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Wednesday, May 4th

Evening Event - Open to All Attendees

6:15 PM – 8:00 PM, Ahmanson Hall

Co-Sponsored by the TV Academy, Interactive Peer Group

Keynote Roundtable and Reception

Visions of Immersion: Virtual Reality as an Expression of the Cinematic & Personal Experience

Chris Edwards, CEO, THE THIRD FLOOR & CPO, VRC: The Virtual Reality Company

Imraan Ismail, Director, Vrse.works and VFX, Hunger Games and Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
Jacqueline Bošnjak, CEO, Q Department & Mach1™

Ryan Horrigan,  Chief Content Officer, Felix & Paul Studios

Eric W. Shamlin, Managing Director / Executive Producer, Secret Location

Seth Shapiro, Governor, Interactive Media, The Television Academy, Moderator

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

Thursday, May 5th

The Immersive Breakfast Roundtable

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM - Haas Conf. Ctr. - Rm. 172 & 173, Live Webcast

The VR Narrative: Immersive Theater and Language of VR: Story Architects and Experience Designers

Michael Conelly, founder, Blackthorn Media

Andy Cochrane, ‎‎Interactive and New Media Director, Special Projects Lead, Mirada

Peter Oberdorfer, ‎President, Tactic

Ana Serrano, Chief Digital Officer, Canadian Film Centre

Jonathan Pearson, Director, UNIT9

Nick DeMartino, Chair, IDEABOOST Accelerator, Moderator

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

The Strategic Sessions - Let's Get Started!

Tuesday, May 3rd

10:00 AM - 11:15 AM

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

Stealth VR through the Application of Neuroscience and Cognitive Psychology

Jerri Lynn Hogg, Ph.D., Director of Media Psychology Program, Fielding Graduate University, Moderator

Shane Pase, Ph.D., Director of Technology, Lotte Project

Pamela Rutledge, Ph.D., Director, Media Psychology Research Center

Tunisha Singleton, Brand Psychology and Audience Engagement Certificate Faculty, Fielding Graduate University

Linda Durnell, Managing Partner at Madison Lane Consulting in Silicon Valley

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11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

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

Artificial Intelligence in SmartPhones - Film - TV - Games:  From Software & Devices to AI in Movies (Ex Machina, Her, AI)

Anjalis Shastri, Senior Director, Design Strategy, Mobile Group, Intel

Eyal Pfeifel, Chief Technology Officer, Imperson

Ari Popper, Founder and CEO, SciFutures

Lori H. Schwartz, Technology Catalyst, Content Strategist and Media Advisor, Moderator

Additional speakers to be announced

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1:00 PM - 2:15 PM

Track II: Live Webcast, Ahmanson Hall

Unlocking Intelligence: Education within Technology and Virtual Worlds - VR-AR-Immersive

Shauna Heller, founder, Clay Park VR

Albert “Skip” Rizzo, Ph.D., Director, Medical Virtual Reality - Institute for Creative Technologies, USC

Julian Sarmiento, Creative Director & VR Content Creator for Digital Domain

Mason Williams, Senior Manager, Mattel Digital Play Production, Mattel, Inc.

Brent Bushnell, co-founder, Two Bit Circus

Caroline Strzalka, EVP, Partnerships, Sandbox & Co, Moderator

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2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Track I: Ahmanson Hall, Live Webcast

Women in Virtual Reality and Immersive Entertainment: Experiencing New Dimensions and Creative Experience

Nancy Bennett, Chief Content Officer and Head of VR, Two Bit Circus

Ryan Pulliam, CMO, Specular Theory

Jacki Morie, Founder / Chief Scientist, All These Worlds, LLC.

Janet. H. Murray, VR Visionary, Associate Dean and Professor, Georgia Tech

Irad Eyal, President, Better VR

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

Louisa Spring, CEO, Spring Alliance, Moderator

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ThinkTank - Workshop

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM, Haas Center - Room 172 & 173: Live Webcast

Amazon Echo & Alexa – Amazon’s Vision for AI & the Connected Home

Michael Francisco, Alexa Partnerships and Business Development, Amazon

Andrew Howlett, Partner and Chief Digital Officer, Rain

Ethan Grey, Chief Strategy Officer, Slate Studio

Brett Worthington, General Manager for Americas and Vice President of Global Business Development, Samsung SmartThings

