Tablets, Phones, Video & Communication

The Industry Strategic Differentiator

 

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Tracks and Themes

I. The Influencer Awards - Voices and Vision of an Industry

II. Immersive Influencers - Awards Categories

III. Influencer & Brand Marketing Speaking Track

IV. Immersive Hollywood - VR-AR-MR-XR

V. Internet TV: The Disruption - OTT: Phones - Tablets - PC - TV

VI. The Artistic Creators: Directors – Technologists – Actors – Producers – Performers - Writers

VII. The Micro-Influencers - The One Day Intensive

VIII. Finance Hollywood: Investment - Funding - Packaging - Blockchain & Crypto

IX. The Women's Summit & Workshops - Content - Discussion - Recognition

X. The Mobile Lifestyle: Tablets - Phones - Communication

XI. The University Project: AR-VR-Internet & Entertainment - Accelerating the Educational Process

XII. California Cannabis Entertainment & Technology Forum

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Digital Hollywood Spring, May 22-24, 2018

Skirball Center, 2701 N Sepulveda Blvd, Los Angeles

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The Complete Three Day Agenda

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Tuesday, May 22nd

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Track II: Haas Conference Center, Room 172-173, Live Webcast

The Power of Influencers: Accelerating Brand Value Across Platforms - From Internet TV - Mobile - Social Networks

Andrea Kinloch, SVP Business Development, FBE, Fine Brothers Entertainment

Sybil Grieb, US Head of Influencer Strategy, Edelman

YiZhou, Influencer, Director & Founder Global Intuition

Spencer McClung, EVP Media, ipsy

Ronit Cohn, Vice President of Creator Partnerships, Fullscreen

Anne-Marie O’Neill, COO, Whalerock Industries

Jennifer Perri, Vice President, Univision Creator Network - ‎Univision Communications Inc., Moderator

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10:45 AM - 11:45 AM, Herscher Hall, 3rd Floor, Room 303-304, Webcast

Indie TV – OTT and Streaming - The Gateway to the Hollywood of Content to Phones, Tablets, TV and PC

Albhy Galuten, VP of Media Technology Strategy, Sony Network Entertainment

Adam Rymer, President, Legendary Digital Networks

Anthony Layser, VP, Partnerships & Programming, Xumo

Peter Leeb, Executive Vice President, Head of US Partnerships + Operations, Studio71, LP | A division of ProSiebenSat.1 Media SE

Alex Nahai, founding partner, 420TV

Darren Cross, COO, Unreel Entertainment

Moderator, Jeffrey Thompson, Media & Entertainment, IBM Global Business Services

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11:15 AM - 12:15 PM

Track II: Ahmanson Hall, Live Webcast

The Influencer Lifestyle - Defining Your Life - Your Voice - Your Future

Rebecca Zamolo, YouTube Star, 2.7 M Subs - Comedy - Lifestyle - Joy

Maryam Ghafarinia, Creator, Glam and Posh, Fashion & Beauty Micro Influencer

Roxette Arisa, Beauty & Make-up YouTube Star

Adam Wescott, Partner/Co-Founder, Select Management Group

Drew Baldwin, Founder and CEO, Tubefilter

Sam Leigh, Producer, Artist & Brand Manager, inArtists (iA)

Shaine Griffin, Commercial Strategist, SAG-AFTRA, Moderator

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1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Track I: Haas Conference Center, Room 172-173, Live Webcast

The Power of YouTube & SuperStar Apps: Unlocking the Power of Brands, Programming, and Monetization

Adam Goldstein , SVP, Business Development, ZEFR

Jake Katz, Senior Vice President, Strategy, Trailer Park

George Ouzounian, aka, MADDOX, YouTube Celebrity

James Norell, VP of Social Video Strategy, Fullscreen

Rhea Woods, Vice President of Influencer Marketing, Praytell

Phil Ranta, Head of Creators, Mobcrush, Moderator

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Track II: Herscher Hall, 2nd Floor, Room 202

ICOs, Blockchain and Cryptocurrency: Investing and its Impact on Entertainment, Advertising and Technology

Mike Pelletier, Blockchain & Gaming Advisor; formerly Call of Duty Marketing Director

Seth Shapiro, Head of Strategy, VideoCoin.io

Robert Binning, CEO, StreamSpace

Tony Mugavero, CEO, Littlstar

Rebecca Lauren, EVP, MAD Network

David Bloom, Columnist, Tubefilter, Moderator

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Track III: Haas Conference Center, Room 171

