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Fim Review – GET OUT

Get Out

 

Jordan Peele wants both cultures ( majority culture and that of people of color) to feel like they are on the same page. We see ourselves in those moments and we trust the premise enough to be patient as the story rides out.

 

But the key here is portraying the overreaching white culture as the villain. (Spoiler alert) they so much want to adopt and assume black culture and ability that it is in white families and their neighbors’ interest to inhabit black bodies in the twilight of their lives to remain immortal. Herein lies the dilemma.

True – Whites want to erase minds and adopt advantages, but there is no room for people of color.

Fiction – Whites are doing this as mad scientists and not as assimilators of the culture itself.

As author and social essayist Greg Tate so aptly once put it, {whites} want “everything but the burden” of being black.

They are already assimilating the culture successfully and from afar. Only in “La La Land” is the white pianist saving real jazz, while the characters of color sell it out.

Only in “Get Out” is the TSA agent, played by a actual comedian”, naturally suspicious of white sincerity.

The natural order is upended by black characters only subservient because they are inhabited by white family members. In real life, class is the distinction, not merely racial identity. In the film, being a different skin is only an accident when it is not by choice. They want black people, they just don’t want the real African-rooted culture black people represent. Once blacks are dead, they are free to rule.

 

Technical aspects of the film follow the Blumhouse formula – tight contained script with few characters in a contained environment. A plot that can be described in terms simple enough to provide marketing by word of mouth. No actual stars to overwhelm or outweigh the mechanics of plot.

 

Jordan Peele ( of alleged comedy duo Key & Peele) provides a serviceable script that he ably directs with appropriate date night scares, twists and reversals. But Key & Peele are the only people of color who hate black people more than white people do. Their act is comprised of explaining or buffooning African American culture and examining white observations of the buffoonery. Minstrely without the burnt cork.

Unlike, say Dave Chappelle, they provide the white perspective of black culture, not as much satirizing it as examining the white take of the supposed deficiencies or contradictions. This is “Dave Chappelle Light” – none of the actual content, just the appearance of it.

 

It’s scary, but only because its demonization of the majority culture is a false one, not a metaphor of the actual problem. This is a world where everyone applauds and admires “Moonlight”, but actually buys the tickets only for “LaLa Land.” Just like real life but portrayed ironically, as if we expected otherwise.

 

The actual subtext of Get Out is the demonization of the white liberal as the sellout, not the demonization of the actual conservative corporate majority culture that destroys black bodies as it completely erases any culture that is not the mainstream.

 

White culture can be the villain, but not because it loves and admires non-whites too much.

 

Peele wants everyone on the same page, but that page must always be a white one. The “them” in “them or us” will always be foreign/alien/African at its root.

 

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DIGITAL HOLLYWOOD Fall-The Future of the Entertainment Industry -VR, Finance, Women’s Summit and MORE — 10/19-22/15 Marina del Rey

 

digital hollywood 10 2015

 

