New York Media Festival

Where Innovation & Influence Meet

September 25-27, 2017

CONFERENCES

NYME brings together the leading companies in entertainment, media and technology for riveting discussion and debate. Conferences include 1-day programs on Games, Video and Music with focus on Brands, Advertising, Monetization and Distribution.

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INNOVATION SUMMIT

Execs, innovators, and content creators from fast growing startups and large tech and media companies like Fox, Disney, and Comcast will explore how advanced can technology enable the media and entertainment industry.

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TECH CRAWLS & PARTIES

NYME doesn’t end when the sun goes down. We’re just getting started with evening and night time entertainment that includes VIP dinners and receptions, Tech-Media Crawl, live music and after-parties. 

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2016 NYME Agenda

Day 1
26 Sep 2016
Day 2
27 Sep 2016
Day 3
28 Sep 2016
Day 4
29 Sep 2016

LEADERS IN MUSIC DINNER

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

NYME OPENING PARTY

NYME’s Official Opening Party Kicking off the conference with a night of drinks, dancing and networking! 8pm – 9pm – Open Bar & General Admission 9pm – 11pm – DJ, Networking...
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WELCOME & INTRODUCTORY REMARKS

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

RIGHTSTECH LOUNGE & WORKSHOPS

RightsTech Lounge Welcome & Introductions Paul Sweeting, CEO, Concurrent Media / Editor & Co-Chair, RightsTech 9:40AM – 10:20AM RightsTech in the YouTube Ecosystem Presentation: Getting the most out of Content ID...
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Danny Anders
Sam Gilchrist
Paul Sweeting
Brandon Martinez

OPENING PRESENTATIONS

THE FUTURE OF MUSIC Visionary presentations on the future of the music business. We’re Not PLAYing Around: The Impact of Playlisting on Music Streaming Playlisting has become the new radio...
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Russ Crupnick

VIEW FROM THE TOP: Digital Music Leaders Roundtable

This panel of digital and tech industry heavy weights will discuss the future of the music business and technology, where it’s going, and where it’s been. How is consumer behavior...
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Alexander Kisch
Winston Binch
Jason Lipshutz
Kathy Baker
Owen Grover

FIRESIDE CHAT with SOUNDCLOUD

Fireside Chat with Stephen Bryan, Chief Content Officer, SoundCloud. Interviewed by Joan E. Solsman, Senior Writer, CNET
Joan E. Solsman
Stephen Bryan
11:15 - 11:45

MORNING BREAK

BANDS, BRANDS AND OWNERSHIP

This panel will look at the growing importance of owned media and properties to brands in the music space, as traditional endorsement deals and sponsorships continue to become a thing of the past....
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Joy Howard
Afdhel Aziz
Andrew Hampp

THE LATEST IN MUSIC RESEARCH

Leading analysts and researchers provide an overview of the latest research about the current state of digital music, including consumer behavior & attitudes; adoption & penetration rates of digital products,...
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Russ Crupnick
Larry Miller
Alex White

ONSTAGE MEETUP & UNCONFERENCE SESSION

This is a spontaneous session held on the stage in Safra Auditorium. Come with your ideas, pitches and anything else you’d like to discuss about innovation in the music business....
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INNOVATION: Lightning Talks, Startup Pitches & Demos

Lightning Talks, Startup Pitches & Demos (5 Min Each) PRESENTERS Content Consumption in a Mobile-First World Presenter: Naomi Makofsky, Strategic Product Partnerships, Google How to Use Data & Predictive Modeling to Personalize the Music...
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Daniel Sander
Francois Arbour
Mary Nichols
Naomi Makofsky

ARTIST & FAN EXPERIENCES IN THE AGE OF DIGITAL

This session will discuss the evolving marketplace, technologies and strategies for monetizing artist-fan and brand experiences. PANELISTS Dan Berkowitz, CEO & Founder, CID Entertainment Tom Giles, Senior Director, Fullscreen Direct...
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Daniel Stedman
Lawrence Peryer
Dan Berkowitz
Zeeshan Zaidi
Tom Giles
Molly Neuman

