virtual worlds 2008

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The Future of Media, Marketing and Entertainment

Virtual Worlds 2008 is where leading media, consumer entertainment, youth brands and agencies come to understand how to monetize their intellectual property using virtual worlds.

Entertainment brands and youth-oriented companies are increasingly integrating virtual worlds into their product mix. Forward thinking brand advertisers and agencies are aligning themselves with high-quality virtual worlds franchises in order to further engage consumers.

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Kids and Teens  |  Marketing and Entertainment  |  Virtual Law  |  Enterprise  |  Technology


Charles Scothon
General Manager & SVP Girls Mattel Brands
Mattel, Inc.

Rosie O’Neill
Senior Brand Manager
Barbie Tech
Mattel, Inc.

Jeffrey B. Yapp
Executive Vice President
MTV Networks Music & Logo Enterprise Group

Sibley Verbeck
The Electric Sheep Company
Kyra E. Reppen
Senior Vice President & General Manager
Steve Mortinger
VP & Associate General Counsel, Systems and Technology Group

Speakers include:

Jason Archinaco, Partner, Commercial Litigation Department, White and Williams LLP
Neal Black, General Counsel, Live Gamer
Maria T. Bailey, CEO, BSM Media
Dr. James Bower, Chairman, Chief Visionary Officer, Numedeon Inc /
Justin Brookman, Chief of the Internet Bureau, New York Attorney General
Yuanzhe (Michael) Cai, Director, Broadband & Gaming, Parks Associates
Bryan Camp, Professor of Law , Texas Tech University School of Law
Corey Bridges, Co-founder, Executive Producer, & Marketing Director, The Multiverse Network
William S. Coats, Partner, White & Case LLP
Giff Constable, Chief Operating Officer, The Electric Sheep Company
John W. Crittenden, Partner, Cooley Godward Kronish LLP
Benjamin Duranske, Intellectual Property Attorney, Author Virtual Law
Erin Edgerton, M.A., Content Lead Interactive Media, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Dave Elchoness, Founder and CEO, VRWorkplace
Blair Erickson, Creative Director, Millions of Us LLC
Glenn Ginsburg, SVP Advertising Sales, Stardoll Entertainment Inc.
Richard Gottlieb, President, Richard Gottlieb & Associates, LLC
Jason Hable, Director of Business Development, Areae
Peter Haik, CEO & Co-Founder, Metaversatility, Inc.
Erin Hoffman, GoPets
Teemu Huuhtanen, President, North America & EVP Habbo Business, Sulake Corporation Ltd.
Christopher Jackson, Director, Digital Media & Merchandising, Epitome Pictures Inc.
Bruce Joy, CEO & Co-Founder, VastPark
Sean Kane, Attorney, Drakeford & Kane LLC
Sampo Karjalainen, Co-founder and Chief Creative Officer, Sulake Corporation Ltd.
Christian Lassonde, President & CoFounder, Millions of Us
Mark Limber, Product Manager, Google, Inc.
Dr. Andreas Lober, Partner, SchulteRiesenkampff
Kenneth Locker, Senior Vice President, Digital Media, Cookie Jar Entertainment
Wendy Louie, Marketing Manager, New Media, Random House Children’s Books
Deborah M. Manchester, Ph.D., President & CEO, Executive Producer, Zula USA, LLC
Shane M. McGee, Esq., CISSP, Sonnenschein, Nath & Rosenthal LLP
Sean McGowan, Managing Director, Equity Research Department, Needham & Company
Dan Miller, Senior Economist, Joint Economic Committee, U.S. Congress 
J. Michael Monahan, II, Pattishall, McAuliffe, Newbury, Hilliard & Geraldson LLP
Steve Mortinger, VP & Associate General Counsel, Systems and Technology Group, IBM
Alexis N. Mueller, Associate, Cowan, DeBaets, Abrahams & Sheppard LLP
Jack Myers, President, Myers Publishing, LLC
Matt Palmer, EVP & GM, Stardoll Entertainment Inc.
Susan Panico, Senior Director, PLAYSTATION Network, Sony Computer Entertainment America
John Park, IAC President of Consumer Applications & Portals, IAC/InterActiveCorp
Craig Peters, Founder, CKPcreative
Kyra E. Reppen, Senior Vice President & General Manager, Neopets
Andrew (Roo) Reynolds, Metaverse Evangelist, IBM
Ben Richardson, VP Business Development, Makena Technologies
Alexis Rodriguez, Vice President of Integrated Marketing, MTV Networks
Chris "Broadway" Romero, Creative Director, G Unit Records /
Jason Root, Senior Vice President, Digital, Nick.Com And Nick At Nite.Com
Joe Rosenbaum, Advertising Technology & Media Law, Reed Smith LLP
Sean Ryan, CEO, Meez
Juan Fernando Santos, Chief Creative Officer, Studiocom
Joey Seiler, Staff Reporter,
Craig Sherman, CEO, Gaia Online
Christopher V. Sherman, Executive Director, Virtual Worlds Management
Samantha Skey Executive Vice President, Strategic Marketing Group Alloy Media + Marketing
John Swords, The Electric Sheep Company
Reuben Steiger, CEO, Millions of Us
Tim Stevens, President & CEO, Doppelganger
Francis ("Frank") X. Taney, Jr., Shareholder, Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC
Antony van Zyl, Managing Director, Simuality
Sibley Verbeck, CEO, The Electric Sheep Company
Greg Verdino, Chief Strategy Officer, crayon
Valerie Williamson, VP of Marketing and Business Development, The Electric Sheep Company
Gregory M. Weinberg, Executive Vice President, Business Development, Icarus Studios
Michael Wilson, CEO, Makena Technologies
Jeffrey B. Yapp, Executive Vice President, MTV Networks Music And Logo Enterprise Group
Ginsu Yoon, VP of Business Affairs, Linden Lab
Michael Young, Director, Mattel Brands Online, Mattel, Inc.
Mark Zohar, Founder and Senior Vice President, SceneCaster

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