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AI Voyage: Can Conscious Storytelling Save Us?

Karen has come back to show us the future of entertainment, but can the future save us?

KAREN PALMER—Storyteller from the Future

Taking Cinematic VR to Space: NASA and the Emmy®-Nominated Space Explorers

Join the team behind the first cinematic VR cameras in space.

FELIX LAJEUNESSE—Co-founder/Creative Director, Felix & Paul Studios

DYLAN MATHIS—Communication Manager, NASA International Space Station Program

AT&T Film Awards

The AT&T Film Awards shines light on emerging creators from across the U.S.

CATHY YAN—Filmmaker

DAVID CHRISTOPHER—President - AT&T Mobility & Entertainment

Tyra Banks’ Trail Blazing Entertainment Ventures - What’s Next?: A Phygital Dream Come True

Award winning Creator & Executive Producer Tyra Banks will guide us through her life, career and her use of Entertainment to drive connectivity and change.

TYRA BANKS—Award winning Creator & Executive Producer

MICHELLE EBANKS—CEO, Essence Communications Inc.

The Scully Effect - I Want to Believe in STEM

Thanks to a recent study conducted by the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media, the "Scully Effect" posited by fans of The X-Files has now been proven.

GEENA DAVIS—Actor, Founder & Chair of the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media

MAYIM BIALIK—Actor, Writer, PhD

ERIN MACDONALD—Dr. Erin Macdonald (PhD, Astrophysics)

Training Storytellers in the Age of Disruption: Ghetto Film School

GFS alumna will offer insight about their world class training, explain how to navigate writing and directing an international thesis film as a teenager, and outline the necessary steps and support needed as artists in the early stages of their careers.

STOSH MINTEK—CEO, Ghetto Film School


ALEXI GONZALEZ—Writer, Director, Producer

MELISSA MURRAY—Writer, Director

CHANTAL NONG—Vice President, DC Films - Moderator

Creating Content in Esports: Top Ten Tips From Pros

Meet this panel of leading esports and gaming content creators and pro players who will showcase the time, effort, training, and technology that goes into a career in the gaming and esports industry.

ARTREYO "DIMEZ" BOYD—Professional Gamer - Mavs Gaming

TIM GOESSLING—Integrated Marketing Lead, Otter Media

JAMISON “PVPX” MOORE—Professional Gamer - Cloud9

PAUL "INVERUM" TODKILL—Esports Commentator, Producer and Product Manager for ESL America - Moderator

Evolving Music & Live Event Experiences

This session featuring NextVR's Danny Keens will explore how artists are embracing technologies like virtual and augmented reality as a way to get fans more engaged and deeper into the experience.

shallou—Electronic Artist

DANNY KEENS—Head of Content at NextVR - Content Acquisition and Programming

Game Changer: Technology & the Future of Sports

Join AT&T Communications CEO John Donovan and NBA Commissioner Adam Silver as they share their insight and explore trends and innovation in sports, media and technology.

ADAM SILVER—Commissioner - National Basketball Association

KENNY SMITH—NBA Studio Analyst for "Inside the NBA" on TNT Sports - Moderator

JOHN DONOVAN—CEO - AT&T Communications

Eyes Peeled – Ears Open – Wands Ready! Harry Potter: Wizards Unite & the Future of Augmented Reality in Gaming

Co-developed and published by Niantic and WB Games San Francisco, under the Portkey Games label, Harry Potter: Wizards Unite invites players to view the real world through a Wizarding World lens, via your smartphone.

JONATHAN KNIGHT—Vice President and Studio Head at WB Games San Francisco

MARY CASEY—Executive Director of Product at WB Games San Francisco, BAFTA-nominated Game Producer

ARCHIT BHARGAVA—Director of Worldwide Product Marketing at Niantic

ALEX MOFFIT—Producer, Niantic

JOSEPH "SWIFTOR" ALMINAWI—Gaming Content Creator

A Master Class with Niecy Nash

Moderated by comedian, author, and television personality Sherri Shepherd, join us for a conversation with Emmy®-winning producer and twice-nominated actress, Niecy Nash—star of TNT’s CLAWS—as she shares her insight and learnings throughout her multi-faceted career.

NIECY NASH—Producer, Actor

SHERRI SHEPHERD—Comedian, Author, Television Personality

Into the Magicverse

Rony Abovitz will share his vision for a future in which the Magicverse creates a large scale canvas for creatives, with Magic Leap merging the digital and the physical worlds to create a new reality with 5G.

RONY ABOVITZ—Founder, President and Chief Executive Officer - Magic Leap

JOHN DONOVAN—CEO - AT&T Communications

A Conversation Between Elizabeth Banks and Laverne Cox

In our conversation with Elizabeth Banks, we'll explore how technology and new digital platforms are changing how movies and television shows are made, produced, and distributed.

ELIZABETH BANKS—Actor, Producer, Director

LAVERNE COX—Award-Winning Transgender Actress, Producer & Equal Rights Advocate