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 is an invite only, one-day gathering for 250 investors and executives. The event will be held on the Paramount Studios Lot in Los Angeles on November 15th, 2018 and revolve around entertainment, games and media. The summit is not for beginners. Attendees should work in media and have a firm grasp of the industry’s major developments and technological flashpoints: specifically the consequences of artificial intelligence, augmented reality and blockchain.

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.

Tickets

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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2018 Speakers

Matt Miesnieks

CEO,
6D.ai

Linda Pan

Senior Vice President,
New Digital Business
AMC Networks

Thomas Gewecke

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

Kobie Fuller

Partner,
Upfront Ventures

Nate Nanzer

Commissioner,
Overwatch League

Gil Penchina

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

Sam Wick

Head of Ventures,
UTA

Kent Wakeford

Co-Founder & COO,
n.G esports
Co-Founder,
Kabam Games

Jack Davis

CEO & Founder,
CryptTV

Christopher Sumner

SVP,
Business Development & Strategy
Refinery 29

Benjamin Grubbs

Founder & CEO,
Next 10 Ventures

Spencer Gerrol

CEO & Founder,
SPARK Neuro

Ted Schilowitz

Futurist,
Paramount Pictures

Ned Sherman

Counsel/Director,
Manatt Digital
Founder,
Digital Media Wire

Sunny Dhillon

Partner & Co-founder,
Signia Venture Partners

Nanea Reeves

Co-founder & CEO,
TRIPP

Chris M. Williams

Founder & CEO,
pocket.watch

Josh Stein

Co-Founder & CEO,
Harbor

David Siemer

General Partner,
Wavemaker Genesis

Matthew Hammersley

Co-Founder & CEO,
Novel Effect

Yan Liu

CEO & Co-Founder,
TVision

Alice Lloyd George

Principal,
RRE Ventures

Chris Heatherly

EVP of Games & Digital Platforms,
NBCUniversal

2017 Speakers

Aaron Luber

Head of Content Partnerships,
Google VR Team

Brenda Freeman

Chief Marketing Officer,
Magic Leap

Bruce Vaughn

CEO,
Dreamscape VR

Chris Heatherly

EVP of Games & Digital Platforms,
NBCUniversal

David Alpert

Executive Producer,
The Walking Dead

Graeme Devine

Chief Game Wizard,
Magic Leap

Jesse Sisgold

President & Chief Operating Officer,
Skydance Media

Jim Gianopulos

Chairman & CEO,
Paramount Pictures

Joel Breton

Head of Vive Studios,
HTC

Matt Huang

Partner,
Sequoia Capital

Niko Bonatsos

Managing Director,
General Catalyst Partners

Peter Levin

President of Interactive Ventures & Games,
Lionsgate

Rob Lister

Chief Development Officer,
IMAX Corporation

Robert Stromberg

Founder + Chief Creative Officer,
The Virtual Reality Company
Oscar winner, visual effects,
Avatar

Sunny Dhillon

Partner & Co-founder,
Signia Venture Partners

Taylor Freeman

CEO & Chief Evangelist,
Upload Inc.

Thomas Gewecke

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

Tipatat Chennavasin

General Partner,
The Venture Reality Fund

Tony Parisi

Head of VR and AR,
Unity Technology

Vicki Dobbs Beck

Executive in Charge,
ILMxLAB

Amit Kumar

Partner,
Accel

Amitt Mahajan

Managing Partner,
Presence Capital & Co-Founder of Farmville

Anarghya Vardhana

Senior Associate,
Maveron

Anders Grunnet-Jepsen

CTO & Dir. of Advanced Technology,
Perceptual Computing Group, Intel

Bei Yang

Art & Media Pipeline Executive,
Walt Disney Imagineering

Brent Bushnell

CEO,
Two Bit Circus

Chris Shoff

Partner,
Latham & Watkins LLP

Cliff Plumer

CEO,
The Void

David Liu

Creative Director of Virtual Reality,
Viacom NEXT

Dawn Chmielewski

Contributor,
USA Today & U.S. News & World Reports

Doug Griffin

Founder and CEO,
Nomadic

Drew Larner

COO,
Within

Ebbe Altberg

CEO,
Linden Lab

Gil Baron

CEO,
Mindshow

Ikrima Elhassan

Co-Founder,
Kite and Lightning

Jamil Moledina

Games Strategic Lead,
Google Play

Janko Roettgers

Senior Silicon Valley Correspondent,
Variety

Joe Michaels

Chief Revenue Officer,
AxonVR

Jon Goldman

Managing Partner,
Skybound

Josh Austin

Vice President of Worldwide Licensing & Interactive,
Paramount Pictures

Mark Turner

Vice President,
Corporate Partnerships & Strategy,
Technicolor

Ned Sherman

Counsel/Director,
Manatt Digital
Founder,
Digital Media Wire

Nick Tuosto

Managing Director,
Global Co-Head of Internet & Digital Media,
BofA Merrill Lynch

Nonny de la Peña

Founder & CEO,
Emblematic Group

Peter Akemann

President,
Skydance Interactive

Ray Davis

CEO,
Drifter,
ex GM of Unreal Engine

Sam Wick

Head of Ventures,
UTA

Seth Shapiro

Governor,
Television Academy

Shiraz Akmal

Co-Founder,
Chief Executive Officer,
SPACES

Ted Schilowitz

Futurist,
Paramount Pictures

Timothy Dodd

SVP,
Head of Corporate Development and Strategy,
Technicolor

Tom Hayes

Senior Vice President,
Head of New Media,
Paramount Pictures, Inc.

Zvi Greenstein

General Manager,
Nvidia

Location

Paramount Studios
5555 Melrose Avenue
Hollywood, CA 90038

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