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XLIVE Annual Conference & Expo
MGM Grand
Las Vegas, NV
November 17-20, 2019

Sunday, November 17
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Room:   Pre-Function Foyer
  • Sunday, November 17, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Join us to welcome in the 2019 XLIVE Annual Conference and to start your XLIVE experience on the right foot.

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Monday, November 18
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
  • Room:   Pre-Function Foyer
  • Monday, November 18, 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM

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Monday, November 18
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
  • Room:   311
  • Session Number:   XL101
  • Monday, November 18, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
The XLIVE City Visitor Bureau and Destination City Workshop is an intimate senior-level forum taking place on November 18th that will bring together entertainment industry professionals, event technology providers, production specialists, and live event organizers for a comprehensive program of case studies, interactive roundtable discussions and informative panels with the...

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Making its return to the XLIVE Workshop Series, the M&A Workshop is the only forum for live event owners and their capital sources and advisors to discuss the opportunities and challenges of dealmaking in the rapidly changing live event space. XLIVE M&A brings together festival and live entertainment executives from...
Speakers
Clint Costa

Partner
Duggan Bertsch
Speaker

Gary Lynch

VP/Group Show Director
Informa
Speaker

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Monday, November 18
12:00 PM - 12:15 PM
  • Room:   310
  • Monday, November 18, 12:00 PM - 12:15 PM
Speakers
Kye Browning

Conference Manager
XLIVE
Speaker

Simon St-Germain

Marketing Director
Klik
Speaker

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Monday, November 18
12:15 PM - 12:45 PM
  • Room:   310
  • Session Number:   XL103
  • Monday, November 18, 12:15 PM - 12:45 PM
We hear it every day, Millennials find more value in experiences over things. But what does that really mean? More importantly is it a phenomenon that is unique to Millennials? What exactly constitutes an experience? By studying the way different consumers live, we can actually see that there is a...
Speaker
Mark Harrison

President & CEO
The T1 Agency
Keynote

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Monday, November 18
12:45 PM - 1:45 PM
  • Room:   310
  • Session Number:   XL100
  • Monday, November 18, 12:45 PM - 1:45 PM
We all know that being better isn’t enough, especially in the live events world. To succeed in your fast-paced, ever-changing live events business you must strengthen the new skill required for success - innovation; or risk becoming irrelevant.  Your employees require it, your clients demand it, and your competition will...
Speaker
Tamara Ghandour

President
LaunchStreet
Speaker

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Monday, November 18
1:45 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Room:   Exhibit Floor
  • Monday, November 18, 1:45 PM - 3:00 PM
The conference sessions are what makes XLIVE a special event, but it's the quality of our networking opportunities that truly sets us apart as the premier conference for live event organizers. At the heart of it all is an exhibit hall that you won't want to miss.  With over 100 of...

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Monday, November 18
3:00 PM - 3:50 PM
  • Room:   318
  • Session Number:   XL106
  • Monday, November 18, 3:00 PM - 3:50 PM
  • Track(s) 
A brand's social impact is increasingly driving customer behavior and can have a significant effect on profit margins. Live events and immersive experiences provide a rich opportunity to tell the story of brand's good doing. but efforts often fall flat or are lost entirely. So how do you tell your...
Speakers
Heather Rees

Event Designer & Producer
Amplify Productions
Moderator

Gabriele Almon

Founder
Brain + Bullish
Speaker

James Citron

CEO
Pledgeling
Speaker

Grady Lee

Co-Founder, CEO & Vice Chair
Give to Get | IMPACT2030
Speaker

Kirsten Ludwig

Founder & President
IN GOOD CO
Speaker

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Live events these days involve so much more than just featured attraction, whether that be the game or the music or the performance. While the lineup is still key to a successful event, having other on-site experiences and fan engagement opportunities have become more critical. From immersive art activations to...
Speakers
Allison Shaw

Owner
Manic Monkee
Moderator

Cidnee Richardson

Program and Events Manager
A3C Festival & Conference
Speaker

TJ Sagen

Event Programming Manager
Milwaukee Bucks | Fiserv Forum
Speaker

Mark Sperling

Co-Founder and CEO
GROUP Y
Speaker

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Learn how to grow your event with the right people and employing the right marketing, site ops, AV, talent buying and sponsorship partners. Learn how to properly grow and scale your event, while avoiding the pitfalls of getting "the wrong deal".
Speakers
Steve Clayton

