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Silicon Beach Fest REGISTRATION - Nov 28 - Dec 2, 2017

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Tuesday, November 28, 2017 at 5:30 PM - Friday, December 1, 2017 at 10:00 PM (PST)

Silicon Beach Fest REGISTRATION - Nov 28 - Dec 2, 2017

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Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
FULL PASS (Nov 28-Dec 1). Includes panels, and nightly parties (Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri), but NOT VIP parties / events Dec 1, 2017 $195.00 $6.87
FULL VIP (Nov 28 - Dec 1). Includes panels, nightly parties, VIP parties, VIP registration Dec 1, 2017 $500.00 $14.49
FRI CLOSING PARTY ONLY: Closing Party @ CTRL Collective Dec 1, 2017 $40.00 $2.99
Sponsor Table @ CTRL Collective Playa Vista (Dec 1) Dec 1, 2017 $500.00 $14.49

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WELCOME to Silicon Beach Fest- Best of 2017
Nov 28 - Dec 2, 2017

Silicon Beach Fest is LA’s original festival celebrating LA tech, entertainment & startups with panels, keynotes, workshops, mixers, and more.  Our 6th year is a Best of the Year / Trends of the Year / Predictions for 2018 theme. Highlights include: keynotes with top tech leaders, panels, hands-on workshops, and more. Plus multiple networking parties and mixers. 

Attendees include startup CEOs, accelerators, VCs, investors, Hollywood execs, agencies, content creators, social media gurus, developers, designers, virtual reality experts, and more from LA, Silicon Valley, OC, San Diego, New York, and international. Join us at the marina this summer to celebrate LA's digital innovators in tech, startups, entertainment, marketing, and more!


This year's fest is packed with panels and networking opps including...
- Panels: Featuring LA's top startups, CEOs, VCs, investors, and Hollywood execs.
Sponsor Tables: Promote your product at sponsor tables in the Startup Village area (December 1). 
- Parties: Networking parties every night to help you meet key players and friends including the Opening Party and Closing Party at CTRL Collective on Decmeber 1. Plus VIP-only parties and other networking events including...
- Startup Showcase:  Meet 20 up-and-coming Silicon Beach startups who'll pitch for their chance to win the grand prize and SBF 2017 - Startup Showcase title and prize package.
- Beach Games on Sat Dec 2.  We're the only tech fest that includes beach games to network with friends you've made during the fest!
- Sunday Funday Pool Party: Chill and lounge poolside on Sunday Dec 3 with your new friends from the fest!


AGENDA (subject to change)

TUESDAY NOV 28: PASADENA DAY at CTRL Collective Pasadena, 45 S Arroyo Parkway
  7-8p: Check-in and networking
  8-9p: Panel: Intro to Pasadena Tech scene. *Need someone to organize this panel!*
  9-10p: Networking Reception

WEDNESDAY NOV 29: DOWNTOWN DAY at CTRL Collective Downtown LA, 833 S Spring St.
  7-8p: Check-in and networking
  8-9p: Rise of the Downtown LA Ecosystem panel (Main Room)
            Diverse founders and leaders discuss the burgeoning DTLA ecosystem and community.
             - Moderator: Miki Reynolds, Grid 110, Executive Director
             Greg Toroosian, Hyperloop One, Lead Engineering Recruiter 
             - Elizabeth Reynolds, COO of HyreCar
             - Jeremy Wall, CEO/Founder of Lumenus IOT bike lights

  8-9p: Our Future AI Overlords: Friend or Foe? (Classroom)
            Are nightmare scenarios cause for concern, or can smart learning machines elevate humanity?
             - Moderator: Todd Terrazas, AI.LA Community, Leader
             - Steven Schkolne - Founder/CEO 3d Sunshine
             - August Bradley Cenname - Executive Producer - MIND & MACHINE
             - Chairman - Technarte LA 2017
             - Ross Mead - Founder/CEO Semio Robotics
             - Ramsay Brown - Founder & COO - Dopamine Labs
             - Sabri Sansoy - CEO & Roboticist @ Orchanic
             - Kelsey Scharnhorst - Artificial Neural Network Researcher at UCLA

 9-10p: Networking Reception

with events in Playa Vista, Santa Monica
  11a-12p:  Women Luncheon: Check-in and networking
  12p-1pm: Womens Panel
  1 - 2pm:   After-networking
More events to be added on Thursday! If you want to sponsor a SBF event in the West side / Culver City, email with SBF as subject

FRIDAY DECEMBER 1: MAIN DAY at CTRL Collective Playa Vista, 12575 Beatrice St., LA
More than 15 panels and workshops, and closing party at CTRL Collective Playa Vista

