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

  1. Best Season Long Fantasy Sports Game
  2. Best Daily Fantasy Sports Game
  3. Best Data Provider
  4. Most Outstanding Social Media
  5. 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.

Moderator

Stephania Bell ESPN

Panelist(s)

 

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.

Moderator

Glenn Colton Partner Arent Fox

 

Panelist(s)

 

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

  1. Best Fantasy Commissioner
  2. Best App
  3. Best News and Analysis Site
  4. Innovator of the Year
  5. Fantasy Business of the Year
  6. 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

 

Moderator

Brad Evans Yahoo! Fantasy Sports

 

Panelist(s)

Dustin Sullivan Fantasydata.com

Elevator Pitch

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


Break

2:15 pm – 2:30 pm


How to Execute an Affiliate Marketing Deal

2:30 pm – 3:15 pm

Moderator

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

Moderator

Rick Wolf President FantasyAlarm.com

Panelist(s)

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

  1. Best Podcast
  2. Best Radio Show
  3. Best Long Form Video Show
  4. Host of the Year
  5. 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