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3:45 PM - 5:00 PM

Track III: Herscher Hall, 3rd Floor, Room 303-304

VR-AR - Financing the Imagination: Funding and Business Development in Immersive Entertainment & Technology – From VCs and Kickstarter to Corporate Investments

Richard Yen, Managing Director, Private Equity, Saban Capital Group

Sivan Iram, General Manager, River Studios

Eunice Shin, Managing Director, Manatt Digital Media. Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP

Fryd Ovcaric, General Manager and Head of Business Devleopment, 8i Studios

Scott Lenet, President, Touchdown Ventures

Jon Goldman, Venture Partner, Greycroft Partners

Joe Michaels, Former Senior Director, Business Development, Microsoft, 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 – 8:30 PM, Ahmanson Hall, Additional Ticket Required

The Welcome Dinner Roundtable + Presentations to Honorees in Public Private University Contributions

The Entertainment Industry: The Story of Everything – from Franchise Movies and TV to Virtual Reality and Smartphones

Chris Defaria, President Animation, Digital Production & Visual Effects, Warner Bros.

Charles Segars, CEO, Ovation TV, Executive Producer,  National Treasure Franchise & Advisor, DreamWorks Animation

Tammy Glover, Production Executive, Turner Broadcasting (Murder in the First, Last Ship, Full Frontal with Samantha Bee)

Ron Fischer, Motion Capture Developer, WETA, (Movies: Alice in Wonderland), UVS-1 (NBC/Universal)

Hamilton Brown, Brand Marketing Executive for Procter & Gamble (Old Spice, Tag, Gain) and Taco Bell

Paula Kupfer, SVP, Worldwide Promotion & Consumer Products, Lionsgate

Moderator, Winston Perez, CEO Concept Modeling, Consultant to NBC/Universal, Warner Bros. and Sony

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Wednesday, May 4th

7:45 AM - 9:00 AM, Breakfast Session

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

Future of TV - Wall St. Analysts Meet Industry Executives - It's All About innovation and Disruption - Chasing the New Normal in the Entertainment & Technology Industries

Stephen Beres, Vice President, Media & Production Operations West Coast, HBO

Cathy Hetzel, Executive Vice President, Operator Sales & Business Development, comScore

Laura Martin, CFA, Entertainment & Internet Analyst, Needham & Company, LLC

Larry Namer, President/CEO, Metan Global Entertainment Group, Founder E! Entertainment

Marty Shindler, CEO, The Shindler Perspective, Inc., Moderator

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9:45 AM – 11:00 AM – The VR - AR - Immersive Track

Session II: Haas Conference Center - Room 172 & 173

VR Design with the Mind in Mind: Presence and Reality

Cynthia Lieberman, Media & Marketing Strategist, Lieberman Communications

Barry Sandrew, Founder & President/CEO, Graffiti Video and Founder, Legend3D

Jimmy Giliberti, Director, Americas Business Development, Worldviz

Mathew Price, Global Director Media & Technology, Nielsen Consumer Neuroscience

Garry Hare, PhD, Fielding Graduate University, Moderator

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10:00 AM – 11:00 AM – The VR - AR - Immersive Track

Session I: Guerin A, in Herscher Hall

The VR-AR ThinkTank: Top Executives From Leading Technology and Entertainment Companies Assess the Current Expansion and Likely Evolution of the Industry

Andy Cochrane, ‎‎Interactive and New Media Director, Special Projects Lead, Mirada

Guido Voltolina, Head of Presence Capture, Nokia

Joel Susal, Director, VR/AR, Dolby Labs

Joel Breton, ‎Vice President VR Content, HTC Vive - ‎HTC America

Michael Yang, Managing Director, Comcast Ventures

Mark Turner, VP, Corporate Partnerships & Strategy, Technicolor

Moderator - Robert Nashak, COO, Survios

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10:45 AM - Noon

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

Future of Film - Studio & Indie, Global Content Business, The Changing face of the Film Industry from Imax and Alternative Content to VR and other Immersive Experiences

Robert J. Lenihan, President, Programming, AMC Entertainment Inc.