MONETIZING THE YOUTUBE ECONOMY

This panel will discuss the evolution of the YouTube economy and the growing number of monetization paths and alternatives to monetize content on the platform. PANELISTS Brandon Martinez, Vice President,...
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Sam Gilchrist
Betty Tran
David Tockman
Brandon Martinez
Darrell Andrews
12:50 - 14:00

LUNCH BREAK

FIRESIDE CHAT with RED LIGHT MANAGEMENT

Fireside chat with Jonathan Azu, General Manager & Executive Vice President, Red Light Management. Interviewed by Ned Sherman, CEO & Publisher, Digital Media Wire, Inc.
Ned Sherman
Jonathan Azu

THE POWER OF INFLUENCE

This panel of digital influencers, social media, marketing and brand experts will discuss the strategies and techniques used by bands and brands through the help of community managers, content creators...
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Jedd Katrancha
Maurice Bernstein
Ryan Barkan
Ned Sherman

VR/AR FOR MUSIC AND ENTERTAINMENT

This session of VR and AR leaders will discuss the latest developments for music and entertainment. The panel will focus on what opportunities are available for the music business in...
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Kevin Cornish
Brad Spahr
Facundo Diaz
Nick Lippman
Cortney Harding

INNOVATION: Lightning Talks, Startup Pitches & Demos

Lightning Talks, Startup Pitches & Demos (5 Min Each) PRESENTERS Emotion AI: How Emotion Recognition is Changing the Face of Advertising and Consumer Engagement Presenter: Paula David, VP of Sales & Sales Operations, Affectiva...
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George Baier IV
Paula David
Drew Silverstein
Larry Linietsky

Technology, Humans, Curation and the Future of Music Discovery

Technology, Humans, Curation and the Future of Music Discovery In the ongoing drive to create the perfect music discovery solution, the balance between data-based algorithms vs human recommendations is in...
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Francois Vaxelaire
Natasha Diggs
Nico Perez
Alex White

DIGITAL MUSIC IN INTERNATIONAL MARKETS

This panel of global digital music leaders will discuss the growth of digital and mobile music services internationally with a focus on the unique challenges and opportunities they encounter globally....
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Seth Schachner
Julien Simon
Priya Rajagopalan
Michael Abbattista
16:00 - 16:30

AFTERNOON BREAK

VIEW FROM THE TOP: Music Leaders Roundtable

This panel of music industry heavy weights will discuss the future of the music business and technology, where it’s going, and where it’s been. How is consumer behavior with respect...
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Dr. Kate Stone
Josh Rabinowitz
Fred Goldring
Andrew Klein
Howie Singer

LEADERS IN MEDIA DINNER

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

NYME OPEN HOUSES

These are invite-only events. You must be on the guest list to attend. SHUTTERSTOCK OPEN HOUSE Invite-only (RSVP required) Join leaders in the New York tech and media scene at Shutterstock’s global...
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WELCOME & INTRODUCTORY REMARKS

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

RIGHTSTECH LOUNGE & WORKSHOPS

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

OPENING PRESENTATIONS

Visionary presentations on the Future of Games and VR/AR. The State of the Games Market: All the Insights, Data, and Trends Valued at $104 billion this year, video games are...
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Jeffrey Greller
Mike Sepso
Dan Porter
Joost van Dreunen