Esports – Fantasy Sports – Video Games – VR/AR Games - Analytic Driven Real-Time Games

Ann Hand, CEO, Super League Gaming

Nate Loucks, Vice President of Original Content, Whistle Sports

Jace Hall, General Partner, Vision eSports

Patrick Dees, Co-Founder & VP, Gaming, Fan Controlled Football League

Jon Bukosky, CEO, Ultimate Media Ventures

Moderator, Steve Bradbury, President & Head Coach, Deep Sports

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2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Track I: Ahmanson Hall, Live Webcast

Women on the Creative Edge: From Cinematic Entertainment to VR/AR/MR: Experiences in a Changing Landscape

Beatie Wolfe, Singer/Songwriter, Technology Innovator

Tanna Frederick, Producer/actor, Defrost (VR Narrative Film)

Julia Hamilton Trost, Business Development & Content Partnerships, Google VR/AR

Holly Gordon, Chief Impact Officer, Participant Media

Kim Adams, former, VFX Producer, Pixar, Google and Oculus

Kayla Tabish, Director/Producer

Emily Cooper, Chief Content Officer, SAM Immersive, Moderator

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Track II: Herscher Hall, 3rd Floor, Room 303-304: Live Webcast

The Social Differentiator: Social Data and Social Reach Partner with Hollywood

Amy Luca, President, theAmplify

Tania Yuki, CEO, Shareablee

Alec Shankman, SVP and Head of Alternative Programming, Digital Media and Licensing, Abrams Artists Agency

Benoit Vatere, CEO/Co-Founder, Mammoth Media

Ryan Detert, CEO, Influential

Lyle Stevens, Co-Founder & CEO, Mavrck

Marc Karzen, CEO, RelishMIX, Moderator

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Track III: Haas Conference Center, Room 172-173, Live Webcast

Live Stream of Music Festivals and Concerts: Brands, Bands and New Technologies

John J. Petrocelli, CEO, Bulldog Digital Media

Raymond L. Roker, VP, AEG Studios, AEG GLOBAL PARTNERSHIPS

Chris Hassell, Founder, Ralph

Brian Anderson, Global Music Sponsorships, Google/YouTube

Annie Lei, Chief Revenue Officer, AmpLive

Kim Owens, Founding Editor | Digital Media & Entertainment Researcher, Kaffeine Buzz, Moderator

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3:45 PM - 5:00 PM

Track I: Haas Conference Center - Room 172 & 173, Live Webcast

Internet TV: The Disruption - OTT: Phones - Tablets - PC - TV

Ivy Sheibar, VP of Business Development, Eko

Robert Steele, Head of Strategy & Operations, Machinima

David B. Williams, SVP & GM, Channels, pocket.watch

Fabian Birgfeld, founder and partner, W12 Studios

Heather Johns, Executive Director, Development, Laugh Out Loud Network

Mark Kapczynski, President, Storymill, Moderator

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5:00 PM - 6:15 PM Open to all attendees

End-of-Day Reception – Taper Courtyard

Outdoor Area In Front of Haas Conference Center

 

A Special Dinner Event at Digital Hollywood

Tuesday, May 22nd - Ahmanson Hall, Additional Ticket Required

6:15 – 8:30 PM, The Awards Dinner Celebration

The Influencer Awards – The Nominees Dinner

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Wednesday, May 23rd

9:15 AM - 10:15 AM

Track I: Herscher Hall, 3rd Floor, Room 303-304, Webcasting Live

The Internet, OTT, Media and the Hollywood Connection

Neil Ishibashi, Director of Design Development, Fandango

Reza Rassool, CTO, RealNetworks

Jeffrey Thompson, Media & Entertainment, IBM Global Business Services

Damian Pelliccone, CEO, REVRY

Jonas Halpren, Director of Monetization, Synacor

Miguel Santos, General Manager, Myx TV

Moderator - David Leibowitz, Managing Partner, CH Potomac

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10:45 AM – 11:45 AM

Track I: Ahmanson Hall, Live Webcast from this Room

Branded & Influencer Entertainment Marketing - Across Platforms - Leveraging Image, Content and Celebrity

Matt Lawler, Director of Digital Media for the Global Partnerships, AEG

Jennifer Palais, Cannes Lion Winner, Strategist, Content Director, “The Lada GaGa Experience,” “Apple - 30 Years of Mac Celebration”

Melissa Anderson, President and co-founder, Public Good

Cameron Partridge, Head of Digital Partnerships, Branded Entertainment Network (BEN), a Bill Gates Company

Paul Spriggs, President of Americas, System1 Agency

Moderator, Andrew Solmssen, Managing Director, POSSIBLE, Los Angeles

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Track II: Haas Conference Center - Room 171

Living the Life: Entrepreneurs, Lifestyle Innovators and Disrupters

Valerie Alexander, CEO, Goalkeeper, Inc.