Phil Groves, Senior Vice President, IMAX Corp & Executive Vice President, Global Distribution, IMAX Entertainment

Chris Edwards, CEO, THE THIRD FLOOR & CPO, VRC: The Virtual Reality Company

Duncan Stewart, Director of Research, Deloitte Canada

Doug Darrow, Senior Vice President, Cinema Business Group, Dolby Laboratories

Marty Shindler, CEO, The Shindler Perspective, Inc., Moderator

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11:30 AM – 12:30 PM – The VR - AR - Immersive Track

Session I: Haas Conference Center - Room 172 & 173

VR/AR as Change Agent: Social, News, Documentary and Political Media

Molly Swenson, COO, RYOT

Nonny de la Peña, CEO Emblematic Group and Annenberg Fellow, USC School of Cinematic Arts

Lyman Missimer, Strategic Business Development and Partnerships, Education, Google

Phil McNally, Stereoscopic VFX Supervisor, Condition One

Kaj Larsen, Producer/Journalist/Correspondent, VICE

Steven-Charles Jaffe, COO & Co-Founder, Springbok Entertainment,

Joey Caroni, Director of Digital Media, KCRW, Moderator

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11:45 AM - 12:45 AM

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

Virtual and Augmented Reality: The Technology that will Change Everything: Narrative Entertainment, Games, Advertising, TV and Social Media

Dr. David Levitt, co-founder and CEO, Pantomime Corporation

Ted Schilowitz, Futurist and VR explorer at 20th Century FOX

James Knight, Virtual Production Director, AMD

Joe Chen, Executive Technical Producer, Vrse.works

Steve Schklair, founding principal and CEO, 3ality & 3mersiv

Shelley Midthun, Executive Director, Oregon Story Board

Shawn Gold, Corporate Marketing Officer, JustFab Inc., Moderator

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1:00 PM – 2:00 PM  – The VR - AR - Immersive Track

Session I: Haas Conference Center - Room 172 & 173

Virtual Reality Transforms Entertainment and Media – TV, Sports & Music

Matt Collado, co-founder and Chief Content Officer, Littlstar (VR for Showtime, Esquire, Discovery)

DJ Roller, co-founder, NextVR

Steven Haft, SVP Innovation, Time Inc.

Chris Thomes, Vice President, Digital Media Studios, Disney/ABC Television Group

Ted Kenney, Director, Field and Technical Operations, Fox Sports

Marcie Jastrow, Head of Business Development, VR/AR Production Services, SVP Sales, Production Services, Technicolor

Dr. Sankar Jayaram, President and CEO, VOKE

Kurt Knutsson, CyberGuy, Author, Investor, Broadcaster, Moderator

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Session II: Ahmanson Hall, Live Webcast from this Room

The Making of a Hollywood VR Narrative Experience

"Defrost" - A Roundtable with the Creators

Randal Kleiser, Director, "Grease," "Honey I Blew Up the Kid"

Tanna Frederick, Producer/actor

Carl Weathers, Actor

Bruce Davison, Actor

Mario Kenyon, Head of Production, Furious M (VR Services)

Moderator - David Bloom, Digital content production and partnerships, Deadline.com

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2:15 PM - 3:30 PM

Track III: Herscher Hall, 3rd Floor, Room 303-304

The VR-AR-Holography Innovators & Disruptors - Entertainment, Technology & Advertising - A Redefinition of the Industry

Jeff Nicholas, EVP, Strategy, Creative & Growth, vantage.tv and EP & Director, VEHICLEvr

Morris May, founder/CTO, Specular Theory

Alki David, founder, HologramUSA

Tom Wright, founder of Tactic and Managing Director, Ntropic

Andrew Shulkind, Cinematographer and Co-Founder, Headcase

Micah Ainsley Brown, Chief Executive Officer, Filmfundr, Moderator

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2:30 PM – 3:30 PM - The VR - AR - Immersive Track

Session II: Haas Conference Center - Room 171

VR & The Future of the Web - UIX, Content & Advertising Experience

Dekker Dryer, Chief Creative Officer, Clever Fox

Ceci Mourkogiannis, Co-Founder, Metta VR

Christine Lee, Vice President, Business, Immersv

Tony Parisi, VP of Web and Open Technologies, Wevr, Moderator

Speakers to be announced

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2:30 PM – 3:30 PM - The VR - AR - Immersive Track

Session I: Guerin C, in Herscher Hall

The Language & Aesthetics of VR:  The Challenge of Creating TV-Movies, Advertising & Other Experiential Programming

David Rosenbaum, Director, Humble, Creative Director, Jaunt

Brad Herman, ‎Head of DreamLab, DreamWorks Animation

Lex Halaby, Director, Funny Or Die VR, Music Videos & Commericals

Lewis Smithingham, filmmaker & VR Supervisor and Editor, Doug Liman’s VR series Invisible