President
Soundskilz
Moderator

Jereb Carter

Director of Business Development
Symbiotic Event Services
Speaker

Dmitry Petrov

Sr. Manager, Operations & Technology.
Seer Assets
Speaker

Steve Thacher

President
Activated Events
Speaker

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  • Room:   310
  • Session Number:   XL104
  • Monday, November 18, 3:00 PM - 3:50 PM
  • Track(s) 
These days, festivals and live events live beyond just the week of the event. They have evolved into a platform for influencers to create buzz around the event all year round. Not to mention that the event has transformed into an original content platform 356 days a year. Join us...
Speakers
Gary Krantz

Founder & CEO
Krantz Media Group
Moderator

Aundy Crenshaw

COO/CMO
Dirtybird & Tailfeather Events
Speaker

Chris Herche

Head of Marketing
Cinematic Music Group
Speaker

Fred Minnick

Bourbon Curator & Co-Founder
Bourbon & Beyond
Speaker

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Monday, November 18
4:00 PM - 4:30 PM
As US states continue to open themselves up to recreational marijuana use and the Canadian government introduces legislation to legalize marijuana nationwide, many festivals are embracing the opportunity to have their events serve as local epicenters for cannabis culture. Our expert panel will break down their key strategies for successfully...
Speakers
Steve Clayton

President
Soundskilz
Speaker

Cory Rothschild

SVP of Brand Marketing
Cresco Labs
Speaker

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The esports Industry has continued to see record growth in viewership and revenue. As cities begin to look into building esports stadiums and colleges and universities begin building esports teams, interest in the business of esports is at an all time high. In this session, learn how esports got its...
Speaker
Matthew Gunnin

Founder and CEO
Esports One, Inc.
Speaker

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  • Room:   318
  • Session Number:   XL109
  • Monday, November 18, 4:00 PM - 4:30 PM
  • Track(s) 
The use of brand sponsorships at live events continues to increase as the media landscape becomes more cluttered. Implemented correctly, event sponsorship can be an excellent marketing tool bringing many benefits to brand awareness including increasing your sales and reach, strengthening product credibility, and penetrating new demographic markets. In this...
Speakers
CJ Smith


Moderator

María Fernanda Fernández Delgado

Academic Coordinator of the Entertainment Business Management Program
Anahuac Cancun University
Panelist

Chris Herche

Head of Marketing
Cinematic Music Group
Panelist

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Monday, November 18
4:40 PM - 5:30 PM
An amazing live event experiences starts rests on the foundation of creating a great team. Building a successful live events team can be tough and challenging because it brings together a variety of opinions, values, past work experiences, upbringings, prior team experiences, work goals, and skills in communication and team...
Speakers
Tony Ponturo

Partner
Human Advantage
Moderator

Kerry Bubolz

President & COO
Vegas Golden Knights
Panelist

Deb Lemon

President & Co-Owner
On-Board Experiential
Panelist

Sarah Petrone

SVP of People and Culture
Portland Trail Blazers
Panelist

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In 2019, inclusion and diversity are a hot topic, in both the live event industry and greater society as well. It is essential that event producers ensure that their programs are designed to be inclusive and accessible, regardless of a guest’s ability and identity. Investing in and marketing a welcoming...
Speakers
Gerard Anthony

General Counsel
AFROPUNK
Moderator

Jeff Consoletti

Founder, Principle & CEO
JJLA
Speaker

Morgan Donly

Director of Customer Experience
Goldenvoice
Speaker

Austin Whitney

Founder & President
Ten Fifty Entertainment
Speaker

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As the world becomes more digital, consumers expect ticketing to become increasingly more seamless. Companies like Amazon have set the bar high for both customer service and 1-click purchases. Ticketing companies and live event producers are exploring applications of blockchain, RFID, cashless systems and protections to the secondary market to...
Speakers
Alex Paravicini

Sr. Managed Services Specialist
SeatGeek
Moderator

Joe Killian

CEO & Founder
Killian + Company
Panelist

Sally Lidinsky

VP, Event Ops & Ticket Sales
Professional Fighters League
Panelist

Willie Litvack

CEO & Co-Founder
SquadUP, Inc
Panelist

Joey Sutera

Director of Marketing
Seer Assets
Panelist

Conway Solomon

CEO
WRSTBND
Speaker

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  • Room:   318
  • Session Number:   XL111
  • Monday, November 18, 4:40 PM - 5:30 PM
  • Track(s) 
Nearly every touch point of an event operation requires internet connectivity to succeed. But not every WiFi and internet solution is created equal. Learn how cellular-based road cases have driven significant revenue for touring bands, dropped the internet cost and increased speeds for trade show exhibitors, and new approaches to...
Speakers
Kim Owens

VP, Strategy & Operations
FestiFi
Moderator

Robert Kelley

Director of IT
Ring
Panelist

Gopi Sangha

Founder
CUSP
Panelist

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Monday, November 18
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Room:   Exhibit Floor
  • Monday, November 18, 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
After the sessions are done for the day, join us on the exhibit floor for drinks and networking. 

