What is VRTL?

VRTL is the leading network for investors and executives building the future of entertainment, games and media content and experiences. Events and summits are by invitation only and held at exclusive venues. Last year’s 2017 inaugural summit was held in partnership with Paramount Pictures in Los Angeles. This year’s summit returns to the Paramount Studios Lot, with Paramount’s Futurist in Residence as a co-chair for the event.

What is VRTL:Media?

VRTL Media Summit is a 250 person one-day event, curated group of entrepreneurs, investors, content studio execs, and entertainment press. The event is co-chaired with Paramount Pictures and this year’s event will focus on innovation in how content is produced, funded, consumed, and marketed – through the lenses of AR/VR, AI (voice/vision), blockchain applications, and digitally native brands.

Summit Format

Discussions will drill down into topics related to the ramifications of technologies, including artificial intelligence, augmented reality and blockchain, on entertainment, gaming, and media, as well as the technical challenges involved and implications for raising capital in these industries. There will be a series of intensive roundtable discussions and keynotes, geared towards keeping the conversation at a deep level of expertise, with audience members participating in Q&A.

26Days
6Hours
28Mins
3Secs

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Early Bird
750.00 USD

Rate available until Oct. 22. Includes:

Access to All Speaker Sessions
(Including Breakouts and Keynotes)

Access to the Official After-Party

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Regular Registration
1,499.00 USD

Registration to VRTL Summit is for members of the industry by invitation only* and includes:

Access to All Speaker Sessions
(Including Breakouts and Keynotes)

Access to the Official After-Party

*Invitations are provided by the organizers and select media partners through various email lists and outreach.

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Featured Speakers

Gil Penchina

Partner,
Ridge Ventures,
Early Paypal, Ebay, Crypto Angel

Jordan Kong

Venture Partner,
Polychain Capital

Kobie Fuller

Partner,
Upfront Ventures

Linda Pan

Senior Vice President,
New Digital Business
AMC Networks

Lorenzo di Bonaventura

CEO,
di Bonaventura Pictures & di Bonaventura Pictures Television
&
Producer of Matrix trilogy & Transformers franchise

Nate Nanzer

Commissioner,
Overwatch League

Robert Steele

Head of Strategy & Operations,
Machinima (Warner Bros. Digital Networks)

Ted Schilowitz

Futurist,
Paramount Pictures

Thomas Gewecke

Chief Digital Officer & EVP,
Strategy & Business Development,
Warner Bros Entertainment

2018 Speakers

Alice Lloyd George

Principal,
RRE Ventures

Amitt Mahajan

Co-creator,
Farmville, CTO Zynga,
Co-Founder,
Rarebits

Aviel Ginzburg

General Partner,
Founder's Co-op
Managing Director,
Alexa Accelerator, powered by Techstars

Benjamin Grubbs

Founder & CEO,
Next 10 Ventures
Former Head of Youtube Asia, Creator Partnerships

Chris Heatherly

EVP of Games & Digital Platforms,
NBCUniversal

Chris M. Williams

Founder & CEO,
pocket.watch

Christopher Sumner

SVP,
Business Development & Strategy
Refinery 29

David Siemer

General Partner,
Wavemaker Genesis

Jack Davis

CEO & Founder,
CryptTV

Jack O’Holleran

Co-Founder & CEO,
SKALE Labs

Jon Goldman

Managing Partner,
Skybound Entertainment
Partner,
Greycroft VC

Josh Stein

Co-Founder & CEO,
Harbor

Kalon Gutierrez

Co-Founder, Head of Corporate Development,
Nomadic

Kent Wakeford

Co-Founder & COO,
Gen.G Esports
Co-Founder,
Kabam Games

Kirin Sinha

CEO,
Illumix

Lars Buttler

CEO & Co-Founder,
AI Foundation

Matt Miesnieks

CEO,
6D.ai

Matthew Hammersley

Co-Founder & CEO,
Novel Effect

Nanea Reeves

Co-founder & CEO,
TRIPP

Nathan Burba

Co-Founder & President,
Survios

Ned Sherman

Counsel/Director,
Manatt Digital
Founder,
Digital Media Wire

Neil Parris

AR / VR, Head of Entertainment Partnerships,
Google

Sam Wick

Head of Ventures,
UTA

Shiraz Akmal

Co-Founder,
Chief Executive Officer,
SPACES

Spencer Gerrol

CEO & Founder,
SPARK Neuro

Stephen Ellis

Industry Expert,
Formerly Head of Esports,

Facebook

Sunny Dhillon

Partner & Co-founder,
Signia Venture Partners

Tipatat Chennavasin

General Partner,
The Venture Reality Fund

Yan Liu

CEO & Co-Founder,
TVision

More Speakers To Be Announced...

Location

Paramount Studios
5555 Melrose Avenue
Hollywood, CA 90038

Early Bird
750.00 USD

Rate available until Oct. 22. Includes:

Access to All Speaker Sessions
(Including Breakouts and Keynotes)

Access to the Official After-Party

Book Now
Regular Registration
1,499.00 USD

Registration to VRTL Summit is for members of the industry by invitation only* and includes:

Access to All Speaker Sessions
(Including Breakouts and Keynotes)

Access to the Official After-Party

*Invitations are provided by the organizers and select media partners through various email lists and outreach.

Book Now

2018 Sponsors & Media Partners

Oculus | www.oculus.com
Oculus is radically redefining digital entertainment. Whether you’re developing a virtual reality game, social experience, entertainment or education app, Oculus Go remains the easiest and most affordable way for your audience to get into VR, while Oculus Rift leverages the power of PC to push the limits of what’s possible. And, coming in Spring 2019, Oculus Quest will user in the next era of VR headsets.

Invest British Columbia | www.britishcolumbia.ca
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EventBrowse.com aggregates data from various platforms, venue websites, and other sources to create a comprehensive database of relevant business events and conferences in major metropolitan areas in the US. These events are curated into weekly newsletters, providing recommendations for more than 150,000 subscribers. Our online directory and weekly newsletters curate the best events in the most convenient format.
We reach a highly targeted mix of influencers and connectors including: Startup Founders, CEOs, Entrepreneurs, Venture Capitalists, Angel Investors, Press, Media, Bloggers and many more.

CelebrityAccess | www.celebrityaccess.com
CelebrityAccess is a worldwide online database containing over 20,000 venue, profiles and contact information on musicians, comedians, lecturers, agents, managers, record companies, talent buyers including local, regional and national promoters. Additionally, CA has over 75,000 artist profiles and a mass email system allowing full broadcast to the entire database, but also with the ability to narrow-cast to just local areas and venue types.