Tino Schaedler, founder, Optimist Design, Art Director, "Harry Potter," "V for Vendetta," "Real Steel"

Moderator - Anna Marie Piersimoni, Instructor, Department of Cinema and Television Arts, California State University, Northridge

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4:00 PM – 5:00 PM - The VR - AR - Immersive Track

Session I: Herscher Hall, 3rd Floor, Room 303-304

Immersive Entertainment in the Out of Home Market, Theme Park - VR-AR, Cinematic, 360 Video and More

Dan Jamele, Vice President/CTO, MediaMation

Sang Cho, Chief Content Officer, CJ 4DPLEX Am

Jim Stewartson, CEO, Awesome Rocketship

Chris Ellis, Executive Director, RGH

Kevin Althans, Commercial/VR Director, Reel FX

Michael Tolkin, Founder and CEO, Ultro Labs

Marty Perlmutter, Early VR/3D Technology Leader, Moderator

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Session II: Guerin C, in Herscher Hall

The Power of VR-AR: A New Language of Artistry - A Unique Moment of Commercial Possibility and Marketplace

Miles Perkins, Vice President, Marketing Communications, JauntVR

Guy Primus, co-founder + CEO, The VR Company

Aruna Inversin, VR Supervisor, Digital Domain

Dario Raciti. Director Zero Code OMD

Sandy Smolan, Film & Television Director

Ryan Pamplin, VP, Partnerships & Sales, Meta

Bruce Greenberg, Founder, iCinema Ventures, Moderator

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Session III: Haas Conference Center, Room 171

The Human Brain Controller: Storytelling in the Sensory Entertainment Experience

Brian Selzer, Vice President, Business and Product, Development, DAQRI, Moderator

David Birnbaum, Design Director, Immersion Corporation

Speaker to be announced

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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

 

Sponsored by: Mobile Excellence Awards and the Interactive Television Alliance

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

Pitch, Pass or Play: Interactive Start–Up Showcase Competition

Moderator: Sarah Miller, CEO, Axis PR/Entertainment Founder, Mobile Excellence Awards

Co-Moderator, Allison Dollar, CEO, Founder, Interactive Television Alliance

 

Evening Event - Open to All Attendees

6:15 PM – 8:00 PM, Ahmanson Hall

Co-Sponsored by the TV Academy, Interactive Peer Group

Keynote Roundtable and Reception

Visions of Immersion: Virtual Reality as an Expression of the Cinematic & Personal Experience

Chris Edwards, CEO, THE THIRD FLOOR & CPO, VRC: The Virtual Reality Company

Imraan Ismail, Director, Vrse.works and VFX, Hunger Games and Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
Jacqueline Bošnjak, CEO, Q Department & Mach1™

Ryan Horrigan,  Chief Content Officer, Felix & Paul Studios

Eric W. Shamlin, Managing Director / Executive Producer, Secret Location

Seth Shapiro, Governor, Interactive Media, The Television Academy, Moderator

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thursday, May 5th

The Immersive Breakfast Roundtable

Immersion – AR – VR – Holography – Taking it to the Next Level

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM - Haas Conf. Ctr. - Rm. 172 & 173, Live Webcast

The VR Narrative: Immersive Theater and Language of VR: Story Architects and Experience Designers

Michael Conelly, founder, Blackthorn Media

Andy Cochrane, ‎‎Interactive and New Media Director, Special Projects Lead, Mirada

Peter Oberdorfer, ‎President, Tactic

Ana Serrano, Chief Digital Officer, Canadian Film Centre

Jonathan Pearson, Director, UNIT9

Nick DeMartino, Chair, IDEABOOST Accelerator, Moderator

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

10:15 AM – 11:15 AM

Immersion – AR – VR – Holography – Taking it to the Next Level

Session I: Guerin A in Herscher Hall

Financing the Imagination: Funding and Business Development in AR, VR and Immersion – From VCs to Kickstarter and Corporate Investments

Sunny Dhillon, Principal, Signia Venture Partners

Ethan Gilmore, Founder, VARcrypt

Sun Jen Yung, Managing Director, Headwaters MB

Kelemen Papp, Executive Director, Mooreland Partners

Rob Vickery, co-founder and CEO, Stage Venture Partners

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

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

Session II: Ahmanson Hall

Women in Virtual Reality and Immersive Entertainment: Experiencing New Dimensions and Creative Experience