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Tuesday, November 19
8:30 AM - 10:15 AM
  • Room:   Exhibit Floor
  • Tuesday, November 19, 8:30 AM - 10:15 AM

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Tuesday, November 19
9:30 AM - 10:20 AM
  • Room:   311
  • Session Number:   XL202
  • Tuesday, November 19, 9:30 AM - 10:20 AM
  • Track(s) 
Blockchain technology is everywhere and cryptocurrency has been a buzzword for quite a while. However, very few truly understand the value of blockchain technology outside of bitcoin. Perhaps some have ideas on how the fan experience can increase their marketing effectiveness and how to use cryptocurrency to create a more...
Speaker
Vladislav Ginzburg

Chief Development Officer
Blockparty
Speaker

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  • Room:   318
  • Session Number:   XL201
  • Tuesday, November 19, 9:30 AM - 10:20 AM
  • Track(s) 
Live experiences are bringing the world closer together, metaphorically and literally. Yet, expanding an event property internationally raises all sorts of new challenges. Working with local entities on payments, sponsorships, production while supporting local artists and locations, as well as, navigating local cultural traditions  can be difficult. In addition, alternative...
Speakers
M. Darren Traub

Attorney
Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
Moderator

Lou D'Angeli

VP of Marketing & Public Relations
Cirque Du Soleil
Speaker

Michael Julian

CEO/Director
Seer Assets
Speaker

Ryan Kruger

Managing Dir. of Entertainment & Events
Area15
Speaker

Stephanie Selesnick

US Representative
Shanghai New International Expo Centre (SNIEC)
Speaker

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  • Room:   319
  • Session Number:   XL203
  • Tuesday, November 19, 9:30 AM - 10:20 AM
  • Track(s) 
Art installations have always been a key element of the immersive nature of festivals but how can art be used to convey a sense of place and mood that make a festival truly unique? We’ll chat with leaders in the arts community to get their take on creating installations to...
Speakers
Marian Sandberg

Content Director
Live Design | LDI | XLIVE |WFX Network
Moderator

Jeremy Doucette

VP, Design & Experiences
RWS Entertainment Group
Speaker

Tammuz Dubnov

Founder & CEO
Zuzor
Speaker

Ryan Edwards

Principal
Masary Studios
Speaker

Miguel "Mike808" Risueño

Creative Director and Production Designer
Production Club
Speaker

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Tuesday, November 19
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
  • Room:   310
  • Session Number:   XL207
  • Tuesday, November 19, 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
The XLIVE Startup Showcase is coming back to the 2019 XLIVE Annual Conference program. Eight innovative organizations will be chosen to attend and pitch their product or service in front of a live audience and panel of judges to be declared both the 2019 XLIVE Startup Showcase winner and the...
Speakers
Ted Cohen

Managing Partner
TAG Strategic
Speaker

Scott Dzieranowski

Associate Creative Director
Mosaic
Speaker

David Johnson

Managing Director
The Live Experience Group | Informa
Speaker

Victor Martinez

Co-Founder & CEO
PLNIFY
Speaker

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Tuesday, November 19
10:30 AM - 11:20 AM
  • Room:   311
  • Session Number:   XL204
  • Tuesday, November 19, 10:30 AM - 11:20 AM
  • Track(s) 
No matter where you are or what type of live event you are producing, the environment around you WILL be impacted. For example, in the UK, festivals produce 23,500 tons of waste, use 5 million liters of fuel and emit almost 20,000 tons of carbon dioxide every year. Live event...
Speakers
Graham Berry

Journalist
Festival Writer
Moderator

Stephanie Katsaros

Founder & President
Bright Beat
Panelist

Keiko Niccolini

CMO
r.Cup
Panelist

Mike Rouleau

Director of Operations
Ottawa Bluesfest
Panelist

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  • Room:   318
  • Session Number:   XL205
  • Tuesday, November 19, 10:30 AM - 11:20 AM
  • Track(s) 
Top visionaries in the business discuss the challenges and opportunities that led them to their career success, the current state of the live events space, as well as what they see happening in the near and far future.
Speakers
Brandon Lavoie

