Our friends at VentureBeat are hosting GamesBeat 2009, an inaugural conference for the gaming industry’s top players. Scheduled for March 24, 2009 at the Mission Bay Conference Center in San Francisco, GamesBeat will feature some of the biggest names in gaming, representing the multiple ways gaming will shape our experience with the world. Tickets to the event are $595 but friends of Guidewire Group can get a 15% discount by using the code ‘Guidewire‘ on the registration site. Register now and don’t miss headliners like:
- John Smedley, president of Sony Online Entertainment
- Seamus Blackley, head of games at Creative Artists Agency, and co-creator of the Xbox
- Curt Schilling, founder & chairman of 38 Studios and World Series-winning pitcher from the Boston Red Sox
Over the course of the day, heavy hitters and rookies will shoot it out over the industry’s next big ideas. Gregg Sauter of Nokia N-Gage and Susan Panico of Sony Playstation Network US will discuss platform wars with MySpace, Facebook, and ngmoco. Media and entertainment players get in the game as Graham Hopper, head of Disney Interactive Studios; Ira Rubenstein, VP of interactive for Marvel; and Dave Williams, senior VP of Nickelodeon Kids and Family Games Group look at mass-market opportunities for video games.