Mar 24 2014
DMW – 9th annual LA Games Conference 2014 Hollywood

DMW is hosting the 9th annual LA Games Conference (

Held in the iconic Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, the event is a favorite event among game, media and investment leaders, start-ups and industry power players alike, for the high energy, focused environment for networking, meetings and deal-making.

The event brings together an amazing group of industry leaders, which has included:  Tony Bartel, President, Game Stop; Frank Gibeau, President, EA Labels, Electronic Arts; Ben Feder, CEO, Take-Two Interactive; John Pleasants, CEO, Playdom (acquired by Disney Interactive); Min Kim, CEO, Nexon America; David Perry, CEO, Gaikai (acquired by Sony); David Roberts, CEO, PopCap Games (acquired by EA); Dan Porter, CEO, OMGPOP (acquired by Zynga); Barry Cottle, Chief Revenue Officer, Zynga; Alan Debevoise, CEO, Machinima; Chris DeWolfe, CEO, SGN; Lars Buttler, CEO, Trion Worlds; Glenn Walcott, President, Double Down Interactive (acquired by IGT); Mitch Lasky, General Partner, Benchmark Capital (and former CEO, JAMDAT, acquired by EA); Philip Rosenberg, SVP, Business Development & Publisher Relations, Sony Computer Entertainment America; and many more…

We are expecting a strong turn-out this year for the event, which includes two tracks with fireside chats, panels, investor roundtable and presentations on digital game investment, creation, distribution, marketing and monetization, and poolside meeting and lounge areas for networking. I hope that you will join us.

The Early Bird Rate is available online until next Monday, March 31, at:

This Year’s Event Highlights include:

  • View from the Top: The State of the Game Industry with Senior Execs from EA, Tapjoy, Scopely and Wedbush Securities
  • Keynote Conversation with Kristian Segerstale, Co-Founder, Initial Capital, Former Board Member, Supercell, Co-Founder, Playfish (acquired by EA), GluMobile and Mike Vorhaus, President, Magid Advisors
  • Monetizing Games through Free to Play with Nexon, Unity, MediaBrix, Reloaded Games and Red Interactive
  • The Rise of Tablet Gaming with Interpret, ZQGame, Initial Capital (Supercell, etc.)
  • The Evolution of Digital Pricing Models Across Consoles, PC and Mobile/Tablets with Glu Mobile, Onlive, Elevate and Frank Magid Associates
  • Succeeding in the Smartphone Market: Making Successful Games for iOS and Android with Scopely, SGN, Immersion and CrossCut Ventures
  • Investors’ Roundtable Luncheon featuring CrossCut Ventures, Highland Capital Partners, Signia Ventures, Siemer Ventures and York Ventures
  • Game Marketing Leadership Roundtable with Activision, Riot Games and Magid Advisors
  • Hollywood & Games: Opportunities at the Intersection of Content and Technology with Doctor Who: Legacy, Disruptor Beam (Game of Thrones Ascent), CAA, Zoic Studios and Variety.
  • Social Casino Games: Winning Strategies with Buffalo Studios, Hello Studios, Akamon, Aristotle International and Bees and Pollen
  • Video and Game-Related Content with YouTube, CBS Interactive, Fullscreen, Machinima and A Squared Group
  • The Battle to Be Discovered and Acquire Users in Mobile Games with Perfect World Entertainment and SponsorPay
  • Playing It Smart: From Classroom to Consoles with Game Design Graduates (Hosted by USC Game Innovation Lab) with creative leadership behind such games as Journey, The Unfinished Swan, Wayward Manor, Threes!, Nevermind and Thralled
  • To Live and Indie in LA: Indie Game Developers in the Southland (Hosted by IGDA) with YummyYummyTummy, bspot, and Monkey King Games
  • Poolside Party!

Confirmed speakers include:
Chris Akhavan
, President of Publishing, Glu Mobile
Jonathan Anastas, VP, Global Brand Marketing, Head of Digital & Social Media, Activision
Alan Avidan, CEO, Bees and Pollen
Paulus Bannink, Creative Technical Director, Zoic Studios
Michael Bolcerek, SVP of Business Development, Integrity, Aristotle International
Bjorn Book-Larsson, CEO, Reloaded Games
Ari Brandt, CEO & Co-Founder, MediaBrix
Matthew Bromberg, Group General Manager, Electronic Arts
Michael Cai, Senior Vice President of Games and Digital, Interpret
Ben Chen, SVP, Global Developer Relations & Business Development, SponsorPay
Matt Cohen, Director of Business Development, Machinima
Amy Cotteleer, Founder and Chief Creative Officer, A Squared Group
Susan Cummings, Executive Producer, Doctor Who: Legacy
Ian Dallas, Creative Director, The Unfinished Swan
Sunny Dhillon, Senior Associate, Signia Venture Capital
Chris Donahue, Co-Founder, Elevate Partners
Walter Driver, Co-Founder & CEO, Scopely
Chris Enock, VP of Central Publishing, Riot Games
Clinton Foy, Venture Partner, CrossCut Ventures
Tracy Fullerton, Associate Professor, USC School of Cinematics Arts/Director, USC Game Innovation Lab
Avi Gandhi, Digital Agent, William Morris Endeavor
Marc Graser, Senior Editor, Variety
Adam Gutterman, Director of Game Design and Monetization, Unity
Bob Heubel, Developer Evangelist, Haptics, Immersion Corporation
Andy Kleinman, Chief Business Officer, Scopely
Christina Lee, Associate Director, Nexon America
Peter Levin, Managing General Partner, York Ventures
Brian Lovell, CEO, RED Interactive Agency
Michael Marchetti, Former CEO, Buffalo Studios (acquired by Caesars Interactive) and Founder and CEO, Hello Studios
Vicenç Martí, CEO, Akamon Entertainment
Nate Nanzer, Vice President, Frank N. Magid Associates
Manish Patel, Partner, Highland Capital Partners
Fabien-Pierre Nicolas, General Manager, Mobile, Perfect World Entertainment
Michael Pachter, Research Analyst, Wedbush Securities
Michael Powers, VP & GM, GameSpot, Giant Bomb, Ongamers, CBS Interactive
Jon Radoff, Founder & CEO, Disruptor Beam
Phil Ranta, VP, Talent Operations, Fullscreen
Erin Reynolds, Creative Director & Lead, Nevermind / Founder & Creative Director, Flying Mollusks
Michael Ritter, SVP, Business & Corporate Development, SGN
Kristian Segerstrale, Co-Founder, Initial Capital, Former Board Member, Supercell, Co-Founder, Playfish (acquired by EA), Co-Founder, GluMobile (NASDAQ)
Jamison Selby, Director, Monkey King Games and Chair, IGDA LA Chapter
David Siemer, Managing Director, Siemer & Associates
David Stelzer, Head of Video Games Department, CAA
Mike Vorhaus, President, Magid Advisors
Steve Wadsworth, President, CEO & Board Member, Tapjoy
Spencer Yip, Director & Founder, YummyYummyTummy
Michael Zhang, CEO, ZQGame

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