*Please note: Agenda and Speakers are subject to change.

Board Meeting

10:00 am – 3:00 pm

First-Time Attendee Introduction

Join us for an introduction to the 2018 FSTA Winter Conference, and how you can best leverage your experience at our event. Learn how to network with other attendees more effectively, and some inside tips on how to make the most of your time in L.A.

6:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Evening Welcome Reception

Kick off your 2018 FSTA Winter Conference experience at the Welcome Reception. Enjoy food and drinks and get exclusive access to the exhibitors you’ve been waiting to meet; network with peers as you view all the action unfolding at the FSTA Experts’ League Fantasy Baseball Draft LIVE on SiriusXM Radio.

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm



8:00 am – 9:00 am 

Welcome Remarks

9:00 am – 9:10 am

Opening Keynote: Jim Bowden

9:10 am – 9:40 am

Jim Bowden, co-Host, SiriusXM’s MLB Network Radio, Fantasy Alarm Show & Fantasy Baseball Show (Former GM of the Washington Nationals and Cincinnati Reds)

Special Guests

9:40 am – 10:10 am

Fantasy Players (Panel)

What makes fantasy sports so special to you, the consumer?

10:10 am – 10:50 am


Dan Back, Media Director,


Vlad Sedler, MLB/NFL Analyst, RotoWire and GuruElite
Al Zeidenfeld, Daily Fantasy Sports Analyst, ESPN
Liz Loza, Analyst, Yahoo! Sports


Morning Networking Break

Sponsored by



10:50 am – 11:10 am

Crypto 101 (Panel)

How can topics like Bitcoin, Ethereum, Blockchain and ICOs relate to my business? You’ll leave this panel with a better understanding of how the technology works, and the legal and business issues for early adopters.

11:10 am – 11:50 am


Marc Zwillinger, Founder, ZwillGen



Kingsley Edwards, Unikrn
Matt Fortnow, Director of Fantasy Sports, GameCredits
Sohrob C. Farudi, CEO, Fan Controlled Fantasy League (FCFL)

New Fantasy Contests & Innovations (Panel)

How do we embrace new varieties of fantasy?

11:50 am – 12:30 pm


Glenn Colton, Dentons US LLP


Stephania Bell, ESPN
Vic Salerno, President, USFantasy Sports
Larry Tobin, Fantasy Movie League
Eric Nelson, FANschool

Meet the FSTA Board with Lunch

12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

Join fellow conference attendees and your peers for lunch 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 FSTA leadership.

 Awards (Part 1)

1:30 pm – 1:50 pm

Investors (Panel)

What are the best ways to build & fund $10M, $50M, or $100M business opportunities?

1:50 pm – 2:30 pm


Laurent Grill, Venture Lead, Luma Launch



  Andrew Trader, Early Impact Ventures
  Paul Martino, General Partner, Bullpen Capital
Kelly Perdew, Managing General Partner, Moonshots Capital
Howard Ko, Morpheus Ventures

Elevator Pitch

Are you that up-and-coming fantasy business? Do you have a revolutionary product/service? If so, prepare to enter FSTA’s Elevator Pitch Contest. Learn more.

Generously Sponsored by Vela Wood Law

2:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Afternoon Networking Break

Sponsored by



3:30 pm – 4:00 pm

Awards (Part 2)

4:00 pm – 4:15 pm

Fireside Chat

4:15 pm – 4:45 pm

Adam Krejcik, Principal, Eilers & Krejcik Gaming, LLC
Kip Levin, CEO, Paddy Power Betfair US


Awards (Part 3)

4:45 pm – 5:00 pm

Closing Reception

*Separate Ticket Required & Space is Very Limited

Tony P’s Dockside Grill – 4445 Admiralty Way, Marina Del Rey, CA 90292 – Join other attendees for a night by the beach along with networking you won’t find anywhere else. You must purchase a separate ticket to the closing event. You can do so during your registration for the Winter Conference, or purchase separately by clicking here.

6:00 pm – 9:00 pm