THE WORLD-CHANGING POWER OF IMMERSIVE ENTERTAINMENT & NARRATIVE REALITIES (SPONSORED BY AMDOCS)

Uncover the burgeoning world of immersive entertainment—from current trends to the best examples of the powerful experiences still to come.

BRENT BUSHNELL—CEO and Co-Founder, Two Bit Circus

ARTISTIC COLLABORATION WITH AN A.I. (SPONSORED BY LG)

Learn how artificial intelligence (A.I.) is being used in unique ways to shape the entertainment of tomorrow, including collaborating with an A.I. to write screenplays.

ROSS GOODWIN—Artist, Creative Technologist

OSCAR SHARP—Director, Sunspring and It’s No Game

BREAKING DOWN THE WALLS BETWEEN STORYTELLERS & AUDIENCES

Liz and Jess from the Sundance Institute will inform content creators on how to gather and interpret data to better impact distribution and audience building.

JESS FUSELIER—Manager of Research & Education, Sundance Institute's Creative Distribution Initiative

LIZ MANASHIL—Manager, Sundance Institute's Creative Distribution Initiative

FANS AS CREATORS AND CREATORS AS FANS

Hear stories of how Otter fans became Otter creators and grew to become fan community leaders and stars, and get insights into how creators everywhere can tap the power of fandoms on digital platforms.

DARNELL BRISCO—Vice President of Accounts, Fullscreen

BARBARA DUNKELMAN—Director of Social & Community Marketing, Rooster Teeth

TONY GONCALVES—CEO, Otter Media

SIOBHAN SULLIVAN—Global Social Media Manager, Ellation

RE-DECENTRALIZATION: HOW EDGE TECHNOLOGIES ARE TRANSFORMING THE ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY

Once again, new cutting-edge technologies are changing everything about the online entertainment business. Over the last few years, streaming technology has empowered entrepreneurs, artists, and audiences. Today, however, it's blockchain and next-generation decentralized platforms that are reinventing the industry. This panel explains why these new technologies are so disruptive and offers a prescient guide to the future of online entertainment.

ANDREW KEEN—Author, Commentator, and Host of TechCrunch’s Keen On

KIM JACKSON—Co-Founder and President of Entertainment, SingularDTV

PANOS PANAY—Vice President, Innovation & Strategy, Berklee College of Music, Managing Director, Berklee Institute for Creative Entrepreneurship

JANET SNOWDON—Global Director, IBM Media & Entertainment Industry Solutions

BEYOND PERCEPTION - TRANSCENDING MOBILE COMPUTING, AR & VR WITH MAGIC LEAP

"Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic."—Arthur C. Clarke's Third Law. Join Magic Leap's Rio Caraeff and AT&T's Melissa Arnoldi as they explore the future of technology & entertainment.

RIO CARAEFF—Chief Content Officer, Magic Leap

MELISSA ARNOLDI—President, AT&T Technology & Operations

NEW TECHNOLOGY MAKES MOVIE MAGIC

Go behind the scenes with screenwriter Zak Penn, producer Donald De Line, and actor Philip Zhao to learn how VR and other cutting-edge technologies were used in the making of the film Ready Player One.

DONALD DE LINE—Producer

CHARLIE FINK—AR/VR Consultant, Speaker, Forbes Columnist

ALEX JAEGER—Visual Effects Art Director, Industrial Light & Magic

ZAK PENN—Screenwriter

PHILIP ZHAO—Actor

A CONVERSATION WITH ISSA RAE

Hear Issa Rae share her story as a successful young creator.

ISSA RAE—Actress, Writer, Director, Producer

KHADI DON—Writer, Actress, Filmmaker, Comedian

NEW PLATFORMS FOR ARTISTS

Sean Combs and John Donovan discuss the evolving media and entertainment landscape.

SEAN COMBS—Chairman & CEO, Combs Enterprises

JOHN DONOVAN—CEO, AT&T Communications

IMMERSIVE MEDIA & 5G

From VR to Volumetric Video to Autonomous Vehicles – hear how data & investments in 5G networks will transform to meet the growing demand for content and new, immersive entertainment experiences.

BRIAN KRZANICH—CEO, Intel Corporation

MELISSA ARNOLDI—President, AT&T Technology & Operations

THE ART AND SCIENCE OF LAIKA

Go behind the curtain with Brian McLean and Steve Emerson of LAIKA, the stop-motion animation studio that connects the new with the timeless to tell enduring stories by fusing filmmaking's state-of-the-art technologies with a handmade animation tradition as old as film itself.

STEVE EMERSON—VFX Supervisor, LAIKA

BRIAN MCLEAN—Director of Rapid Prototype, LAIKA