WHAT IS LA GAMES?

Each year, the most influential decision-makers in the gaming industry gather at Digital Media Wire’s Annual LA Games Conference to network, do deals, and share ideas about the future of games and connected entertainment. The 15th LA Games Conference will be held on May 7th at the iconic W Hollywood Hotel.

LA GAMES CONFERENCE

LA Games Conference is a high-end favorite among game, media and investment leaders for the high energy, focused environment for networking, meetings and deal-making. This year a new track has been added: XR @ LA Games Conference: Take a deep dive into the immersive tech and experiences. Topics include XR Enterprise, eSports, Global Markets and Hollywood & Games.

CONFERENCE FORMAT

LA Games Conference features two tracks with fireside chats, roundtables, panels and presentations on digital game investment, creation, distribution, marketing and monetization. The event brings together many of the elite in the industry for top sessions and power networking

2019 Speakers

Aaron Berndtson

Head of Business Development,
FTX Games

Aaron Pulkka

Head of Attractions,
Two Bit Circus

Andrew Paradise

CEO and Co-Founder,
Skillz

Ariella Lehrer

President,
HitPoint Studios

Ashley Crowder

CEO & Co-Founder,
VNTANA

Bjorn Book-Larsson

VP, Product, HTC Viveport, Board Member,
VRChat

Casey Dickinson

CEO,
FTX Games

Catherine Silvestre

Executive Producer,N3TWORK

Chris Early

VP of Partnerships and Revenue,
Ubisoft

Chris Heatherly

EVP Games and Digital Platforms,
NBCUniversal

Chris Thomes

Vice President Marketing Strategy,
ABC Studios

Chrissie Scelsi

U.S. General Counsel,
Wargaming

Craig Donato

Chief Business Officer,
Roblox

Dane Smith

VP,
The Third Floor

Darion Lowenstein

Chief Marketing Officer,
Gamblit Gaming

David Bloom

Consultant and Columnist,
Tubefilter

Delilah Panio

Vice President, Capital Formation, TMX Group
Founder, Stiletto Dash Inc.
Executive Director & Co-Founder, We Are Enough

Derek Douglas

Head, Games Department,
CAA

Eric Futoran

Co-Founder and CEO,
Embrace

Eric Goldberg

Managing Director,
Crossover Technologies

Gabrielle Kessler

VP of Experiential,
Future Plc

Guy Constantini

VP of Global Interactive Marketing,
Skydance Media

Ian Howe

CEO,
Skybound Games

Javier Ferreira

Co-CEO,
Scopely

Javon Frazier

EVP, Strategy & Business Development,
Studio71

Jeff Liboon

Co-Founder and President,
ESP Gaming

Jennifer Dill

Senior Director of Global Business Operations, esports,
Turner Sports

Jeonghee Jin

CEO,
Pearl Abyss America

Jesse Divnich

Vice President of Research & Strategy,
Interpret

Jim Gatto

Social Media and Games Team Co-Leader, Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP

Joanna Popper

Global Lead, Virtual Reality Location Based Entertainment,
HP

Joe Schaeppi

CEO and Co-Founder,
12traits

John Linden

President,
Seismic Games

Jon Goldman

Managing Partner, Skybound;
Venture Partner, Greycroft

Jon Penn

CEO,
National Research Group

Josh Burns

Founder,
DigitalDevConnect

Josh Swartz

Chief Operating Officer,
Popdog, Inc.

Josh Yguado

President and Co-Founder,
Jam City

Kent Wakeford

Co-Founder & Vice Chairman,
Gen.G

Kimberly Culp

Director,
Carr McClellan P.C.

Laura Naviaux Sturr

Chief Marketing Officer,
Robot Cache

Lee Rawles

VP Business Affairs,
Electronic Arts

Lester Chen

Head of Gaming, Americas,
YouTube

Lisa Anderson

SVP, Studio Operations,
Jam City

Mari Takahashi

Host and Producer, SMOSH Games, a DEFY Media brand

Matt Edelman

Chief Commercial Officer,
Super League Gaming

Matt McMahon

Senior Vice President of Business Development,
Seriously

Michael Zhang

Founder & CEO, Firefly Games Inc.

