I’ve already twittered this and sent out some emails, so now I’m doing a blog post as well. I’m working with Jeremy Liew from Lightspeed and a colleague of mine, David Sachs, to organize this year’s Social Gaming Summit. We have a preliminary list of speakers and topics listed below and are looking to round out the agenda and discussion topics.
If you’re in social games, I’d love any feedback on the agenda and list of topics we’ve chosen to cover. There are way more people who I’d like to have speak / participate than a day-long conference can accommodate, but I do want to hear from you about things we should cover and people we should consider including.
We have a limited number of economy-friendly $249 tickets available, so register now and take advantage of the opportunity to save yourself some money. I hope to see you at the Social Gaming Summit!
The Social Gaming Summit 2009 is a one day event focused on the intersection of games and the social web. This year’s event will focus on helping social games developers build, monetize, and grow their social games. We’re bringing together the leaders in free-to-play games, social networking, and payments infrastructure for a full day of panels and talks – we hope to see you in June!
9:30 – 10:00 Social Gaming Industry Overview and Update
* Justin Smith, Inside Social Games
10:00 -10:50 Panel: Building Social Games at Scale
* Moderator: Jeremy Liew, Lightspeed Venture Partners
* Mark Pincus, Zynga
* Dan Yue, Playdom
* Sebastien de Halleux, Playfish
11:00 – 11:50 Panel: Social Games – A Platform Perspective
* Jason Oberfest, MySpace
* Gareth Davis, Facebook
* Andrew Sheppard, hi5
12:00 – 1:15 Lunch
1:15 – 2:00 Panel: Monetization Infrastructure for Social Games
* Erikka Arone, Zong
* Adam Caplan, Super Rewards
* Rob Goldberg, GMG Entertainment
* Renata Dionello, PayPal
2:00 – 2:45 Panel: Customer Acquisition and Retention for Social Games
* Jia Shen, RockYou
* Anu Shukla, Offerpal Media
* Greg Tseng, Tagged
2:45 – 3:15 Break
3:15 – 4:00 Expert Talks
* “Getting the Most Out of Your IP: Extend or Be Cloned”
o David King, (Lil) Green Patch
4:00 PM – 4:45 PM Social Games in the Wild: Living Outside of Social Networks
* Matt Mihaly, Sparkplay Media
* Andrew Busey, Challenge Games
4:45 PM Closing