If you’re interested in the business side of eSports, looking to invest into the industry as a potential marketing channel, or simply wanting to expand on your current eSports involvement, learn more about the eSports Conference, taking place in San Francisco this September.

Here’s a quick look at the eSports Conference Day One Agenda:

For the full program plus speaker list, download the full agenda now.

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Time of SessionTitle of SessionSession Speakers
8:00Conference Day One Registration
08:50Chairman’s Opening Remarks
9:00Market Insight: Future Insights, Predictions and What to Look ForPieter van den Heuvel, Team Lead eSports, NEWZOO
9:30Growth and Business Opportunities in eSportsJens Hilgers, CEO, DOJO MADNESS
10:00Tournament Organizer Insight: Lessons Learnt from Building the IEMRalf Reichert, Managing Director, ESL
10:30Morning Networking Break
11:00Broadcasting Perspective: Games as a Spectator MediumPresented by:
Sebastian Läger, Head of eSports, GAMESHOW
11:40Game Develop Case Study: What’s The Definition of Success in eSports?*invited* Sundance DiGiovanni, Co-Founder and Vice President, Brands & Content, MLG
Carlos “Ocelote” Rodriguez, Founder and CEO, G2 ESPORTS
12:20Developer Keynote: Building an eSports Community through Partnerships, Social Media and OutreachChe Chou, Franchise Media Director, Halo/343 Industries, MICROSOFT
12:50Networking Lunch
Choose between Track A or B
Track A: New To EsportsTrack B: Mature
14:00Getting Started in eSports
Hosted by Ann Lai, Independent eSports Consultant
Rick Ling, CEO, INSTANT ESPORTS
eSports Venue & Events Panel: Finding a new home for eSports: rock clubs, auditoriums, and arenas
*invited* Sundance DiGiovanni, Co-Founder and Vice President, Brands & Content, MLG
14:30Panel Discussion: Grassroots Community Growth: From Shoutcasters to Entertainment Venues to Social Media Management
Hosted by Tomber Su, Executive Director, HIGH SCHOOL STARLEAGUE
Daniel ‘Tafokints’ Lee, SMASH COMMUNITY
Kevin He, President, TRITON GAMING
Caleb “CableSCES” Finn, CEO/Founder SOCAL ESPORTS
Panel Discussion: Brands & Marketing Perspective Part One: An introduction to Brand Activation and Content Marketing in eSports
Hosted by Stan Press, Managing Director, Digital and Gaming at
MAGID ADVISORS
Philip Wride, CEO, HEERO
Alex Fletcher, Founder & President, ESPORTS GROUP
Ann Lai, Independent eSports Consultant
15:00Panel Discussion: Big Data in eSports: The emergence, patterns and behaviour
Hosted by Jared Wynne, Editor, DAILY DOT
Ari Evans, CEO, MAESTRO
Victor Martyn, CEO, GOSUGAMERS
Angelo Ngai, eSports Product Supervisor, SUPERDATA RESEARCH
Diversity in Gaming Panel Discussion:
Hosted by Robb Charini, Senior Manager, Competition Team, UBISOFT
Morgan Romine, Director of Initiatives, ANYKEY
Yan Perng, Attorney, FOSTER PEPPER PLLC
Wim Stocks, COO, EGAMES
15:30Afternoon Networking Break
16:00Panel Discussion: The State of Players in eSportsHosted by Travis Gafford, eSports, YAHOO
Alberto ‘Crumbz’ Rengifo
Stephen ‘Snoopeh’ Ellis
Carlos “Ocelote” Rodriguez, Founder and CEO, G2 ESPORTS
16:40Closing Keynote: The Truth Behind eSports - Challenges ahead and how to face them as a businessAndy Swanson, VP eSports & Events, TWITCH
17:10Closing Summary by Chairman
17:20Welcome Reception And Extended Meetings
For the full program plus speaker list, download the full agenda now.

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