Countdown to Digital Hollywood Fall   
      The Power Player Dinners – The Future of the Entertainment Industry
Register for Digital Hollywood – The Ritz Carlton in Marina del Rey, California
The Tracks at Digital Hollywood
I. Virtual and Augmented Reality – From Sense of Presence to Full Embodiment
II. Internet TV: The Disruption – OTT – Phones – Tablets – PC – TV
III. Finance Hollywood – Investment – Funding – Packaging
IV. Hollywood Advertising – Brands – Agencies – Networks – Platforms
V. Big Hollywood – Networks – Studios  – Technologies
V. The Artistic Creators – Directors – Technologists – Actors – Producers – Performers – Writers
VI. The Women’s Summit & Festival – Content – Discussion – Recognition
VII. Social TV – Smart Mobile: Hollywood = Tablets – Phones – TV – PCs
Monday, October 19th – The Welcome Dinner, Marina Vista Room, Seating Limited
The Welcome Dinner – Hollywood & Immersive Entertainment
From Film, IMAX and 3D to Virtual Reality – From Theaters to Mobile Platforms
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
Tuesday, October 20th
6:15 PM – 8:30 PM, Ballroom Terrace
Special Dinner (seating limited)
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 (Designer, Computer interfaces for Steven Spielberg’s Minority Report
Richard Marks, Director, PlayStation Magic Labs, Sony Playstation
Speakers to be announced
Tuesday, October 20th
6:15 PM – 8:30 PM, Marina Vista Room
Virtual Reality Entertainment Festival at Digital Hollywood
co-sponsored by TV Academy, Interactive Peer Group
Seth Shapiro, Governor, Interactive Media, The Television Academy
On the Dais – Evening VIP Commentators Include:
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
Wednesday, October 21st
The Immersive Breakfast Roundtable
Immersion – AR – VR – Holography – Taking it to the Next Level
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
Moderator: Nick DeMartino, Chair, IDEABOOST Accelerator
The Complete Agenda – Digital Hollywood Fall, October 19-22nd, 2015
The Strategic Sessions – Let’s Get Started!
Monday, October 19th
10:00 AM – 11:15 AM
Track I: Ballroom Terrace – Live Webcast from this Room
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
Bernard Gershon, President, GershonMedia, Moderator
Track II: Poolside Tent I
Indie TV – OTT and Streaming – The Gateway to the New Hollywood of Content to Phones, Tablets, TV and PC
David Fannon, Executive Vice President, Screen Media Ventures (SMV)
Albhy Galuten, VP of Media Technology Strategy, Sony Network Entertainment
Michael Alexander, Strategy & Growth Initiatives, IBM Global Telecommunications Industry
Brandon Eatros, CEO/Co-Founder, Yidio
Rob Gill, VP of Media, Entertainment and Publishing, Acquia
Jeff Allen, VP, Business and Corporate Development, Clearleap
Bruce Eisen, founder and president, Digital Advisors, Moderator
Track III: The Plaza Room
Making TED Talks: Applying the Principles of Content and Connection
Marla Mitchnick, Co-founding member of the TED video team
11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Track I: Ballroom Terrace – Live Webcast from this Room
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
Track II: Poolside Tent I
Broadcasting without Borders: Players in the New Guard of Broadcasting, Branding and Content Networks
Oren J. Katzeff, Head of Programming & Network, Tastemade
Danny Fishman, Partner, Believe Entertainment Group
Ted Mico, COO, Mirriad
Shannon Gans, Co-founder and CEO, New Deal Studios
Ashley Crowder, CEO, VNTANA
Joerge Bachmaeir, VP Digital Content, Machinima
Ann Greenberg, Founder & Chief Tinkerer, Hugging Company, Moderator
Artists in Hollywood – Actors – Writers – Performers – Directors – Producers
12 Noon – 1:00 PM Marina Vista Room – Live Webcast from this Room
The DealMaking Process: From Feature Film, Reality TV & Specials 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
1:00 PM – 2:15 PM
Track I: Ballroom Terrace – Live Webcast from this Room
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
Track II: Poolside Tent I
Viral and Social Media Experiences in Entertainment, Media and Advertising: Creativity & Monetization Challenges
Mitchell Reichgut, CEO, Jun Group
Lia Navarro, Sales Director, Entertainment Strategy, reddit, Inc.
JR Griffin, Vice President of Digital Brand Partnerships, FremantleMedia North America
Adam Wilensky, Executive Director, Mobile, Fox Digital Entertainment
Eli Weisman, VP Interactive Media, Trailer Park
Tom Edwards, Chief Digital Officer, Epsilon
Greg Portell, Partner, A.T. Kearney, Moderator
Track III: Poolside Tent II
Live Streaming – Social Streaming – The Video Phenomenon of Everything
Yonatan Sela, Director of Product and Growth Strategy, YouNow
Ronald C. Pruett, Jr., Chief Advisor, Al Roker Entertainment
Matt Rednor, CEO and Founder, Decoded Advertising
Rob Gabel, founder and CEO, Tubular Labs, Moderator
Speakers to be announced
ThinkTank – Workshop
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM – The Plaza Room
Programmatic Buying and Targeting: Strategies in Cross Platform Advertising
Lewis Rothkopf, Senior Vice President, Global Monetization Solutions, Millennial Media
Paul Haddad, SVP & GM Advanced Data Analytics, Cablevision Media Sales
Ali Bohra, Director of Product Marketing for Advertising Solutions, Adobe
Jeff Hochberg, General Manager, Enterprise Business Development, The Trade Desk
Juan Suarez, Vice President, Xaxis West, Xaxis
Charlie Fiordalis, Managing Director of Digital, Media Storm, Moderator
Artists in Hollywood – Actors – Writers – Performers – Directors – Producers
1:15 PM – 2:15 PM Marina Vista Room – Live Webcast from this Room
The Creative Master Class: TV, Film and Video
Rob LaPlante, Executive Vice President, Lighthearted Entertainment
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
Catherine Clinch, TV Writer, TV veteran, Hunter, Jake & The Fat Man, Knight Rider, Love Boat, Hart to Hart, Moderator
Speakers to be announced
2:30 PM – 3:30 PM
Track I: Ballroom Terrace – Live Webcast from this Room
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
Track II – Poolside Tent I
MCNS Become MPNs, Multiplatform Networks, the Next Wave in Entertainment and Media Programming, Part II
Jennifer Oliver, Director of Partnership Development & Multi-platform Strategy, Univision
Mia Goldwyn, Chief Content Officer for StyleHaul
John Holdridge, VP of Channel+, Fullscreen, Inc
Jody Simon, Partner. Entertainment Department Production Practice Chair, Fox Rothschild
Kathleen Hahn, Director, Creator and Business Development, Victorious, Inc.
Evan Weiss, EVP of Strategic Alliances, Collective Digital Studio
David Hutchinson, Executive Vice President, PPI Releasing, Inc., Moderator
Track III – Tent II
Monetizing Entertainment Programming – Cross Platform Content: Branding, Programming and Packaging Producing Quality Content
Jonathan Skogmo, Founder and CEO, Jukin Media
Ryan Ross, SVP of Digital Commerce, HSN
Robert (Leo) Rodgers, MBA, Sr. VP & Label Liaison, Bungalo Records/Universal Music Group
Jim Cannella, Marketing & Strategic Alliances,  The Recording Academy (The GRAMMYs)
Matt McMahon, Head of Product, Seriously Digital Entertainment
Alex Limberis, Digital Media Technology, Ecosystem and Business Model Expert
David Reitman, Managing Director, David Reitman Consulting, Inc., Moderator
Artists in Hollywood – Actors – Writers – Performers – Directors – Producers
2:30 PM – 3:30 PM, Marina Vista Room – Webcasting Live from this 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
3:45 PM – 5:00 PM
Track I: Ballroom Terrace – Live Webcast from this Room
Cable, TV, Film and Broadband – New Content – New Networks – Streams, Platforms, Devices
Scott Brown, SVP Technology & Strategic Relations, Engineering & Technology, The Nielsen Company
Monty Sarhan, EVP & Head of Programming, Strategy & Enterprises, EPIX
Soumya Sriraman, EVP, Film, Home Entertainment & Licensing, BBC Worldwide
Mara Winokur, Senior Vice President, Starz Digital
Tiran Dagan, Partner, Strategy & Analytics, Media & Entertainment, IBM Global Business Services
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
Track II – Poolside Tent I
Social Content, Campaigns & Advertising – Driving Brand Awareness, Boosting Campaign ROI and Direct Response Initiatives
Andrew Solmssen, Managing Director, POSSIBLE, Los Angeles
Kirstin Benson, Editorial Director, WhoSay
Al Cadena, Senior Account Director, Beeby Clark+Meyler
Marc Karzen, CEO, RelishMIX
John Dohrmann, Director of Social Media / Digital Content, Team One
Kate Wolff, Account Director, Omelet
Tania Yuki, Founder and CEO, Shareablee, Moderator
Track III – Poolside Tent II
Programming the New ‘OVN’s’ (Online Video Networks: the Next Generation of Niche Video Content
JC Cangilla, SVP, Business Development, New Form Digital
Kris Nagel, Senior Vice President, Worldwide Field Operations, Vindicia
Alec Shankman, Head of Digital and Alternative Programming Group, Abrams Artists Agency
Jennifer McDonnell, VP, Partnerships, Kin Community
Adam Goldstein, VP, Business Development, ZEFR
Tom Sauer, VP Video Development, AT&T
Ty Roberts, Co-Founder and Chief Strategy Officer, Gracenote
Sun Jen Yung, Managing Director, Headwaters MB, Moderator
3:45 PM – 5:00 PM – The Workshop
Track IV: The Plaza Room
Financing Virtual and Augmented Reality: CONTENT BUSINESS MODELING – An Overview of Current Monetization Models
Jordan K. Yospe, Of Counsel, Entertainment, Media & The Arts Department, EISNER JAFFE
Eunice Shin, Director, Manatt Digital Media
Sunny Midha, Greycroft Partners & Amplify.LA
René Bourdages, CEO, Elevado Media, Inc. Moderator
Artists in Hollywood – Actors – Writers – Performers – Directors – Producers
3:45 PM – 5:00 PM
Track IV: Marina Vista Room – Live Webcast from this 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
Kimberly King-Burns, Partner, convergenz/solutions, Moderator
5:00 PM – 6:15 PM Open to all attendees
End-of-Day Poolside Reception – Ritz Carlton
6:15 PM – 8:30 PM
Monday, October 19th – The Welcome Dinner, Marina Vista Room, Seating Limited
The Welcome Dinner – Hollywood & Immersive Entertainment
From Film, IMAX and 3D to Virtual Reality – From Theaters to Mobile Platforms
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
Tuesday, October 20th
7:45 AM – 9:00 AM, Breakfast Session
Track I: Ballroom Terrace, Live Webcast from this Room
Future of TV – Wall St. Analysts Meet Industry Executives – It’s All About innovation and Disruption – Chasing the New Normal in the Entertainment & Technology Industries
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
9:00 AM – 10:15 AM
Track II: Salon III – Live Webcast from this Room
Over the Top TV – Content and the Consumer Experience – New Technologies as Gateway to the New Hollywood
Adam Ware, SVP / Head of Digital Media, Tennis Channel
Evan Greenberg, Manager of Audience Development, TAPP
Ian Greenblatt, Vice President, Strategy & Business Development, ARRIS
Donald Wong, Global Technical Account Manager for the
21st Century Fox & News Corp Accounts, NetApp
Ben Huang, VP of Marketing, Ericsson
Angela Northington, SVP, Content Acquisitions, RLJ Entertainment & Urban Movie Channel
Steve Wong, Director Telco & Media Sales Americas, Siemens, Moderator
Track III, Poolside Tent I
Silicon Beach Strategies: Accelerate, Incubate, Crowdfunding, Start-ups & Angels
Brian Mac Mahon, Chief Community Officer, Expert DOJO
Andrew Heckler, founder and CEO, Hone
John Shiple, founder, FreelanceCTO.com
Addison McCaleb, Founder and CEO, MediaHound
Marina Lee, Chair, Founder and CEO, Women In Tech Network & MIDA
Victoria Silchenko, Ph.D., Chair of Global LAVA, Los Angeles Venture Association, Moderator
9:45 AM – 11:00 AM – The VR – AR – Immersive Track
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
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM – The VR – AR – Immersive Track
Session I: Salon I
The VR-AR ThinkTank: Top Executives From Leading Technology and Entertainment Companies Access the Current Expansion and Likely Evolution of the Industry
Christy Tanner, Senior Vice President and General Manager, CBS Interactive Media
Myles McGovern, President, IM360
Cliff Plumer, President, Jaunt Studios
Roy Taylor, Corporate Vice President and Head of Alliances, AMD
Anthony Batt, Co-Founder and Executive Vice President, WEVR
Moderator – Robert Nashak, COO, Survios
10:45 AM – Noon
Track I: Salon II – Live Webcast from this Room
Hollywood and the Digital Consumer: How Technology, Content and Services Establish the Next Level of Consumer Entertainment Experience
John Rubey, CEO, Fathom Events
Michael L. Klein, Executive Vice President, Programming and Content Strategy, Condé Nast Entertainment
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
