Last Chance! Buy Your Tickets for NextFest Sports and Entertainment Confab—May 1st

Los Angeles, California Join top executives from the Los Angeles Rams, Wasserman, Spectrum, LAFC, Phoenix Suns and more at the NextFest Sports and Entertainment Conference, which takes place on:

Wednesday, May 1, 2019
Skirball Center
2701 North Sepulveda Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90049

Presented by UCLA Anderson’s Center for Media, Entertainment & Sports (MEMES), the one-day confab is the place for the entertainment, sports and technology community to explore the next wave of innovation and opportunities, and dig into current business trends across these sectors.

See the complete schedule and more information about speakers below.

Go buy your tickets now for the NEXTFEST Conference and get registered.

9:00 am – 5:00 pm

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       Student Campfire Talks
      6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

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2019 NextFest Conference

9:00 a.m.

Kickoff Conversation: The Future of eSports – Nikki Lewis, Head of Publishing, League of Legends, Riot Games

9:40 a.m.

Sneak Preview – Campfire talk: Gabbie Clark, MBA Candidate, UCLA Anderson

10:00 a.m.

Case Study: Building a Brand in the MLS – Rich Orosco, EVP, Brands, LAFC

10:20 a.m.

Panel Discussion: Partnerships, Marketing & Monetization in Sports

Moderator: Ashley Blackwood, The Sports Publicist

Panelists (coming soon)

11:00 a.m.


11:20 a.m.

Panel Discussion: The Future of Sports Broadcasting

Moderator: Ken Kerschbaumer, Editorial Director, Sports Video Group

Panelists: Kristie Moomey, VP, Content Operations, Turner

Mike Davies, Senior VP, Field & Technical Operations, Fox Sports

12:00 p.m.

DEMO –  Alvin Anol, Director of Content, Second Spectrum ( Clippers CourtVision, a revolutionary new way to watch Clippers games that puts fans in control of the viewing experience)

12:10 p.m.

Panel Discussion: Better Than Live: Innovation Inside the Arena

Moderator: Mark Francis, Instructor, UCLA Anderson Center for MEMES

Alvin Anol, Director of Content, Second Spectrum

Robert D. Jordan, Senior VP, Van Wagner Sports Group

Jennifer Van Dijk, EVP, Marketing, Wasserman

12:50 p.m.


1:45 p.m.

Panel Discussion: Up Next: Innovation in Technology, Sports & Entertainment

Moderator: Louise Chater, Lead Consultant, VX, Columbia TriStar Pictures & former EVP, International Strategic Marketing & Sony Pictures Entertainment

Aaron Holland, CEO, Season Share

Nathan Huber, Co-Founder & CEO, 3D Live

2:25 p.m.

DEMO –  Denise Hewett, founder, Scriptd

2:40 p.m.

Travel to Breakouts

2:45 p.m.


3:30 p.m.

Featured Conversation: We’re Back! The LA RAMS

Tony Pastoors, Vice President, Football & Business Administration, LA Rams


4:00 p.m.

Case Study: The Need for Diverse Perspectives in the Quest for AI Solutions –  Gaia Dempsey, Founder & CEO, 7 th Future

4:15 p.m.

Celebrity Next: Influencers & Celebrities in the Age of YouTube

5:00 p.m.

Cocktail Reception

6:00 p.m.

UCLA Anderson Campfire Talks –

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