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"Play and Earn": Transforming Games with the Blockchain Economy (Presented by Wemade)

Sponsor Speaker: Henry Chang  (Wemade)

Location: Room 2000, West Hall

Pass Type: All Access Pass, Core Pass, Summits Pass, Expo Plus Pass, Audio Pass, Independent Games Summit Pass, All Access Online Only Pass

Topic: Business & Marketing

Format: Sponsored Session

Viewing Experience: In-Person/Virtual

Future Realities Summit: Virtual Reality and Game Design is Reimagining Enterprise Applications

Summit Speaker: Gregg Katano  (HOLOGATE)

Location: Room 3005, West Hall

Pass Type: All Access Pass, Summits Pass

Topic: VR/AR

Format: Session

Viewing Experience: In-Person

Free-to-Play Summit: Understanding nfts: A Sea-Change for F2P Games

Summit Speaker: Jordan Blackman  (Bright Black)

Location: Room 2010, West Hall

Pass Type: All Access Pass, Summits Pass, All Access Online Only Pass

Topic: Free-to-Play

Format: Session

Viewing Experience: In-Person/Virtual

Free-To-Play Summit: How Web 3.0 Can Transform Free to Play Games: A 'Habbo Hotel' Case Study

Summit Speaker: Mika Timonen  (Sulake)

Location: Room 2002, West Hall

Pass Type: All Access Pass, Summits Pass

Topic: Free-to-Play

Format: Session

Viewing Experience: In-Person

Free-to-Play Summit: Ethical Play To Earn Businesses for Decent Human Beings

Summit Speaker: Patrick Moran  (Kongregate)

Location: Room 2014, West Hall

Pass Type: All Access Pass, Summits Pass

Topic: Free-to-Play

Format: Session

Viewing Experience: In-Person

Free-To-Play Summit: Blockchain, nftS, Play-To-Earn…Is It Real or a Farce?

Summit Speakers: Seth Sivak  (Proletariat Inc.), Lars Doucet  (Level Up Labs, LLC), Holly Liu  (PKO Investments & Kabam), Dave Ranyard  (Dream Reality Interactive), Katrina Wolfe  (Laguna Games)

Location: Room 2006, West Hall

Pass Type: All Access Pass, Summits Pass, All Access Online Only Pass

Topic: Free-to-Play

Format: Session

Viewing Experience: In-Person/Virtual Livestream

What the Fungible? A Developer Discussion on nfts

Speakers: Dr. Dave Ranyard  (Dream Reality Interactive Ltd.), Susan Cummings  (Petaverse Network / Tiny Rebel Games Ltd.), Nicholas Lovell  (GAMESbrief), Andy Armstrong  (Frogland.io), Louis Castle  (GreenPark Sports)

Location: Room 2016, West Hall

Pass Type: All Access Pass, Core Pass

Topic: Business & Marketing

Format: Session

Viewing Experience: In-Person

Business & Legal Roundtable (Presented by the IGDA)

Speaker: Will Bucher  (Fenwick & West LLC & Business & Legal SIG)

Location: Virtual GDC Platform

Pass Type: All Access Pass, Core Pass, Summits Pass, Expo Plus Pass, Expo Pass, Audio Pass, Independent Games Summit Pass, All Access Online Only Pass

Topic: Advocacy

Format: Roundtable

Viewing Experience: Virtual

Blockchain and Games: What Every Developer Should Know (Presented by WAX)

Sponsor Speakers: David Kim  (WAX), Michael Rubinelli  (WAX)

Location: Room 3009, West Hall

Pass Type: All Access Pass, Core Pass, Summits Pass, Expo Plus Pass, Audio Pass, Independent Games Summit Pass, All Access Online Only Pass

Topic: Business & Marketing

Format: Sponsored Session

Viewing Experience: In-Person/Virtual

Blockchain Gaming: How Good Tech Empowers Players and Player Communities (Presented by Dacoco - Alien Worlds)

Sponsor Speaker: Sarojini McKenna  (Dacoco (Alien Worlds))

Location: Virtual GDC Platform

Pass Type: All Access Pass, Core Pass, Summits Pass, Expo Plus Pass, Audio Pass, Independent Games Summit Pass, All Access Online Only Pass

Topic: Programming

Format: Sponsored Session

Viewing Experience: Virtual

How Web3 Games Work (and Sadly Don't)

Speaker: William Robinson  (Alliance)

Location: Room 202, South Hall

Pass Type: All Access Pass, Core Pass

Topic: Business & Marketing, Design

Format: Session

Viewing Experience: In-Person

Changes in the use of nfts in games (Presented by Wemade)

Sponsor Speaker: Arya Choi  (Wemade)

Location: Room 3022, West Hall

Pass Type: All Access Pass, Core Pass, Summits Pass, Expo Plus Pass, Audio Pass, Independent Games Summit Pass, All Access Online Only Pass

Topic: Business & Marketing

Format: Sponsored Session

Viewing Experience: In-Person/Virtual

Play to Earn Entertainment & Economy (Presented by Splinterlands)