Mike de la Cruz

Chief Business Officer,
Directly

Minard Hamilton

Managing Partner,
Driver Ventures

Nanea Reeves

CEO & Co-Founder,
TRIPP

Ned Sherman

Counsel/Director, Manatt Digital;
Founder, Digital Media Wire

Neville Spiteri

Co-Founder and CEO,
Wevr

Nicole Pike

Managing Director,
Nielsen Esports

Ralph Barbagallo

Founder,
FLARB LLC

Rikard Steiber

President, Viveport,
HTC Vive

Rishi Chadha

Head of Gaming,
Twitter

Rob Zakari

EVP Corporate Development - General Counsel,
Jam City

Sabaa Rehmani

Co-Founder and President,
Denali Publishing LLC

Samir El Agili

President and CPO,
Tilting Point

Sarah Fuchs

Vice President & General Manager,
Glu Mobile

Seth Ladetsky

Senior Vice President of Sales,
Turner Sports

Shiraz Akmal

Co-Founder, Chief Executive Officer,
SPACES

Stan Kwon

Vice President,
PSB Research

Susan Brazer

CEO,
LionShare Media

Taewon Yun

General Manager, Global Publishing,
Super Evil Megacorp

Tanya Zuger

VP of Product,
Arkadium

Ted Schilowitz

Futurist,
Paramount Pictures

William Quigley

CEO,
Clearstone Ventures, OPSkins, and WAX

Past Speakers Included:

Ann Hand

CEO and Chairman,
Super League Gaming

Barry Cottle

CEO, Scientific Games Interactive
(formerly Chief Revenue Officer, Zynga)

Ben Feder

President, International Partnerships (North America), Tencent Games
(formerly CEO Take-Two Interactive)

Bernard Kim

President of Publishing,
Zynga

Bin Jeong

CEO,
Pinkfong USA

Chris DeWolfe

CEO and Co-Founder,
Jam City

Chris Heatherly

EVP Games and Digital Platforms,
NBCUniversal

Chrissie Scelsi

U.S. General Counsel,
Wargaming

Craig Donato

Chief Business Officer,
Roblox

Dan Murray

President,
Skybound Interactive

David Perry

CEO & Co-Founder, VYRL.co
(formerly CEO, Gaikai, Acquired by Sony)

David Roberts

SVP, GM PopCap, Electronic Arts
(formerly CEO, PopCap Games- Acquired by EA)

Frank Gibeau

CEO, Zynga
(formerly President, EA Labels, Electronic Arts)

Glenn Walcott

President - Double Down Interactive (acquired by IGT)

Joanna Popper

Global Lead, Virtual Reality Location Based Entertainment,
HP

John Pleasants

CEO, Brava Home Inc.
(formerly CEO, Playdom- acquired by Disney)

Jon Radoff

CEO & Founder,
Disruptor Beam

Jonathan Anastas

Chief Marketing Officer, LiveXLive & Slacker Radio (formerly Vice President, Global Brand Marketing, Head of Digital and Social Marketing - Activision)

Josh Yguado

President and Co-Founder,
Jam City

Kent Wakeford

Co-Founder & Vice Chairman,
Gen.G

Kristian Segerstrale

CEO, Super Evil Megacorp
(formerly Supercell Investor/Past Board Member; Playfish (now EA) & Glu Mobile Co-Founder)

Lars Buttler

Co-Founder & CEO, AI Foundation
(formerly CEO, Trion Worlds)

Lisa Anderson

SVP, Studio Operations,
Jam City

Lydia Bottegoni

Senior Vice President of Story and Franchise Development,
Blizzard Entertainment

Mikko Setala

EVP, Rovio Entertainment Ltd. (formerly President - Rovio Animation Company)

Min Kim

Co-Founder, Bonfire Studios
(formerly CEO, Nexon America)

Mitch Lasky

General Partner, Benchmark Capital (and former CEO, JAMDAT, acquired by EA)

Nanea Reeves

CEO & Co-Founder,
TRIPP

Owen Mahoney

CEO,
Nexon

Randy Shaffer

Senior Sales Director U.S.- Xbox, Verizon Media
(formerly West & Central Region Sales Director, Xbox Advertising - Microsoft)

Richard Marks

Research Fellow,
Sony Interactive Entertainment

Rick Phillips

President,
Publishing and Licensing,
FoxNext Games

Rishi Chadha

Head of Gaming,
Twitter

Rob Pardo

Design and Operations, Bonfire Studios
(formerly Game Designer/Former CCO - Blizzard Entertainment)

Stephanie Chan

Reporter,
VentureBeat

Yvette Martinez-Rea

Chief Executive Officer,
ESL North America

Tickets

Regular Registration
599.00 USD

Includes access to ALL Speaker Sessions–including Breakouts & Keynotes, plus access to the Official Cocktail Party

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1 Pass + Exhibit Table
1,500.00 USD

Includes:

1- Conference pass with Access to All Speaker Sessions
(Including Breakouts and Keynotes)

1- 6’x30″ Exhibit Table

Access to the Official Cocktail Party

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VIP Registration
999.00 USD

Includes access to ALL Speaker Sessions–including Breakouts & Keynotes,  VIP lunch, VIP dinner, plus access to the Official Cocktail Party

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2019 Sponsors and Supporting Partners

Location

W Hollywood Hotel
6250 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028
+1-323-798-1300reservations.hollywood@whotels.com