Esports & Sports Streaming Summit

Nowhere is streaming having a bigger impact than on live sports. It's not just how we watch, it's what we watch.

Esports are products of the digital age. They were born online, and for generations of young people they're the only sports they know. Fans and stars have created a world where everyone can participate and all are welcome, where people can find their tribe and take part. It's inclusive, interactive, multi-platform, and always live. While the games might be virtual, the money at stake is very real.

Traditional sports are running to keep pace with this upstart, experimenting with multiplatform distribution, VR and AR, digital enhancements, and online gambling. They're also placing bets by starting or acquiring their own esports leagues. Publishers see the changes coming, and are adapting to support both groups, because really it’s all just sports nowadays, whether or not there’s an “e” in front of the word. As long as it involves intense live competition and dedicated fans, publishers are happy to deliver.

This incredibly addicting, highly charged, constantly evolving world needs a conference that can keep up with—and even anticipate—the changes ahead. The Esports & Sports Summit is that event. Plan to join us this November at The Westin Bonaventure Hotel in Los Angeles, CA for this exciting new event.

Registration

Esports & Sports Streaming Summit may be registered for separately OR is included with our All Access and Full Two-Day Conference Pass Option. For more information on registration please click here.

 

Tuesday, Nov 19

Track ESS: Esports & Sports Streaming Summit

 

ESS101. Get in the Game: How Players and Producers Can Get Started

Tuesday, November 19: 10:30 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.

Case Study: From Game Seat to Driver Seat
10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Dreams really do come true, and sometimes gamers get a chance for real-world action. In this case study, Torque Esports introduces World's Fastest Gamer, an online competition that lets casual mobile players and pro gamers become actual pros. Using advanced driving simulators, WFG teaches driving skills and turns talented gamers into motorsport professionals.

Speaker:

, Torque Esports

Mass Appeal: Advancements in Technology Empower Esports Livestreaming
11:00 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.

The latest innovations and growing affordability of livestreaming technology have opened the esports livestreaming market to the average consumers, allowing anyone to become a live streamer with the right tools. Learn how the latest technology developments have enabled esports fans to join YouTube, Twitch, Mixer, or other livestreaming services.

Speakers:

, Marketing Director, IOGear

, Product Manager, IOGear

 

ESS102. Focus on Fans: Attracting Eyeballs, Keeping Them Hooked

Tuesday, November 19: 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Moderator:

, Staff Writer, Los Angeles Times


Increasing Fan Engagement
11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Streaming live video is just the beginning. To succeed today, it’s crucial to engage fans and keep them tuning in. Putting out a tune-in message isn’t enough anymore. You’ve got to get fans invested in the next match, engaging them on multiple platforms. Here’s how some leagues cater to their fans to create all-new experiences and lifelong engagement.

Moderator:

, Staff Writer, Los Angeles Times


Speakers:

, Chief Corporate Officer, Anthem Sports & Entertainment and AXS TV, Fight Network, Impact Wrestling

, Executive Director, Business Development & Strategy, Comcast Technology Solutions

, Vice President of Digital Content, Fox Sports

, Senior Producer, BC Live Productions

The Next Generation
12:00 p.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Don’t assume that young people today are going to watch the same sports that their parents follow. Young viewers are up for grabs, as the traditional sports world undergoes massive changes. Will today’s young viewers grow up loving basketball and football, or will esports eventually dominate? Here’s how leagues are securing the next generation.

Moderator:

, Staff Writer, Los Angeles Times


Speakers:

, Vice President, Digital Content, Nitro Circus

, founder and CEO, Maestro.io

, President and Co-founder, GlobeStream Media LLC

, Managing Director of Communications, USA Softball

 

ESS103. Let’s Sync Up: Understanding the Opportunities of Live Sports Streaming

Tuesday, November 19: 1:30 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.

Advanced technologies such as ultra-low latency, synchronized multi-stream, and 5G are transforming the streaming of live sports, offering new, superior experiences to traditional linear TV. However, as these technologies increase the value and consumption of live streaming, they present challenges in protecting high-value content. This session will focus on the new technologies that are transforming live sports video, as well as the what this means from a content value and content protection perspective.

Speakers:

, Vice President of Content Security, WarnerMedia

, SVP and Head of Business Development, VisualOn

 

ESS104. Women, Games, and the Streaming Community

Tuesday, November 19: 2:45 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Women now account for nearly half of all video game enthusiasts, and they’re turning their passion into successful careers—and vibrant communities—on Twitch. In this fireside chat, Vice President of Sales Katherine Bowe will lead a discussion with one of Twitch’s leading female content creators. Find the secrets to working with brands as a female broadcaster, building a community by streaming what you love, and more in this lively session.