VIEW FROM THE TOP: Digital Games Leadership Roundtable

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

KEYNOTE CONVERSATION with ROVIO

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

MORNING BREAK

VR/AR FOR GAMES AND ENTERTAINMENT

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

MONETIZING GAMES THROUGH FREE TO PLAY

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

INNOVATION: Lightning Talks, Startup Pitches & Demos

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

CREATIVITY RULES: MAKING SUCCESSFUL GAMES FOR MOBILE PLATFORMS

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

THE OPPORTUNITY OF ESPORTS FOR BRANDS, AGENCIES & MARKETERS

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

LUNCH BREAK

KEYNOTE CONVERSATION with ELEAGUE

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

THE POWER OF INFLUENCE: INFLUENCER MARKETING & USER ACQUISITION

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

INVESTING IN VR/AR FOR ENTERTAINMENT & GAMES

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

ESPORTS: INTEGRATED SPONSORSHIPS WORKING GROUP

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

DIVERSITY IN GAMES

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

Brands & Innovation

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

ONSTAGE MEETUP & UNCONFERENCE SESSION

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

AFTERNOON BREAK

VIEW FROM THE TOP: VR/AR Leadership Roundtable

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

FIRESIDE CHAT with The New York Videogame Critics Circle

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

DIGITAL INFLUENCERS DINNER

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

NYME OPEN HOUSES

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

Ned Sherman, CEO & Publisher, Digital Media Wire Al Lieberman, Executive Director Entertainment, Media & Technology program, Stern School of Business, NYU
Al Lieberman
Ned Sherman

OPENING PRESENTATIONS

THE FUTURE OF TELEVISION, VR/AR AND MARKETING Visionary presentations on the future of Television, VR/AR and Marketing. Field Trip to Mars – Lessons in Rethinking VR Outside the Headset Do...
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Phillip Morelock
Alexander Rea

FIRESIDE CHAT with SONY PICTURES TELEVISION & CRACKLE

Fireside Chat with: Eric Berger, EVP, Digital Networks, Sony Pictures Television & General Manager, Crackle Interviewed by: Joan E. Solsman, Senior Writer, CNET
Joan E. Solsman
Eric Berger

VIEW FROM THE TOP: The Future of Television

This panel of top decision-makers in the television, online video, advertising and technology industries discuss where America’s favorite medium is heading in terms of content and new digital distribution models...
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Doug Ray
Joan Gillman
Keith Hindle
Christy Tanner
Sahil Patel
Ira Rubenstein
11:15 – 11:45

MORNING BREAK

VIRTUAL AND AUGMENTED REALITY FOR VIDEO AND ENTERTAINMENT

This panel of VR and AR leaders will discuss the latest developments for video and entertainment. The panel will focus on what is available in the market today. What are...
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Ben Priddy
Brian Seth Hurst
Rich Flier
Alexander Rea

ADVANCED ADVERTISING: THE PROMISE & OPPORTUNITY

Advertisers today are increasingly demanding targeting, tracking and measurement across platforms–TV, PC, mobile, and out-of-home– and expecting demonstrable ROI on their ad spends that goes beyond awareness to consumer engagement...
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David Gaines
Robert Bardunias
Jonathan Bokor
Ashley J. Swartz
James Shears

INNOVATION: Lightning Talks, Startup Pitches & Demos

Lightning Talks, Startup Pitches & Demos (5 Min Each) PRESENTERS Why Innovation Labs Fail Many people misunderstand the purpose of an innovation lab, thinking it is merely a test kitchen where...
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Anjali Sud
Michael Wayne
Brian Adams
Misha Koroteev
Justin Tobin

THE FUTURE OF CONTENT MARKETING

As brands continue to transition away from traditional advertising to digital marketing strategies, effective content has become essential to building and maintaining a loyal consumer base. Today, more than ever,...
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Philip Alberstat
Alison Hoffman
Zach Blume
Jared Pearlman
Jeremiah Rosen
James DeJulio

THE FUTURE OF OTT: CONSUMER ADOPTION AND EXPERIENCES

Experts in over-the-top (OTT) video will discuss what business models will survive the impending tsunami of new OTT networks. What monetization strategies and techniques are working and what are not?...
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G.O. Burton
Nathan Guetta
Tony Emerson
Scott R. Singer
Roger Keating
Angela Northington

THE FUTURE OF LIVE STREAMING: SPORTS, LINEAR TV & SOCIAL

From NFL games on Twitter, to upcoming live linear services from Hulu and AT&T joining Sling TV, live streaming is exploding on the web. With rumors of Amazon wanting to...
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12:50 - 14:00