Cam Kashani, Godmother of Silicon Beach

Amanda Bradford, Founder and CEO, The League

Tania Yuki, CEO, Shareablee

Wendy Doulton, Managing Partner, Katalyst Group

Heidi-Marie Ferren, Award Winning Writer and Content Creator

Tess Cacciatore, CEO, Global Women’s Empowerment Network (GWEN), Moderator

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12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Track I: Herscher Hall, 3rd Floor, Room 303-304, Live Webcast

The Disruption: The OTT Multiscreen Experience – Internet TV Goes Mainstream

Ryan Nugent, ‎VP of Content Strategy, Gunpowder & Sky

Robert Rodriguez, CEO, Natcom

Eric Berman, Head of Business Development and Partnerships for VRV, Ellation

Brendon Thomas, Vice President of Distribution, Pluto TV

Moderator - Terry S. Bienstock, CEO, Mobilactive Media, LLC.

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Track III: Herscher Hall, 2nd Floor, Room 202

Women & Original Content: From Film/TV, Internet Video and Influencer Campaigns to Games

Claire Wingate, Vice President of Production and Operations, Pulse Films

Talia Veronica Kocar, Vice President of Content, Mammoth Media

Mira Crisp, Creative Director, Ayzenberg Group

Greta McAnany, Award-Winning Filmmaker and founder, Blue Fever, Inc.

Marlene Sharp, Director, Production, LEVEL-5 abby

Gwen Miller, Vice President, Content Strategy, Kin Community

Moderator, Karinna Karsten, CEO, Love TV

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2:15 PM - 3:30 PM

Track I: Ahmanson Hall, Live Webcast from this Room

The Future of Brand Partnerships and Influencer Marketing

Keith Hernandez, SVP of Strategy, Bleacher Report, Turner

Anne-Marie O’Neill, Chief Operating Officer, Whalerock Industries

Ben Tatta, Co-Founder and President, 605

Kendra Bracken-Ferguson, Chief Digital Officer, CAA-GBG, a division of CAA

Simon Kelly, Co-CEO and Chief Enthusiasm Officer, Story Worldwide

Mark Egan, Managing Director, West Coast, MediaCom

Corey Weiss, Head of Business Development, ipsy, Moderator

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Track II: Haas Conference Center - Room 172-173, Live Webcast

Video Anytime Anywhere: Video Across Platforms - TV, Internet and Mobile

Rachel Berk, Business Development Manager, Android/Play, Google

Julie Sylvester, Producer, Living in Digital Times

Marjorie DeHey, VP Brand and Digital Strategy, Bishop Lyons

Mark Jocson, SVP Strategic Initiatives & Business Development, Rakuten Viki

Erik Ramberg, Head of Product Management, TV Platforms, Media Solutions, Ericsson

Sarah Miller, CEO, Axis PR & Entertainment, Inc. Moderator

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3:50 PM - 5:00 PM

Track I: Haas Conference Center, Room 171

Leveraging Content and Celebrity For Cross-Platform Success: From TV, Mobile & Internet to Social Media

Evan Sroka, Co-Head, Global Client Strategy, Creative Artists Agency (CAA)

Jeanne Wolf, Award-Winning Journalist and Media Coach

Michael D. Ratner, CEO, OBB Pictures, Creator/Producer, “Cold as Balls” starring Kevin Hart

Perrin Kaplan, Principal, Zebra Partners, Moderator

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Sponsored by Alliance for Women in Media SoCal

Track II: Haas Conference Center, Room 172-173, Live Webcast

Women in the Industry: Developing Film, Television & OTT About Women - A Golden Age in Hollywood and Indie Production

Laverne McKinnon, Executive Producer, Netflix comedy series, Girlboss Studios USA

Wendy Sweetmore, Founder/CEO, networkBe (former Senior Exec. MGM/Mark Burnett Productions)

Speakers to be announced

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4:00 PM – 5:00 PM - Immersive Hollywood: VR – AR - MR

Session I: The Guerin A, in Herscher Hall, Live Webcast

The Future of Entertainment: VR/AR Story Architects and Experience Designers

Kalan Ray, Development Supervisor, Magnopus & co-founder, VKTRY Creative Studios

Christopher Bellaci, Head of Business Development, Proof, Inc.