Track III: Salon III
Future of Film – Studio & Indie, Global Content Business, The Changing face of the Film Industry from Imax and Alternative Content to VR and other Immersive Experiences
Phil Groves, Senior Vice President, IMAX Corp & Executive Vice President, Global Distribution, IMAX Entertainment
Ted Schilowitz, Futurist and VR explorer, 20th Century FOX
Michael Pachter, Managing Director, Equity Research  Wedbush Securities
Chris Edwards, CEO, The Third Floor
Kyle Villella, Senior Director of Distribution, Fathom Events
Marty Shindler, CEO, The Shindler Perspective, Inc., Moderator
Track IV: The Women’s Creativity Workshops  Poolside Tent I
Living the Life: Women Entrepreneurs, Lifestyle Innovators and Disrupters
Melissa Palazzo, President, Ant Farm
Miss Kris Turner, Fashion + Lifestyle + DIY Blogger
Katie Elmore Mota, Co-President and Executive Producer, Wise Entertainment
Joanne Rubino, Senior Vice President of Production, Thinkfactory Media
Elizabeth Kiehner, Senior Design Manager/Chief of Staff, IBMiX
Lisa Kraynak, Founding partner, Propelle partners, Moderator
Artists in Hollywood – Actors – Writers – Performers – Directors – Producers
Track V: Marina Vista Room
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
11:30 AM – 12:30 PM –  – The VR – AR – Immersive Track
Session I: Poolside Tent II
VR for Everyone: Mobile VR and AR – Compelling Experience – Opening the Doorway to the Consumer
Aaron Luber, Head of Partnerships, Google Cardboard
Andy Cochrane, Interactive and New Media Director, Special Projects Lead, Mirada
Michael Yang, Managing Director, Comcast Ventures
Joel Susal, Director, VR/AR, Dolby Labs
Scott Broock, VP of Content, Jaunt
Moderator, Craig Dalton, cofounder and CEO, DODOcase
Session II: Salon I
The VR-AR Innovators & Disruptors – Entertainment, Technology & Advertising – A Redefinition of the Industry
Morris May, founder/CTO, Specular Theory
Micah Brown, Senior Product Manager, Premier Digital Properties, NBC (VR for SNL)
Tom Goodwin, SVP Strategy and Innovation, 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
12:30 PM – 1:45 PM
Track I: Salon II – Live Webcast from this Room
Hollywood and Media Challenge: Platforms and Convergence – Programming and Monetization in a Cross Platform Universe
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
Track III: Salon III – Live Webcast from this Room
The Internet – Media – Hollywood Connection – Ubiquitous Broadband – Ubiquitous Content
Don Wilcox, Vice President, Digital Marketing and Services, PBS
Anjalis Shastri, Senior Director, Design Strategy, Mobile Group, Intel
Beth Clearfield, SVP, Digital Distribution & Business Development BBC Worldwide Americas
Jeff Shultz, VP, Business Development, CBS Interactive
Sam Notowitz, Vice President, Distribution & Content Acquisitions, Feeln, a Hallmark Company
Joseph Hopkins, Vice President of Global Media and Entertainment Sales, Verizon Digital Media Services
Shahid Khan, Chairman and Chief Strategist, MediaMorph, Inc., Moderator
Track IV: The Workshop – Poolside Tent I –
Investment, Financing & Packaging Projects: Unique Content – Unique Technology – Funding & Monetizing Properties Across Platforms
Kelemen Papp, Executive Director, Mooreland Partners
Leif Reinstein, Head of Entertainment, Rosenfeld Meyer & Susman
David O. Higley, Managing Partner, Bond Lane Merchant Bank
Greg Akselrud, Partner, Stubbs Alderton & Markiles, LLP
Jay MacDonald, CEO and Co-Founder, Digital Capital Advisors
Joey Tamer, President, S.O.S. Inc., Moderator
Track V: The Women’s Creativity Workshops The Admiralty Room
Women & Original Content: From Internet Video and Advertising to TV and Film
Kayo Washio, Head of U.S. Operations, WOWOW
Teri Schwartz, Dean of UCLA’s School of Theater, Film and Television
Kylie Sparks, actor/producer, “Squaresville”
Valerie Voci, Chief Marketing Officer, OWNZONES Media Network
Caryn Ward Ross, Actress (BET’s The Game and He’s Mine Not Yours)
Sunni Pavlovic, Studio Manager, thatgamecompany
Perrin Kaplan, Principal, Zebra Partners, Moderator
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM  – The VR – AR – Immersive Track
Session I: Poolside Tent II
VR and Live Events – News, Sports & Music
Guido Voltolina, Head of Presence Capture, Nokia
Ted Kenney, Director, Field and Technical Operations, Fox Sports
Nonny de la Peña, CEO Emblematic Group and Annenberg Fellow, USC School of Cinematic Arts
Niko Chauls, Director Applied Technology, Gannett Digital, USA Today
Brad Spahr, Vice President, Product Development, Global Digital Business, Sony Music Entertainment
Steve Schklair, founding principal and CEO, 3ality & 3mersiv
David S. Cohen, Senior Editor, Features, Variety , Moderator
Session II: 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 – Joanna Peña-Bickley, Global Chief Creative Officer, IBM Interactive Experience
2:15 PM – 3:30 PM
Track I: Salon II – Live Webcast from this Room
Internet TV – The Mainstreaming of the Entertainment Industry: Video Anytime Anywhere: Video Across Platforms – TV, Internet and Mobile
Ben Relles, Head of Content Strategy, YouTube
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
Steve Wong, Director Telco & Media Sales Americas, Siemens, Moderator
Speakers to be announced
Track II: Salon III – Live Webcast from this Room
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
Track III: The Plaza Room
Big Data Revolution for Digital Marketing: From TV Networks and Studios to Games and the Scalable Web
Shawndra Hill, Operations and Info Management Dept., The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, Researcher, Microsoft
Richard S Maraschi, Global Solutions Leader, Big Data & Analytics IBM
Yves Bergquist, Senior Director of Business Development, Ranker, Moderator
Speakers to be announced
Track IV: The Admiralty Room
Women Entertainment & Technology Innovators: Addressing a Balance in Content, Branding & Strategy
Elizabeth Braman, Chief Production Officer, Realty Mogul
Marjorie DeHey, J.D./MBA, Head of Entertainment, Bishop-Lyons Entertainment
Allison Dollar, CEO / Founder, ITV Alliance
Sarah Miller, CEO, Axis PR & Entertainment, Inc. Moderator
Additional speakers to be announced
2:30 PM – 3:30 PM – The VR – AR – Immersive Track
Session I: 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
Session II: 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
3:50 PM – 5:00 PM
Track I: Salon II – Live Webcast from this Room
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, Co-Executive Producer, Ballers (HBO), Central Intelligence, San Andreas
Steven Masur, Senior Partner, Cowan DeBaets Abrahams & Sheppard LLP, Moderator
Track II: Salon III – Live Webcast from this Room
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
Track III: The Women’s Creativity Workshops The Director’s Room
Women, Championing Projects and Developing a Power Base
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM – The VR – AR – Immersive Track
Session I: Salon I
Immersive Entertainment in the Out of Home Market – VR-AR, 360 Video and More
Tony Christopher, CEO/President and Founder, Landmark Entertainment Group
Ken Bretschneider, co-founder and CEO, The VOID
Brent Young, Principal and Creative Director, Super 78
Mats Johansson, President and CEO, EON REALITY
Brent Bushnell, CEO, Two Bit Circus
Kevin Williams, Consultant and writer, KWP, Moderator (former Imagineer)
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, President, Advertising and Games, Digital Domain
David A. Smith, CEO and founder, Wearality Corp., former Chief Innovation Officer, Lockheed Martin
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
5:00 PM – 6:15 PM, Open to All Attendees
End-of Day Poolside Reception – Ritz Carlton
Special Session in the Poolside Tent I
Sponsored by: Mobile Excellence Awards and the Interactive Television Alliance
5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Pitch, Pass or Play: Interactive Start-Up Showcase Competition
Chris Denson, Director, OMD/Ignition Factory
Eli Weisman, VP Interactive Media, Trailer Park.
Anjalis Shastri, Senior Director, Design Strategy, Mobile Group, Intel;
Brad Spahr, Vice President, Product Development, Global Digital Business, Sony Music Entertainment
Jonathan Lowe, VP Marketing Sports, AEG Wordwide
Adam Wilensky, Executive Director, Mobile, Fox Digital Entertainment
Moderator: Sarah Miller, CEO, Axis PR/Entertainment Founder, Mobile Excellence Awards
Co-Moderator, Allison Dollar, CEO, Founder, Interactive Television Alliance
6:15 PM – 8:30 PM, Marina Vista Room
Virtual Reality Entertainment Festival at Digital Hollywood
co-sponsored by TV Academy, Interactive Peer Group
Seth Shapiro, Governor, Interactive Media, The Television Academy
On the Dais – Evening VIP Commentators Include:
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, Mirada Studios
6:15 PM – 8:30 PM, Ballroom Terrace
Special Dinner (seating limited)
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 (Designer, Computer interfaces for Steven Spielberg’s Minority Report
Richard Marks, Director, PlayStation Magic Labs, Sony Playstation
Speakers to be announced
Wednesday, October 21st
The Immersive Breakfast Roundtable
Immersion – AR – VR – Holography – Taking it to the Next Level
9:00 AM – 10:15 AM – Marina Vista – Webcast from this Room
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
Moderator: Nick DeMartino, Chair, IDEABOOST Accelerator
9:00 AM – 10:15 AM
Track I: Salon III – Live Webcast from this Room
Innovation in Video Advertising: Enhancing Brand Experience – Maximizing Revenue in Syndication, Ad Insertion and Live Streaming
Rachel Spiegelman, President, Pitch
Neerav Shah, Vice President & General Manager Multiscreen Video Infrastructure, 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
Track III: The Plaza Room
The Power of Pinterest:  Enhancing Brand and Customer Engagement
Dave Weinberg, CEO, loop88, Moderator
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Immersion – AR – VR – Holography – Taking it to the Next Level
Session I: 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
Mariana Danilovic, Founder and Managing Director, Hollywood Portfolio, Moderator
Session II: 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
10:45 AM – Noon
Track I: Salon II, Live Webcast from this Room
Indie TV – OTT and Streaming – The Gateway to the New Hollywood of Content to Phones, Tablets, TV and PC
Kim Hurwitz, SVP, Programming for FilmOn.TV
Randa Minkarah, Venture Partner, Transform (formerly OneAccord Digital)
Yahav Isak, SVP of Operations, Publicis Life Brands Medicus
Matt Smith, VP of Product Line Management, Concurrent
Jim O’Neill, Principal Industry Analyst, Ooyala
Frank Chindamo, President & Chief Creative Officer, Fun Little Movies
James M. Burger, Partner, Thompson Coburn LLP, Moderator
Track II: The Women’s Creativity Workshops Poolside Tent I
Women Entrepreneurs: Sharing Experience – Real Life Stories – Building the Brand, the Personal and the Company Identity
Sharon Rechter, EVP Business Development & Marketing, BabyFirst
Tish Ciravolo, President and Founder, Daisy Rock Girl Guitars
Erin Kapczynski, Vice President, Marketing, Purch
Kirsty Spraggon, Author, Motivational Expert, Kirsty Spraggon TV
Julie Spira, CEO, Cyber-Dating Expert and Social Media and More
Beth Cleveland, Managing Director, Praytell Strategy
Linda Sherman, Co-Founder, The Courage Group, Moderator
11:00 AM – Noon
ThinkTank I: The Director’s Room
What Makes The Web Viable? Funding, Producing and Distributing Original Content
Christopher Kenneally, Director, Business Development, Copyright Clearance Center
Michael Grover, founder, Siteroll and Human80
Rob H. Aft, President of Compliance Consulting LLC
Eric Mofford, Producer/Director, Unconventional Media
Kim Williams, Writer/ Producer, inkSpot Entertainment
11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Immersion – AR – VR – Holography – Taking it to the Next Level
Session I: 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
Session II: 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
Session III: Ballroom Terrace
The Total Immersive Entertainment Experience –  Theme Parks to Live Theater Environments to Domes
Ed Lantz, President and CEO, Vortex Immersion Media; Immersive Spectaculars for Nike, NBC, Turner, Xbox, MTV
Jenni Ogden, Producer EyeQ Productions, Immersive Spectaculars for Disney, Universal, Paramount Pictures, Warner Brothers
Eric Hanson, VFX Producer/Director, X Rez Studios – “I Wei Wei” 360, VFX “The Day After Tomorrow”, “Cast Away”, “Mission to Mars”
Dina Benadon, CEO, Super78 Studios, Spongebob 4D: DreamWorks’ Donkey Live! & Madagascar: A Crate Adventure, VFX
