GamesBeat: Into the Metaverse

Digital Only: January 27, 2021

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DESIGNED FOR LEADERS IN NEXT-GEN TECHNOLOGY & GAMES

Join for one day of online content and networking focused on the metaverse, the tech leading us to there, and implications for the industry.

Following the success of GamesBeat Summit 2020, VentureBeat is excited to bring the community back for a continued discussion online.

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Quality Content

The latest in the gaming industry — the latest content focused on the metaverse.


Virtual Roundtables

Learn from your peers — connect on the topics that matter most with those facing similar challenges

Community Connections

Network from a distance — register for an invitation to connect virtually with peers and prospects. 

Industry Knowledge

Executive-level conversations — the only gaming event on the map for gaming leaders on the forefront of advancement. 

THEME: DIVING DEEPER INTO THE METAVERSE

We are diving deeper into the discussions we started atGamesBeat Summit 2020 on the Metaverse. This is an event that will draw leading thinkers in the game industry and elsewhere on how and when the Metaverse will come. Will it be an accidental thing like the spontaneous community around Animal Crossing, or a deliberate, engineered universe built by companies such as Roblox or Epic Games? The Metaverse seemed like pie-in-the-sky for so many decades, but now, during the pandemic, it feels like we’re nearly there. We’ll explore this topic in a variety of dimensions, from both a gaming and transformative technology perspective.

Agenda

8:30 AM PT: Opening Remarks

Opening Remarks

8:45 AM PT: Mainstage Keynote

Mainstage Keynote

9:15 AM PT: Mainstage Keynote

Mainstage Keynote

9:45 AM PT: Mainstage Keynote

Mainstage Keynote

10:15 AM PT: Mainstage Keynote Metaverse Investment Panel

Mainstage Keynote Metaverse Investment Panel

11:00 AM PT: Mainstage Keynote Metaverse Startups Panel

Mainstage Keynote Metaverse Startups Panel

11:30 AM PT: Networking Lunch

Networking Lunch

12:30 PM PT: Welcome Back

Welcome Back

12:45 PM PT: Breakout Sessions

Breakout Session A Epic Games
Breakout Session B High Fidelity
Breakout Session C Oculus Venues

1:45 PM PT: Networking Break

Networking Break

2:00 PM PT: Breakout Sessions

Breakout Sessions

2:45 PM PT: Breakout Sessions

Breakout Sessions

3:15 PM PT: Networking Session

Networking Session

4:00 PM PT: Afternoon Keynote Facebook Gaming

Afternoon Keynote Facebook Gaming

4:30 PM PT: Town Hall Closing Session

Town Hall Closing Session

5:15 PM PT: Networking Hour

Networking Hour

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WOMEN IN GAMES BREAKFAST

Women have made incredible roads in gaming, but there is still a lot of ground to cover and battles to be won. The GamesBeat Metaverse event is placing special emphasis on diversity, hosting a
follow up Women in Games Breakfast.

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DIVERSITY &
INCLUSION IN GAMES

GamesBeat Summit, is excited to bring more diverse groups to the gaming conversation. This event will be a digital meet-and-greet to this diverse audience.

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VIRTUAL ROUNDTABLES

Following the success of Virtual Roundtables at GamesBeat Summit, VentureBeat is excited to bring executive-level networking and curated leads generation to The Metaverse.

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PAST GAMESBEAT SPEAKERS

Mike Morhaime

Co-Founder
Blizzard Entertainment

Tina Amini

Editor-in-Chief in Games
IGN

Mike Frazzini

VP of Games
Amazon Games

John Smedley

Studio Head
Amazon Games

Keisha Howard

CEO & Founder
Sugar Gamers

Josh Yguado

Co-Founder & President
Jam City

Gary Whitta

Screenwriter
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

Nonny de la Peña

CEO & Founder
Emblematic Group

Matthew Ball

Managing Partner
Epyllion Industries