Mary Ermitanio, Consulting Manager, Manatt Digital Media

Christina Heller, CEO & Co-founder, VR Playhouse

Julina Tatlock, CEO & Creative Director, 30 Ninjas

Camille Kanengiser, CoFounder & CCO, Freeform Labs

Jody Belliveau, Director of Product Development, WEVR

Jenn Duong, Director of Virtual Reality, 1215creative

Taryn Southern, Producer, Actor and YouTube Personality, Moderator

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

11:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Immersion – AR – VR – Holography – Taking it to the Next Level

Session I: Ahmanson Hall

Advertising, Live and Brands in VR-AR-360 Video – from Mobile & Immersive to Experiential

Dustin Callif, Managing Partner, Tool of North America

Pieter Van Leugenhagen, co-founder & Business Strategist, yondr

Mike Abend, Vice President, Thunder Studios

Steve Nix, General Manager of VR, Reel FX

Mike Nichols, VP, Creative Technology, Fuel

Alastair Green, Executive Creative Director, Team One (VR for Lexus)

Cynthia Lieberman, Media & Marketing Strategist, Lieberman Communications, Moderator

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

Session II: Guerin A, in Herscher Hall

Storytelling in Hollywood: Art + Design + Technology = The New Narrative of Film - VR - Games - Experiental Environments

Tim Dillon, Executive Producer- VR, MPC

Jeffrey Daniels, FAIA, principal of Jeffrey Daniels Architects and Program Director, UCLA Extension Architecture & Interior Design

Spencer Hunt, VP of Games and Interactive Entertainment, Skydance Productions

Andy Goldstein, Executive Producer, Otherworld Interactive

Monika Bielskyte, founder, AFE Media

Julia Sourikoff, Head of VR, Tools of North America, Moderator

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

Session III: Herscher Hall, 3rd Floor, Room 303-304

The Total Immersive Entertainment Experience – Theme Parks to Live Theater Environments to Domes

Ed Lantz, MEE, PGA, Founder, Vortex Immersion Media

Markus Beyr, Chief Executive Officer, Attraktion! GmbH

Brent Young, President and Creative Director, Super 78

Kevin Althans, Director for Commercial/VR, Reel FX

Audri Phillips, Immersive Animator/VFX/VR Artist

Moderator - Kate McCallum, Producer, PGA: Producers Guild of America, National Board Member & New Media Council Delegate

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1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Session I: Ahmanson Hall

Visionary Transmedia: VR - Gaming - Sci-Fi - Music Video - Horror - Space – The Multi-Level Experience

Eric W. Shamlin, Managing Director / Executive Producer, Secret Location (The Sleepy Hollow: VR Experience)

Jay Bushman, Emmy winner, Writer of Terminator Genisys: The YouTube Chronicles and The Lizzie Bennet Diaries.

Hal Hefner, Creative Strategist, Ridley Scott’s  3AM, “The Martian,” Consultant to Endgame universe

Joe LeFavi, Head of Marketing, Comic-Con HQ

Jennifer Palais, Director of Digital & Social Media Production, GreenLight Media and Marketing

Moderator: Behnam Karbassi, Founder - President - CEO, No Mimes Media

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Session II: Haas Center, Room 171

Mobile/Social AR and VR – Social Media Meets VR-AR-360 Video – The Coming Global Interface

Leland Hedges, Vice President, Product and Marketing, Virtually Live

Guy Bendov, CEO, Sidekick Games
Michael Zyda, Director, USC GamePipe Laboratory

Dr. David Levitt, co-founder and CEO, Pantomime Corporation

Bob Rafei, CEO, Big Red Button Entertainment

David Baszucki, CEO, ROBLOX

Clifton Dawson, Founder & President, Greenlight VR , Moderator

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2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Immersion – AR – VR – Holography – To the Next Level

Session I: Ahmanson Hall

Virtual and Augmented Reality: A Five Year Projection:  An Investment in Time and Space

Buzz Hays, Owner & Studio Chief, True Image Co.