Stacy Burstin, President, Eevolver Inc, VFX, Fulldome; VFX Life of Pi, Night at the Museum, Happy Feet, Snow White and the Huntsman
Moderator – Kate McCallum, Producer, PGA: Producers Guild of America, National Board Member & New Media Council Delegate
12:30 PM – 1:45 PM
Track I: Salon II, Live Webcast from this Room
Ultimate TV: The OTT, Cross Platform, Multiscreen Experience – Navigated by Set-top, Mobile Device or Console
Mike Earle, CEO, aioTV Inc.
Nick Colsey, Vice President, Television Division, Sony Corporation
Nash Parker, Director, Emerging Technologies & Market Development, Alcatel-Lucent
Robin Wilson, VP of Business Development, NAGRA
Ty Roberts, Co-Founder and Chief Strategy Officer, Gracenote
Dana Forte, Vice President of Product Management, Vubiquity
Thomas K. Arnold, publisher and editorial director, Home Media Magazine
David Leibowitz, Managing Partner, CH Potomac, Moderator
Track II: Poolside Tent I
Digital Deals – Networks, Studios and Producers – Monetizing Content Across Platforms
Michael Kernan, Chief Executive Officer, NuMedia Studios & Management
Robyn R. Polashuk, Managing Partner, Los Angeles Office, Covington & Burling LLP
Andrew Schneider, Co-Founder & President, Emergent Payments
David Tenzer, Entertainment Attorney, formerly Generate, CAA
Corey Davis, Vice President of Marketing, ClickBank
Michael Sid, CEO, Mediamorph, Moderator
Track III: The Women’s Creativity Workshops Admiralty Room
The Women’s VC Funding Roundtable: From Private Equity to Crowdfunding
Renata RA Akhunova, Partner, Formula VC, Venture Fund, Moderator
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Session I: 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
Session II: 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
Session III: 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
Moderator, Adam Berns, COO and Co-Founder, Brainrush, Inc.
2:15 PM – 3:30 PM
Track I: Salon II, Live Webcast from this Room
Hybrid TV – Delivering the Ultimate TV Experience: Broadcast, Cable, Premium & OTT Content
Todd Viegut, CEO, Kannuu
Freyr Thor, Senior Vice President, Product Management, Alchemy
Priya Rajagopalan, VP of Product Management, Rovi
Jim Monroe, co-founder and SVP of Programming, Net2TV
Mark Vena, Worldwide VP Marketing, Sling Media
Chris Wagner, Executive Vice President and Co-Founder, NeuLion
Mark Donnigan, Vice President Sales & Strategy, Beamr, Moderator
Track II: Salon III
Live Stream of Music Festivals, Concerts and Sporting Events: Brands, Bands and New Technologies
Andrew Klein, SVP Global Partnerships AEG
Brian Anderson, Music Sponsorships, YouTube
Hank Neuberger, President of Springboard Productions
Allen Sanford, co-founder, Livelist
John J. Petrocelli, CEO, Bulldog Digital Media, Moderator
Track III: The Plaza Room
Investment, Financing & Packaging Projects: Unique Content – Unique Technology – Funding & Monetizing Properties Across Platforms
Diane McGrath, Managing Director Media and Technology, Streicher, J Streicher Capital
Steven Masur, Senior Partner, Cowan DeBaets Abrahams & Sheppard LLP
Pilar Stella, CoFounder and Managing Director, Alchemus Capital
Juston Brommel, Founder, Advisor, CEO, CMTO, Free(dom) Agent
Monica Dodi, Managing Director, Women’s Venture Capital Fund
Joey Tamer, President, S.O.S. Inc., Moderator
Sponsored by: Alliance for Women in Media
2:15 PM – 3:30 PM – The Women’s Creativity Workshops The Admiralty Room
The Powerful Female Consumer Demographic and How It Influences Digital Media–Breaking Stereotypes and Clichés to Deliver Better Content
Speakers to be announced
2:30 PM – 3:30 PM
Immersion – AR – VR – Holography – To the Next Level
Session I: 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
Session II: 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)
Session III: Poolside Tent I
VR-AR – Dynamic Innovation in Technology and User Experience – Designing and Producing the Next Generation in Entertainment and Advertising Experience
Richard Cummings, President, Two Goats (Immersive for Absolut, Diageo, SAP, Foot Locker, Playstation, MTV)
Jake Lee-High, CEO/Creative Director, Future Colossal (Immersive for BMW, Showtime, Jay Z, Disney, and Citi Bank )
Anush Elangovan, CEO, Nod Labs
Nancy Bennett, COO, Two Bit Circus
Dustin Callif, Managing Partner, Tool of North America
Chris Ellis, Director of Themed Entertainment / Senior Creative Director, RGH
Patrick Aluise, VP, Head of Media and Entertainment Partnerships, Blippar, Moderator
3:50 PM – 5:00 PM
Track I: Salon II, Live Webcast
Video Everywhere – Technologies & Platforms – Enabling the Next Generation of Over-the-Top TV
Alex Drosin, President – North America, Massive Interactive
Campbell Foster, Director of Product Marketing, Video Solutions, Adobe
Xavier Kochhar, President and CEO, The Video Genome Project, Structured Data Intelligence (SDI)
Dan Sweeney, Western Division Vice President, The Allant Group
Josette Bonte, Chief Strategy Officer, CTM: Institute for Communication Technology Management, Marshall School of Business, University of Southern California
Andy Shenkler, EVP, Chief Solutions and Technology Officer, Sony DADC New Media Solutions
Jonathan Hurd, Director, Altman Vilandrie & Company, Moderator
Track II, Salon III, Live Webcast
Branded Entertainment Marketing – Across Platforms – Leveraging Image, Content and Celebrity – TV, Film, Broadband, Tablets and SmartPhones
Larry Laboe, President of Production, SXM
Scott Carlis, VP, Digital and Social Media, AEG Global Partnerships
Raymond Pettit, Chief Analytics Officer, Rentrak
Andy Marks, President, Marks Entertainment + Media
Keith Newman, Strategic Media and Technology Advisor
Tirrell D. Whittley, CEO / Principal, LIQUID SOUL
Frank Nein, President, 9Sight2020.com
Ben Mendelson, co-founder and president, Interactive Television Alliance, Moderator
Track III: The Plaza Room
Content Rights and Technology Solutions in Media and Entertainment: Implementation of Technology Strategies – Protecting the Product
Steven Polster, CEO, RIGHTSTRADE
Ori Birnbaum, Co-Founder, Whipclip
Ben Lister, COO, Rightster
Graham M Oakes, CEO, Media Science International, Chairman – Digital Watermarking Alliance
Tom Carroux, Director of Business Development, Cryptography Research, Inc.
Pablo Argon, Senior Director of Technical Strategy, Ericsson TV Platforms
Richard Conlon, Founder and Principal, Rights Management Holdings LLC
Rajan Samtani, SVP Sales and Marketing, Peer Media Technologies, Moderator
Track IV: The Women’s Creativity Workshops Admiralty Room
A Women’s Vision of Wellness: Empowering Lifestyle through Community – From Social Media & Internet to Film and TV
Kate Neligan, Founder/CEO of Synergy TV – a Mindful Media Entertainment company
Valerie Alexander, author, How Women Can Succeed in the Workplace (Despite Having “Female Brains”)
Tina Hoover, VP Marketing & Interactive Experiences, Scientific Games
Damona Hoffman, “Dear Mrs D”, founder, Dates & Mates
Karinna Karsten, Founder/CEO, LOVE TV
Justine Lassoff, Cofounder, LOVE GOODLY and Cofounder, Tuesdaynights
Mariana Danilovic, Managing Director, Hollywood Portfolio, Moderator
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM – Immersion – AR – VR – Holography – Taking it to the Next Level
Session I: 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
Session II: Salon I
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”
5:00 PM – 6:00 PM – Poolside Reception at the Ritz
5:00 PM – Salon III, Member’s Only Meeting
Alliance for Women in Media, SoCal’s Annual Member’s Meeting
For membership information, please visit http://www.AWMSocal.org
Wednesday, October 21st
6:15 PM – 8:30, Salon III
An Evening of Women’s Media
An Evening of Great Ideas & Entertainment
6:15 PM – 8:00 PM, Marina Vista Room
Virtual & Augmented Reality Keynote Event
An AR-VR-Hollywood Mindmeld –
Creative Artists Meet Technology Visionaries
Philip Rosedale, CEO, High Fidelity (founder, Linden Lab)
Thursday – October 22nd
Drill Down Day at Digital Hollywood
9:30 AM – 10:45 AM
ThinkTank II: Plaza Room
Managing Video Strategy: Distribution Channels, Advertising and Technology
Josh Lamb, Founder and CEO, Multipop
David Murdico, Creative Director & Managing Partner, Supercool Creative Agency
Steve Callanan, CEO, WIREWAX
Jay Prasad, chief business officer, VideoAmp
Jason Bercovici, Senior Product Manager, Exponential
Travis Howe, Senior Vice President, Client Services & Operations, INVISION
Jeffrey Stansfield, President and CEO, Advantage Video Systems
Markus Almer, Director, VideoRx, Moderator
ThinkTank III: 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
Nancy King, Consultant, NewView Marketing, Moderator
9:30 AM – 10:30 AM, Marina Vista Room
Morning Virtual Reality Keynote
Special Workshop
10:00 AM – 12:45 PM, Salon III
Strategies in Start-up Business Development:  Developing Concepts, Lean Start-up Techniques and Positioning Your Company to Succeed!
Moderated by Brian Mac Mahon, CEO, Expert DOJO
10:45 AM – 11:45 AM, 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, Development Director, Ghost Machine
Russell Naftal, Co-Managing Partner, Beast Media
Jason Wonacott, CEO, Wonacott Communications LLC, Moderator
Additional speakers to be announced
11:05 AM – 12:20 PM
ThinkTank I: Admiralty Room
Strategies in Advertising: Programmatic Buying, Targeting, Analytics and Contextual Media
Hamish Brocklebank, CEO, PortentIO Ltd
Vincent Meyer, Vice President of Business Development, adMarketplace
Jonathan Stefansky, CEO and founder, Viewbix
Mark Goldman, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, ZypMedia
Ryan Pamplin, VP, Digital Evangelist, Extreme Reach
Elizabeth Cowley, SVP Global Partnerships, Viewster AG
Shilpi Sharma, COO & co-founder, Kvantum
James Ackerman, Executive Chairman, Broadway Systems
Sean Malatesta, CEO, Micasa Multi-Platform TV Network, Moderator
ThinkTank II – Plaza Room
Enabling YouTube Content: Monetizing and Enhancing Distribution & Consumer Engagement
Juan Bruce, CEO and Co-Founder, Epoxy
Joshua Lennox, Co-Founder of Bulldog Digital Media
Dan Pelson, CEO, Relentless Generator
Tamoor Shafi, CEO, Omnia Media
Sam Levine, Director, Brand Partnerships, Fuel
Donald A. Jasko, Chief Executive Officer, Digital Economics, Moderator
ThinkTank III: 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
Special Production in VR and AR
Noon – 1:00 PM, Marina Vista Room
Session A: VR Cinema Workshop:
VR as Cinema – The Making of MansLaughter
David Marlett, author, VR filmmaker, CINEMERSIA
Additional speakers to be announced
12:50 PM – 2:00 PM
ThinkTank I: Admiralty Room
Twitter, Facebook & Social Media – Transforming Marketing, Transforming the World
Peg Samuel, Adjunct Professor, NYU SPS and founder, Social Diva Media
Carmen Sutter, Product Manager, Adobe Social, Digital Marketing, Adobe
Danielle Shamos, VP, West Coast, Adaptly
Jenn Deering Davis, co-founder, Union Metrics
Johnny Miller, Founder, Manumatix
Newton Lee, Author of “Facebook Nation: Total Information Awareness”, Moderator
ThinkTank II: 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
ThinkTank III. Plaza Room
TV Everywhere: The Content & Commerce Opportunity – From Live Streaming & Video Syndication to Video Ad Insertion
Dave Swartz, co-founder and chief creative officer, MEDL Mobile and co-founder & president, Hang With, Inc.
Adam Mosam, CEO and Founder, Pivotshare Inc.
David McIntosh, VP Business Affairs, Shout Factory
Matt Smith, Chief Evangelist, Anvato
Jonathan Tavss, Founder & Chief Innovation Officer, ZettaSquared, Moderator
Special Afternoon Event, Salon III
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
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
2:15 PM – 3:30 PM
ThinkTank I: Ballroom Terrace
Growing Revenue & Users: Marketing+Tech Trends across Social (FB,YT, TW, IG), Mobile, MCNs and Influencers
ThinkTank II: Plaza Room
Advertising Innovation! Ad Targeting and Hypertargeting, Mobile, Social Networks and Video Ads
Michael Benedek, President and CEO, Datonics LLC
Cathy Gribble, Director, Digital Strategy & Analytics, Team One
Daniel Loesch, Head of Monetization, Peel
Patrick Hopf, President & Co-Founder, SourceKnowledge
Javon Frazier, Marketing Executive, Instructor, UCLA EXTENSION
Dr. Natalie Petouhoff, Instructor, Social Media And Digital Marketing Business for Executives, UCLA Extension, Moderator
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
Adam Geoghegan, Managing Director and Founder, Immersia Virtual Reality
David Traub, Co-Founder, Epiphany Film Fund, Moderator
Speakers to be announced
2:45 PM – 3:45 PM, Salon III
Crowdfunding in Practice:  An Update on Crowdfunding Campaigns and Strategies
Speakers to be announced
Watch Video from the Spring Digital Hollywood EventClick Here