Director of Business Development
Front Gate Tickets
Moderator

Edward Castillo

Director, Brand Partnerships
Scoremore Holdings, LLC
Speaker

David Sinopoli

Owner
iii Points
Speaker

Maureen Valker-Barlow

SVP Brand Alliances
Danny Wimmer Presents
Speaker

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With 8 out of 10 millennials saying they would rather purchase an experience as opposed to a physical object, brands and live events are learning how to hone in appeasing to this growing demographic which is reported to be 48% of total media audiences. Led by an expert panel, join...
Speakers
Tammuz Dubnov

Founder & CEO
Zuzor
Moderator

Frantz Cayo

Executive Director, BETX
BET
Speaker

Willie Litvack

CEO & Co-Founder
SquadUP, Inc
Speaker

Stephanie Rosa

Bus. Devel. Manager | Founder | Strategic Partner
Festicket | Festival Squad | Festivate
Speaker

Rachel Saunders

Director of Consumer Research & Insights
We're Magnetic
Speaker

Rishi Shah

Partner
Versus Creative
Speaker

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Tuesday, November 19
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Room:   310
  • Session Number:   XL208
  • Tuesday, November 19, 11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Producing a successful and engaging event sometimes seems overwhelming, from F&B to talent there are a lot of things that going into creating an experience that your fans and attendees will never forgot. If you have ever been to a Las Vegas Golden Knights game, you know it’s much more...
Speaker
Ayron Sequeira

Executive Director, EEP
Vegas Golden Knights
Keynote

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Tuesday, November 19
12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
  • Room:   Exhibit Floor
  • Tuesday, November 19, 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
The conference sessions are what makes XLIVE a special event, but it's the quality of our networking opportunities that truly sets us apart as the premier conference for live event organizers. At the heart of it all is an exhibit hall that you won't want to miss.  With over 100 of...

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Tuesday, November 19
1:15 PM - 2:05 PM
  • Room:   310
  • Session Number:   XL210
  • Tuesday, November 19, 1:15 PM - 2:05 PM
According to Billboard online 32 million people in the U.S. go to at least one live event every year with millennials almost half of that number. Also trending is that 51% of the attendees identify as female.  Join us as the women who influence and shape this industry discuss their...
Speakers
Sally Lidinsky

VP, Event Ops & Ticket Sales
Professional Fighters League
Moderator

Karen Rappaport McHugh

Founder
Muddy Girl Productions
Speaker

Teresa Stas

Director
Green Cactus
Speaker

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  • Room:   311
  • Session Number:   XL211
  • Tuesday, November 19, 1:15 PM - 2:05 PM
The Esports industry has already redefined entertainment, including live events. Just in the US and Western Europe alone, more than 12 million gamers have attended live esports events in-person. Esports live events have become so popular that organizers have attracted some big non-endemic brands to sponsor tournaments like Coca-Cola, MasterCard...
Speakers
Sean Charles

SVP, Development & Publisher Relations
ESL
Speaker

John Davidson

Director of Business Development, Esports
Production Resource Group, LLC
Speaker

Scott Dzieranowski

Associate Creative Director
Mosaic
Speaker

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  • Room:   319
  • Session Number:   XL213
  • Tuesday, November 19, 1:15 PM - 2:05 PM
  • Track(s) 
Gone are the days of hard copy handouts, cash payments and not being able to engage with attendees. There have been so many technological advances in recent years, especially in the event tech sector. What tech are you the most excited about? What new technology is on the horizon? Does...
Speakers
Alex Paravicini

Sr. Managed Services Specialist
SeatGeek
Moderator

Ted Cohen

Managing Partner
TAG Strategic
Panelist

Ken Dec

Chief Marketing Officer
42Chat
Panelist

Ian Simon

President & Co-Founder
Strangloop Studios
Panelist

Simon St-Germain

Marketing Director
Klik
Panelist

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XLIVE case studies offer a great opportunity to hear from best thought leaders in the live event space. XLIVE case studies are presented by top executives and industry leaders that are transcending the live event market by elevating the intersection of events and immersive experience.
Speaker
Taylor Ward

Live Event Strategist
Experient
Speaker

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Tuesday, November 19
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Room:   Exhibit Floor
  • Tuesday, November 19, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
The conference sessions are what makes XLIVE a special event, but it's the quality of our networking opportunities that truly sets us apart as the premier conference for live event organizers. At the heart of it all is an exhibit hall that you won't want to miss.  With over 100 of...

