Agenda

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

8:00 am
Registration & Networking Breakfast
8:45 am

Welcome to Day 1.

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Speaker
Kevin Williams
Founder
KWP, Ltd.
8:50 am
The Session Description will be available shortly.
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Sponsored by
RAVE Computer
9:10 am

-A fireside chat with renowned immersive entertainment and special effects pioneer Douglas Trumbull of Trumbull Studios.   Interview conducted by Kevin Williams, Founder of KWP.

-In this fireside chat, Douglas Trumbull will discuss his bold vision of a more dynamic, expansive  immersive entertainment frontier drawing on his ground-breaking immersive entertainment and film experience feats. 

-From creating one of the first interactive theater simulators to developing the Back to the Future ride for Universal to serving as Vice-Chairman of the IMAX Corporation, Trumbull has pioneered and witnessed numerous aspects of the immersive out-of-home entertainment revolution.  

-His company has developed an immersive cinematic format called MAGI that harnesses super high frame rates, and utilizes a wide range of technologies, including compelling technology to deliver brighter, larger scale images with greater depth. 

-Trumbull Studios is planning to launch this year an array of MAGI Pod theaters utilizing the format. 

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Speaker
Douglas Trumbull
Film Director
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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RAVE Computer
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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RAVE Computer
Moderator
Kevin Williams
Founder
KWP, Ltd.
Speakers
Bob Cooney
Blue Laser Consulting
Andrew Darrow
Chief Strategy and Business Development Officer
THE VOID
Erik Guthrie
VP of Sales and Marketing
Zone Laser Tag, Inc.
Kevin Vitale
CHAIRMAN & CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
VRstudios®
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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RAVE Computer
Moderator
Daren Ulmer
Creative Director
Mousetrappe
Speakers
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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YDreams Global
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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RAVE Computer
Moderator
Christopher Stapleton
Co-Founder
Virtual World Society
Speaker
Michael LaFleur
Director, Writer, Choreographer & Creative Entertainment
3:25 pm
Exhibits & Afternoon Break
3:55 pm
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RAVE Computer
Speaker
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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RAVE Computer
Moderator
Kevin Williams
Founder
KWP, Ltd.
Speakers
Lenny Larsen
CEO/Executive Producer
Next Generation Creative
Luke Noonan
President
RUST, Ltd
4:45 pm
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RAVE Computer
Speaker
Kim Wright
General Manager
NFL Experience Times Square
5:10 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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RAVE Computer
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
Christian Dieckmann
Chief Strategy Officer
3D Live
Daniel Prado
CTO
YDreams Global
5:55 pm
Networking Reception
Sponsored by
​Attraktion!

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

8:00 am
Registration & Networking Breakfast
8:45 am

Welcome to Day 2.

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Speaker
Kevin Williams
Founder
KWP, Ltd.
8:50 am

An insightful presentation from the leading edge.   

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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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Moderator
David Bloom
Writer and Strategist
Speakers
Doug Griffin
Nomadic VR
Dan Jamele
CEO
Mediamation
Greg Passmore
PassmoreVR
Jim Stewartson
CEO
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
Brian Weiner
CEO
The Illusion Factory
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
Greg Lombardo
Consultant
Cecil Magpuri
President/Chief Creative Officer
Falcon's Treehouse, LLC
Vernon McGugan
CEO
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
Matthias Sala
Founder & Game Designer
Gbanga
Chanel Summers
Vice President, Creative Development
VRstudios, Inc.
2:00 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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2:15 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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Moderator
Darren David
Founder & CEO
Stimulant
Speakers
Tony Christopher
Landmark Entertainment
Andrew Prell
Founder and CEO
Convergence of 4 Dimensions
3:00 pm
Exhibits & Afternoon Break
3:30 pm

An increasing number of museums are turning to VR and AR to deepen visitor engagement with their exhibits and content and allow them to explore these resources freely in new dimensions. They are offering a wider range of immersive experiences using VR, AR, and other technologies, including immersive games, to spark greater visitor interest in and involvement with museum content and themes.  This session will highlight groundbreaking immersive experiences that radically transform the museum experience, traverse the museum and home markets, and have special implications for other leisure facilities.

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Moderator
Eli Meiners
Director of Museum Operations
21c Museum Hotels
Speakers
Dena Nord
Artist and Partner
Odvant Creative, LLC
Susan Poulton
Chief Digital Officer
The Franklin Institute​​
4:20 pm

Most developers of VR and AR location-based entertainment content are facing major obstacles.  It’s difficult to raise money for that content.  It’s even harder to monetize that content. Meanwhile, there are many alternative ways to finance and monetize such content.   This session will present key advice on alternative models for content financing and content monetization relating to VR/AR location-based entertainment and key ways for US-based developers of VR and AR location-based entertainment content to monetize their product in the Chinese market.

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Speaker
Ryan Wang
Co-founder and General Partner
Outpost Capital LLC
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