Select Criteria: Session Type = Breakout Session, General Session, Keynote, VR Arcade Game Summit

Monday, March 27, 1:00 PM - 1:15 PM

  • Room: The Westgate Hotel, Pavilion 9
VR adoption continues to accelerate. Be prepared for what's coming with the latest developments, trends, and statistics from the leading expert on location-based virtual reality. Presented by Springboard. This summit is part of the $129 Education Conference....
Speaker(s)
General Speaker
Bob Cooney
Speaker, Writer, Mentor
  • VR Arcade Game Summit

Monday, March 27, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

  • Room: The Westgate Hotel, Ballroom C
This session is part of the $129 Education Conference....
Speaker(s)
Moderator
Joe Camarota
CEO
Alpha-Omega
Panelist
Doug Wilkerson
Principle/Sr. Creative Director
Dynamic Designs
Panelist
Ryan Harris
President
Ellis Amusements Inc.
  • General Session

Monday, March 27, 1:15 PM - 2:00 PM

  • Room: The Westgate Hotel, Pavilion 9
This panel discussion of experienced VR arcade owners and industry experts unveils insights on growth and marketing strategies for VR arcades. Learn how to increase revenue, optimize footprint, and expand to new locations. Join this informative and interactive session to hear real-world examples, get practical tips, and leave with a fresh perspective on growing your VR arcade business....
Speaker(s)
Moderator
Bob Cooney
Speaker, Writer, Mentor
Panelist
Howard McAuliffe
Vice President
Pinnacle Entertainment Group
Panelist
Jay Michaud
Co-founder and CEO
MontVR
Panelist
Nick DiMatteo
Chief Games Officer
fortyfivegames
Panelist
Todd Schobel
Director of Sales & Marketing
VR Oasis
  • VR Arcade Game Summit

Monday, March 27, 2:15 PM - 3:15 PM

  • Room: The Westgate Hotel, Pavilion 10
Many operators have invested in route management software to help streamline their business operations. This session will discuss how to harness the data collected by these robust systems and apply it to assist in making better business decisions such as equipment purchases, adding cashless applications and overall route management efficiency. The information shared by our expert panel will help you optimize your own route management software data which translates to increased revenue and profitability for your route. This session is part of the $129 Education Conference....
Speaker(s)
Moderator
Ryan Harris
President
Ellis Amusements Inc.
Panelist
Jordan Barberio
Owner
Barberio Entertainment
Panelist
Nick Sunday
Co-Owner and General Manager
Alpine Vending
Panelist
Tom Graham
Owner
Games Unlimited/Valley Video Games
  • Breakout Session
  • Room: The Westgate Hotel, Pavilion 11
In this moderated session, two of the industry’s leading authorities on Ghost Kitchens will describe what it takes to add F&B revenue without adding a single table to your restaurant. This session is part of the $129 Education Conference....
Speaker(s)
Moderator
Nathan Schneider-Smith
Director of Food & Beverage
TOCA Sports
Panelist
Kelly Grogan
Vice President of Sales
Virtual Dining Concepts (VDC)
Panelist
Sisto Perez
Director of Food and Beverage
High 5 Entertainment
  • Breakout Session
  • Room: The Westgate Hotel, Pavilion 9
The hottest LBE trend is competitive socialization. This explorative session will address the potential role of VR, AR and mixed reality and how it can drive customer engagement and revenue. You will learn about the latest VR games and technologies that bring people together to play, meet, laugh and socialize....
Speaker(s)
Moderator
Bob Cooney
Speaker, Writer, Mentor
Panelist
Eldad Givon
Head of Business Development
Valo Motion
Panelist
Jonathan Casson
Vice President - Business Development for Virtual Reality & Themed Entertainment
Sony Pictures Entertainment
Panelist
Mitchell Poythress
Owner
The Rabbit Hole VR
Panelist
Ryan Bromsgrove
Marketing Manager
VrCave
  • VR Arcade Game Summit