Mike Monello, co-founder, Campfire, Collaborator, The Mill & Producer, Blair Witch Project

Kymber Lim, Advisor | Consultant in Immersive Entertainment + Technology, co-founder at Holor Media

BC Biermann, Founder, The Heavy Projects

Moderator - Ariella Lehrer, Ph.D., President, HitPoint Studios

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5:00 PM - 6:15 PM Open to all attendees

End-of-Day Reception - Taper Courtyard

Outdoor Area In Front of Haas Conference Center

 

Presented by: The Media Excellence Awards

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM, Haas Conference Center, Room 172-173

“Fads vs Trends in Mobile Wearables: From Technology to Functionality and Design”

Jeremy Wall, CEO & Founder, Lumenus

Ken Rosenblood, CEO & Founder, obVus Solutions

Sarah Miller, CEO, Axis PR & Entertainment, Inc. Moderator

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thursday, May 24th

Special Workshop

9:00 AM - 11:15 AM, Guerin A, Herscher Hall

Strategies in Start-up Business Development: Developing Concepts, Lean Start-up Techniques and Positioning Your Company to Succeed!

Brian Mac Mahon, Chief Community Officer, Expert DOJO

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10:45 AM - 11:45 AM

Track I: Herscher Hall, 3rd Floor, 303-304, Live Webcast

Indie TV – OTT and Streaming - The Gateway to the New Hollywood of Content to Phones, Tablets, TV and PC

Jeff Park, Chief Technology Officer, HDMI Licensing Administrator, Inc.

Rich Affannato, Co-Founder, Chairman and CEO, STAGE

Frank Chindamo, President & Chief Creative Officer, Fun Little Movies

Kim L. Hurwitz, Chief Marketing Officer, Karate Combat

Enrique Olives, Global Business Development Head and Business Unit Head, ABS-CBN Global

Jon Cody, founder and CEO, TV4 Entertainment

James M. Burger, Partner, Thompson Coburn LLP, Moderator

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Track II: Haas Conference Center - Room 171

Women Entrepreneurs: Sharing Experience - Real Life Stories - Building the Brand, the Personal and the Company Identity

Elizabeth Barrutia, CEO, BARU Marketing & Media

Ronjini Joshua, Owner, The Silver Telegram

Erin Kapczynski, SVP Marketing, Kontrol Media

Debra Chen, founder, Vanity + Trade

DMA/Donna Michelle Anderson, President, @PlanetDMA

Linda Sherman, Co-Founder, The Courage Group, Moderator

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11:00 AM - 11:50 AM

ThinkTank I: Herscher Hall, 3rd Floor, Room 305

Hollywood and Cybercrime: from Privacy to Piracy, Theft and the Dark Net

Daniel Rozansky, Partner, Stubbs Alderton & Markiles, LLP

M.F. Fogel (‘Michele’), Founder and CEO, Your Moral Compass Counts, LLC

Kimberly Pease, co-founder and Vice President, Citadel Information Group, Inc.

Lima Mora, founder and Managing Director, The Last Star

Eric Schlissel, CEO, GeekTek

Rob Holmes, Founder & CEO, IPCybercrime

Frank Nein, President, 9Sight2020.com

Newton Lee, Author, Educator, Futurist - ‎Institute for Education, Research, and Scholarships, Moderator

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Noon - 1:00 PM, Sponsored: Women’s International Music Network

Session II: Haas Conference Center - Room 171

Influencing Diversity in Media: The Voices of Change in the Entertainment, Content and Technology Industries

Laura B. Whitmore, Founder, The Women’s International Music Network, Moderator

Shira Lazar, Co-Founder/CEO and Host, What’s Trending

Laura Nickerson, Content Creator and Brand Manager, America’s Funniest Home Video

Inga Dyer, Executive Vice President, General Counsel Business and Legal Affairs, Revolt TV

Morgan Rhodes, Music Supervisor, Middle of Nowhere, Selma, Queen Sugar S1

Natalee Geldert, Director of Brand & Media Partnerships, PMG

Alece Oxendine, Director of Digital Sales, Good Deed Entertainment

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12:30 PM - 1:45 PM

Track I: Herscher Hall, 3rd Floor, 303-304, Webcast

Producing for Film/TV, Branded Entertainment and Influencer Marketing Programming

