The Gaming Society Joint Venture Conference @ San Diego (Invite-Only)
4655 Executive Dr #1100, San Diego, CA 92121, USA
The Gaming Society is hosting a special
executive only conference for corporate and entrepreneurial thought
leaders in San Diego.
(If you are a senior
executive working in the gaming industry and you're looking for an
invite or chance to speak, feel free to request one from firstname.lastname@example.org)
What is the Gaming Society?
The Tech Society facilitates transactions among emerging technology
Founders/C-Suite, investors and service providers. The Tech Society owns
The Entrepreneurship Society, The Cannabis Society, The Blockchain
Society, The PropTech Society, The Gaming Society, and The Collective
The Tech Society creates, markets and executes 150+ emerging
technology conferences and hackathons annually in the USA, Canada, and
Europe with expansion planned for Asia in 2019.
The Gaming Society is dedicated to changing the
perception of eSports, and bringing more mainstream executive attention
by educating the marketplace. This exclusive invite-only conference will
be attended by eSports industry executives, entrepreneurs, influencers,
With our friends, partners, journalists, communicators and executives
from across the Gaming industry, we will be discussing Esports industry
news and trends. With the goal being to deliver vital, trustworthy
information and analysis in the most efficient way possible.
This will allow you to touch and feel what our Gaming Conferences are
all about. This conference will be hosted in a private space in San Diego.
Here's to getting deals done and building valuable lasting connections!
1:30 PM Registration
1:50 PM Opening Remarks by The Gaming Society
2:00-2:15PM Fireside Chat with Chris Mancil of Electronic Arts
2:15-2:35PM Team Panel with Cloud9, Dignitas and ESG Law
2:35-2:55PM Brand and Sponsor Panel with Nielsen, Partyland, UMG Gaming, CayRay Group/Team Reciprocity
2:55-3:10PM Keynote with New Waves Esports
3:10-4:30PM Break for 1x1 Meetings
4:30-4:50PM Streaming Panel with Twitch and Raquel Lily
4:50-5:10PM Ancillary Businesses Panel with Estars and Lauren Gaba Flanagan
5:15 PM Closing Remarks and End of Conference
Jordan Udko is the Executive Vice President of Commercial Partnerships for Cloud9 Esports Inc. Since joining Cloud9 in 2017, Jordan has overseen revenue generation and has substantially expanded the Cloud9 partners’ network. In 2019 alone, Jordan lead the way for an eclectic mix of global partners to enter the esports space by creating and launching first-ever campaigns and category-breaking deals including those with Microsoft, AT&T, BMW, and PUMA. Through these collaborations he has achieved pograms that are strategic, while evoking emotion and lead to a unique level of engagement with fans.Previous to joining Cloud9, Jordan assisted companies in the entertainment, automotive, hospitality, and fashion industries expand their brand reach globally. Jordan earned a BA in Economics from the University of Southern California.
As World Showdown of Esports (WSOE) Commissioner, Christian Bishop has been an integral part of the multi-genre, multi-game tournament series development since joining the team in Fall 2018. Previously, Christian was Chief Executive Officer at Thunder Gaming.Over the course of his career, Bishop has served as an Enterprise Media Director with Level 3 Communications, AT&T and Time Warner Inc. In addition, he served as a Director of Content for BidChat, a cutting edge two-way live broadcasting platform for social influencers. In 2017, Christian also launched “4Cast,” the first of its kind esports and gaming show to deliver unique esports and gaming news and information in an entertaining and engaging format that appeals to all gamers and fans. He is also an Executive Producer for the film "Huntsville” and is most recognized from his recent work on ABC’s “The Bachelorette” and “Bachelor in Paradise.”
Lauren Gaba Flanagan is a creative strategist and art director focused on helping brands activate in esports and gaming. Most recently, Lauren was the Director of Esports and Gaming at Edelman-owned marketing services agency UEG, where she provided creative counsel on the space to corporate clients like Toyota and Frito-Lay. Prior to UEG, she was a creative in the corporate marketing group at entertainment and sports agency CAA, where she worked on the launch campaign and promotional strategy for the inaugural season of the Overwatch League. In addition to what she has done in gaming, she has worked on clients in industries ranging from Spirits to CPG.
Daniel Mitre has 17+ years experience in video game marketing, developer and player communications, and building large-scale communities for AAA franchises, including esports and competitive gaming experiences. He has led large-scale campaigns and community programs for Electronic Arts, Sega of America, THQ, Music Mastermind, Spin Master Studios, and Sierra Online. Daniel is also an Advisor to Tiidal Gaming, to The Tech Society, and Co- Founder and CMO of Thunderbolt CDG.
Matthew Boyd first joined Nielsen Sports in 2015 as a member of the division’s North American Consulting Group. During his time in consulting Matt executed and led strategic projects for major brands and rights holders across the sports landscape and helping clients to maximize sponsorship value and performance. Matt is a subject matter expert on topics including sponsorship valuation, structure and measurement as well as go-to market sales strategy. He is a specialist in working within esports and with professional teams and long-served as the consulting lead supporting those respective businesses at Nielsen.Recently Matt accepted a position help lead Nielsen Sports and Esports’ Professional Teams business in the Western US. Prior to Nielsen Matt worked in Healthcare and Marketing with organizations like Triage Consulting, Wasserman and Neutrogena. Matt holds his MBA from the UCLA Anderson School of Management and a BA from Stanford University.