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MARKETING — Share.Like.Buy. 2015: Best. Ever. Millennials Marketing conference 9/29-30/15 *Napa Valley

Share.Like.Buy. 2015:

Best. Ever. Millennials Marketing conference

2015 marks the 7th Share.Like.Buy. Marketing + Millennials conference. Here’s how we’re topping the previous six:

 

1) More diverse industries and topics.

Alcoholic Beverages •  Entertainment • Food • Money • Music • Restaurants • Sports • Travel • College Millennials • Millennial Parents • Affluent Millennials • Social Media Superstars • Hollywood 2.0 • Conscious Capitalism • Job Recruitment

 

2) More brands and rock star speakers.

Boulder Brands (CEO) • Charles Krug Winery (CEO) • Columbia Records • Dunkin Brands • Forrester Research • Futurecast (CEO) • Gloo (CEO) • The McCord List (CEO) • MRY (CEO) • National Restaurant Association • People StyleWatch • PGA Tour • Piper Jaffray • Spirit Airlines (CEO) • Sporting Club (CMO) • Tea of the People (CEO) • TopGolf (CEO) • Wells Fargo

 

3) Most beautiful venue.

Charles Krug, the oldest winery in Napa, owned by the Mondavi family. We thank Charles Krug and Peter Mondavi for hosting our event.

 

Charles Krug Winery

 

There is no more important learning forum for marketing to 18-35 year olds, now the largest consumer cohort in American history. If you want to be a rock star marketer to Millennials, come hear our rock stars on Sept. 29-30 in Napa Valley.

 

“First Mover” pricing ends May 31, so register now to get our best pricing – and spend your summer looking forward to Napa at harvest time.

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Share.Like.Buy
Sept. 29-30, 2015
Napa Valley, CA
(This list is only HALF of our speakers)
Rebecca Zogbi
Rebecca Zogbi
VP, Global Consumer and Business Insights

DUNKIN BRANDS
Peter Mondavi
Peter Mondavi
Co-Proprietor
CHARLES KRUG WINERY
Rachel McCord
Rachel McCord
Founder and CEO
THE MCCORD LIST
Ken May
Ken May
CEO
TOP GOLF
Ken Lovell
Ken Lovell
VP, Media Development
PGA TOUR
Mark Keeney
Mark Keeney
VP, Marketing
RITANI
Steve Hughes
Steve Hughes
Co-Founder, CEO and Chairman
BOULDER BRANDS
Alec Hughes
Alec Hughes
SVP, Market Segment Leader for Millennials
WELLS FARGO
Gina Fleming
Gina Fleming
Sr. Consumer Insights Analyst

FORRESTER RESEARCH
Josh Caplan
Josh Caplan
Founder, Chief Activist Officer
TEA OF THE PEOPLE
Matt Britton
Matt Britton
CEO
MRY

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Panel – Maximizing Distribution Opportunities – 4/2/15 *sponsored by #NYWIFT

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Documentary Distribution: Maximizing Opportunities
Event: Thursday Apr. 2, 2015

For the independent documentary filmmaker, finding one’s audience is more challenging than ever. There is more content uploaded to YouTube every day than all the hours of programming produced by the major networks in the last sixty years. The global output of feature films is about 50,000 per year. Creating a distribution strategy begins with acknowledging the media landscape is saturated with content and is fragmented.

Today, developing the most cost- and time-effective marketing and distribution strategy to reach audiences is a responsibility increasingly shouldered by filmmakers themselves. Join us for an exploration of the distribution landscape where we discuss exhibition windows, aggregators, acronyms such as DIY and DIWO, the importance of having a Plan B and realistic expectations for storytellers in a confusing, ever-changing marketplace. Our panelists will share their experiences from theatrical to educational options to help you ask the right questions and consider the options available for your project.
Presenters:

Caitlin Boyle is the Executive Director of Film Sprout. Boyle began her career as a journalist, working on staff at NPR affiliates WFIU and WFUV and at WNET. After founding Film Sprout in 2009, she became a leading voice for the nontraditional distribution of documentary films and a champion of films’ power to affect grassroots social change. Her presentations have rallied filmmakers at SXSW, Hot Docs, IFP, Sheffield Doc/Fest, RIDM, Los Angeles Film Festival, the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, and the New York Foundation for the Arts, among others. She serves on the board of UnionDocs, the advisory board of NYU’s Cinema Research Institute and the documentary advisory committee of the Paley Center for Media.

 

Randi Cecchine joined Films Media Group in 2012 as Acquisitions Manager. She has a background in documentary production and education and loves connecting with filmmakers to help bring their important work into classrooms.

 

Nancy Gerstman is co-president and co-founder of Zeitgeist Films. She has worked in all aspects of film distribution and exhibition including a stint at Landmark Theatre Corp., the largest independent theater chain in the US. She is in demand as a juror, panelist and commentator on issues related to independent and foreign language film. Gerstman is also a permanent Artist-in-Residence in the Master’s Program in Media and Communication Arts at CCNY.

 

Robert L. Seigel has more than twenty years experience in the counseling and representation of producers, writers, directors, distribution companies and foreign sales agents concerning development, production, marketing, distribution and exploitation of fiction and non-fiction film, television, publishing and new media projects. His clients’ projects have appeared theatrically and on network, syndicated, public and cable television and have earned Academy Award and Emmy nominations, as well as, awards and prizes at major film festivals. Seigel has lectured at the Independent Feature Project, the Woodstock Film Festival, New York Women in Film & Television, the Practicing Law Institute, the School of Visual Arts, New York University and Seton Hall Law.

 

Kelly DeVine (Moderator) has been the Artistic Director of the Global Peace Film Festival since 2006. She curates film programs with local, national and international groups, creating a community-centered hub that educates and inspires, while providing the resources for citizens to become change agents. DeVine has consulted for impact projects for noted, award-winning documentaries such as Bully, How To Survive A Plague,Revolutionary Optimists and others. A long-time film acquisitions and programming professional, she has consulted with FilmBuff and the Tribeca Film Institute (TFI). A key member of IFCTV’s Acquisitions team for nearly 8 years, DeVine has covered independent feature film and short film markets, negotiating hundreds of film acquisitions.

Produced by Kelly Devine and Pearl Park
Special Thanks to Marcia Rock and the NYU Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute


Join the conversation on Twitter: #nywiftlive | @nywift

NYWIFT programs, screenings and events are supported, in part, by grants from New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and New York State Council on the Arts

 

Event Information
Documentary Distribution: Maximizing Opportunities
Date/Time: Thursday, Apr. 2, 2015
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Pricing: $15 to NYWIFT members
$25 to Nonmembers
RSVP by prepayment online
Location: Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute
20 Cooper Square
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WATCH LIVE ONLINE! STREAM Social Media Week EVENTS, Talks, Panels NOW! join the webcast for AlwaysON OnCloud 2015 Conference !

 Welcome to the 6th annual OnCloud! AlwaysOn will be streaming its live webcast directly from this year’s event. You can view our webcast coverage of the OnCloud main stage during this exciting event beginning today at 9:00am (PST).This year, we’re welcoming a group of exciting innovation technology CEOs, founders, entrepreneurs, and venture captialists to speak at this year’s event being hosted at the College of San Mateo. We begin the the day with a keynote from Sanjay Poonen, General Manager of End-User Computing at VMware, who will look at the trends in the mobile cloud era. OnCloud 2015 2014 WebcastThroughout the day, we’ll hear industry experts address issues in cloud security, scaling the enterprise, and how to integrate big data and analytics into the revenue stream. We’ll finish up our afternoon with an AlwaysOn tradition. A fireside chat with our OnCloud 100 Company of the Year—Slack.OnCloud is one of AlwaysOn’s most popular events—and we’re delighted that we can share today’s event with you—live. Find out what’s in store for you today by checking out the full event agenda.Alongside the webcast, you can see what’s happening and participate in our live Twitter feed, using #OnCloud15.

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INDIECADE EAST 2/13-15

 http://www.indiecade.com/east_2015/schedule/
The lineup for East takes delicious inspiration from Valentine’s Day. Plus – scroll down for a secret…

This year’s conference will feature talks about diversity, storytelling, the third wave of indies, and ever-present “other” indies.

Letter from the Conference Chairs

Independent games, whether digital or non-digital, are in a maelstrom of transformation. New contexts of play, new audiences, new technologies, new themes–what games are and who plays games is more difficult to define than ever. The beating heart of this movement, the game makers themselves, are pushing more boundaries, challenging more norms, and shattering our notions of what games are only to rebuild them again. And yet, this maelstrom has a center and a margin: those who are in the middle of things, and those who are part of the movement but perhaps not as visible.

This year’s Indiecade East wants to peel back the layers of what we call independent games. We want to acknowledge established independent developers along with those who are not as well known, be they newcomers looking to find their voices or veterans who have not been given their due attention. We want modders, authors of interactive fiction, homebrew game developers, and more–people who may not have traditionally been thought of as being game makers, but to whom the art and craft of indie games owes much.

Last year’s Indiecade East featured an exemplary roster of diverse speakers, so our goal is to repeat and surpass that this year, emphasizing a range of human experience typically not found at most conferences and festivals. We want players, thinkers, and artists from everywhere.

We hope you can join us to celebrate the variety and richness of independent games at Indiecade East 2015. Everybody’s welcome.

Clara Fernández-Vara and Matthew Weise
IndieCade East Co-Chairs

Keynotes

IndieCade MoMI
Mary Flanagan is a leading innovator, artist, educator and designer whose works have included everything from game-inspired art to games that shift people’s thinking about biases and stereotypes. Her interest in playculture and the values embedded in games led to her acclaimed book, Critical Play, with MIT Press, and her recent book, Values at Play in Digital Games with philosopher Helen Nissenbaum is instigating conversations about values on a national level. She founded the Tiltfactor game lab to invent “humanist” games and take on social problems that can be best addressed by games. At Tiltfactor, designers create and research catchy games that teach people something and sometimes, change their minds towards pro-social thinking. Flanagan has been a member of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP), Academic Consortium on Games for Impact and been funded by the National Science Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the American Council of Learned Societies, and the National Institute for Justice for game projects.
Talk Title: Diversity in Audience, Diversity in Creators
Playing and making games is not the exclusive domain of a privileged few — games are for everyone, and anyone should be able to make them. And what we put in our games can literally change our minds, so we’d better get wise to what influences players to be more open minded, care about others, and become better people. In this talk Flanagan reveals techniques and research that show how players relate to pro-social causes, as well as helping designers think about the wide range of players and makers out there as one community.
IndieCade MoMI
Gonzalo Frasca is now making math games at okidOkO. A while ago, he sort of invented newsgames, wrote videogame and play theory, made tons of webgames for Hollywood animation studios, got a PhD in videogames and even co-created the first official videogame for a US Presidential election. He calls Uruguay home and teaches game development to a bunch of merry kids at ORT University and Liceo Jubilar.
Talk Title: Play Design and the opposite of boredom
You know the feeling: a videogame that is confusing, with an awful tutorial and worse level design. You give it a try, you get frustrated and you abandon it. Every day, millions of kids feel exactly the same at school – the only difference is that they can’t quit. Forget about rescuing players from the tyranny of AAA games: we are facing the meanest, greediest, most conservative Boss monster ever. And there’s plenty we can do to fight him.
IndieCade MoMI
Thomas Grip has been an indie horror developer for over 15 years. He co-founded the independent studio Frictional Games in 2007, which has since developed the Penumbra and Amnesia series; games that have had a major influence on the horror genre. His primary roles in these projects has been as a designer, art director and programmer. While the games he has been involved in is mostly known for their scariness, they have all also had a strong focus on narrative, a subjective that Thomas has written extensively about. He and the rest of Frictional Games are currently working on SOMA, a sci-fi horror game that will explore the mystery of consciousness.
Talk Title: Playing a Story: How narrative and gameplay can become one and the same
Story-telling and gameplay have for the longest time time been seen as two separate entities. The narrative has been viewed as a superfluous part of little, or even no, importance to the actual play experience. However, in more recent years the idea that narrative emerge through play has taken hold and transformed how we craft and experience storytelling in games. This talk will go through the basics of what a video game narrative is and then discuss where the future lies and how we will get there.