Mike Gabrawy, Chief Creative Officer, Arclight Films

George Leon, Senior VP of Media/Account Management, Hawthorne

Darnell Brisco, VP of Accounts, Fullscreen

Caressa Douglas, SVP of Global Strategic Partnerships, Branded Entertainment Network (BEN), a Bill Gates Company

Charles Dalaklis, President & CEO, Dalaklis Media Enterprises

Kevin Aratari, Head of Business Development, Troika

Frank Donner, Founder and CEO, BLKBX Creative Group

Ceslie Armstrong, Executive Content Producer, Quarter Moon Productions & Noisy Trumpet, Moderator

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Track II: Herscher Hall, Guerin C

Digital Deals - Networks, Studios and Producers - Monetizing Content Across Platforms

Jason Henderson, Sr. Manager, Business Development, DISH Network

Russell Schwartz, Senior Vice President and Head, Original Programming Business & Legal Affairs, Starz

Karen M. Robson, Partner, Pryor Cashman

Bruce Eisen, founder and president, The Law Offices of Bruce David Eisen

David Tenzer, Entertainment Attorney, formerly Generate, CAA

Ryan P. Hall, Head of Development, Rooster Teeth

Michael Sid, CEO, Mediamorph, Moderator

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Track III: Herscher Hall, 3rd Floor, Room 305

ICOs, Blockchain and Alternative Financing for Film, TV, Games AR/VR, Music, and Media Ventures

Richard "RB" Botto, Founder and CEO, Stage 32

Frank E. Banks, Founder and CEO, Zen

Douglas Buffone, Director of Business Development, Skydance Interactive

Ian Forester, CEO and Co-Founder, VR Playhouse

Michael Terpin, founder and CEO, Transform Group

Ethan Gilmore, founder and CEO, VARcrypt

Moderator - Mariana Danilovic, Founder and Managing Director, Hollywood Portfolio

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Sponsored by Women in Film and Digital Hollywood

2:00 PM - 5:00 PM, Herscher Hall, Guerin A

The ABC of Branding"

Hosted by Karene Jullien

Part I: 2 PM: BRANDING STRATEGY - What is a brand? Where do I start?

Part II: 3PM: BRANDING CAMPAIGNS – How do I give my brand a voice?

Part III: 4PM: PROTECTING MY BRAND

 

2:15 PM - 3:30 PM

Track I: Haas Conference Center, Room 172-173, Live Webcast

Internet TV Packages: Innovation in the Package – Innovation in the Technology – The One-Three Year OTT Outlook

Luke Edson, Chief Revenue Officer, Future plc

Josette Bonte, Chief Strategy Officer, CTM: Institute for Communication Technology Management, Marshall School of Business, University of Southern California

Dan Goman, Founder and CEO, OWNZONES Media Network

Robin Wilson, Director, RW TV

Moderator, Patrick Redmond, Principal, Altman Vilandrie & Company

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3:50 PM - 5:00 PM

Track I: Herscher Hall, 3rd Floor, Room 303-304, Live Webcast

Producing Video OTT/Social Content - YouTube - FaceBook - Snapchat - Influencer - Advertiser - Series

Phoenix Gonzalez, co-founder and President of Sales, dotstudioPRO

Neil Davis, Chief Business Officer, uCast

Tai Greene, founder and chairman, MCMG

Catherine Gudvangen, Executive Producer, Schiefer Chopshop

Darren Cross, COO, Unreel Entertainment

Jeffrey Stansfield, President and CEO, Advantage Video Systems

Lauren Cole, President, Cole Media, Moderator

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Track II: Herscher Hall, 3rd Floor, Room 305

Blockchain, Content Rights, Licensing and Technology Solutions in Media and Entertainment: Implementation of Technology Strategies

Michael Alexander, Strategy & Growth Initiatives, IBM Global Telecommunications Industry

Jason Brooks, Partner, Altview Law Group, LLP.

Michael Fay, VP, Media Product Management, Akamai Technologies

Graham Oakes, CEO, Media Science International, Ezee Studios, Chairman, Digital Watermarking Alliance

Bill Woods, SVP, MediaMorph

Robin Wilson, Director, RW TV

Rajan “Raj” Samtani, Founder and Vice President of Business Development, Tengence LLC, Moderator

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5:00 PM - 6:15 PM Open to all attendees

End-of-Day Reception – Taper Courtyard

Outdoor Area In Front of Haas Conference Center

 

6:15 PM – 8:00 PM

Evening Event (to be announced)