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2014 Summer Conference
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Aaron Amic
Vice President - Omnibus Services
Ipsos

Kevin Ashley
Architect Evangelist
Microsoft

Stephania Bell
Senior Writer
ESPN

Ethan Casson
Chief Revenue Officer
49ers

Paul Charchian
Owner
LeagueSafe.Com

Glenn Colton
Partner
Dentons

Nando Di Fino
FNTSY Sports Network

Drew Dinkmeyer
RotoExperts

Peter Dugas
Director of Government Affairs
Clark-Hill

Neil Erlick
EVP, Business Development
Optimal Payments

Brandon Funston
Managing Editor
Yahoo

Tim Gibson
VP Digital Entertainment Products Group
DIRECTV

Jon Goldstein
Chief Executive Officer
Highline Investments, L.L.C.

Tom Griffiths
Co-Founder and Vice President of Product
FanDuel

Howard Kamen
Sr Mgr, Content Acquisition & Distribution
Gannett Digital Ventures

Ted Kasten
Founder
Advanced Sports Media, LLC

Steve LaCroix
CMO & VP, Sales & Marketing
Minnesota Vikings Football, LLC

Chris Liss
Managing Editor
Rotowire

Clifton Ma
Head of Fantasy Sports
Yahoo!

Danielle MacLean
Director, Fantasy Sports CBSSports.com
CBS Interactive

Dylan Milner
Producer & Editor
NFL Network

Dan Rush
VP, Global Sports and Event Sales
MGM Resorts International

Marcos Sanchez
VP of Global Corporate Communications
App Annie

Peter Schoenke
President
Rotowire.com

Brian Schwartz
CEO
DraftStreet.com

Cal Spears
Founder
RotoGrinders

Trey Wainwright
Partner
Big League Impact

Tom Walls
Principal
Dentons

Day 1 - Tuesday, June 17

2:30PM - 3:30PM

Board Meeting
Cable Car Room

3:00PM - 7:00PM

Conference Registration Open
Unions Square Ballroom

3:30PM - 4:00PM

Elevator Pitch Enrollment

Elevator Pitch Enrollment - Click here for information on the Elevator Pitch Guideline.

SPONSORED BY: THINKING FAN DESIGN

4:00PM - 8:00PM

FSTA Experts League & Industry Reception 
Union Square Ballroom

Football Draft hosted live on SIRIUS XM radios fantasy sports channel. Attendees will enjoy a cocktail and hors d'oeuvres reception.


SPONSORED BY: MGM RESORTS
7:30PM-12:00AM

FSTA After Party
Lefty O'Doul's

Enjoy a few complimentary late night drinks with your fellow attendees. Share what you learned during the draft day and find out what interesting projects your colleagues are working on at Lefty O'Doul's located at 333 Geary St.

SPONSORED BY: FANMOUTH


Day 2 - Wednesday, June 18

8:00AM - 9:00AM

Complimentary Breakfast
Union Square Reception

Get your morning off to a good start and grab a bite to eat with your fellow attendees. No better time to network than over the most important meal of the day!

SPONSORED BY: FANTASY ALARM

9:00AM - 9:10AM

Welcome and Opening Remarks
Union Square Ballroom

You won't want to miss the inspirational and opening remarks of FSTA President Paul Charchian.
9:10AM - 9:15AM

Welcome Remarks From Optimal Payments

Optimal Payments, the Platinum Sponsor of the 2014 Summer Conference will also welcome attendees.

Presenter: Neil Erlick, Executive Vice-President, Business Development, Optimal Payments

9:20AM - 9:30AM

New Website Demo

Presenter:
Clifton Ma, Head of Fantasy Sports, Yahoo
9:30AM - 10:00AM

Legal Update

The past year has seen a lot of potential changes in the legal landscape including efforts to fully legalize fantasy sports in Iowa and Arizona and overtures to change Federal gambling laws and potentially the carve out for fantasy sports in the UIEGA. This panel will give an overview on the recent developments.

Moderator:
Peter Schoenke, President, RotoWire.com

Panelists:
Peter D. Dugas, Director of Government & Public Affairs, Clark Hill
Tom Walls, Principal, Dentons
10:00AM - 10:30AM

Modern Stadiums Adapting To Fantasy Sports

For the first time, stadiums and arenas are being built specifically to meet the needs of fantasy sports players. In this panel we learn how NFL teams are adapting to the fantasy sports marketplace as they build new stadiums.
Moderator:
Paul Charchian, President, LeagueSafe

Panelists:
Ethan Casson, Chief Revenue Officer, San Fransisco 49ers
Steve LaCroix, CMO and VP, Sales & Marketing, Minnesota Vikings

10:30AM - 10:50AM

Big League Impact

Trey Wainwright, brother of Cardinals pitching ace Adam Wainwright, is co-founder of the charity "Big League Impact." Trey will be discussing how fantasy football is used by his charity and major league baseball players around the country to affect the lives of people not just in the United States, but all over the world.
10:50AM - 11:10AM

Networking Break

Catch up with fellow attendees to expand your network or get a quick session in with Glenn Colton during his "Office Hours".

