What is VRTL?

VRTL (short for “Virtual”) was founded by venture capitalist Sunny Dhillon and entrepreneur and media advisor Ned Sherman to provide a network for investors and executives defining the future of virtual reality and augmented reality. Events, which are produced by Digital Media Wire, are by invitation only and held at exclusive venues and speakers are investors and senior executives working in the industry.

VRTL Summit

VRTL Summit is a 1-day gathering for 250 investors and executives. The event will be held at Paramount Studios in Hollywood on April 26, 2017 with a focus on entertainment and games. The summit is not an entry level event. Attendees must be working in VR and have knowledge of the industry’s major developments and technologies before attending.  Read the press release announcing the agenda and speaker.

Summit Format

Discussion topics include raising capital for VR developers and technical challenges associated with creating VR content. There will be a series of intense roundtable discussions and keynotes, focused on conversation at a deep level of expertise, as well as audience Q&A. Other event highlights include VR/AR exhibitors and live demos, as well as networking opportunities and cocktail reception.  #VRTLSummit


Regular Registration
899.00 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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2017 Speakers

Jim Gianopulos

Chairman & CEO,
Paramount Pictures

Robert Stromberg

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

Jesse Sisgold

President & Chief Operating Officer,
Skydance Media

David Alpert

Executive Producer,
The Walking Dead

Thomas Gewecke

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

Aaron Luber

Head of Content Partnerships,
Google VR Team

Joel Breton

Head of Vive Studios,

Brenda Freeman

Chief Marketing Officer,
Magic Leap

Bruce Vaughn

Dreamscape VR

Taylor Freeman

CEO & Chief Evangelist,
Upload Inc.

Graeme Devine

Chief Game Wizard,
Magic Leap

Vicki Dobbs Beck

Executive in Charge,

Tony Parisi

Head of VR and AR,
Unity Technology

Rob Lister

Chief Development Officer,
IMAX Corporation

Chris Heatherly

EVP of Games & Digital Platforms,

Peter Levin

President of Interactive Ventures & Games,

Matt Huang

Sequoia Capital

Niko Bonatsos

Managing Director,
General Catalyst Partners

Tipatat Chennavasin

General Partner,
The Venture Reality Fund

Sunny Dhillon

Partner & Co-founder,
Signia Venture Partners

Mark Turner

Vice President, Corporate Partnerships & Strategy, Technicolor

Anders Grunnet-Jepsen

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

Joe Michaels

Chief Revenue Officer, AxonVR

Timothy Dodd

SVP, Head of Corporate Development and Strategy, Technicolor

Zvi Greenstein

General Manager, Nvidia

Chris Shoff

Partner, Latham & Watkins LLP

Ebbe Altberg

CEO, Linden Lab

Nick Tuosto

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

Ned Sherman

Counsel and Director of Manatt Digital

Bei Yang

Art & Media Pipeline Executive at WALT DISNEY IMAGINEERING

Jamil Moledina

Games Strategic Lead, GOOGLE PLAY

Josh Austin

Vice President of Worldwide Licensing & Interactive, Paramount Pictures

Janko Roettgers

Senior Silicon Valley Correspondent, Variety

Seth Shapiro

Governor, Television Academy

Drew Larner

COO of Within

Ray Davis

CEO, Drifter, ex GM of Unreal Engine

Doug Griffin

Founder and CEO, Nomadic

Gil Baron

CEO, Mindshow

Sam Wick

Head of Ventures, UTA

Brent Bushnell

CEO, Two Bit Circus

Ikrima Elhassan

Co-Founder, Kite and Lightning

Nonny de la Peña

Founder & CEO, Emblematic Group

Peter Akemann

President, Skydance Interactive

Shiraz Akmal

Co-Founder, Chief Executive Officer, SPACES

Amit Kumar


David Liu

Creative Director of Virtual Reality, Viacom NEXT

Cliff Plumer

CEO, The Void

Tom Hayes

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

Jon Goldman

Managing Partner, Skybound

Anarghya Vardhana

Senior Associate,

Amitt Mahajan

Managing Partner,
Presence Capital & Co-Founder of Farmville

Dawn Chmielewski

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

Ted Schilowitz

Futurist, 20th CENTURY FOX


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5555 Melrose Avenue
Hollywood, CA 90038

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