May 5 - 6, 2015
Cavallo Point Lodge, Sausalito, CA

Game publishers find that their customers are increasingly international and on the move. The challenge for game makers in 2015 will be to create great gaming experiences that can appeal to audiences around the globe, and to then nurture these audiences to maintain their loyalty.

GamesBeat Summit is the only event that brings together 180 gaming executives from all segments of the gaming platform ecosystem to develop a blueprint for the industry’s expansion in 2015.

New platforms from Amazon, Google, and Apple are rising to the global stage — clashing with established ecosystems of Sony, Microsoft, and Nintendo, but also emerging platforms in China, such as Tencent/WeChat and Alibaba gaming platform. Meanwhile, entirely new platforms like virtual reality are taking shape, and large consumer companies all over are considering games — or at least gamification — as areas where they can make money.

GamesBeat Summit will attract innovative game creators and business people who are trying to bridge these trends — innovating with games, attracting wide audiences, while also making money. The Summit will be one of the most important gatherings in the gaming industry, and is being held at the beautiful Cavallo Point Resort in Sausalito CA, featuring an intimate environment and great networking.

Participate in lively discussions via a series of small working groups designed to unlock greater opportunity for the gaming industry as a whole.

Key Themes at GamesBeat Summit

Platforms: From games as products to games as services, and the underlying plumbing
International expansion: The world is a village
Brands and franchises
Monetization, user acquisition, and retention
Understanding gamers
Deals: Follow the money

Ticket prices are currently $1750. To purchase your ticket, please apply for consideration.

Speakers & Advisers

Nolan Bushnell

Nolan Bushnell

Inventor & Entrepreneur, Founder of Atari

Jay Eum

Jay Eum

Managing Director

TransLink Capital

Thomas Hartwig

Thomas Hartwig

Chief Technology Officer

King Digital Entertainment

Reinout te Brake

Reinout te Brake

CEO

GetSocial

Lisa Marino

Lisa Marino

CEO

RockYou

Jamil Moledina

Jamil Moledina

Games Strategic Partnerships Lead

Google Play

Michael Chang

Michael Chang

Managing Director

Mavent Partners

Phil Sanderson

Phil Sanderson

Managing Director

IDG Ventures

David Haddad

David Haddad

Executive Vice President & General Manager

Warner Bros

Peter Levin

Peter Levin

President Lionsgate Interactive Ventures & Games

Lionsgate

Kristian Segerstrale

Kristian Segerstrale

COO & Executive Director

Super Evil Megacorp

Sunny Dhillon

Sunny Dhillon

Principal

Signia Venture Partners

Kate Edwards

Kate Edwards

Executive Director

International Game Developers Association

Misha Lyalin

Misha Lyalin

CEO

Zeptolab

Jeff Lyndon

Jeff Lyndon

Executive Vice President & Co-Founder

iDreamsky

Jacob Navok

Jacob Navok

Senior Vice President, Business

Shinra Technologies

Yoichi Wada

Yoichi Wada

President

Shinra Technologies

James Hursthouse

James Hursthouse

CEO

Roadhouse Interactive

Michael Metzger

Michael Metzger

Principal

MESA Global

Adam Boyes

Adam Boyes

VP, Publisher & Developer Relations

Sony Computer Entertainment America

Mihai Pohontu

Mihai Pohontu

VP, Emerging Platforms

Samsung

Margaret Wallace

Margaret Wallace

CEO

Playmatics

Tim Merel

Tim Merel

Founder/Managing Director

Digi-Capital

Chris Akhavan

Chris Akhavan

President of Publishing

Glu Mobile

Walter Driver

Walter Driver

Co-Founder and CEO

Scopely

Rick Thompson

Rick Thompson

Partner

Signia Venture Partners

Gil Shoham

Gil Shoham

CEO and Co-Founder

Supersonic

Keith Boesky

Keith Boesky

www.Insticator.com

Kent Wakeford

Kent Wakeford

Chief Operating Officer

Kabam

Terence Fung

Terence Fung

Chief Strategy Officer

Storm8

Ian Sherr

Ian Sherr

Senior Reporter

CNET News

Mike Gallagher

Mike Gallagher

CEO

Entertainment Software Association

Peter Phillips

Peter Phillips

EVP/GM, Interactive & Digital Distribution

Marvel Entertainment

Andrew Sheppard

Andrew Sheppard

Chief Operating Officer

Gree

Dr. Dmitri Williams

Dr. Dmitri Williams

CEO

Ninja Metrics

Venue

Cavallo Point Lodge
601 Murray Cir., Golden Gate National Recreation Area, Sausalito, CA 94965

The discounted room rate block at Cavallo Point is now fully booked. Rooms will be subject to availability at the current prevailing rate. Reservations can be made through Cavallo Point's reservation department by calling 888-651-2003. Check in time is 5pm and check out time is 12pm. You may also make online room reservations using this link.

Cavallo Point offers valet parking & self parking for free for day of events. There is a $20 overnight fee for attendees that are not staying at the resort. VentureBeat does not reimburse for parking.

San Francisco International Airport (SFO) is approximately 21 miles away however, depending on traffic, it can take anywhere from 30 – 60 minutes. The cab ride averages around $75.00

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May 5 - 6, 2015
Cavallo Point Lodge, Sausalito, CA