Monday, March 27, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

  • Room: The Westgate Hotel, Ballroom C
As CEO of Boomers Parks, Tim took eight parks from bankruptcy to profitability in one year – in the middle of a global pandemic. He transformed the customer experience and added new revenue streams to generate a 180% increase in 2021. An additional primary step was establishing Core Values, working with people and implementing training protocols to improve the culture. Learn how Tim factors Core Values into each action and decision, the importance of a smile, and how training leads to success. This session is part of the $129 Education Conference....
Speaker(s)
General Speaker
Tim Murphy
CEO
APX Operating Company dba Boomers Parks
  • General Session
  • Room: The Westgate Hotel, Pavilion 9
VR isn't just for teens and adults. Savvy arcade and FEC operators like Urban Air are leveraging high-throughput VR attractions designed for younger kids to create top-dollar birthday party experiences. Get tips and best practices from experienced arcade owners on how they successfully integrate VR into their party packages. If you want to make more money from your existing party business, or add parties to your revenue model, this session will be an eye opener....
Speaker(s)
Moderator
Bob Cooney
Speaker, Writer, Mentor
Panelist
Beth Standlee
CEO/Founder
TrainerTainment
Panelist
Danielle Hardin
Customer Success Manager
Party Center Software
Panelist
Paul Collimer
Commercial Director
Spree Interactive
  • VR Arcade Game Summit

Monday, March 27, 4:30 PM - 5:00 PM

  • Room: The Westgate Hotel, Pavilion 9
The convergence of virtual, augmented and mixed reality and artificial intelligence is unleashing a torrent of possibility for business owners. Host and futurist Bob Cooney will help you find ways to use these exponential technologies in your business today, and prepare you for the massive impact they will have tomorrow....
Speaker(s)
General Speaker
Bob Cooney
Speaker, Writer, Mentor
  • VR Arcade Game Summit

Monday, March 27, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

  • Room: Area15
Join the location-based industry's best and brightest as we come together to drink, dine, and share stories in the world's most outrageous immersive playground - Area 15. Tickets are limited and will sell out early. Hosted bar and amazing food courtesy of HTC VIVE....
  • VR Arcade Game Summit

Tuesday, March 28, 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM

  • Room: The Westgate Hotel, Ballroom C
As a broadcast host, entrepreneur and passionate philanthropist, Jarrett’s uplifting message, “Lessons Learned from my Father,” will present attendees with a unique behind the scenes look at how his famous father helped drive the successful career he enjoys today. This keynote is part of the $129 Education Conference....
Speaker(s)
Keynote
Jarrett Walter Payton
former NFL and CFL running back, businessman, celebrity broadcaster and son of the late NFL Hall of Famer, Walter Payton
  • Keynote

Tuesday, March 28, 9:45 AM - 10:45 AM

  • Room: The Westgate Hotel, Pavilion 10
Today's digital world offers new and exciting opportunities to engage with customers. This includes many of the staple games within our industry. This session will focus specifically on driving play to the jukebox and pinball. You'll walk away from this session with the knowledge needed to engage and enhance your existing customer base as well as tap into an entirely new group of customers. This session is part of the $129 Education Conference....
Speaker(s)
Moderator
JJ Babich
VP of Sales
Game Exchange
Panelist
Chris Owens
Vice President of Sales
AMI Entertainment
Panelist
Evan Kirby
Director of North American Commercial Sales
Stern Pinball, Inc
Panelist
Jamie Sura
Senior Vice President of Sales
TouchTunes
  • Breakout Session
  • Room: The Westgate Hotel, Pavilion 11
Entertainment and experiences are driving an increasingly large portion of consumers discretionary spending. This is great news for our industry however, today a large percentage of our growth isn’t in traditional FEC’s. Instead, adjacent entertainment venues, like multi-plex theatres, sports facilities, resorts and others are adding FEC’s to their existing businesses and realizing tremendous success. In this session you’ll hear from three entertainment venue experts who have successfully expanded their business models by adding an FEC to their existing venues. This session is part of the $129 Education Conference....
Speaker(s)
Moderator
Howard McAuliffe
Vice President
Pinnacle Entertainment Group
Panelist
Dennis McIntire
VP of Strategic Development and Innovation
B&B Theatres
Panelist
Glen Coker
Business Development Director
NEN
Panelist
Harvey Greenidge
General Manager
Highlands Sports Complex
  • Breakout Session