Sponsor Speaker: Richard Adleta  (Splinterlands)

Location: Room 3020, West Hall

Pass Type: All Access Pass, Core Pass, Summits Pass, Expo Plus Pass, Audio Pass, Independent Games Summit Pass, All Access Online Only Pass

Topic: Production & Team Management

Format: Sponsored Session

Viewing Experience: In-Person/Virtual

Build nfts & Metaverses into any Game with Web3Auth (Presented by Web3Auth)

Sponsor Speaker: Elisha John Koh  (Web3Auth)

Location: GDC Industry Stage, Expo Floor, South Hall

Pass Type: All Access Pass, Core Pass, Summits Pass, Expo Plus Pass, Audio Pass, Independent Games Summit Pass

Topic: Programming

Format: Sponsored Session

Viewing Experience: In-Person

'SKYWEAVER': Learnings from Launching a Trading Card Game on Web3

Speaker: Philippe Castonguay  (Horizon Blockchain Games)

Location: Room 209, South Hall

Pass Type: All Access Pass, Core Pass

Topic: Design, Production & Team Management

Format: Session

Viewing Experience: In-Person

A Journey of Bridging Gaming with Blockchain and nfts (Presented by LUCKMON)

Sponsor Speaker: MC Tang  (LUCKMON)

Location: Room 3022, West Hall

Pass Type: All Access Pass, Core Pass, Summits Pass, Expo Plus Pass, Audio Pass, Independent Games Summit Pass

Topic: Business & Marketing

Format: Sponsored Session

Viewing Experience: In-Person

Why the Game Skins You Bought Aren't Really Yours: How Building Games on the Blockchain Is Different and Other Considerations (Presented by Harmony)

Sponsor Speaker: Peter Abilla  (Harmony)

Location: Room 2024, West Hall

Pass Type: All Access Pass, Core Pass, Summits Pass, Expo Plus Pass, Audio Pass, Independent Games Summit Pass

Topic: Business & Marketing

Format: Sponsored Session

Viewing Experience: In-Person

GameFi Across Massive Games (Presented by Wemade)

Sponsor Speaker: Woo-june Chung  (Wemade)

Location: Room 3001, West Hall

Pass Type: All Access Pass, Core Pass, Summits Pass, Expo Plus Pass, Audio Pass, Independent Games Summit Pass, All Access Online Only Pass

Topic: Programming

Format: Sponsored Session

Viewing Experience: In-Person/Virtual

A Brave New (Virtual) World: Ethics and Governance of XR and the Metaverse

Speakers: Micaela Mantegna  (Berkman Klein Center at Harvard), Avi Bar-Zeev  (RealityPrime), Kurt Opsahl  (Electronic Frontier Foundation), Andres Guadamuz  (University of Sussex), Dylan Urquidi  (Unity Technologies & Unity Labs)

Location: Room 2001, West Hall

Pass Type: All Access Pass, Core Pass, Summits Pass, Expo Plus Pass, Expo Pass, Audio Pass, Independent Games Summit Pass, Career Development Pass, All Access Online Only Pass

Topic: Advocacy

Format: Session

Viewing Experience: In-Person/Virtual

Abilla, Peter

Title: Head of Community and Partnerships

Company: Harmony

Peter Abilla has been a marketing and growth leader for several leading blockchain projects including Oasis, ThunderCore and Mainframe. Previously he held leadership roles in operations at eBay and Amazon. He is interested in speaking with small to medium game publishers interested in the promise of NFT's and games utilizing the blockchain. Peter holds a Master's in operations research from The University of Chicago and a Bachelor's in Philosophy and Mathematics from Brigham Young University. And he has a town hall level 13 in Clash of Clans.

Castonguay, Philippe

Title: Director of Product

Company: Horizon Blockchain Games

Philippe Castonguay, Director of Product, is a key contributor to the Ethereum ecosystem, Philippe co-authored the ERC-1155 token standard for representing NFTs, fungible tokens and semi-fungible tokens, a standard now used by Skyweaver, OpenSea, Rarible, Enjin and many other Web3 projects. Philippe co-authored the ERC-1271 standard for making smart contract wallets like Sequence possible. And, he authored Niftyswap, a decentralized automated market maker for peer-to-peer trading of NFTs, collectibles and game items. You can think of Niftyswap like "Uniswap for collectibles". All of these contributions are part of Philippe's relentless effort to make Web3 technologies accessible, fun, and for the benefit of all participants.

