Connect with top gaming leaders in Los Angeles at GamesBeat Summit 2023 this May 22-23. Register here.

We hope you can make it to our GamesBeat 2016 conference at the beautiful Terranea resort in Rancho Palos Verdes in Los Angeles. The event runs from August 1 (starting with our AR/VR day) through August 3. (Get your tickets here).

We’ll have speakers from Electronic Arts, Sony, Warner Bros, Lionsgate, Activision Blizzard, Oculus, Google, and Disney. We’ve signed up 105 speakers, and some have been added so recently we haven’t updated the online agenda yet. This post has the current schedule.

August 1 AR/VR Day

Mainstage talks in Palos Verdes Ballroom

Vreal is like Twitch for VR.

Above: Vreal is like Twitch for VR.

Image Credit: Vreal

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Welcome by emcee Mike Capps, adviser at Solid Fog and former president of Epic Games.

12:35 pm to 12:45 pm

Opening remarks by Dean Takahashi, leader writer for GamesBeat.

12:45 pm to 1:05 pm

The First wave of VR and the next one. Fireside chat between Jason Rubin, head of content at Oculus, and Dean Takahashi.

1:05 pm to 1:25 pm

How VR will change entertainment. Fireside chat between Roy Taylor, corporate vice president of alliances at Advanced Micro Devices and Dean Takahashi.

1:25 pm to 1:45 pm

How Hollywood, VR, and games can come together. Fireside chat between Peter Levin, president of Lionsgate Interactive Ventures & Games, and David Jagneaux, games editor at UploadVR.

Networking break 1:45 pm to 2 pm

Breakout sessions

2 pm to 2:30 pm

AR/VR beyond games. Panelists: Jules Urbach, CEO, Otoy; Sylvio Drouin, VP of Unitiy Labs at Unity Technologies; Christina Heller, CEO of VR Playhouse. Moderator: Clifton Dawson, CEO of Greenlight VR. Palos Verdes 6.

2 pm to 2:30 pm

User-Generated Content for VR. Panelists: Dave Baszucki, CEO, Roblox; Todd Hooper CEO of Vreal;
Dedric Reid, CEO of HelloVR. Moderator: Mike Minotti, writer and community manager for GamesBeat. Palos Verdes 7.

2 pm to 230 pm

Monetizing VR. Panelists: Mihir Shah, CEO at Immersv; Guy Bendov, CEO at Sidekick VR; Julie Uhrman, Head of Platform Business Development at Jaunt. Moderator: Wanda Meloni, Executive Director at Open Gaming Alliance. Palos Verdes 8.

Networking break 2:30 pm to 2:45 pm

Breakout sessions

2:45 pm to 3:15 pm

Making augmented reality games. Panelists: Rick Johnson, cofounder of CastAR; Nick Beliaeff, VP, Production at Spin Master;
Pramod Sharma, CEO of Osmo. Moderator: Margaret Wallace, CEO of Playmatics. Palos Verdes 6

2:45 pm to 3:15 pm

VR now! Panelists: James Iliff, creative director and cofounder of Survios; Tom Sanocki, CEO of Limitless; Adam Orth, creative director at Three One Zero. Moderator: Stewart Rogers, director of marketing technology at VentureBeat. Palos Verdes 7

2:45 pm to 3:15 pm

2016 Mind the Gap: Expectations vs. reality on virtual reality adoption. Panelists: Phil Sanderson, general partner, IDG Ventures; Alice Lloyd George, associate, RRE Ventures; Marco Demiroz, general partner and cofounder, The Venture Reality Fund/The VR Fund. Moderator: Sunny Dhillion, partner at Signia Venture Partners. Palos Verdes 8

Networking break 3:15 pm to 3:45 pm

Mainstage talks (Palos Verdes Ballroom)

3:45 pm to 4:05 pm

What works and what doesn’t in virtual reality games. Fireside chat between Richard Marks, senior research engineer, Sony Interactive Entertainment, and Joost van Dreunen, CEO of SuperData Research.

4:05 pm to 4:25 pm

Shaping the Daydream games portfolio. Keynote speech by Jamil Moledina, games strategic lead, Google Play.

4:25 pm to 4:55 pm

The real opportunities in virtual reality. Fireside chat between Neville Spiteri, CEO of Wevr, and Michael Metzger, media & tech investment banker, Houlihan Lokey.

4:55 pm to 5:15 pm

The next generation of esports. Fireside chat between Peter Moore, chief competition

5:15 pm to 5:20 pm

Closing comments by Dean Takahashi

5:30 pm to 8:30 pm Welcome social BBQ