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Games at IndieCade East

The Love & Rejection Exhibit examines games that deal with the most basic of human desires – love and affection, and those that attain to our highest of purposes – cultural and intellectual argument. Love will highlight games inspired by, about, and inspiring love – games that cause human to human interactions or make us reflect on what it means to love. Rejection will highlight games whose cultural message, edgy content, or instrumentalized purpose caused them to be rejected from public showing, whether from an app store, a public exhibit, or any release at all. Together these exhibits ask the audience to confront the power of games, and their unique ability to model and create human experiences.

Love

Consentacle

by Naomi Clark

Consentacle is a cooperative 2-player game of trust, communication, and intimacy. Players take on the roles of a friendly tentacled alien and a curious human seeking to have a mutually satisfying romantic encounter.

Dark Room Sex Game

by IT University of Copenhagen

Dark Room Sex Game is a multiplayer, erotic rhythm game without any visuals, played only by audio and haptic clues.

Gone Home

by The Fullbright Company, Inc.

Explore a house to discover the story of the people who lived there. Go home again.

Gravitation

by Jason Rohrer

Gravitation expresses the designer’s thoughts and feelings about mood cycles, creative endeavors, and familial relationships.

how do you Do it?

by Nina Freeman, Emmett Butler, Deckman Coss, Jonathan Kittaka

The game is a portrait of how Nina, one of the developers, actually explored her sexuality as a child who had never been given “The Talk.”

Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime

by Asteroid Base

Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime is a frantic 1- or 2-player couch co-op action game in development for Xbox One and Steam (PC + Mac).

Realistic Kissing Simulator

by Jimmy Andrews and Loren Schmidt.

A two player game by Jimmy Andrews and Loren Schmidt

reProgram

by Soha Kareem

reProgram is a story about kink, meditation, and romance.

Save the Date

by Paper Dino Software

Save the Date is a game about a lot of things. Friendship. Stories. Hope. Destiny. And above all else, what to have for dinner.

The Marriage

by Rod Humble

The Marriage is an art game which examines the dynamics of a particular marriage at a particular time.

Ute

by Lea Schönfelder

Ute meets lots of men who are all in love with her. Ute must have sex as much as she can without being caught and before getting married.

Rejection

Geometric Porn

by Luciano Foglia

Something abstract existing in thought or as an idea but not having a physical or concrete existence.

James Ernest’s Totally Renamed Spy Game

by Cheapass Games

A card game about super-villains and their insatiable temptation to taunt the spies they capture.

Phone Story HD

by molleindustria

Phone Story is a game for smartphone devices that attempts to provoke a critical reflection on its own technological platform. Under the shiny surface of our electronic gadgets, behind its polished interface, hides the product of a troubling supply chain that stretches across the globe.

Pipe Trouble

by Pop Sandbox

Pipe Trouble is a high-profile mobile game that takes a clever spin on an arcade classic and uses over-the-top satire to prompt mainstream discussion for ongoing real-world issues surrounding the exploitation of natural gas.

Snuggle Truck

by Owlchemy Labs

Snuggle Truck is an over-the-top physics-based driving game where you must smuggle fuzzy zoo animals into a zoo to get them free health care.

Super Columbine Massacre RPG!

by Danny Ledonne

This game delves into the morning of April 20th, 1999 and asks players to relive that day through the eyes of Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold, those responsible for one of the deadliest school shootings in American history.

The Horizons Exhibit represents a small, hand-picked selection of games that we anticipate garnering significant attention in the upcoming year. Some of these games were recently nominated for the Game Developers Conference’s IGF, and we expect to see some or all of that at IndieCade 2015. They encompass diverse voices at the cutting edge of new ideas and interactions, pushing the boundaries of gameplay, expression, and narrative in the game medium. We look forward to seeing these up-and-coming gems on the indie horizon.

Sunset Horizons

Choice Chamber

by Studio Bean

FRACT OSC

by Phosfiend Systems

FRAMED

by Loveshack

Hack ‘n’ Slash

by Double Fine Productions

Hack ‘n’ Slash is a puzzle action game about hacking-reprogram object properties, hack creature behavior, and even rewrite the game’s code!

Ice-Bound

by Down to the Wire

Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes

by Keep Talking Team

Sunrise Horizons

PRY

by Tender Claws

PRY is an innovative hybrid of cinema, game and novel. Readers discover what happens to storytelling when instead of turning a page, they can open or shut the protagonist’s eyes, pull apart his memories, or read his thoughts infinitely scrolling in every direction.

Quing’s Quest VII: The Death of Videogames!

by Deirdra “Squinky” Kiai

You are a young monarch of mysterious and indistinct gender, valiantly trying to survive exile from your home planet — or whatever’s left of it since the invasion, anyway.

Shape of the World

by Shape of the World Games

Shape of the World is the game where the world grows around you as you explore.

Vietnam Romance

by Eddo Stern

Vietnam Romance : If you hated the War but loved the Movies, you’ll love this game

Wizard’s Hand: Don’t Touch!

by A Good Place

Wizard’s Hand: Don’t Touch! is a gestural shooter game using the Leap Motion controller mounted onto a custom glove. The game was made during the Leap 3D Game Jam 2014 by Ramsey Nasser and Kaho Abe. Its custom EVA foam glove controller embeds the Leap Motion in the player’s left palm and uses lit up 3D printed parts as feedback. This allows the player to move around while playing, an unusual feature for a Leap Motion game.

Leap Motion 3D Jam Games

See amazing games generated in the Leap Motion 3D Jam presented by IndieCade – check out titles from established devs and new voices that make the most use of the amazing Leap Motion Controller.

Aboard the Lookinglass

by Henry Hoffman

A science-fiction game about dimensional time, a rescue mission gone awry and a disconcerting future.

ElementaL

by Kevin Tsang, Julian Fisher, Vivienne Wu

Hauhet

by VRARlab

Paper Plane

by VRARlab

Arcade game in which player pilot a paper plane with Leap Motion. The plane should cross a number of golden rings within limited time.

Soundscape VR

by VRARLab

Enjoy creating music with your fingertips in an immersive abstract landscape.

Weightless

by Martin Schubert

A meditative virtual reality experience for the Leap Motion about inspecting space debris in a weightless environment.

World of Comenius

by Frooxius, Thomas Mariancik

‘World of Comenius’ demonstrates powerful educational interaction with Leap Motion and Oculus Rift.

Starting January 20th, full passes will cost $25 more, and day passes will go on sale.

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IndieCade East is February 13-15 at the Museum of the Moving Image in Queens, New York.
See schedule. See hotel and dining options.

ConsentacleDarkroom Sex GameGeometric Porn.

With names like these, the games at East might make you blush on Valentine’s Day .

Come, take a peek at all the games.

What’s that? Valentine’s Day makes you sick?

Then perhaps we could suggest some sessions for you.
If you’re sappy, try Independent Does Not Have to Mean Alone. If you’re bitter, try Shut Up! or I am Such a Tool.

Just take me to the schedule.

With your left hand, you see the past. With your right, the future. (Aboard the Lookinglass, First Place winner)

The winners of the Leap Motion 3D Jam have been announced, six of which will be shown at IndieCade East!

See all 20 winners.

At the end of the world, toast a marshmallow. (Outer Wilds, nominated for the Seumas McNally Grand Prize)

Congratulations to the IndieCade Alumni who have been recognized by the Independent Games Festival with Award Nominations and Honorable Mentions!

See all 16 games.

IndieCade Alumni have also been nominated for GDC Choice Awards and DICE Awards.

That’s all for now! Here’s what we’re up to this year:

February 13-15: IndieCade East 2015

Late February: Games Submissions for IndieCade Festival 2015 Open

June 2015: IndieCade @ E3

October 2015: IndieCade Festival 2015!

You might have heard that we have a secret to tell…

Reveal secret!

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2015 Automotive Summit and NADA Welcome Reception: Agenda – 1/22/15 San Francisco

Highly Recommended.

January 22, 2015 • Marriott Marquis • San Francisco, California


Thursday, January 22, 2015

7:30 a.m. Registration Opens, Breakfast Begins

8:30 a.m. Opening Remarks
Finbarr O’Neill, President, J.D. Power

8:40 a.m. J.D. Power Global Automotive Outlook
Thomas King, Senior Director, J.D. Power

9:00 a.m. Morning OEM Keynote Speaker
Robert Carter, Senior Vice President – Automotive Operations, Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A. Inc.

9:45 a.m. J.D. Power Annual Franchise Assessment: Mid-and-High-Volume Franchises
Jeff Schuster, Senior Vice President of Forecasting, LMC Automotive
– David Sargent, Vice President, Global Automotive, J.D. Power
– Deirdre Borrego, Vice President, U.S. Client Services, PIN, Media & Marketing Solutions, J.D. Power

11:15 a.m. Networking Break

11:30 a.m. J.D. Power Annual Franchise Assessment: Luxury Franchises
Jeff Schuster, Senior Vice President of Forecasting, LMC Automotive
– David Sargent, Vice President, Global Automotive, J.D. Power
– Deirdre Borrego, Vice President, U.S. Client Services, PIN, Media & Marketing Solutions, J.D. Power

12:45 p.m. Networking Lunch

1:45 p.m. Drivers of Today’s Dealership Buy/Sell
Erin Kerrigan, Managing Director and Founder, Kerrigan Advisors

2:15 p.m. Panel Discussion: The Future of the Buy/Sell Market: Too Good to Last?

3:00 p.m. Networking Break

3:15 p.m. Afternoon Retailer Keynote—Franchise of the Future

4:00 p.m. Winning in the Future MarketModerator: Mike Buckingham, Senior Director, Auto Finance Practice, J.D. Power

Panelists:
Tim Devine, Senior Vice President, Nissan
Bill Jensen, Senior Vice President, Chase Bank
Pete Turek, Senior Vice President, Trans Union Credit


4:45 p.m Closing Remarks and NADA Welcome Reception Comments
Finbarr O’Neill, President, J.D. Power and Peter Welch, President, NADA

5:30 p.m. –
7:30 p.m.
NADA Welcome Reception
Co-hosted by J.D. Power
NADA

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2015 Automotive Summit: Franchise of the Future

The 2015 J.D. Power Automotive Summit (formerly known as the International Automotive Roundtable), which focuses on critical issues and solutions that impact current and future automotive operations, will kick off the annual NADA Convention.

