MIT Business in Games Conference

by Darius Kazemi on March 18, 2010

in Event announcements

 Just received this announcement that the second annual MIT BiG Conference has opened up for registration.

MIT Sloan School of Management`s Business in Gaming Conference (BiG) Registrations is OPEN! So, tell all your friends! Register here:  Early Bird registration runs thru Monday March 29th, 2009 so sign up now! Keynoting the 2nd annual BiG Conference will be MMORPG (Massive Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game) pioneer Gordon Walton. He is currently VP and co-Studio General Manager at BioWare – Austin working on Star Wars®: The Old Republic™. 

Each of this year’s conference panels and several notable panelists have been set and Include:

 The Changing Face of Social Games

–          Panelist – Nabeel Hyatt, Founder and CEO of Conduit Labs

The Next Big Thing

–          Panelist – Andy Zaffron, Executive Vice President and General Counsel, Sony Online Entertainment

Building and Fostering an Online Community

–          Panelist – Tom George, Director of Online Marketing and E-Commerce, Turbine

Hollywood: Converging Media and Blockbuster Properties

–          Moderator – Chris Weaver, Bethesda Soft works, MIT Faculty

Best Practices in Marketing for Gaming Companies

–          Panelist – Leonie Manshanden, Marketing Director, Irrational Games

How to Build and Finance a Gaming Startup

–          Panelist – Pano Anthos, CEO Hangout Industries

Gaming Company Financial Analytics

–          Moderator – Michael Pachter,  Wedbush Morgan

Mass Effect: The State of the Gaming Industry in Massachusetts

–          Moderator – Alex Aber, Foley Hoag

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This year’s event will be held on Friday, April 16th 2010 from 8am-5pm at the Microsoft New England Research and Development (NERD) Center in Cambridge, MA. This conference is unique in that it focuses on the business side of the video game world. It will bring together industry leaders, game developers, game designers, academics, and students from leading MBA schools and will facilitate discussions of the latest business trends and future direction of the video game industry.


Jason Domina
MIT Sloan Business in Gaming Conference Team Organizer



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