Speakers:

, Vice President of Sales, Twitch

, Streamer, Dexbonus Channel

 

ESS105. Esports And Streaming in Education

Tuesday, November 19: 4:30 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.

What's happening in collegiate esports? How do new programs in elementary, middle school, and high school esports factor in? We look at the benefits to an esports and streaming program in schools and how it prepares students for jobs in the real world. We'll also discuss opportunities for streaming hardware and software vendors to sell into this new vertical within education.

Speakers:

, Executive Director, HighSchool.GG

, Executive in Residence for Video Games and Esports, City of LA, and President, 1337 Facilities

 

Wednesday, Nov 20

Track ESS: ESports & Sports Streaming Summit

 

ESS201. Live Streaming in Challenging Conditions

Wednesday, November 20: 10:30 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.

Not long ago, going live from a remote location meant driving up with a satellite truck. Well, those days are over. Today’s publishers are delivering live streams from challenging remote locations that a truck could never reach. These producers make it look easy, but it’s not. Learn how to overcome any obstacle.

Moderator:

, Senior Editor, StreamingMedia.com


Speakers:

, Founder and Creative Director, Digital P Media

, CEO & Co-founder, Lightstream

, Sales Manager, Sports, LiveU

, Assistant AD, Broadcasting, University of Oklahoma

 

ESS202. Moneyball: Monetizing Your Assets

Wednesday, November 20: 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Moderator:

, Principal Analyst, Ring Digital llc


Betting on the Future
11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Wagering and interactivity are about to become big parts of the streaming sports experience, whether that means adding onscreen trivia quizzes to keep fans engaged or betting for real money on a game’s outcome. Hear from the architects of our gambling future as they chart out a path for integrating bets and sports viewing.

Moderator:

, Principal Analyst, Ring Digital llc


Speakers:

, Partner, Dickinson Wright

, Senior Vice President, Digital, World Surf League

, Founder & Head of Product, Mux and Creator of Video.js

Doing Sponsor Integrations Right
12:00 p.m. - 12:30 p.m.

In the days of ad skipping, sponsors want to create unskippable moments that put their products in a good light. As plenty of brands have found, viewers will welcome branded integrations when they’re done the right way. Here’s how to create authentic moments that fit in with the action, pleasing sponsors and viewers alike.

Moderator:

, Principal Analyst, Ring Digital llc


Speakers:

, Founder & CEO, United Esports

, Chief Global Partnerships Officer, LA Clippers

, Cofounder and Chief Design Officer, Unreel Entertainment

, Torque Esports

 

ESS203. Overtime: Here’s What’s Next

Wednesday, November 20: 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Fireside Chat: Navigating OTT vs. Linear Sports Production with DAZN’s Jamie Horowitz
1:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

In these early days of sports streaming, executives are realizing that the production approach for OTT sports differs vastly from traditional linear television. One of those executives making the transition is DAZN EVP of Content Jamie Horowitz. In this fireside chat, Horowitz will discuss early learnings on how to produce a compelling experience for the OTT generation, what specific strategies DAZN is implementing to separate itself, and how the fan viewing experience on direct-to-consumer services will continue to evolve.

Speakers:

, EVP Content, DAZN

, Host, ChangeUp and DAZN Boxing

Case Study: Activating the San Francisco Giants' 60-Year Media Archive With AI
2:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

AI is now accelerating content discovery within the San Francisco Giants' vast media archive. Using AI solutions, the SF Giants can now bring its 60-year media archive to life and drive an advanced fan engagement strategy. AI enables rapid content search and accelerated asset sharing with media, global partners, internal stakeholders (including web and social media teams), and fans during live games in the ballpark.

Speakers:

, VP, SFG Productions, San Francisco Giants

, President, Veritone Inc

, CTO, Cutting Edge, a division of ALT Systems

 

ESS204. Niche Sports Find a Home

Wednesday, November 20: 3:00 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.

In the online video world, there’s no such thing as niche. Formerly remote events are now as close as a cellphone. Viewers are discovering a range of unusual events like they haven’t seen since The Wide World of Sports, and they can’t get enough. Here’s how several niche sports used online video to tap into a worldwide audience.

Moderator:

, President, Flavor, Inc.


Speakers:

, Head of Growth, Unreel.me

, Director, Ad Sales and Distribution, The World Poker Tour and Allied Esports

, Director of Rights Acquisition, FloSports

, Senior Vice President, Digital Products, WWE

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