Guadamuz, Andres

Title: Senior Lecturer in Intellectual Property Law

Company: University of Sussex

Dr Andres Guadamuz is a Senior Lecturer in Intellectual Property Law at the University of Sussex and the Editor in Chief of the Journal of World Intellectual Property. His main research areas are on artificial intelligence and copyright, open licensing, NFTs, cryptocurrencies, and smart contracts. Andres has published two books, the most recent one of which is "Networks, Complexity and Internet Regulation", and he regularly blogs at Technollama.co.uk. He has acted as an international consultant for the World Intellectual Property Organization, and has done activist work with Creative Commons. Relevant speaker history: Gikii 2010: “We Can Tag It for You Wholesale: Augmented Reality and the User-Generated World” TEDx Sussex 2015: “Living in a Remixed World” re:publica 2016: “Do Androids Dream of Electric Copyright?” re:publica Dublin 2016: “There’s a Rattata in my Frittata! Pokémon Go and the protection of virtual spaces” re:publica 2017: “Whatever happened to our dream of an empowering Internet (and how to get it back)” re:publica 18: “Robots behaving badly: legal responsibility in the age of artificial intelligence” Gikii 18: “Ready Player Cat: Internet Regulation in the OASIS”

Katano, Gregg

Title: SVP of U.S. Operations

Company: HOLOGATE

Gregg Katano is Senior Vice-President of U.S. Operations / Partner, at HOLOGATE, the world’s most successful immersive media company for location-based entertainment (10,000,000+ players to-date across 38 countries worldwide); Co-Vice Chair of the Producers Guild of America ‘New Media Council’ (2nd Term); Advisor, at NFT Oasis; and Partner and Co-Event Director of DreamlandXR. Since entering the immersive media space in 2014, Gregg has spoken at many of the major conferences and expos around the world, which include the Dubai Game Conference, G2E-Global Game Expo, Games For Change, Comic-Con, WonderCon (Future Tech Live), Consumer Electronic Show (CES), National Association of Broadcasters (NAB), IBC Show | Amsterdam, SIGGRAPH, SXSW, Mobile World Congress, Augmented World Expo (AWE), International Association of Amusement Parks (IAAPA), Amusement Expo, Digital Hollywood, Producers Guild of America, VR/AR Global Summit, and many others. Previously, Gregg was Chief Strategist / Evangelist at Unofficial Cardboard, the pioneering and leading Google-Certified producer of ‘Google Cardboard VR’. Prior to XR, Gregg was a visual effects producer, and was an early adopter and producer of stereoscopic 3D in the early 2000s. Stereoscopic Producer of the world’s very first high-definition 3D television broadcast (NBC’s ‘Medium’, 12.3 million viewership), Senior Stereoscopic Producer on X-Games 3D: The Movie; Executive Producer on Red Bull Media House’s first 3D production, ‘Rampage 3D’, and many others. In the area of education, Gregg is a member of the advisory council of the Cal State University Entertainment Alliance (CSUEA), which features industry executives in the leading media & entertainment companies (Netflix, Disney, SAG/AFTRA, Sony, Univision, Amazon, NBC/Universal, and many others) that help guide the CSU’s efforts to develop mutually beneficial industry partnerships and the most relevant course and career development standards to prepare students for professions in the entertainment business. Gregg was a former senior instructor in the Digital Media department at Otis College of Art & Design, where he helped develop the curriculums on entrepreneurship and professional portfolio, and regularly speaks at various universities including Pepperdine, USC, UCLA, CSUN, and Loyola Marymount. Gregg is also on the Advisory Board for The Los Angeles County Alliance for Boys & Girls Clubs which is made up of 138 club locations serving over 130,000 youth in LA County, and KOLLAB, a partnership with ABC-7, and Los Angeles County WDACS that designed and operates an accredited program that helps build communities and economic growth by investing in our youth and explores issues at the intersection of work experience and education.

McKenna, Sarojini

Title: Co-Founder & CEO

Company: Dacoco (Alien Worlds)

Sarojini McKenna is a co-Founder of the breakthrough NFT Metaverse, Alien Worlds, one of the world’s most popular blockchain games. She has bridged traditional business practices with decentralized communities and concepts since the early days of cryptocurrency. Prior, she spent more than four years in M&A at Rothschild in London and has represented equity on Boards of Directors. Saro holds an MA Hons from Oxford University where she was a Mrs. JH McKeown scholar.

Moran, Patrick

Title: Vice President of Games

Company: Kongregate

General Manager at Kongregate Patrick Moran's twenty-one year video game career spans design on games like Mass Effect 2/3, Studio Creative Director at Disney (Avengers Initiative), and building the initial live operations infrastructure on Amazon titles like New World. While at Amazon, he was responsible for the hiring of an indigenous consultant to mitigate colonial elements in the Amazon IP's original vision. He led the implementation of an NFT economy on Kongregate's acquisition surviv.io, and led development of Bit Heroes Arena, a play-to-earn title to launch in 2022. This makes him one of the few experienced NFT executive leaders in play-to-earn gaming with shipped titles as of GDC 2022. Outside of games, his electro dark-pop music project Possible Impossible exceeded over 1M plays and listens in 2021 on social media, and streaming platforms, and was covered by over 100 industry news sites and playlists, such as Roadie Music, who called his release "Unmissable".

Timonen, Mika

Title: Lead Game Designer

Company: Sulake

Mika is the Lead Designer of Habbo NFTs - project that is taking 21 old social world-building game to Web 3.0. Mika has also worked as the Lead Game Designer for Sulake's Hotel Hideaway game. Before joining Sulake Mika worked as a data mining researcher at Technical Research Centre of Finland during which time he received his PhD from University of Helsinki, Department of Computer Science.