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 briefly highlight the charitable work currently occurring in the fantasy industry, but focus on the tremendous potential for growth in this area. Specifically, they will explain the various ways that companies can “do well by doing good” and how companies, and the industry as a whole, will benefit from an increased commitment to social impact.

Moderator

Stephania Bell Injury Analyst ESPN

Panelist(s)

 

Scott Fish Founder The Scott Fish Bowl;

Senior Analyst/Fanball.com

Andy Holloway Host The Fantasy Footballers
Ramin Mohajer Director of Operations How I Decide Foundation
Lou Raiola Founder 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

 


What Data Is Actually Important, and More Importantly, What Data Just Doesn’t Matter Anymore?

With all of the overlap between fantasy sports and sports betting, what data should we care about and why? What data will help us grow our businesses? What data is most valuable to consumers? What data doesn’t matter anymore? What are the most exciting areas of data innovation? Our moderator, Brad Evans, will explore all of these questions and more during our panel discussion with some of our industry’s most distinguished leaders in the areas of data analytics and product management.

1:00 pm – 1:30 pm

 

Moderator

Brad Evans Fantasy Sports Columnist, Personality Yahoo! Fantasy Sports

 

Panelist(s)

 

 

Elling Hofland Product Manager Sportradar
Dustin Sullivan Partner Fantasydata.com
Kenny Kendrena VP Product & Sales Inside Edge
Gregory Karamitis SVP Product DraftKings

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. Interested in joining the program and being a pitch participant? Learn more here.

1:30 pm – 2:15 pm


Break

2:15 pm – 2:30 pm


Affiliate Marketing in the Post-PASPA Age

Legalization of sports betting in several states is opening up a signficant new revenue opportunity for fantasy sports content providers. Affiliate marketing professionals from both the operator and affiliate sides discuss what it takes to get a piece of the pie.

2:30 pm – 3:15 pm

Moderator

Adam Small CEO USBets

 

Panelists

 

 

Charles Gillespie CEO Gambling.com Group
Kyle Wachtel Marketing Director The FanDuel Group
Chris Capra Former VP of Online Marketing Tropicana
Erica Anderson Director of Marketing Income Access

 


Fan Empowerment: Giving More Control Over Outcomes

At the heart of the appeal of fantasy play is fan empowerment and engagement.  Fantasy sports allows fans to control their own roster of players in a way that previously only real life general managers could. As the fantasy sports industry continues to grow in its fourth straight decade, companies are inventing new, fascinating ways for fans to break down the barriers that separate the most ravenous fans from the sports teams and players they love. This panel highlights several of those companies and explains why fan empowerment is good business to be in.

3:15 pm – 4:00 pm

Moderator

Rick Wolf Founder Full Moon Sports Solutions

Panelist(s)

 

Grant Cohen Co-Founder and Chief Product Officer Fan Controlled Football League (FCFL)
Mat Sposta Founder and CRO The Crown 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