DAY 1 – TUESDAY, JANUARY 22
*Please note: Agenda and Speakers are subject to change.
Welcome & Awards
10:00 am – 10:30 am
Awards presentation part 1: Paul Charchian & Awards Committee
- Best Season Long Fantasy Sports Game
- Best Daily Fantasy Sports Game
- Best Data Provider
- Most Outstanding Social Media
- Rookie of the Year
The Power of Purpose: Do Well by Doing Good
10:30 am – 11:15 am
Why should fantasy sports businesses consider raising money and donating to charitable causes? Our panelists will show you why and how generating revenue for good makes good business sense.
|Scott Fish||Founder||The Scott Fish Bowl|
|Andy Holloway||Host||The Fantasy Footballers|
|Ramin Mohajer||Director of Operations||How I Decide Foundation|
|Lou Raiola||Founder||The Purpose Awards & The Purpose Alliance|
Flag on the Play – “Off Sides”: Where is the Line of Scrimmage?
11:15 am – 12:10 pm
This panel of experts will provide insights on the line between fantasy sports games and sports betting and where the proverbial neutral zone might be found. This panel will provide perspectives to Game Creators, B2C Operators, and anyone looking to gain a deeper understanding of the factors affecting legal game play nationally and of potential business opportunities on the horizon in and around the sports industry following the demise of PASPA. Learn from a former professional league executive, an iGaming expert and an operator as they discuss expanding game offerings nationwide. Each panelist will share their experiences and insights as they discuss strategies for going to market in this ever evolving regulatory framework.
|Glenn Colton||Partner||Arent Fox|
|Jennifer O’Sullivan||Partner||Arent Fox|
|Mark Balestra||US Special Counsel, iGaming law||Segev LLP|
|Ari Borod||VP Fantasy Sports||The FanDuel Group|
Lunch & Awards
12:10 pm – 1:00 pm
Awards presentation part 2: Paul Charchian & Awards Committee
- Best Fantasy Commissioner
- Best App
- Best News and Analysis Site
- Innovator of the Year
- Fantasy Business of the Year
- Small Fantasy Business of the Year
Data Overlap and Innovation from Fantasy Sports to Sports Betting
Create a better understanding of the data points, metrics and analysis that are most valuable to consumers now that there is overlap between fantasy sports and sports betting. Where will we see data innovation? Growth strategies in a marketplace that now includes sports betting. How do you see your business shaping up in the next few years?
1:00 pm – 1:30 pm
|Brad Evans||Yahoo! Fantasy Sports|
The FSTA Elevator Pitch is a contest for up-and-coming fantasy businesses and those that have a revolutionary product/service who pitch their innovative idea to a crowd.
1:30 pm – 2:15 pm
2:15 pm – 2:30 pm
How to Execute an Affiliate Marketing Deal
2:30 pm – 3:15 pm
|Adam Small||Director of Business Development||RotoGrinders|
Fan Empowerment: Giving Them More Control Over Outcomes
Fantasy sports has always been about providing players with a sense of power within the sports they love, but they haven’t had any control in the games – until now. We’re seeing myriad ways that onlookers are live participants. Games that provide a greater sense of empowerment are more likely to have marketplace appeal.
3:15 pm – 4:00 pm
|Grant Cohen||Co-founder and Chief Product Officer||Fan Controlled Football League|
FSTA Experts League Baseball Draft
5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Post-Draft Party (onsite)
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
DAY 2 – WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 23
Breakfast & Awards
Join fellow conference attendees for a morning breakfast and great networking opportunity. An FSTA Board member will also be available at each table so you can learn about the latest organizational developments and voice your ideas to the leadership.
9:00 am – 10:00 am
Awards presentation part 3: Paul Charchian & Awards Committee
- Best Podcast
- Best Radio Show
- Best Long Form Video Show
- Host of the Year
- Analyst of the Year
Intersection of Gaming with the FSTA
10:00 am – 11:00 am
TopGolf Networking Event (add-on, extra registration fee)
Join us at Topgolf for a fun event filled with networking, heavy hors d’ oeuvre’s, unlimited beer & wine, and golf! We will provide transportation from the hotel and back. Want to know more about Topgolf? Click Here.
3:00 pm – 6:00 pm