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Tuesday, November 19
3:00 PM - 3:50 PM
Philanthropy and charity organizations have been around for ages and most recently have started to make appearances at a pantheon of festivals. They are a great way to raise awareness for a variety of causes. Festivals like Bonnaroo and Firefly have emphasized the importance of working together with its communities...
Speakers
Amir Mertaban

Chief Consultant
Coletto Consulting
Moderator

James Boyle

Executive Director
Halifax Pop Explosion
Speaker

Matthew Leone

Founder & CEO
Charity Bomb
Speaker

KC Mancebo

CEO
Clamorhouse
Speaker

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  • Room:   311
  • Session Number:   XL214
  • Tuesday, November 19, 3:00 PM - 3:50 PM
The consolidation of music festivals over the past few years has led to a situation where festivals from Boston to Vancouver are ending up with similar lineups, especially towards the top of their bills. Artists and fans have begun to express their frustration over lineup homogenization but are there any...
Speakers
Tim Epstein

Partner
Duggan Bertsch
Moderator

Gerard Anthony

General Counsel
AFROPUNK
Speaker

Tyler Fey

President
Feyline | Crowdfun
Speaker

Allison Shaw

Owner
Manic Monkee
Speaker

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The presenters will examine the mass shooting that occurred at the Jacksonville Landing in August 2018 during the qualifying event for Madden19 esports event. During this discussion we will examine the lessons learned and references to providing good safety and security measures for live events, and especially the growing esports...
Speakers
Lou Marciani

Dir. Center Sports Security
University of Southern Mississippi
Moderator

Steve Albano

Dir. of Critical Infrastructure
Visual Plan
Speaker

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Join us for this special international showcase of organizations all originating from Montreal, Canada and how they are improving and changing the face of the live entertainment ecosystem.
Speakers
JP Desjardins

CEO
The Wallrus
Moderator

Jean-Olivier Dalphond

President
PixMob
Panelist

Stephan Parent

Director of Special Projects
Novom Interactive
Panelist

David Tardif-Latourelle

COO
Cavalia
Panelist

Théo Zell

Bus. Devel. Director
Circo de Bakuza
Panelist

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Tuesday, November 19
4:00 PM - 4:30 PM
  • Room:   310
  • Session Number:   XL218
  • Tuesday, November 19, 4:00 PM - 4:30 PM
XLIVE Roundtable discussions are an in-depth forum for sharing best practices, solving similar challenges and engaging and networking with colleagues of comparable interests. The roundtable discussions are broken into tables of 8-10 individuals per table to discuss a wide variety of topics in the live entertainment and event space. Amir Mertaban...
Speakers
Karén Chiftalaryan

CEO and Founder
Show4me
Speaker

Meghan Gately

Talent Acquistion Mangaer, Senior Corporate Recruiter
Mosaic
Speaker

Anika Grant

Founder & CEO
Idlewild Experiential
Speaker

Christine Sykes Lowe

Principal & Founder
Feast + Harmony
Speaker

KC Mancebo

CEO
Clamorhouse
Speaker

Dave Margulies

Co-Producer
High Sierra Music, Inc
Speaker

Amir Mertaban

Chief Consultant
Coletto Consulting
Speaker

Jake Pike

Festival Director
The BeachLife Festival
Speaker

Stephanie Rosa

Bus. Devel. Manager | Founder | Strategic Partner
Festicket | Festival Squad | Festivate
Speaker

Jaima Schiffer

Director, Business Development
Innovative Group
Speaker

Teresa Stas

Director
Green Cactus
Speaker

Eileen Valois

SVP, Market Strategy
PRG
Speaker

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Tuesday, November 19
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Room:   Exhibit Floor
  • Tuesday, November 19, 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
The conference sessions are what makes XLIVE a special event, but it's the quality of our networking opportunities that truly sets us apart as the premier conference for live event organizers. At the heart of it all is an exhibit hall that you won't want to miss.  With over 100 of...

