Agenda

Virtual Reality 20/20


October 16, 2017 | Stewart Hotel


 

 

8:30 – 9:00 Networking Breakfast
9:00 – 9:05 Fitzgerald Ballroom

Welcome

Louis Hillelson
VP/Group Publisher
Multichannel News, Broadcasting & Cable, Next TV

9:05 – 9:35 Opening Keynote from Google Play

 

Serge Kassardjian,
Global Head of Media Apps Business Development
Google Play

9:35 – 10:05 Networking Break in the Exhibit Showcase Area / Speaker Speed Dating

Have a burning question about the future of VR and AR for our panelists? Join them for some one-on-one time and forge deeper connections with our experts and your fellow attendees.

10:05 – 10:50
Track 1: Fitzgerald Ballroom

Opening New Worlds:  How Brands and Agencies Are Using VR, AR, and Other Emerging Technologies to Create Buzz

A handful of brands have positioned themselves at the cutting edge of emerging video technologies, and reaped massive rewards. Find out what the best practices are for engaging consumers and driving ROI with AR and VR

 

Moderator:

Rori DuBoff

Managing Director, Content Innovation Strategy (VR/AR/MR)

Accenture Interactive

 

Panelists:

Vince Cacace

Founder and CEO

Vertebrae

 

Michelle Carney

VP, Branded Entertainment

Head of Ketchum Films

 

Evan Kraut

Managing Director

Grey Adventures

 

Mike Woods

Director of Immersive Content / ECD

M ss ng P eces

Track 2: Rockwell

 

10:50 – 11:20 Networking Break in the Exhibit Showcase Area / Speaker Speed Dating

Have a burning question about the future of VR and AR for our panelists? Join them for some one-on-one time and forge deeper connections with our experts and your fellow attendees.

11:20 – 12:05
Track 1: Fitzgerald Ballroom

Tell Me, Touch Me, Smell Me: What are the latest developments in VR technology

What can we expect to see in 2018 and beyond when it comes to new developments in tech for VR? How will headsets change, and updates are being made to VR software and game engines? And what can we expect from firms working on scent based activations and conversational VR?

 

Moderator:

Amelia Winger-Bearskin

Director

IDEA

 

Panelists:

Gavin Bauman

Tech Evangelist

Microsoft

 

Jacqueline Bosnjak

CEO and Founder

Mach1

 

David Lobser

Co-Founder

Object Normal

 

Jenya Lugina

Head of Innovation

Moth+Flame

 Track 2: Rockwell

 

12:05 – 1:30 Topic Table Lunch

12:05 – 12:30 – Get Lunch

12:30 – 1:30 – Topic Table Discussion

 

Topic table hosts:

Alissa Crevier

Global Head of Brand Partnerships

Littlstar

 

Christina Heller

CEO and Co-Founder

VR Playhouse

 

Linda Ricci

founder

Decahedralist Inc

 

Nate Rackiewicz

CEO

Meteor NOW

 

Tom Sanocki

CEO

Limitless VR

 

Jesslyn Tannady

Researcher

NASA

1:30 – 2:15
Track 1: Fitzgerald Ballroom

New School: Exploring applications for VR in the classroom

How will virtual reality impact how students learn and experiment in the next ten years? Will headsets become as ubiquitous as iPads? How will schools afford this new technology?

 

Moderator:

Lisa Brown Jaloza

Adjunct Faculty, Art of Game Design MFA

Laguna College of Art + Design (LCAD)/ Oculus

 

Panelist:

Suni Girish

Founder

Laughing Buddha Games

 Track 2: Rockwell
2:15 – 3:00
Track 1: Fitzgerald Ballroom

The Medium and the Message: How Do We Tell Great Stories in VR?

How does the storytelling in VR differ from that in other mediums? We explore best practices for capturing, managing and distributing VR material as we examine: 360-degree imaging tools; software for stitching, editing, and matching VR data; and storage options for VR productions.

 

Moderator:

Cortney Harding

Founder

Friends With Holograms

 

Panelists:

Kevin Cornish
Founder
Moth+Flame VR

 

Victoria Pike,

theatrical designer and director

 

Sadah Espii Proctor
Founder & Exec. Creative Director
Espii Studios;
Research & Development Director of H+The Hip-Hop Dance Conservatory

 

Kyle Ranson-Walsh
Director of Branded Experiences
Discovery Networks

Track 2: Rockwell

 

3:00 – 3:30 Networking Break in the Exhibit Showcase / Speaker Speed Dating
Have a burning question about the future of VR and AR for our panelists? Join them for some one-on-one time and forge deeper connections with our experts and your fellow attendees.
3:30 – 4:15
Track 1: Fitzgerald Ballroom

Following the Money: The Investment Landscape for 2017 and Beyond
All this talk of content and strategy is great — but it takes cold hard cash to really move the needle. Our panel of experts will shed some light of where the money will go this year.

 

Moderator:

Colin McMahon

Analyst

Greenlight Insights

 

Panelists:

Shawn Cheng

VC

Vayner Capital

 

Dessy Levinson

Vice President & Head of Story

645 Ventures

 

Adaora Udoji

Producer and Investor

 Track 2: Rockwell

 

4:15 – 4:45 Closing Keynote from CNN

 

Jason Farkas
Vice President of Premium Content Video
CNN

 

Agenda subject to change