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Great agenda for the Social Gaming Summit on Friday June 12, 2008

Posted by jeremyliew in conferences, digital goods, game design, game mechanics, games, games 2.0, gaming, social games, social gaming, virtual goods, virtual worlds.
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I’m very excited about the Social Gaming Summit on Friday that I’m co-producing. The program looks fantastic:

10:00am What Makes Games Fun?
» Erik Bethke – CEO, GoPets
» Dr. Ian Bogost – Founding Partner, Persuasive Games
» Nicole Lazzaro – President, XEODesign, Inc.
» John Welch – Co-Founder, President & CEO, PlayFirst (Diner Dash)
» Me (Moderator)

11:00am Casual MMOs and Immersive Worlds
» Daniel James – CEO, Three Rings (Puzzle Pirates)
» Kyra Reppen – SVP and GM, NeoPets
» Min Kim – Vice President of Marketing, Nexon America
» Patrick Ford, VP Marketing and Community Development, K2 Networks
» Joey Seiler – Editor, Virtual Worlds News (Moderator)

1:30pm Asynchronous Games on Social Networks
» Siqi Chen – Founder, Serious Business (Friends for Sale)
» Blake Commagere – Founder and VP Engineering, Mogad (Monsters apps – Zombies, Vampires etc)
» Shervin Pishevar – CEO, Social Gaming Network
» Mike Sego – Developer, (fluff)Friends
» Andrew Chung – Principal, Lightspeed Venture Partners

2:30pm User Generated Games in Social Networks and Virtual Worlds

» Jeremy Monroe – Director of Business Development, Sports & Entertainment, North America, Sulake Inc. (Habbo Hotel)
» Ted Rheingold – Founder, Dogster and Catster
» Cary Rosenzweig – President and CEO, IMVU
» Craig Sherman – CEO, Gaia Online
» Dean Takahashi – Writer, Venture Beat (Moderator)

4:00pm Building Communities and Social Interaction In and Around Games
» Jim Greer – CEO, Kongregate
» Amy Jo Kim – CEO, Shufflebrain
» Mark Pincus – Founder and CEO, Zynga Game Network
» Dave Williams – SVP, Shockwave, AddictingGames
» Brandon Sheffield – Writer, Gamasutra (Moderator)

5:00pm Monetization and Business Models for Social Games

» Jameson Hsu – Co-Founder and CEO, Mochi Media
» Matt Mihaly – CEO and Creative Director, Sparkplay Media
» Mattias Miksche – CEO, Stardoll
» David Perry – CCO, Acclaim
» Ravi Mhatre – Managing Director, Lightspeed Venture Partners (Moderator)

Attendence is limited to 400 and it looks like it is going to be a full house. Hope to see some readers there!

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1. Greg Tseng - June 12, 2008

I’ll be there!

2. Chad Boyda - June 12, 2008

Can’t wait! Should be a great conference!

3. Christian Payne - June 12, 2008

These sound good!

(I’m in Australia) Will these be recorded for a podcast??

4. jeremyliew - June 12, 2008

No plans to podcast but hopefully some good blog coverage

5. Inside Social Games » Blog Archive » Social Gaming Summit is this Friday in San Francisco - Tracking the convergence of games and social networks - June 12, 2008

[…] a fantastic group of folks have been lined up by conference organizers Charles Hudson of Gaia and Jeremy Liew of Lightspeed Venture Partners. Look forward to seeing you […]

6. Izzy Neis - June 13, 2008

Wish I could be there. That looks like a great round up!

7. Taylor Moore - June 15, 2008

Guys, I think this is great, I wish I could be there. I really wish there was a video or audio podcast.

It ssems that if there was it would have even more Viral Powers…

8. jeremyliew - June 16, 2008

I’ve written a roundup post with links to coverage and video of the event here:

https://lsvp.wordpress.com/2008/06/16/notes-video-and-commentary-on-the-social-gaming-summit/

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