2011 FSTA Winter Business Conference Agenda
|2011 FSTA Winter Business Conference
January 24th -26th
Las Vegas, Nevada
5:00 p.m. – SiriusXM FSTA Experts’ League Fantasy Baseball Draft
The first 2011 Fantasy Baseball Experts’ League draft will be carried live on SiriusXM Radio Channels 147 and 211, the 24 hour fantasy sports channels. Watch as Ron Shandler defends his crown, and see who the fantasy experts like for the 2011 season.
6:00 p.m. – Reception/Draft Watching
Enjoy cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and networking opportunities with over 100 people from the fantasy sports industry, plus watch the SiriusXM FSTA experts’ league fantasy baseball draft live!
7:30 a.m. – Conference Registration Opens
7:30 a.m. – Breakfast
9:00 a.m. – Welcome & Opening Remarks – Paul Charchian, President
9:10 a.m. – Welcome Conference – Title Sponsor
9:15 a.m. – NFL Labor
Moderator: Paul Charchian
The NFL’s Labor Agreement with the NFLPA ends just one month after our conference. This panel will detail the issues facing the two sides, the probability of a work stoppage, and the timeline for resolution.
10:15 a.m. – Is this Fantasy or Not?
Moderator: Scott Higgins
Come and take a look at how fantasy sports have expanded from fantasy team owners to fantasy broadcasters, agents and beyond. Learn about how fantasy sports have been extended into the entertainment, stock market and other industries.
10:45 a.m. – Networking Break
11:15 a.m. – Elevator Pitch
Moderator: Megan Van Petten
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. Prize for best pitch. Elevator Pitch Guidlines
12:00 p.m. – Sponsorship Pitches
12:30 p.m. – Lunch & Networking
1:45 p.m. – Legal Topics
Moderator: Paul Charchian
Panel: Glenn Colton, Travis McCoy
FSTA legal experts join us to review essential information about legal issues facing fantasy sports, including new legislation that could override the existing UIGEA laws that protect many fantasy sports operators.
2:30 p.m. – Elevator Pitch Sponsor, Rack Space, to announce Elevator Pitch winner!
2:45 p.m. – Networking Break
3:15 p.m. – 4:00 pm – FSTA Consumer Behavior Research Panel
Presenter: Dr. Kim Beason, Professor, University of Mississippi
4:00 p.m. – One on One
Moderator: Charlie Wiegert
4:30 p.m. – Networking Break
4:45 p.m. – Social Networking / Digital Media / Free Marketing
Moderator: Jeff Christiansen
Panelists: Michael Terpin, Founder and CEO, SocialRadius
Moving beyond the basics, this panel will discuss methods of reaching new users via Twitter and Facebook, while not overloading your existing followers. We will also talk about new social media sites that could be the next big thing.
5:30 p.m. – Fantasy Football 2010
Moderator: Jim Corelis
What were the new technologies and game formats that resonated with users in the 2010 football season? What’s next?
6:00 p.m. – Contingency Planning
Moderator: Emil Kadlec
This panel will discuss what some fantasy companies are planning to do if there is an NFL lockout with some alternatives that attendees might want to consider.
6:30 p.m. – Break
7:00 p.m. – Awards Banquet – Cocktails
The Fantasy Sports Trade Association and The Fantasy Sports Writers Association are the exclusive providers of the most prestigious awards offered in the fantasy sports industry. The FSTA’s annual awards are designed to recognize member companies pursuing excellence with their products and services. The FSWA’s annual writing awards recognize outstanding editorial contributions to the industry, and the FSWA Hall of Fame honors those whose work has had a lasting impact on fantasy readers and/or others working within the industry. The five inductees for the inaugral FSWA Hall Of Fame class are: Greg Ambrosius, Matthew Berry, Scott Engel, Eric Karabell and Greg Kellogg.