Tuesday, March 28, 9:45 AM - 10:45 PM

  • Room: The Westgate Hotel, Pavilion 9
The VR market is standardizing around a common hardware stack and arena sizes, driven by widespread adoption by developers of the new HTC VIVE Focus 3. Join executives from leading companies like HTC, Vertigo Games and Springboard VR as they discuss how these standards help create scale, lowering the upfront and ongoing costs for operators. This scale is already creating a new ecosystem of content providers giving wide variety of choice to operators. Attendees will gain a better understanding of how this standardization will impact the VR arcade industry and what arcade owners can do to stay ahead of the... Read More
Speaker(s)
Moderator
Bob Cooney
Speaker, Writer, Mentor
Panelist
Bryan Severance
Fallout Zones
Panelist
Dan O'Brien
HTC Vive
Panelist
John Coleman
Vertigo Games
Panelist
Martin Holly
VP, CBO, Founder
Striker VR
  • VR Arcade Game Summit

Tuesday, March 28, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

  • Room: The Westgate Hotel, Ballroom C
This moderated panel conversation will focus on what makes your team members want to work for you, (and big spoiler, it’s not “all” about the money). This session is part of the $129 Education Conference....
Speaker(s)
Moderator
Beth Standlee
CEO/Founder
TrainerTainment
Panelist
Luke Adams
President
Pioneer Vending
Panelist
Melanie Coleman
Owner
Holiday Lanes
Panelist
Nick Barron
GM
Brunswick Billiards Group
  • General Session
  • Room: The Westgate Hotel, Pavilion 9
This session will provide a comprehensive look at best practices for running a successful VR attraction, whether you're an independent operator or part of a chain. Attendees will learn about the latest trends and technologies in the VR attraction market, and get practical tips and strategies for maximizing success. From choosing the right hardware and software, to marketing and customer engagement tactics, this session will cover everything VR arcade owners need to know to thrive in this competitive and rapidly evolving market. Whether you're just starting out or looking to improve your existing setup, this session is a must-attend for... Read More
Speaker(s)
Moderator
Bob Cooney
Speaker, Writer, Mentor
Panelist
Andy Dunn
Head of Production and Attractions
Two Bit Circus
Panelist
Chuck Taylor
CEO
All Star Ventures
Panelist
Leif Peterson
CEO & Founder
Hologate
Panelist
Oleg Churgel
CEO & Co-Founder
FireLoop VR
  • VR Arcade Game Summit