  9a                  Registration opens
  10a - 10:45a: How to Raise Capital? (Main Stage)
                        What are Vcs and angel investors looking for? The do and don'ts of raising capital.
                        - Rick Smith, Crosscut Ventures
                        - Austin Clements, Tenoneten Ventures
                        - Chang Xu, Upfront Ventures 
                        - Britt Danneman, Alpha Edison Ventures
                        - Maxine Koven from LDR Ventures
                        - Brian MacMahon from expert dojo

  10a - 10:45a: UX and Diversity (Boardroom)
                         Learn how unconscious bias in UX/UI design can greatly affect diversity and inclusion
                         - Moderator: Heather Wetzler, Cue Career, Co-Founder and COO
                         - Roe Astuto, NBC Entertainment, Senior Director of Brand and Digital Marketing
                         - Zorina Ohanian, Sony Pictures Entertainment , EVP Worldwide Sales Distribution
                         - Cassie Betts, District2, Founder and CEO
                         - Delali Kpodzo,  WeAreOnyx, Co-Founder and CPO
                         - Bernadette Irizarry, Velvet Hammer/VLVT, Founder and CEO

   11a - 11:45a  Video Content, Monetization, and Distribution (Main Stage)
                         - Moderator: Zack Coffman, One World Studios, Head of Content
                         - Jon Skogmo, Jukin Media, CEO
                         - Javon Frazier, Studio71, EVP Partnerships
                         - Jason Dimberg, Machinima, VP, Programming & Talent

    11a - 11:45a  You will be Hacked: Cybersecurity Trends & Predictions (Boardroom)
                         Cybersecurity can no longer be ignored, whether you are a small start-up,
                         Fortune 500, or just an individual with email or a credit card. Hear from experts
                         discussing how 
2017 was so groundbreaking, predictions for next year, and how
                         you can design the right program with your business interests in mind.
                         - Moderator: Ilanna Bavli, Principal, Eleven/11; Consultant at Lionsgate
                         - Barbara Allen-Watkins, City National Bank, SVP & Team Manager
                         - David Grazer, Tevora, Information Security Consultant
                         - Wendy Wu, Stroz Friedberg, Vice President

   12-12:45pm   Rise of Experiential Social Marketing (Main Stage)
                         The rise of social engagement is breathing new life into face-to-face marketing settings.
                         Brands are realizing F2F can be great social-content creation opportunities.
                         - Moderator: Marc Fernandez, Denizen Company, Chief Growth Officer
                         - Gustavo A. Leone, Netflix, Product Creative, Originals 
                         - Martin Gaiss, Fox / Fox Sports, Senior VP, Global Creative Content
                         - Joy Ofodu, Instagram, Social Strategist
                         - Darrius Sankey, Innovation Acceleration Capital, VC Partner
                         - Iris Ichishita, Mattel, Director of YouTube Content
                         - Chad Campbell, WeWork, Head of Marketing, US & Canada

   1 - 1:45pm  How to Find Local Professionals to Maximize Your Company's Value (Main Stage)
                         - Moderator: Jody Simon, Fox Rothschild, Partner, Entertainment and IP attorney
                         - Scott Alderton, Stubbs, Alderton & Markiles; Managing Partner, Corporate Attorney
                         - Zoe Bekas, Attorney at Thomas Employment Law; Employment Attorney
                         - Eli Eisenberg, Straight Line Management, Founder
                         - Farida Fotouhi, President of Reality2 Reality-Based Marketing 

   1 - 1:45p     Chip off the Old Block(chain) (Boardroom)
                         - Blockchain has quickly emerged as a game-changing technology with the potential
                           to impact many other applications and industries as a whole. We'll discuss the
                           distributed nature of blockchain and how the technology isn't a chip off the old block.

    2 - 2:30pm   Keynote: Brock Pierce, Blockchain Capital (Main Stage)

    3 - 3:45pm  Rise of the Accelerators panel (Main Stage)
                        Representatives from LA's top accelerators discuss their role educating entrepreneurs,
                        and how they can help today's founders.
                     - Moderator: Justin Wolske, Grid110 tech/fashion acceleratro; Caseworx
                         - Anna Barber, Techstars LA, Managing Director. Techstars' third LA accelerator
Amanda Schultzbank, Amplify LA
                         - Noramay Cadena, Make in LA. Hardware/IOT accelerator
                         - Heidi Hubbeling, Stubbs Alderton Pre-celerator

    3 - 3:45pm  From Startups To Fortune 500: How Programmatic Advertising Changes The Game
                          - Moderator: Robert Brill,, Founder / CEO 
                          - Steven Kaufmanm OMD USA, Managing Director, Programmatic  
                          - Rick Robinson, Billups Worldwide, COO

    4 - 4:45pm  VCs Panel (Main Stage)
                       Leading VCs discuss what they are looking for in Silicon Beach
                       - Moderator: Mark Landay, Dynamic Synergy
                       - Peter Liu, Pritzker Group, Vice President
                       - Mark Yung, OCV, Co-Founder, Managing Principal, $200million fund
                       - Karan Wadhera, Casa Verde Capital, Managing Partner. Snoop Dogg’s cannabis fund
                       - Mike Velcich, K1, Vice President. Exclusively invests in B2B software