Each year, J.D. Power conducts its U.S. Automotive Franchise Assessment, providing a comprehensive overview of how each of 32 franchises is performing in the U.S. market. The Summit is the only public setting where these Franchise Assessment results are revealed in their entirety. This information is unique and invaluable to anyone interested in the relative health and prospects for all of the new-vehicle franchises in the U.S. market. This year, the event will feature a select group of speakers and panelists to provide attendees with new insights into emerging trends in automotive retail. The Summit offers the opportunity to meet and network with key leaders who are shaping the future in this rapidly-changing sector of the industry. If you are interested in the latest insights and analysis of the automotive industry, this is a must-attend event. More than 600 industry professionals attended the 2014 event, and participation is expected to increase in 2015.

Immediately following the Summit is the NADA Welcome Reception co-hosted by J.D. Power. Attendees registered for the Summit are automatically registered for the Welcome Reception, which promises to be the perfect kickoff to the NADA Convention & Expo 2015. In 2014, the NADA Welcome Reception attracted more than 1,500 attendees!

Robert Carter Announcing…

Bob Carter to keynote the 2015 Automotive Summit!


J.D. Power and NADA invite you to register for the Automotive Summit and the NADA Convention & Expo 2015. We are excited to see you at both annual events!

– See more at: http://www.jdpower.com/event/2015-automotive-summit#sthash.tJsD8pYA.dpuf

 

Our excellent line-up of speakers and panelists includes:

Deirdre Borrego, Vice President, U.S. Client Services, PIN, Media & Marketing Solutions, J.D. Power
Robert Carter, Senior Vice President – Automotive Operations, Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A. Inc.
Erin Kerrigan, Managing Director and Founder, Kerrigan Advisors
Thomas King, Senior Director, J.D. Power
David Sargent, Vice President, Global Automotive, J.D. Power
Jeff Schuster, Senior Vice President of Forecasting, LMC Automotive


Deirdre Borrego

Deirdre Borrego

Vice President, U.S. Client Services, PIN, Media & Marketing Solutions
J.D. Power

Deirdre Borrego is Vice President, General Manager of the Power Information Network® (PIN) from J.D. Power. PIN provides OEM, retail, and industry affiliates with real-time information, analysis and decision-support tools to help reduce risk exposure, improve marketing effectiveness and ultimately improve profitability. In this role, Ms. Borrego is responsible for operational strategy, talent development and overall business performance.

Prior to her current position, Ms. Borrego was the Executive Director of the PIN Automotive Revenue Management Group, where she was responsible for the sale and delivery of information, real-time sales and marketing information, intelligence and insights that enable clients to realize business goals by selling the right products to the right customers at the right time, and for the right price.

Before joining J.D. Power in 2003, Ms. Borrego served in various positions with R. L. Polk & Co. for more than 15 years, including vice president of the Western region. There, she led an integrated team of sales and information technology professionals in supporting client engagements in the areas of network planning; customer relationship management/database management; and parts and service marketing. Previously, she was with iMotors in San Francisco as a director of strategic partnerships.
Ms. Borrego was a co-presenter of the award-winning PIN Incentive Planning Model at the Marketing Science Society Practice Prize competition (2006) and was on a team that was a finalist for the Edelman Award for Excellence in Operations Research (2007).

Ms. Borrego earned a bachelor’s degree (magna cum laude) in business administration from California Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks.


Robert Carter

Robert Carter

VSenior Vice President – Automotive Operations
Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A. Inc.

Bob Carter is senior vice president of automotive operations for Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A. Inc. Carter is responsible for the Toyota division, the Lexus division, sales administration, Toyota Logistics Services, Toyota Motor Sales de Mexico and Toyota de Puerto Rico.

Prior to his current position, Carter was group vice president and general manager of Toyota division at TMS, where he was responsible for leading all sales, logistics and marketing activities for Toyota and Scion regional sales offices and distributors.

Carter previously served as group vice president and general manager of Lexus where he oversaw all aspects of Lexus automotive operations, including sales and marketing, retail development, customer satisfaction and product planning.  His responsibilities also included coordinating sales activities, dealer relations, parts and service operations, and the marketing operations of four regional offices around the country.

As vice president of sales for the Toyota division earlier in his career, Carter was responsible for dealer and field operations for TMS, private-distributor interface coordination, corporate retail dealer development and public companies.  Carter has also served as vice president of sales and dealer development for the Lexus division.

Since joining TMS in 1981 as a warranty processor, Carter has held a number of other positions, including general manager of Toyota’s Denver regional sales office, Lexus eastern area manager, and Lexus national market representation manager.  He was also the general manager and part owner of Hyannis Toyota in Hyannis, Mass.

Carter received a bachelor’s degree in business from Shippensburg State College in Shippensburg, Pa.


Erin Kerrigan

Erin Kerrigan

Managing Director and Founder
Kerrigan Advisors

Erin Kerrigan is Managing Director of Kerrigan Advisors, which she founded in 2014. Kerrigan Advisors is a national buy/sell advisory firm focused on providing a limited number of sellers a high level of client service.

Previously, Ms. Kerrigan headed Presidio Automotive, during which time the firm represented dealer clients in numerous multi-million dollar transactions. Prior to that role, Ms. Kerrigan was a senior vice president at AutoStar, a subsidiary of iStar Financial (NYSE: SFI), where she led transaction origination. Earlier, she was dealer operator of her family’s automotive dealership, which she sold in 2006. She began her post-graduate career as an investment banker for Piper Jaffray.

Ms. Kerrigan is a recognized industry expert on dealership valuation, real estate and buy/sells, and is a frequent speaker at leading auto retail events and conferences, including NADA, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), National Association of Dealer Counsel (NADC), Auto Team America’s Buy/Sell Summit and DrivingSales’ President’s Club.
Ms. Kerrigan has also served as keynote speaker for events hosted by American Honda Motor Company, Audi of America, Bank of America, US Trust, Ohio Automobile Dealer Association, and SunTrust Bank. Additionally, she has led webinars for NADA and Automotive News and shares her expertise in a monthly column she writes for Dealer Magazine.

Ms. Kerrigan received her undergraduate degree from Northwestern University and her MBA from UCLA Anderson School of Management.


Thomas King

Thomas King

Vice President, PIN U.S. OEM Operations, Media And Marketin
J.D. Power

Thomas King is the Vice President,  PIN U.S. OEM Operations, Media and Marketing at J.D. Power. He is responsible for advising automotive OEMs regarding issues related to vehicle demand, pricing and incentive effectiveness. He oversees a team of consultants, marketing scientists and statisticians in leveraging transaction data from the Power Information Network® (PIN), a leading provider of real-time, actionable market data and insight.

Prior to joining J.D. Power in 2005, Mr. King was in Global Market and Industry Analysis at General Motors. There, he analyzed the U.S. automotive industry, focusing on sales, pricing and incentive dynamics.

Mr. King received a master’s degree in economics, management and materials science from the University of Oxford in England.


Dave Sargent

David Sargent

Vice President, Global Automotive
J.D. Power

Dave Sargent is Vice President, Vehicle Research in the Global Automotive Operations Division at J.D. Power. He manages all of the company’s vehicle research in the United States, including the Initial Quality Study (IQS); Automotive Performance, Execution and Layout (APEAL) Study; and Vehicle Dependability Study (VDS), as well as all component research and quality tracking studies. He also oversees the coordination of all vehicle research worldwide.

Previously, Mr. Sargent was vice president, U.S. Automotive Research for J.D. Power, responsible for all syndicated research in the U.S. market. Prior to that, he was the practice leader of J.D. Power’s European operations, where he established the company’s London office in 1995. Earlier, he worked in the company’s headquarters in California, and was responsible for the Initial Quality Study and a number of proprietary quality studies.

Before joining J.D. Power in 1992, Mr. Sargent worked for a UK consulting firm specializing in competitor analysis, as well as for Ford of Europe and the Rover Group.

Mr. Sargent holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of York and an MBA from Manchester Business School, both in the UK.


Jeff Schuster

Senior Vice President of Forecasting
LMC Automotive

Jeff Schuster is Senior Vice President of Forecasting at LMC Automotive, with responsibility for all activities in the Americas region, and he is one of the company’s primary global automotive experts. Included in his role is leading the analysis of manufacturer, segment, platform, model, and plant trends. Additionally, he oversees global light vehicle sales and production forecasts and processes and is a member of the LMC Automotive board of directors.

Mr. Schuster has been tracking developments in the global automotive industry for nearly twenty years and has been with LMC Automotive since its inception in 2011. He is widely quoted by the automotive media in print, internet, radio and television. He frequently makes industry conference and seminar presentations on various topics, including the current assessment and outlook of the automotive industry. He is an active member of Society of Automotive Analysts and the Automotive Press Association.

Prior to joining the LMC Automotive, Mr. Schuster led the automotive forecast division of J.D. Power and has experience in financial analysis and cash management in the automotive supply base.

Mr. Schuster earned a bachelor’s degree in finance and a Master of Science degree in corporate finance from Walsh College.


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Shawn Slater
Conference Manager
J.D. Power
Shawn.Slater@jdpa.com
(805) 418-8271


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Share. Like. Buy. Minneapolis 9/15-16 Marketing & Millenials

Why attend Share.Like.Buy.? If you market to Millennials (ages 18-35) – and especially if you work in food, restaurant, entertainment, or retail – this is where you attain expert status.
Join fellow attendees from Target, Marriott, Red Robin, Garmin, and many more to hear this great lineup of speakers and content (partial list):
Millennial Identity
Vicki Draper AOL
“Beyond the Selfie: Millennial Women & Generation Revolution”

Jake Katz RevoltTV

“Debunking Millennial Myths & Declaring The New Rules”

 

Jeff Fromm FutureCast

“Myths & Facts of Hispanic Millennials? as New Parents”

 

Dennis Devlin Consumer Clarity

“What’s Happening with Today’s Hispanic Millennials?”