Ed Lantz, CEO, Vortex Immersive Media

Janie Fitzgerald, founder, Axis Images

Brian Seth Hurst, Chief StoryTeller and Co-Founder StoryTech, Managing Partner, StoryTech™

Matt Liszt, VP of Marketing at MasterImage 3D, Inc., member, Board of Directors, International 3D & Advanced Imaging Society

Amir Rubin, CEO Sixense, Inc

Allison Wood, CEO, REIFY

Bruce Greenberg, Founder, iCinema Ventures, Moderator

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Session II: Guerin A, in Herscher Hall

CG Humans: Integration of the Virtual Character in Film - TV – VR - Games

Brett Leonard, Producer/Director/Writer/Futurist, Tough Trick Transmedia

Richard Taylor, Cinematics Director at Electronic Arts on Command & Conquer 3 and Red Alert 3

Sean Stanek, CGI-Motion Capture, Director of Infamous 2 and technical director the Uncharted game series

Joseph A. Zaki, Founder and CEO VRTUALITY

Marshall Millett, CEO, AeMass (Volumetric Motion/Reality Capture

Gregory Peter Panos, Founder: Persona Foundation, Futurist, VR /AR Pioneer

Woody Schultz, Actor, Producer, Writer and President/Partner of Winning Swimmer Productions

David Traub, Co-Founder, Epiphany Film Fund, Moderator

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Session III: Herscher Hall, 3rd Floor, Room 202

VR Game Creation – The Deep Dive – Immersing in a Virtual Experience – Thinking and Breathing in a Cyber Universe

James Iliff, CCO & Co-Founder, Survios

Russell Naftal, Co-Managing Partner, VRWERX

Anthony Borquez, Founder and CEO, Grab, Moderator

Speakers to be announced

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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Session I: Ahmanson Hall

Innovating in VR-AR-Immersive Production - The Amazing Journey of Imagination, Gear and Innovation

Dan Ferguson, EVP Digital Interactive, Groove Jones

Sandy Smolan, Film & Television Director

Matt Johnson, EVP of Innovation, Bottle Rocket & GM of Thruster

Alex Barder, Co-Managing Partner, VRWERX

Keram Malicki Sanchez, founder, FIVARS, the Festival of International Virtual and Augmented REALITY Stories, Toronto

Jacob Carlson, Digital Media Strategist and Consulting Manager, Manatt Digital Media, Moderator

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Session II: Herscher Hall, Room 202

Transhumanism: Science Fiction or Reality

Dr. Natasha Vita-More, Chairman of Humanity+, and Faculty at University of Advancing Technology

Zoltan Istvan, 2016 U.S. Presidential Candidate, Transhumanist Party

David Kelley, CTO Zensa, Microsoft MVP, and TNC Chairman

Lincoln Cannon, CEO of Discerner, and President of Mormon Transhumanist Association

Newton Lee, U.S. Presidential Campaign Advisor for the Transhumanist Party, 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

 

Friday, May 6th

10:15 AM - 11:30 AM, Haas Conf. Center, Room 173

Virtual Reality Keynote,

VR - Making Visions Real - At the Edge of Storytelling - Next Level of Entertainment

Guido Voltolina, Head of Presence Capture, Nokia

Christina Heller, CEO & Co-founder, VR Playhouse

Nick Bicanic, founder, RVLVR

Justin Denton, VR Supervisor on Vrse.works' NYT Take Flight, Muse Revolt, and Click Effect"

Daniel Kenyon, Founder/CEO, Furious M

Anthony Borquez, Founder and CEO, Grab, Moderator

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11:45 AM – 12:45 PM, Haas Conf. Center, Room 173

The Future of Entertainment: VR Story Architects and Experience Designers

JT Petty, Writer Director “Gone”

Michael Conelly, Creative Director, BlackThorn

Christina Heller, CEO and Co-Founder, VR Playhouse

Jessica Kantor, VR Director

Celine Tricart, founder Lucid Dreams Productions and co-director, "Marriage Equality" VR film for Nokia and 3ality Technica, Moderator

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM, Haas Conf. Center, Room 173

Special Workshop, Immersion – AR – VR –  To the Next Level

The Language & Aesthetics of VR:  The Challenge of Creating Movies, Games & Other Experiential Programming

Anna Marie Piersimoni, Instructor, Department of Cinema and Television Arts, California State University, Northridge, Moderator

Jenny Carden (Zenka), Independent Artist and Futurist

Tino Schaedler, founder, Optimist Design, Art Director, "Harry Potter," "V for Vendetta," "Real Steel"

Edward Button, Award Winning Director of Photography and Director

Lauren Fitzsimmons, Production Designer, "Invisible" VR Series

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here