SPONSORED BY: XML TEAM

11:15AM - 12:00PM

Providing Value for the Daily Fantasy User

Daily fantasy sites are growing at an exponential rate and, with real money on the line, the daily fantasy players have an immense appetite for research and analytical tools to help construct the perfect team. What would be most useful to these players and what content are daily fantasy sites looking for in order to enhance the user experience.

Moderator:
Brian Schwartz, CEO, DraftStreet

Panelists:
Drew Dinkmeyer, RotoExperts
Tom Griffiths, Co-Founder and VP of Product, FanDuel
Chris Liss, Managing Editor, RotoWire
Cal Spears, Founder, RotoGrinders
12:00PM - 12:30PM

Elevator Pitch

Do you have a new business or idea that will revolutionize the fantasy sports industry? This is your chance to get your idea out to a room full of decision makers! Get noticed by pitching your product at the FSTA conference.The winning company receives the "Pitch of Show" award and logo, which can be displayed on the winner's site.

Presenter: Howard Kamen, USA TODAY

SPONSORED BY: THINKING FAN DESIGN

12:30PM - 1:30PM

Lunch & Networking
Sutter Room

Enjoy lunch with your fellow attendees. Share what you learned during the day and find out what interesting projects your colleagues are working on.
1:30PM - 2:15PM

App Store Success Stories

Fantasy sports start-ups used to depend heavily on partnerships with ESPN, Yahoo and CBSSports.com for mass distribution. In this panel we will learn how the mobile app stores of Apple, Google and Microsoft and the CBSSports App Central now provide some of the best opportunities to get your apps and content in front of tens of millions of fantasy sports consumers.

Moderator:
Ted Kasten, Founder, Advanced Sports Media LLC

Panelists:
Kevin Ashley,  Architect Evangelist, Microsoft
Jon Goldstein, Chief Executive Officer, Highline Investments LLC
Danielle MacLean, Director, Fantasy Sports, CBSSports.com
Marcos Sanchez, VP Global Corporate Communications, App Annie
2:15PM - 3:00PM

Fall 2014 Fantasy Sports Upfront

What's new on the TV, podcast and digital docket this fantasy football season? What changes and enhancements will be made to existing shows? Are there new trends in mainstream and new media? Our panel of industry experts will take you behind the scenes, explaining how and why decisions are made and what you can expect for your viewing pleasure in the fall.

Moderator: Howard Kamen, USA TODAY

Panelists:
Stephania Bell, ESPN
Nando Di Fino, FNTSY Sports Network
Brandon Funston, Yahoo
Tim Gibson, DIRECTV
Dylan Milner, NFL Network
3:00PM - 3:15PM

Hall of Fame Induction

Join us as we welcome and celebrate the newest inductees Rob Phythian into the Fantasy Sports Hall of Fame.
3:15PM - 3:30PM

Networking Break

Catch up with fellow attendees to expand your network or get a quick session in with Glenn Colton during his "Office Hours".

SPONSORED BY: XML TEAM

3:30PM - 3:40PM

Sponsorship Pitches

3:40PM - 3:45PM

Elevator Pitch Winner Announcement

Get noticed by pitching your product at the FSTA conference.The winning company receives the "Pitch of Show" award and logo, which can be displayed on the winner's site.
3:45PM - 5:00PM

Research Presentation: Why DON'T they play?

We’re always asking survey respondents why they play fantasy sports. But we’ve never taken a close look at the reasons that some sports fans DON’T play. Until now. Aaron Amic of IPSOS will tackle this question as part of an interactive discussion around ideas aimed at various sub-segments of the non-playing sports fan. Additionally, Amic will provide updated figures on the size of the fantasy sports audience, what percentage of people participate in each fantasy sport and remind us why fantasy sports consumers continue to be the perfect demographic for advertisers.
Presenter:
Aaron Amic, Vice President, IPSOS
5:00PM

Conference Concludes

6:30PM - 10:00PM

FSTA Evening Event-Golden Gate Tap Room

Meet up with old acquaintances over a complimentary beer and a great meal at The Golden Gate Tap Room located at 525 Sutter St #2. Be sure to take advantage of this fabulous networking opportunity.

SPONSORED BY: SKRILL USA

Day 3 - Thursday, June 19

7:30AM - 10:00AM

Complimentary Continental Breakfast-Sutter Room

Get your morning off to a good start and grab a bite to eat with your fellow attendees. No better time to network than over the most important meal of the day!

SPONSORED BY: BIG GAME SOFTWARE

LOCATION

The Union Square hotel offers a prime location for this year's conference with San Francisco's most vibrant address. Hop aboard a cable car or enjoy Union Square shopping during your downtime at the 2014 fsta summer conference.

SPONSORS

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Gold Sponsor


SIlver Sponsor

Bronze Sponsors

Elevator Pitch Sponsor

Technology Sponsor

Media Sponsor

Lanyard Sponsor

Booth Sponsor

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