Tuesday, March 28, 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

  • Room: The Westgate Hotel, Pavilion 10
In today's ATM route environment it is more important than ever to ensure you are protecting your route investment. This session will drill down and identify the latest best practices when it comes to securing your ATM equipment and funds. An update on PCI-Compliance requirements and timing will also be provided. This session is part of the $129 Education Conference....
Speaker(s)
Moderator
Bret Clostermery
President and Owner
Modern Gaming Company LLC
Panelist
John Newberry
Owner
Venco Business Solutions
Panelist
Mark Cumming
ATM Merchant Services
Panelist
Michael Guthrie
VP of Sales
Cypress Advantage
Panelist
Phil Webb
President
PDQ Merchant Enterprises, Inc.
  • Breakout Session
  • Room: The Westgate Hotel, Pavilion 11
There are a number of FEC and route operators who buy a card system because their distributor told them, “You have to have one.” Too often, these sophisticated systems end up being nothing more than a really expensive transaction device. In this moderated session, representatives from a number of the major card system solution providers share the capabilities of card reader systems that can help “you” make more money by tracking game and guest metrics “you should” be paying attention. This session is part of the $129 Education Conference....
Speaker(s)
Moderator
Adam Kleinhenz
Business Development Specialist
Shaffer Distributing Company
Panelist
Brian Duke
Senior Sales Partner
Semnox Solutions LLC
Panelist
Frank Licausi
Co-Founder
Amusement Connect
Panelist
Jason Mitchell
Client Success Manager
Intercard, Inc
Panelist
Kashif "Kash" Ahmad
Chief Management Consultant
Embed/Booking Boss
Panelist
Sebastian Mochkovsky
CEO
Sacoa Cashless USA
  • Breakout Session
  • Room: The Westgate Hotel, Pavilion 9
Panelists will explore the unique intersection of VR, location-based entertainment, and Esports. Operators with decades of real-world experience will examine the latest trends, technologies, best practices, and challenges of creating a successful VR Esports business. Discover how arcades and FECs can get involved in the Esports market ranging from arcade games to free roam VR and even VR laser tag....
Speaker(s)
Moderator
Bob Cooney
Speaker, Writer, Mentor
Panelist
Alex Teran
Co-Founder, Director of Operations
Riverside Game Lab
Panelist
Benjamin Lee
Senior Vice President
VarLive
Panelist
Jim Bennington
Co-Founder
No Cash Value LLC
Panelist
Salem Thyne
President at Middle Initial - EVA Master Franchisee
EVA Esports Arena
Panelist
Zack Johnson
Diverted River Technology
  • VR Arcade Game Summit

Tuesday, March 28, 2:45 PM - 3:45 PM

  • Room: The Westgate Hotel, Ballroom C
Join your industry peers for a quick-fire exchange of ideas on topics relevant to today's business operations. Hiring the Right Team Members - Topic Moderator: Sheryl Bindelglass, Sheryl's Golf Top Trends in Merchandising - Topic Moderator: TBD Digital Payments - Topic Moderator: Jordan Barberio, Barberio Entertainment Salesmanship - Topic Moderator: Ryan Harris, Ellis Amusements Inc. This session is part of the $129 Education Conference....
Speaker(s)
Moderator
Howard McAuliffe
Vice President
Pinnacle Entertainment Group
Moderator
Jordan Barberio
Owner
Barberio Entertainment
Moderator
Ryan Harris
President
Ellis Amusements Inc.
Moderator
Sheryl Bindelglass
CEO/CFO (Chief Fun Officer)
SherylGolf
  • General Session
  • Room: The Westgate Hotel, Pavilion 9
This panel session will be a deep dive into the financial aspects of virtual reality in location-based entertainment. Hear from experienced operator insights on the economic side of VR. Discover the various revenue streams available to VR arcade owners and get practical advice on how to maximize profitability of your arcade. Learn about the challenges and opportunities of monetizing VR, optimizing revenue per square foot, minimizing labor costs, and more things that lead to a profitable business. Whether you're an FEC looking to add more VR, or a VR arcade looking to add other revenue streams like arcade games or... Read More
Speaker(s)
Moderator
Nick DiMatteo
Chief Games Officer
fortyfivegames
Panelist
Dave Sexton
Director of FEC Development
Betson Enterprises
Panelist
Joe Vander Stelt
FunZone Brand Manager
Pizza Ranch, FunZone Arcade
Panelist
Stefan Murariu
Business Development Manager
Inowize
Panelist
Tom Hagen
Sprockets Arcade
  • VR Arcade Game Summit

Tuesday, March 28, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

  • Room: The Westgate Hotel, Pavilion 9
  • VR Arcade Game Summit
  • Room: The Westgate Hotel, Ballroom C
A panel conversation with representatives from the route operator, FEC owner/operator and retail space talking about what the emerging trends are for their respective segments of the industry. This session is part of the $129 Education Conference....
Speaker(s)
Moderator
Chi Babich
President
Babich Interactive Group
Panelist
Dave Wallace
Founder and President
Turfway Entertainment Management
Panelist
Greg Trent
Owner
Beyer & Brown
Panelist
Pete Stearns
Senior Director of Midway Operations
Dave & Busters
  • General Session