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On September 28, 2016, join the most influential decision-makers in the digital media industry at Digital Media Wire’s Annual NY Games Conference! Held at the inspirational Museum of Jewish Heritage situated on the tip of Manhattan, NY Games is the perfect place to network, do deals, and share ideas about the future of games and connected entertainment!

Who Are We

A 1-day event held as part of New York Media Festival’s (NYME) 4-day event series, NY Games Conference is the leading event for senior representatives from game publishers, developers, movie studios, advertising firms, VCs, social networks, technology providers, analysts and press. Unlike some other industry events, NY Games Conference focuses on bringing together the people who really matter to meet in a lively yet intimate environment that allows access and privacy to build and grow relationships and partnerships. 

Features

NY 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. It’s not just the deals they make but people they meet and the long lasting relationships forged. If you are serious about the business of games and interactive entertainment, we invite you to join us at NY Games Conference.

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2016 Speakers

Day 1
28 Sep 2016

WELCOME & INTRODUCTORY REMARKS

Ned Sherman, CEO & Publisher, Digital Media Wire
Ned Sherman

RIGHTSTECH LOUNGE & WORKSHOPS

RightsTech Lounge Welcome & Introductions Paul Sweeting, CEO, Concurrent Media / Editor & Co-Chair, RightsTech 9:40AM – 10:20AM Building the Master List Presentation: Building the Master List: Towards a Comprehensive...
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Jesse Walden
Kris Kliemann
Jim Griffin
Bill Colitre
Michael Shanley
Scott Berenson
Kevin McCoy
Paul Sweeting

OPENING PRESENTATIONS

THE FUTURE OF GAMES, VR/AR AND MARKETING Visionary presentations on the future of Games, VR/AR and Marketing. The State of the Games Market: All the insights, data, and trends. Valued...
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Mike Sepso
Dan Porter
Joost van Dreunen

VIEW FROM THE TOP: Digital Games Leadership Roundtable

Industry leaders discuss the current state of the game industry as the business continues its transition towards a digital future. What does it take to make a successful game these...
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Chris Petrovic
Jon Radoff
Shanti Bergel
Kent Wakeford
Eric Goldberg

KEYNOTE CONVERSATION with ROVIO

Keynote Conversation with Mikko Setälä, Chief Corporate Development Officer, Rovio Entertainment Interviewed by Mike Vorhaus, President, Magid Advisors
Mikko Setälä
Mike Vorhaus
11:15 – 11:45

MORNING BREAK

VR/AR FOR GAMES AND ENTERTAINMENT

This panel of VR and AR leaders will discuss the latest developments for games and entertainment. The panel will focus on what is available in the market today. What are...
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Sophia Dominguez
Jean-Christophe Baillie
Christine Lee
Jeff Gomez
Chris Donahue

MONETIZING GAMES THROUGH FREE TO PLAY

This panel will discuss free to play and freemium models for games. What works? What doesn’t? What’s the right mix in deploying free to play? PANELISTS Jeff Birnbaum, Head of...
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Albert Reed
David Walls
Dave Bisceglia
Bill Grosso
Jeff Birnbaum
Josh Burns

INNOVATION: Lightning Talks, Startup Pitches & Demos

Lightning Talks, Startup Pitches & Demos (5 Min Each) PRESENTERS How to Create the Next Killer App with Design The App Store is set to reach a motherload of 5 million apps...
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Jeremy Strauser
Chris Cataldi
Andrew Merkatz
Maximo Cavazzani

CREATIVITY RULES: MAKING SUCCESSFUL GAMES FOR MOBILE PLATFORMS

This panel will discuss how to make a successful game for iOS, Android and emerging mobile platforms. How important is creativity? What are the the metrics that matter when judging...
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Bill Mooney
Margaret Wallace
Tom Rassweiler
Nanea Reeves

THE OPPORTUNITY OF ESPORTS FOR BRANDS, AGENCIES & MARKETERS

This panel will discuss best of brand activations of eSports teams, leagues, competitive gamers and streamers. What is the opportunity for brands, agencies and marketers? PANELISTS Paul Brewer, VP, Partnership...
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Manny Anekal
Paul Brewer
Marc McEwen
Andy Swanson
12:50 - 14:00

LUNCH BREAK

KEYNOTE CONVERSATION with ELEAGUE

Keynote Conversation with Christina Alejandre, General Manager & Vice President, eSports, ELEAGUE Interviewed by: Harold Goldberg, Founder & Editor in Chief, New York Videogame Critics Circle
Christina Alejandre
Harold Goldberg

