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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:


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. However, the Bellagio does not guarantee that the space is available, it is first come, first serve based on the room block under the Fantasy Sports Trade Association.

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


1:30 PM || New Member Orientation - Bellagio 1
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 1
See our Elevator Pitch Rules & Regulations for more information.

2:30 PM || FSTA Board Meeting - Location TBD

4:00 PM || FSTA Experts’ League Fantasy Baseball Draft, Live on SIRIUS XM Radio. - Bellagio 1 & 2
If you would like be on the waiting list to play in the FSTA fantasy baseball league, contact Charlie Wiegert at cwiegert@cdmsports.com
Sponsored by: MGM Resorts International
MGM Resorts

5:00 PM 
|| Complimentary Cocktails and Hors d’oeuvres Reception - Bellagio Ballroom 1 & 2
 


FRIDAY, JANUARY 16, CONFERENCE DAY 2 - Bellagio Ballroom 1 & 2


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.

9:10 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.

9:20 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.

9:45 AM || Digital Marketing Hurdles | Moderator: Stacie Sterns

10:30 AM || Session TBD

11:00 AM || Networking Break & Glenn Colton’s “Office Hours” Bellagio Foyer
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 || Session TBD

11:45 AM || Session TBD


12:45 PM
|| Complimentary Lunch & Networking - Bellagio Ballroom 5, 6 & 7
Enjoy lunch with your fellow attendees. Share what you learned during the day and find out what interesting projects your colleagues are working on.
Sponsored by: Skrill

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 || Session TBD

3:00 PM || Session TBD

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

3:30 PM || Networking Break - Bellagio Foyer

3:45 PM || Session TBD

4:15 PM
 || Research Presentation

5:00 PM || Conference Concludes

6:00 PM || Complimentary Awards Banquet and Dinner - Bellagio Ballroom 5, 6 & 7
Meet up with old acquaintances over complimentary drinks and a great meal. Be sure to take advantage of this fabulous networking opportunity.


SATURDAY, JANUARY 17 - CONFERENCE DAY 3


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

8:00 – 10:00 AM || New Member Orientation-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!



Technology Sponsor: Real Time Fantasy Sports

 




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