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Tuesday, November 19
6:15 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Room:   310
  • Session Number:   XL-AH2
  • Tuesday, November 19, 6:15 PM - 8:00 PM
Have you ever wanted a behind the curtain look into the fast growing esports market? Join us for this exclusive screening of Against the Odds, a documentary following the ups, downs and twists of esports organization, Team OG, in their fight to win one of the largest esports tournaments in...
Speakers
Joseantonio "GrizzlyMug" Danner

Co-Founder & Head of Creative
705 Hollywood
Speaker

Aaron Saffa

Co-Founder
705 Hollywood
Speaker

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Wednesday, November 20
8:30 AM - 10:30 AM
  • Room:   Pre-Function Foyer
  • Wednesday, November 20, 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM

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Wednesday, November 20
9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
  • Room:   310
  • Session Number:   XL305
  • Wednesday, November 20, 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
XLIVE and LDI present The LiveXperience Symposium, a full-day symposium on immersive experiential design. From brand activations to cutting-edge entertainment, the experience is the thing, and the more immersive the better. Meet the players, from the agencies that serve as the creative catalysts for brand activations and producers that create...
Speakers
Bob Bonniol

Chief Creative Officer
Mode Studios
Keynote

Austin Johnston

Founder and CEO
AKJOHNSTON
Keynote

Kye Browning

Conference Manager
XLIVE
Moderator

Andrea Michaels

President
Extraordinary Events
Moderator

Matthew Carson

Senior Vice President of Sales
Production Resource Group LLC
Speaker

Greg Christy

Co-Founder & CEO
Brite Ideas
Speaker

Ashley Crowder

Founder & CEO
VNTANA
Speaker

Michael Fullman

Chief Creative Officer
VT ProDesigns
Speaker

Josh Kell

VP, ECD
Switch
Speaker

Matt Kenagy

Senior Director of Strategic Development
Caesars Entertainment
Speaker

Bart Kresa

Master Projection Designer
BARTKRESA Studio
Speaker

Jonathan Martin

Principal Designer
ShowTec, Inc
Speaker

Stephen Person

VP of Business Development
Helios Interactive
Speaker

Nick Rivero

Co-Founder
Meptik
Speaker

Rachel Saunders

Director of Consumer Research & Insights
We're Magnetic
Speaker

Gary Standard

President & CEO
WorldStage
Speaker

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Wednesday, November 20
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
  • Room:   311
  • Session Number:   XL301
  • Wednesday, November 20, 10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
This session will explore the unique concepts and creative ways to promote brands at an event with distinguished taste, memorable impressions on the guests, and heavier ROI for both the brand and the event. See through the looking glass at the good, the bad, the ugly, and the exceptionally executed...
Speakers
Amir Mertaban

Chief Consultant
Coletto Consulting
Moderator

Nelson Arreguin

Live/Experiential Marketing
Shure
Panelist

Joe Lucchese

Creator
Pro-Ject Innovations
Panelist

Chris Racan

SVP Business Development & Strategy
KAABOO
Panelist

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  • Room:   318
  • Session Number:   XL302
  • Wednesday, November 20, 10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
  • Track(s) 
There are more than 1,000 fan conventions and gaming events in the United States. However, few brands currently work with these highly activated events that provide authentic engagement opportunities for those wanting to get in front of the millennials and gen-z demographics. This panel will examine some of the unique...
Speakers
Jessica Merriman

Co-Chair
MomoCon
Speaker

Christopher Stuckey

Co-Chair
MomoCon
Speaker

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Wednesday, November 20
11:15 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Room:   318
  • Session Number:   XL304
  • Wednesday, November 20, 11:15 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Track(s) 
During this interactive session, we’ll take look at space activation –  from public plazas and parks or stadiums, arenas to concert venues – and the events we produce – from sports and esports, to culinary, concerts and festivals.  We challenge ourselves to think of every venue as a blank canvas. ...
Speakers
Jaima Schiffer

Director, Business Development
Innovative Group
Speaker

Jess Stephens

Chief Strategic Officer
Group R1
Speaker

Eileen Valois

SVP, Market Strategy
PRG
Speaker

Justin Zweig

Sponsorship Director
Danny Wimmer Presents
Speaker

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  • Room:   311
  • Session Number:   XL303
  • Wednesday, November 20, 11:15 AM - 12:00 PM
As esports' popularity continues to become mainstream entertainment and with the likes of Tyler "Ninja" Blevins and Hyper X evangelizing that everybody can be a gamer,  traditional entertainment platforms have risen to the challenge of finding ways to incorporate esports into their already existing offerings. This includes the Hyper Play...
Speakers
M. Darren Traub

Attorney
Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
Moderator

Jon Bukosky

CEO & Chairman
Player Omega, Inc
Speaker

Chris Mann

CEO
Ultimate
Speaker

Ryan Ruden

SVP Exp Mktg & Bus. Dev.
Columbia Records | Sony Music
Speaker

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