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Gordon Bellamy, visiting scholar at the University of Southern California, has kindly agreed to emcee our GamesBeat University talks at GamesBeat 2016. Bellamy, who did the same for us last year, will host the university talks during the breaks in the mainstage action at GamesBeat 2016 on Tuesday. The university talks are livestream-only educational sessions that will take place while the physical conference on our mainstage is on breaks or in breakout sessions. Check the livestream post on Monday for the link or head to twitch.tv/gamesbeat. Here’s our schedule of talks.

Brandon Laatsch, founder of Stress Level Zero.

Above: Brandon Laatsch, founder of Stress Level Zero.

Image Credit: Stress Level Zero

12:45 pm August 2 Tuesday

What we learned about VR development.
Fireside chat between Dan Fiden, chief strategy officer of FunPlus, and Brandon Laatsch, founder of Stress Level Zero.

Wanda Meloni of the Open Gaming Alliance

Above: Wanda Meloni of the Open Gaming Alliance

Image Credit: OGA

1:05 pm

Webinar

Three top investment pros open up about what it takes to get your video game funded.

Watch On Demand

For a more open and diverse game business.
Bellamy interviews Wanda Meloni, executive director of the Open Gaming Alliance

1:25 pm

VR for music lovers.
Bellamy interviews Adam Arrigo, CEO of TheWaveVR

Sibel Sunar, principal of 47 Communications

Above: Sibel Sunar, principal of 47 Communications

Image Credit: 47 Communications

1:45 pm

Fast facts for games PR today
Bellamy interviews Sibel Sunar, principal of 47 Communications

2:05 pm

Jon Kimmich

Above: Jon Kimmich

Image Credit: Jon Kimmich

Staying alive through real challenges
Bellamy interviews Jay Koottarappallil, CEO of WhiteMoon Studios

2:25 pm

The indiepocalypse is here and VR isn’t going to save you
Bellamy interviews Jon Kimmich, CEO of Software Illuminati

Dan Winters, head of business development at Amazon Games

Above: Dan Winters, head of business development at Amazon Games

Image Credit: Amazon

2:45 pm

From baseball to games and other things I learned in my misspent youth
Bellamy interviews Dan Winters, head of business development, Amazon

3:05 pm
Finding High value players with Google
Alex Valle, product manager for app ads

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