Agenda

Future of Immersive Leisure - Las Vegas - Day 1 - Wednesday, September 13th, 2017

8:00 am
Registration & Networking Breakfast
8:45 am
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Speaker
Kevin Williams
Founder
KWP, Ltd.
8:50 am
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9:10 am
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Douglas Trumbull
Trumbull Studios
10:00 am
Exhibits & Morning Coffee Break
10:30 am
The much talked about commercial application of VR hardware, in a retail package, is covered in this session, bringing together leading exponents of the development and most importantly operation of VR in an amusement setting, charting the pitfalls and opportunities.
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Moderator
Kevin Williams
Founder
KWP, Ltd.
Speakers
Kevin Bachus
Senior Vice President, Entertainment & Games Strategy
Dave & Buster's Inc.
Yuval Boger
CEO
Sensics
McKay Christensen
Co-Founder
VR Junkies and Private Label VR
Ali Khan
Founder
Tick Tock Unlock
Jenna Seiden
Head of Content Acquisition and Partnerships
HTC Vive
11:20 am

The defining of a new phase of VR development - looking at the untethered, and free roaming application of immersive entertainment. Is this new technology a natural successor to the familiar and dependable revenue generation by Laser Tag? Will VR break the mold?

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Moderator
Kevin Williams
Founder
KWP, Ltd.
Speakers
Bob Cooney
Blue Laser Consulting
Erik Guthrie
Vice President
Zone Laser Tag, Inc.
Kevin Vitale
CHAIRMAN & CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
VR Studios
12:05 pm
Lunch
1:30 pm
Use of the latest projection and tracking technology has created a new and compelling medium that has rocked the marketing and promotional world. This session will focus on the drive to take this immersive representation and deploy it in the heart of the entertainment sector.
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Philippe Bergeron
CEO
PaintScaping.com
Phil Reyneri
Design Director
Lightform
Alexandre Simionescu
Managing Partner :: Creative Director
Float4
2:15 pm
The latest start-ups, entrepreneurs and new technology developers are given a chance to present a impactful "Elevator Pitch" to the gathered audience, in order to gain recognition for their aspirations and a chance to change the face of the business landscape.
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2:40 pm
The need to create a new, compelling and versatile destination attractions that can fit in various sizes of venues is being driven by the latest immersive technology. Developers of ground-breaking projects that hope to shape this sector of the business reveal their secrets on how this is being achieved.
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Michael LaFleur
Amuseo Collaboratory
Dana Mott
Audience Advocate and Experience Designer for Interactive Attractions, Exhibits, and Research
Simiosys
Frank Seninsky
Amusement Entertainment Management
Christopher Stapleton
Virtual World Society
3:25 pm
Exhibits & Afternoon Break
3:55 pm
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Wendy Heimann-Nunes
Co-Founder
Nolan Heimann LLP
4:20 pm

The ability to find the best content that works within the restraints of the Out-of-Home entertainment market, requires a special set of skills. Developers that are driving their content from the consumer VR gaming into the attraction and leisure market define the difficulties and opportunities encountered.

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Lenny Larsen
CEO/Executive Producer
Next Generation Creative
Luke Noonan
President
RUST, Ltd
4:45 pm
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Daniel Boockvar
President
NFL Experience Times Square
5:10 pm
The use of the latest immersive and Mixed Reality technology for application in the Digital Signage sector and its impact in marketing and promotion is discussed. We look at how this technology will drive investment from major intellectual properties, and possible impact for the entertainment sector.
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5:30 pm
Networking Reception

Future of Immersive Leisure - Las Vegas - Day 2 - Thursday, September 14th, 2017

8:00 am
Registration & Networking Breakfast
8:45 am
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Speaker
Kevin Williams
Founder
KWP, Ltd.
8:50 am
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9:10 am

Moving far beyond the traditional 4Dfx audience experience, the leading exponents of the art of immersing an audience in a theater based experience give their insights into the requirements of the technology and the challenges that are driving advancements in this sector.

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Speakers
Doug Griffin
Nomadic VR
Dan Jamele
CEO
Mediamation
Greg Passmore
PassmoreVR
Jim Stewartson
Awesome Rocketship
10:00 am

Seen as the future of the land-based casino and gaming industry, the use of the latest immersive technology creating a vast opportunity to cross-over between the attraction and the gaming experience. Leading developers and operators driving this new business offer their views.

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Moderator
Bruce Merati
CEO
Uplay1
Speakers
Conrad Granito
General Manager
Muckleshoot Casino
Alan Smithson
VR/AR Expert, CEO
MetaVRse
Chuck Taylor
Caesars Entertainment
10:45 am
Exhibits & Morning Coffee Break
11:15 am

One of the most compelling elements of the drive in immersive entertainment is its ability to be incorporated within existing attractions - the need for the best technology, and reliable application, is addressed by an influential panel of speakers.

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Moderator
Trevor Nelson
Nelson Advisors, Inc.
Speakers
Keith Carr
Merlin Entertainments
Christian Dieckmann
Vice President, Strategic Growth
Cedar Fair
Vernon McGugan
Executive Officer/SVP Operations Division
DreamCraft Attractions
12:00 pm
Lunch
1:15 pm

The use of virtual, augmented, and projected technology has become defined by the term Mixed Reality, but the requirements, opportunities and issues in its deployment in the entertainment sector are considerable, and leaders deploying this new genre of hardware give their valuable view on this new business.

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Moderator
Clark Dodsworth
Director of Strategy and Product Development
SimEx-Iwerks Entertainment, Inc.
Speakers
Ralph Barbagallo
Founder
FLARB LLC
Jake Lee-High
CEO / Creative Director
Future Colossal
Chanel Summers
Co-Founder
Syndicate 17
2:00 pm
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2:15 pm
Another aspect of the new business landscape in immersive technology is the cross-over that can be achieved from the home, commercial and even mobile entertainment markets. The ability to create an overarching business model to encapsulate this opportunity is discussed by leaders in this drive.
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Speakers
Tony Christopher
Landmark Entertainment
Andrew Prell
Founder and CEO
Convergence of 4 Dimensions
3:00 pm
Exhibits & Afternoon Break
3:30 pm

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4:20 pm

The use of immersive technology in establishing the new dawn for the destination entertainment environment is covered in this far-reaching conclusion to the conference. A panel of ground-breaking specialists discuss the difficulties and possibilities, and how this latest investment marks the dawn of a new age for the industry.

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Moderator
Shawn McCoy
Vice President
Jack Rouse Associates
Speakers
Markus Beyr
CEO & Owner
Attraktion! GmbH
Kevin Boutte
CEO and Project Engineer
Neucities & Walt Disney Imagineering
Daniel Prado
Ydreams Global
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