Chris Mancil is an 18-year games industry veteran specializing in player relations and community management. He currently leads the core community practice for games at Electronic Arts, including the Game Changers program - a highly successful invitation-only influencer network with thousands of international creators on YouTube, Twitch, and Facebook. Chrishas worked on some of gaming’s most iconic brands such as Tom Clancy, Star Wars, The Matrix, Battlefield, The Sims, Madden, and FIFA.
Chris Mann is the VP of Partnerships at Dignitas. Prior to joining Dignitas, Chris worked with NRG and led Endeavor Global Marketing's T-Mobile esports business. Chris has worked on deals with the Overwatch League, Riot, Twitch, multiple teams and has been at the forefront of bringing nonendemic brands into the esports space.
Harris Peskin is an Attorney at ESG Law, the leading law firm in the esports industry. With ESG, Harris represents seven of ten teams competing in League of Legend's North American League Championship Series, five of ten teams competing in League of Legends European Championship, and ten teams competing in the Overwatch League, as well as their non-endemic partners, such as the ownership groups of the Philadelphia 76ers, New Jersey Devils, Colorado Rockies, Texas Rangers, Cleveland Cavaliers, Golden State Warriors, and several others. Harris is the first attorney to file an EB-1A visa application on behalf of an esports player. Prior to joining ESG, Harris worked as the Chief of Operations and Associate General Counsel for H2K.
Ceo Wimmer brings a wealth of insight and experience to the CayRay Group. Most recently Ceo was the SVP of Global Marketing Partnerships for the UFC, Ultimate Fighting Championship including Inbev(Bud Light), Monster Energy, Harley Davidson, Doritos, Reebok, Toyo Tires, Fram Filters, EA Sports, Microsoft and more. Prior to the UFC, Ceo was VP of Learfield Sports helping to build out and run their national sales for their 100+ college sports properties. He also worked at Team Services as their VP and was the VP and GSM for the Mid-Atlantic Sports Network (MASN) in the Washington D.C./Baltimore. Before MASN, Ceo helped to lead in the creation and management of the Fox Cable Sports Networks as VP of Network Sales. He also was instrumental in the development of the unwired MLB, NBA, and NHL networks for Fox Sports Net and development of the Foxsports.com website.
Ron Rheingold is the Director of Strategic Partnerships in Twitch’s esports department and is responsible for growing Twitch’s footprint via Twitch Rivals, a first-party brand consisting of broadcasts and events that highlight Twitch’s creator community.Rheingold began his career at William Morris Endeavor Entertainment in 2010, working in the Commercials and Endorsements department, securing deals for global music artists with blue-chip brands.Following WME, Rheingold co-founded Beautycon Media, a thriving startup in the beauty, fashion, and lifestyle space.Rheingold was instrumental in growing Beautycon into a 50-employee media company that specializes in international multi-day festivals.After Beautycon, Rheingold entered the esports world by leading partnerships for Super League Gaming, a startup focused on amateur esports. There, he grew Super League’s brand by attaining tentpole partnerships for the company.
Chad De Luca recently joined Twitch as Director of Sponsorships after serving as Publicis Media’s Head of Gaming and Esports. After spending time with the NBA, Brooklyn Nets, New York Yankees, and Endeavor, Chad’s wealth of sports marketing knowledge has become an asset for the Twitch Sponsorships team. At Publicis he created its esports practice and helped develop award-winning gaming and esports programs for Publicis clients like Mars' Snickers brand, Wendy's, Samsung, Discover, Kraft Heinz, and Verizon. Furthermore, Chad has been a featured speaker at events like Adweek NY, World Esports Summit, and ESI NY, has had esports contributions published in Adweek, and has been quoted in articles for Reuters and Resume.
After Raquel Lily graduated from UC Davis in Neurobiology, this Philippine-born chanteuse discovered that there was more to life than a mainstream career in medicine. With a deep love for jazz and soul, she dubs herself an “Indie R&B” singer, writing original songs and producing content revolving around her music. Drawn to the siren’s call of her lifelong passion in music and gaming, she began utilizing Twitch, as a way to game and broadcast live music performances that connected her with people all over the world. As a result, she was able to widen her audience and tap into an online resource that has helped her travel and share her engaging personality with the country and the globe. Some of her recent accolades include performing at VidCon 2018 in Anaheim, CA and being a featured artist at TwitchCon 2017 in Long Beach, CA and TwitchCon 2018 in San Jose, CA. She has since partnered with ESports company, Dignitas to further pioneer her future in the gaming and entertainment industry.
Josh Lawler is an equity partner at Zuber Lawler & Del Duca LLP. Josh's practice focuses on finance, mergers & acquisitions, securities law and technology transactions. Josh has a particular focus on distributed ledger technology including blockchain protocol. Outside of the distributed ledger technology space, Josh's clients include private equity groups, public and private companies, fundless sponsors, family offices and sellers of large assets. He also leads the firm’s New Technology Group with a particular emphasis on Blockchain (distributed ledger), artificial intelligence, robotics, biotechnology, nanotechnology, virtual/augmented reality, internet of things, cybersecurity, and related technologies.
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