California
  • Joanna Popper, Global Head of Virtual Reality for Location Based Entertainment, HP
  • Nanea Reeves, CEO and Co-Founder, TRIPP
  • Carter Rogers, Senior Analyst, SuperData Research
  • Michael Salmon, Game Consultant, Something Fishy Consulting
  • Ted Schilowitz, Futurist, Paramount Pictures
  • Ari Segal, President & COO, Immortals & LA Valiant
  • Tony Sheng, Product Lead, Decentraland
  • Ned Sherman, Counsel/Director, Manatt Digital
  • Eunice Shin, Managing Partner, Manatt Digital
  • Julia Sourikoff, Executive Producer, AR/VR/360, Tool of North America
  • Louisa Spring, CEO, VARI Parks
  • Andrew Stalbow, CEO & Co-Founder, Seriously
  • Mark van Ryswyk, SVP, Glu Mobile
  • Bruce Vaughn, CEO, Dreamscape Immersive
  • Margaret Wallace, CEO, KijiCo
  • Dan Winters, Head of Business Development, Amazon Game Services
  • Careen Yapp, Senior Vice President of Global Business, Mixed Dimensions
  • Michael Zhang, CEO, Firefly Games

2018 Sponsors Include:

Are you interested in becoming a sponsor?

We offer a number of innovative event sponsorship packages, each one carefully designed to ensure maximum brand exposure and maximum lead generation. Exclusive options can be purchased to customized your package to fit your needs. Please e-mail Tinzar at tinzar@digitalmediawire.com.


What's the refund policy?

Refunds are subject to a $100 processing fee, which will be subtracted from your refund total. We must receive your written request for a refund by April 8, 2018. Cancellation requests received after April 8, 2018 are non-refundable.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

No. However you may be asked to show a government issued ID or drivers license to verify identity.

Is my registration fee or ticket transferrable?

You may transfer your registration to another person. Please provide written authorization to info@digitalmediawire.com. Confirmed and paid attendees who do not attend or who cancel after the deadline are liable for the entire fee.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

For questions, please call or email us at 310-855-0033 or info@digitalmediawire.com

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