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FSTA Winter CONFERENCE 2015  The Next Generation of Fantasy Sports Players
Thursday- friday, January 15-16, 2015
Bellagio Hotel – Las Vegas, NV

Sponsored by: Optimal Payments


If you are interested in sponsoring please review our Sponsorship Opportunities. Email Association Director Megan Van Petten for details.



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ROOM RESERVATIONS:

You can book your room at the Bellagio by clicking here.
The phone number for reservations is (702) 693-7444 or (888) 987-6667. The Bellagio does not guarantee that space is available. It is first-come, first-serve based on the room block under the Fantasy Sports Trade Association.

 

*Please note: All reservations should be made via the Bellagio link above or by calling. Do not accept solicitation calls from someone purporting to be a reservation service or reservation specialist on behalf of the Bellagio. The Bellagio does not provide such a service. If you receive this type of call, it is a scam.


SPECIAL FEATURES:

» 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.





» Legal Expert,
Glenn Colton, who represented the FSTA in the landmark CBC v. MLBAM case and is now a partner at Dentons US LLP, will be available to meet with conference attendees on a one-on-one basis at specified times during the conference (“Office Hours”). Both start-ups and experienced, mature businesses are encouraged to take advantage of this opportunity to ask questions privately to this highly experienced fantasy sports legal expert.

 

WINTER CONFERENCE 2015 AGENDA 

 THURSDAY, JANUARY 15, CONFERENCE DAY 1 - Bellagio Ballroom 1 & 2


9:00 AM || Member Golf Outing
What better way to network with fellow fantasy sports industry members than hitting the links. The FSTA is hoping to get enough interested golfers to host a golf outing on Thursday morning. We plan to host an outing at Royal Links, which features replica holes from classic British Open courses. Our outing will begin Thursday morning before the afternoon's FSTA events begin. The cost is about $125 (additional to any FSTA conference fees), which includes transportation to and from the hotel but not golf club rentals. Please email megan@fsta.org if you are interested in joining the golf outing.

2:00 PM || New Member Orientation - Bellagio 2 & 6
If you’re a new member, come join us for a Q&A. If you’re a current member, feel free to join us for a refresher and see what’s going on within the industry.

2:15 PM || Elevator Pitch Enrollment - Bellagio 2 & 6
See our Elevator Pitch Rules & Regulations for more information.

2:30 PM || FSTA Board Meeting - Bellagio 3

4:00 PM || FSTA Experts’ League Fantasy Baseball Draft, Live on SIRIUS XM Radio. - Bellagio 2 & 6

5:00 PM || Complimentary Cocktails and Hors d’oeuvres Reception Bellagio 2 & 6
If you would to compete in an FSTA fantasy baseball league, contact Charlie Wiegert at cwiegert@cdmsports.com. We would like to fill a 2nd league. You (your company) must be a current FSTA member to be eligible to play. MGM Resorts will provide the winners with $1,500 in resort credit ($1,000 for the main Experts League and $500 for the second league). So sign up to play today!
 
Draft Event Sponsored by: MGM Resorts International

MGM Resorts

 

Draft Technology Sponsor: Real Time Fantasy Sports


9:00 PM -11:00 PM || FSTA After Party - Lily Bar & Lounge
Meet up with old acquaintances and make some new ones over complimentary drinks at Lily Bar & Lounge located at the Bellagio. Be sure to take advantage of this fabulous networking opportunity and great venue to discuss the outcomes from FSTA's Experts' League Fantasy Baseball Draft.
Sponsored by: FanDuel

FRIDAY, JANUARY 16, CONFERENCE DAY 2 - Bellagio Ballroom 2 & 6


8:00 AM
|| Complimentary Breakfast
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



9:00 AM
|| Welcome and Opening Remarks with Paul Charchian, President, Fantasy Sports Trade Association
You won't want to miss the inspirational and opening remarks of FSTA President, Paul Charchian.

9:15 AM
|| Welcome from Optimal Payments with Neil Erlick, Executive Vice President, Business Development 
The Platinum Sponsor of the 2015 Winter Conference will also welcome attendees.

9:30 AM
 || 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 the federal gambling laws and potentially the carve-out for Fantasy Sports in the UIEGA. This session will give an overview on the recent developments.

10:15 AM || Advanced Stats
Next Gen Stats & Fantasy
Presenters: David Anderson, Director of Product Development of Second Spectrum 
                   Nik Bonaddio, Founder & CEO of numberFire 

11:00 AM || Networking Break & Glenn Colton’s “Office Hours” Bellagio 6
Catch up with fellow attendees to expand your network or get a quick session in with Glenn Colton during his “Office Hours”.

11:15 AM || Fantasy on the Strip

11:45 AM || Up-and-Comers: Recent Product Launches
Hear an overview of several successful fantasy sports' products from some of the most promising new companies in the industry. View screen shots of their live websites and mobile apps to get an in-depth understanding of the latest innovations in product functionality and UI designs for fantasy sports games and tools.

12:45 PM || Complimentary Lunch & Networking - Bellagio Ballroom 1 & 5
Enjoy lunch with your fellow attendees. Share what you learned during the day and find out what interesting projects your colleagues are working on.

1:30 PM ||  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 website.

2:30 PM || Successfully Marketing Fantasy Sports on Facebook
Panelist: Owen O’Donoghue
, North America Casino & Fantasy Sports, Facebook

3:30 PM || Elevator Pitch Award
Sponsored by: Thinking Fan Design

3:30 PM || Networking Break - Bellagio 6

3:45 PM || Demographic Differences Between Daily and Traditional Fantasy Players

4:15 PM
 || Research Presentation
Presenter: Dr. Brody J. Ruihley, Asst. Professor of Sport Administration at the University of Cincinnati

5:00 PM || Conference Concludes

6:00 PM || Complimentary Awards Banquet and Dinner - Bellagio Ballroom 1&5
Meet up with old acquaintances over complimentary drinks and a great meal. Be sure to take advantage of this fabulous networking opportunity.
Sponsored by: Skrill

SATURDAY, JANUARY 17 - CONFERENCE DAY 3


7:30 – 10:00 AM 
|| Complimentary Continental Breakfast-Bellagio Ballroom 5
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!

8:00 – 10:00 AM || New Member Orientation-Bellagio Ballroom 5
If you’re a new member, come join us for a Q&A. If you’re a current member, feel free to join us for a refresher and see what’s going on within the industry.

 

 





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