    4 - 4:45pm  Ecommerce, Subscription and Branding panel 

    5 - 6pm      Startup Showcase (Main Stage)
                      4-5 startups will pitch for 5 minutes each for the Statup Showcase 2017 title!
                        - Vampr music app; more to be announced

                        - Bob Vanech, Treble, CFO; investor
                        - Noramay Cadena, Make in LA. Hardware/IOT accelerator
                        - Anna Barber, Techstars LA, Managing Director. Techstars' third LA accelerator

    6-8 pm       Cocktails
8-10pm      Closing Party (Main Stage)






- Includes badge allowing admission to most panels and parties. Some sessions may require separate registration or a VIP pass. Does NOT include: Parking, food, or drink. Parties are cash bar unless otherwise indicated. Some events may have complimentary snacks or beverages.
- Passes will not be mailed; pick them up at registration 

FOOD: Lunches and dinners are not included with Silicon Beach Fest.  Light breakfast and coffee will be available.  Watch for food trucks. Complimentary snacks are available from in-kind sponsors and more (please tweet thanks!).  Cash bar at most events unless otherwise indicated.  Some venues are 21+ only and require a photo ID. If you'd like to provide in-kind food, email with INKIND as subject

WIFI: CTRL Collective has free wifi at all locations.  Look for the wifi password on on the back of your nametag.

CHARGING STATIONS: Bring your own USB charging cord, or use the charging stations.

SBF DISCOUNTS: Dozens of Silicon Beach apps and other companies are offering discounts, which will be listed soon. If you'd like to offer a discount for your app, etc. email with DISCOUNT as the subject.

Silicon Beach Fest registration is not refundable. All sales are final.


Sponsor Silicon Beach Fest overall, or a track or a party to increase your company visibility and branding among LA's startup entertainment community. Sponsorship starts at $2.5K, $5K, $10K, $20K and up. Email with SPONSOR as subject so we can send you the SBF sponsor deck.

IN-KIND SPONSORS: If you can provide free product (food, drink, other services), we will add your logo to our in-kind sponsor page.  Email with INKIND as subject.

COMMUNITY PARTNER: We are happy to extend an SBF discount to established tech groups with sizable audiences and followings. Email with SBF COMMUNITY as subject

MEDIA PARTNER: We are happy to extend comp ticket giveaways to established media partners. Email with SBF MEDIA as subject

TABLES: Tables are available at the Startup Village at CTRL Collective on December 1. Register above and send a follow up email to with TABLE as the subject, and we will foward you to our logistics team for load in details.

PRESS: Press registration will be available by early November. Our previous SBFests have been covered or mentioned by local and national press including Forbes, New York Times, LA Times, LA Business Journal, Pando Daily, Huffington Post, and more.

VOLUNTEERS: Volunteers can register at the spearate volunteer registration which will be released via the Digital LA newsletter. Sign up

SOCIAL MEDIA: #SBF17 @DigitalLA @SBFestLA.  Instagram: SiliconBeachFest

- Kluge Interactive for design and branding Silicon Beach Fest. @HeyKluge.
- Media Temple for hosting the Silicon Beach Fest site and Digital LA site. @MediaTemple.
- Venue hosts: CTRL Collective 

ABOUT SBF: Silicon Beach Fest is created by Digital LA.  The Silicon Beach Fest board consists of leaders from LA's tech scene, who help organize tracks and panels.  Silicon Beach Fest takes places as a multiday event in the summer, and a one-day event in Hollywood or another part of LA in the fall.  Last summer's Silicon Beach Fest attracted more than 2,000 attendees who attended main and related events that week. Silicon Beach Fest has been covered in Forbes, New York Times, LA Times, LA Business Journal, Pando Daily, and more.

Have questions about Silicon Beach Fest REGISTRATION - Nov 28 - Dec 2, 2017? Contact Digital LA

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CTRL Collective (Playa Vista, DTLA, Pasadena)
12575 Beatrice St.
Los Angeles, CA 90292

Tuesday, November 28, 2017 at 5:30 PM - Friday, December 1, 2017 at 10:00 PM (PST)

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Digital LA is the largest digital networking group based in LA, reaching more than 80,000 professionals weekly via its newsletter and social media.  Digital LA organizes weekly panels and mixers for digital professionals, including startup CEOs, VCs and investors, entertainment including Hollywood movie and TV studios, music labels, agencies, video games, VFX, social media, digital advertising, developers, designers, marketing and and more. Digital LA is the founder of Silicon Beach Fest, the original and largest multi-day startup / entertainment conference. Follow @DigitalLA.  Digital LA has been recognized by Forbes and the LA Times as keeping LA's tech community together via its fun and friendly events. 

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