 

Millennial Eating
Mindy Armstrong FoodIQ
“A Day In The Life of a Millennial’s Eating Habits”
Erin Levzow Wingstop
“Using Digital to Build the Fastest-Growing Restaurant Brand”
Barry Westrum Dairy Queen
“Cultivating the Next Generation of Fans”
Millennial Giving
Darren Mastropaolo DoSomething
Zach Maurin ServiceNation
Brad Thompson Labels2Learn
“Activating Millennials By and For the Greater Good”
Millennial Innovation
Glenn Lehrman StubHub
Alisa Feinstein Ketchum
“The New Age of Social Commerce”
Millennial Entertainment
David McKillips Six Flags
“Re-Imagining Thrills”
Millennial Shopping
Steph Wissink Piper Jaffray
“Live Teen Panel”
Jon Breen Google
“NEW Realities of Retail”

Graham Grocochinski PineTree

“Secrets to Success in Today’s Millennial Retailing World”

 

Monday, Sept. 15, 2014  5:00pm – 7:00pm

Share.Like.Buy. Networking Reception

St Thomas University

1000 LaSalle Ave.

Minneapolis, MN 55403

The reception will be held in the School of Law atrium. 

The entrance is near 11th St. and Harmon Place.

Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014  7:00am – 5:00pm

Share.Like.Buy. Conference

Piper Jaffray & Co.

800 Nicollet Mall, Suite 1000

Minneapolis, MN 55402

07:00am

REGISTRATION OPENS

07:30am

BREAKFAST BUFFET

08:00am

Welcome & Opening Remarks

Jeff Fromm / Founder / Share.Like.Buy.

PART 1: MILLENNIAL IDENTITY

08:15am

“Beyond the Selfie: Millennial Women & Generation Revolution”

Vicki Draper / Director, Consumer Analytics and Research / AOL

Generational bashing in the media is nothing new – Millennials have felt the backlash just like their Boomer predecessors in the 1960s. But at 77 million strong, Millennials are forging their own cultural movement and transforming society. From politics and social issues to women’s rights and the workplace, AOL takes an in–depth look at millennial women to debunk the media stereotypes and reveal them as today’s cultural revolutionaries. 

08:45am

“Myths & Facts of Marketing to Millennials as New Parents”

Jeff Fromm / President / FutureCast

Laurie Klein / Vice President / The Family Room

Jeff will reveal a massive new research study (July/August 2014) conducted in partnership with Consumer Orbit. This behavior-based study will cover the emerging new American Parent consumer. With more than 10 million American Millennial parent households and 10,000 new births daily, the American Family will be redefined in the next 24 months. Strong brands will get richer. Weaker brands will be replaced by affordable, well-positioned private labels. During his session, Jeff will reveal highlights from his new book on Millennials as New Parents (to be released Q1 2015). Which brands are winning and losing? Why?  How can you grow your brand in 2015? Stay tuned for more.

09:15am

“Debunking Millennial Myths & Declaring The New Rules”

Jake Katz / VP, Audience Insights & Strategy / REVOLT TV

The Millennial generation is the most researched generation in US history – but the world’s focus has centered around what this generation is as “a people” versus “how” to actually engage them. As a new brand at the forefront of marketing to Millennials, Sean “Diddy” Combs’ REVOLT TV has launched a company initiative called Road to Truth. Conducting a series of ethnographies across the country, collecting perspectives from experts such as Jonah Berger to DJ Diplo’s manager, and culminating the journey in a major quant study – REVOLT brings the industry’s fascination with Millennials down to earth, debunking myths surrounding this group but also providing 7 “new rules” to engage them.

09:45am

“Que esta pasando con . . . la nueva generacion de Hispanic Millennials?”

Dennis Devlin / CEO / Consumer Clarity

What’s happening with the new generation of Hispanic Millennials? They differ from non-Hispanic Millennials in many ways that should significantly impact your marketing. Dennis will share practical consumer and shopper insights and trends that will highlight these key differences, including their engagement with digital, mobile and social. You will gain a much clearer picture of what it takes for your brand to be successful among the new generation of Hispanic Millennials.

10:15am

NETWORKING BREAK

PART 2: MILLENNIAL EATING

10:45am

“A Day In The Life of a Millennial’s Eating Habits”

Doug Austin / SVP / Marlin Network

Mindy Armstrong / Director of Insights & Innovation / FoodIQ

FoodIQ brings a unique perspective on the “Day In The Life” of a Millennial’s eating habits within various cultures such as Western Europe, Canada, Latin America and Japan. FoodIQ will share key insights into how Millennials all over the world perceive food and what drives them to make purchasing decisions.  Additionally, they will share various global menus targeting this demographic and discuss how specific successful applications can be applied to innovative menu plan development in the U.S.

11:15am

“DQ + Millennials: the Next Generation of Fans”

Barry Westrum / EVP, Marketing / International Dairy Queen

Dairy Queen celebrates its’ milestone 75th birthday in 2015. Through it’s Fan Food platform, this heritage brand is re-inventing itself as a modern and relevant dining destination for the next generation of millennial fans. DQ EVP of Marketing Barry Westrum shares how this global brand is developing strategies that turn customers into fans, inside the fiercely competitive quick-service restaurant category.

11:45am

“Using Digital to Build the Fastest-Growing Restaurant Brand”

Erin Levzow / Director, Digital & eCommerce / Wingstop

Cherryh Butler / Business Development Specialist / BARKLEY (interviewer)

12:15pm

LUNCH

12:30pm (during lunch)

“Live Teen Panel”

Steph Wissink / Principal / Piper Jaffray & Co.

Join us in a live, interactive discussion with a panel of teens. Hear real-time feedback on what’s hot and what’s not with respect to lifestyle and restaurant brands and trends in retailing. Panel comments will be benchmarked relative to Piper Jaffray’s semi-annual Taking Stock With Teens collaborative market research project, a 14-year history of insights based analysis surrounding brand preferences, shopping behaviors, and influences.

PART 3: MILLENNIAL GIVING

01:15pm

“Activating Millennials By and For the Greater Good” (panel discussion)

Darren Mastropaolo / Business Development Manager / DoSomething.org

Zach Maurin / Executive Director / ServiceNation

Brad Thompson / CEO / Labels2Learn

Lars Leafblad / Co-Founder & Principal / Ballinger | Leafblad (moderator)

Jamie Millard / Co-Executive Director / Pollen (moderator)

PART 4: MILLENNIAL INNOVATION

02:00pm

Chryssi Keller / Research Director, Innovation Lab / General Mills

02:30pm

“The New Age of Social Commerce”

Glenn Lehrman / Global Head of Communications / StubHub (an eBay company)

Alisa Feinstein / SVP, Group Director, Branding / Ketchum L.A.

Sarah Unger / VP, Insights & Strategic Planning / Ketchum

There’s a reason people are developing Facebook fatigue: there are only so many people we want to broadcast at, before all such interactions cease to be meaningful. Social networks must become contextually relevant by connecting and inspiring people with common interests to share their experiences with one another. Social commerce creates more engaging, inspiring, fulfilling commercial experiences. eBay, Amazon, Pinterest, and newcomers like WaNeLo, Fab.com and StubHub are making window shopping as easy as possible, giving people ideas and inspiration about products, leveraging user communities to curate content in meaningful ways via contextually relevant experiences and networks.

03:00pm

NETWORKING BREAK 

PART 5: MILLENNIAL SHOPPING

03:30pm

“NEW Realities of Retail”

John Breen / Head of Industry, Retail / Google

In the old realities of retail, everything was anchored around the physical store. Foot traffic directed retail decision-making. We are in the midst of the next retail landscape shift, and Millennials are leading the charge. Millennials expect always open, anywhere, everywhere and do not feel constrained by location or store hours. John Breen, who works with many of the largest retailers, will discuss how Google is helping businesses capture Millennial traffic, both physical and virtual.

04:00pm

“Re-imagining Thrills: How Six Flags Adapts for Millennials”

David McKillips / SVP, Corporate Alliances / Six Flags Entertainment

In this session, you’ll hear how Six Flags Entertainment, with its 18 theme parks across North America, is adapting its guest entertainment, partnership marketing and decision making to attract and cater to Millennials. From restaurant concepts to ride names, special events and shopper marketing programs, Six Flags uses its in-house research and technology to deliver on what Millennials are demanding as an audience segment. 

– See what we’ve done with in-Line and in-Park Entertainment driven with Mobile Interactivity

– How we’ve changed our media mix & social strategies

– How we’ve adapted our season pass benefits for Millennials 

– Learn how to develop shopper marketing incentives for the Millennial mindset

– Learn how to adapt your decision-making and use research to meet Millennials’ needs

04:30pm

“Secrets to Success in Today’s Millennial Retailing World”

Graham Grochocinski / Marketing Director / Pine Tree Commercial Realty

Fueled by technological advances, demographic shifts and changing consumer attitudes, the retail growth model once successful with Baby Boomers has proven antiquated for Millennials. Smartphones, social media and online reputations have changed the retail landscape to a model as dynamic and open as the generation driving it. The future of retail will further blur the lines between e-commerce and brick-and-mortar experiences.

05:00pm

Adjourn

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Auto and Digital Marketing Professionals! 2015 International Automotive Roundtable 1/22/15 San Francisco & 2014 Automotive Marketing Roundtable 10/14-16/14 Las Vegas *J.D. POWER

This is the definitive source on the auto industry, courtesy of J.D. Power, who always provide the best analysts and clearest analysis.

 

The earliest and sharpest predictive analysis of the autonomous car future was presented at a J.D. Power Automotive Forum.

One of the best panels on luxury marketing  and its links to Millenial Marketing was presented during a J.D. Power Automotive Forum.

We highly recommend it. We swear by it.

 

For more information or to sponsor the IAR Contact Shawn Slater at 805-418-8271

J.D. Power
2625 Townsgate Road, Suite 100
Westlake Village, CA 91361
Tel: 805-418-8000

 

MORE EXCITING AGENDA UPDATES!
Join us at the first ever AMR Brunch

Jeffrey Cole

Director
Center for the Digital Future at USC Annenberg School
EVENT INFO

When:
October 14-16, 2014

Where:
Bellagio – Las Vegas, NV

Who:

Auto and digital marketing professionals ……………


Connect with J.D. Power:

#JDPAAMR

To give our attendees some extra ZZZ’s, Thursday, October 16 will begin at 10:00am with a delicious brunch.We are happy to welcome Jeffrey Cole, Director, Center for the Digital Future, USC Annenberg School to join us as a keynote speaker who will discuss the latest trends, fads and transformations impacting the Internet today. Listen and learn all while you munch on your eggs and bacon. What more could you ask for?!
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And don’t miss our OEM keynote address given by Steve Shannon on Wednesday, October 15 in the general session room.
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Steve Shannon
Vice President of Marketing
Hyundai Motor America
Our agenda also includes the following HOT panel topics:

  • Marketing Leaders Discuss Their Challenges Part II
  • Diving Deeper into Vehicle Price Transparency
  • Who Will Control the Vehicle Center Stack
  • A la Carte Media Consumption: How to Reach the Unreachable
  • Hyper Local Targeting: Time to Believe the Hype?
  • Winning Strategies for Effective Cross-Channel Automotive Advertising

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