Virtual Goods Summit 2008 – Updated List of Speakers and Agenda



I’ve taken a bit of a break from blogging for a number of reasons but I wanted to give you all a heads up on continued developments with the Virtual Goods Summit. We’ve got a great group of speakers, sponsors, and exhibitors who will be at the conference and we’ll have even more to announce in another week or so. Snapshot of the key details can be found below!

Virtual Goods Summit 2008
Friday, October 10th, 2008 9 AM – 6 PM
UCSF Mission Bay Conference Center, San Francisco, CA
Conference Website – http://www.vgsummit2008.com

The Virtual Goods Summit 2008 is a one day conference focused on the emerging market opportunity for virtual goods and economies. This year’s conference will build on the success of last year’s event and dive even deeper into some of the key themes facing industry participants today. We’ll feature a blend of panel discussions and expert-led breakout sessions covering everything from getting started with virtual goods to maximizing the revenue opportunity around virtual goods and virtual economies.

Confirmed Speakers

* Andrew Chen, Futuristic Play
* Daniel James, Three Rings
* Karl Mehta, Playspan
* Amy Jo Kim, Shufflebrain
* David King, Lil Green Patch
* David Perry, Acclaim
* Andrew Schneider, Live Gamer
* Nabeel Hyatt, Conduit Labs
* Sean Ryan, Meez
* Cary Rosenzweig, IMVU
* Adam Caplan, Super Rewards
* Shervin Pishevar, SGN
* Brian Balfour, Viximo
* Anu Shukla, OfferPal Media
* Lee Crawford, TwoFish
* Matt Mihaly, Sparkplay Media

This year’s conference will bring together leading entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, technologists, and industry participants to spend the day discussing the present and future of this exciting new space. We encourage you to join us at this year’s event and participate in what promises to be a lively conversation. The tentative agenda can be found below:

9:00 AM – Welcome and Opening
9:30 AM – What Users Want – Branded and User-Generated Virtual Goods
10:30 AM – Making Virtual Economies Work – Lessons from the Leaders
11:30 AM – Lunch
1:00 PM – Virtual Goods and Social Networks
2:00 PM – Breakout Sessions #1
3:00 PM – Break
3:30 PM – Generating Real Revenue from Virtual Goods
4:30 PM – Breakout Sessions #2
5:15 PM – Closing
5:30 PM – Reception