THE POWER OF INFLUENCE: INFLUENCER MARKETING & USER ACQUISITION

This panel will discuss how games companies are using influencer marketing for user acquisition of mobile games. Topics include how to find the right influencer mix for your game, the...
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Eric Zimmerman
Marco Mereu
Francisco Albornoz
Tom Buontempo

INVESTING IN VR/AR FOR ENTERTAINMENT & GAMES

In 2015 investors poured over $602 million into 119 Virtual Reality (VR) deals around the world and more consumer products hit the market this year. 2016 was described by Juniper...
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Bryan Biniak
Jeremy Welt
Matthew Wang
Tim Chang
T. Hale Boggs
Joost van Dreunen

ESPORTS: INTEGRATED SPONSORSHIPS WORKING GROUP

This is a working session identifying obstacles and leverage proven sports marketing solutions. Attendees of this session will have the opportunity to participate in the discussion about the most important...
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Chris Pizzurro
Seth Ladetsky
Stuart Lipson
Andy Swanson

DIVERSITY IN GAMES

This panel will discuss diversity in the game industry. PANELISTS Kyra Reppen, CEO, Katapult Susanna Pollack, President, Games for Change Shawn Allen Alexander, Founder & Game Designer, NuChallenger Moderator: Jillian...
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Shawn Allen
Kyra Reppen
Susanna Pollack
Jillian Mood

Brands & Innovation

Fireside Chat  Innovation in Storytelling John Militello, Director of Marketing, Volvo Cars USA Interviewed by: Darren Moran, Head of Innovation @ Grey New York Fireside Chat  Innovation in Brand Marketing...
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Daniel Binns
Colin Gillis
Darren Moran
John Militello
David Berkowitz
Sam Olstein

ONSTAGE MEETUP & UNCONFERENCE SESSION

This is a spontaneous session held on the stage in Safra Auditorium. Come with your ideas, pitches and anything else you’d like to discuss about innovation in games and VR/AR.
16:15 – 16:45

AFTERNOON BREAK

VIEW FROM THE TOP: VR/AR Leadership Roundtable

VR/AR experts discuss the current state of VR/AR, consumer adoption and what it means for the games business. PANELISTS Chris Donahue, Sr. Director, Alliances, AMD Aaron Luber, Head of Content...
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Marcie Jastrow
Aaron Luber
Tony Mugavero
Chris Donahue
Mike Vorhaus

FIRESIDE CHAT with The New York Videogame Critics Circle

Harold Goldberg, Founder & Editor in Chief, New York Videogame Critics Circle with Special Guests PANELISTS Dan Ackerman, Section Editor, CNET Christopher Byrd, Lead Video Game Critic, The Washington Post...
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Sherri Smith
Sara Clemens
Chris Byrd
Dan Ackerman
Harold Goldberg

DIGITAL INFLUENCERS DINNER

This is an invite-only event. You must be on the guest list to attend.

NYME OPEN HOUSES

This is an invite-only events. You must be on the guest list to attend. IRIS.TV OPEN HOUSE Invite-only (RSVP required) Come have a drink with the Iris.TV team and NY Media...
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Tickets

VIP
Passes
1,999.00 USD

Opening Party (Sept. 26)

Innovation Stage & Startup Gallery (Sept. 27-29)

Open Space Sessions (Sept. 27-29)

All Conferences – Music/Games/Video (Sept. 27-29)

Coffee Breaks & Receptions (Sept. 27-29)

Tech Crawl (Sept. 27-29)

VIP Lunches (Sept. 27-29) / VIP Dinners (Sept. 27-28)

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All-Access Conference Passes
999.00 USD

Opening Party (Sept. 26)

Innovation Stage & Startup Gallery (Sept. 27-29)

Open Space Sessions (Sept. 27-29)

All Conferences – Music/Games/Video (Sept. 27-29)

Coffee Breaks & Receptions (Sept. 27-29)

Tech-Crawl (Sept. 27-29)

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NY Games Conference Single Day Pass
499.00 USD

Opening Party (Sept. 26)

Innovation Stage & Startup Gallery (Sept. 28)

Open Space Sessions (Sept. 28)

NY Games Conference Sessions (Sept. 28)

Coffee Breaks & Receptions (Sept. 28)

Tech-Crawl (Sept. 28)

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Location

The Museum of Jewish Heritage
36 Battery Pl
New York, NY 10280
+1-646-437-4202

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