LUNCH BREAK

FIRESIDE CHAT with NBC UNIVERSAL & FACEBOOK

Challenging the Boundaries of Traditional Television Marketing: How USA Network Turned Viewers into Fans USA Network was named “Marketer to Watch” in Advertising Age for their innovative campaign launching Mr....
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Alexandra Shapiro
Bob Gruters

SHOOTING FOR THE TOP: MAKING GREAT ORIGINAL DIGITAL VIDEO

When it comes to TV awards, digital may be the new cable with Netflix and Amazon taking home big awards at the Emmys and other awards shows. Moreover, audiences are...
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Ryan P. Hall
Ashley Kaplan
Thao Hoang
Jesse Redniss
JC Cangilla

THE FUTURE OF NEXT GEN OTT AND MONETIZATION

This panel of experts in Over-the-Top (OTT) video monetization will discuss monetization strategies and techniques. What’s working and what not? What are the best strategies for monetizing video content in...
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Jason Williams
Rick Howe
Andrea Clarke-Hall
Sam Toles
Pamela Nguyen

INNOVATION: Lightning Talks, Startup Pitches & Demos

Lightning Talks, Startup Pitches & Demos (5 Min Each) PRESENTERS Video data and insights for today’s media companies and publishers Presenter: David Dowd, VP of Customer Growth, Tubular Labs GLOVE and BOOTS Mario...
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Christian Petersen
David Dowd
Mara Einstein
Mario & Fafa

INFLUENCER MARKETING: ALIGNING BRANDS WITH SOCIAL INFLUENCERS

This panel of executives and representatives working with digital influencers with significant followings will discuss how they work with brands, including different strategies such as sponsored posts versus contests versus...
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Natalie Zfat
Suzanne Spence
Jeremy Simon
Cat Lincoln
David Griffith

BUYING AND SELLING OF CROSS-PLATFORM VIDEO ADVERTISING

This panel will consist experts from TV network sales, ad agencies buyers, platform companies, and measurement companies, discussing the successes and challenges of cross-media video selling/buying including Linear TV, cable...
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David Danowski
John Collins
Domenic DiMeglio
Dan Bruinsma
Chris Pizzurro

ONSTAGE MEETUP & UNCONFERENCE SESSION

This is a spontaneous session held on the stage in Safra Auditorium. Come with your ideas, pitches and anything else you’d like to discuss about innovation in television, video, movies...
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16:00 – 16:30

AFTERNOON BREAK

VIEW FROM THE TOP: VR/AR Leadership Roundtable

VR/AR experts discuss the current state of VR/AR, consumer adoption and what it means for the television, movie, and entertainment business. PANELISTS Rich Flier, Managing Director, Business Development, Digital Domain Holdings...
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Pete Pachal
Jeff Marsilio
Vin Farrell
Rich Flier
Thom Gruhler

FIRESIDE CHAT WITH YAHOO

Keynote conversation with Martha Nelson, Global Editor-in-Chief, Yahoo Interviewed by: Stephanie Mehta, Deputy Editor, Vanity Fair
Stephanie Mehta
Martha Nelson

NYME OPEN HOUSES

This is an invite-only event. You must be on the guest list to attend. MICROSOFT OPEN HOUSE Invite-only (RSVP required) Join Entertainment and Media Leaders at Microsoft’s Times Square venue for cocktails,...
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Tickets

VIP
Passes
1,999.00 USD

Opening Party (Sept. 26)

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

Open Space Sessions (Sept. 27-29)

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

Coffee Breaks & Receptions (Sept. 27-29)

Tech Crawl (Sept. 27-29)

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

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All-Access Conference Passes
999.00 USD

Opening Party (Sept. 26)

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

Open Space Sessions (Sept. 27-29)

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

Coffee Breaks & Receptions (Sept. 27-29)

Tech-Crawl (Sept. 27-29)

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Innovation Stage & Open Space Passes
325.00 USD

Opening Party (Sept. 26)

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

Open Space Sessions (Sept. 27-29)

Tech Crawl (Sept. 27-29)

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