Silicon Beach Fest

Schedule

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June 2015

Registration Opens @ Marina del Rey Hotel
Thursday @ 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Registration opens. Follow signage at the Marina del Rey Hotel to pick up your badges. Coffee available. Parking is $10 valet at the Marina del [...]
All Mobile, All the Time: Marketing in a Device-driven World @ Marina del Rey Hotel - Edgewater Room
Thursday @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
All Mobile, All the Time: Marketing in a Device-driven World @ Marina del Rey Hotel - Edgewater Room | Marina del Rey | California | United States
Mobile marketing is on the fast track to overtake desktop and become our single most used device and digital marketing/ad budgets prove it. We surf [...]
E-Commerce Startups @ Marina del Rey Hotel - Marina Room
Thursday @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
LA’s e-commerce startups in fashion, flowers and more will discuss issues e-commerce startups face, including fulfillment, customer acquisition strategies, marketing and social media, and data [...]
Investors in Silicon Beach @ Marina del Rey Hotel - Main Stage
Thursday @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Investors in Silicon Beach @ Marina del Rey Hotel - Main Stage | Marina del Rey | California | United States
Leading LA VCs and investors will provide an overview on the investment trends in Silicon Beach. Moderator: Billy O’Grady, City National Bank, SVP Speakers: - [...]
Make Your Online Profile Irresistible @ Marina del Rey Hotel - Workshop Room
Thursday @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Learn how to make your online profile to be more irresistible on both dating services and work-related sites (because people check both!) at this hands-on [...]
Evolution of the Media Company @ Marina Del Rey Hotel - Sunset Dining Room
Thursday @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Evolution of the Media Company @ Marina Del Rey Hotel - Sunset Dining Room | Marina del Rey | California | United States
Expert panelists will discuss how audience consumption has changed the digital landscape. They will present a new business model addressing ways in which advertisers, technology [...]
Mobile Payments @ Marina del Rey Hotel - Edgewater Room
Thursday @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Mobile Payments @ Marina del Rey Hotel - Edgewater Room | Marina del Rey | California | United States
Mobile payments experts and entrepreneurs will explore the latest developments in mobile payments and what we can all expect next in the ever changing world [...]
Podcasting Hacks for Beginners @ Marina del Rey Hotel - Marina Room
Thursday @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
A panel of seasoned podcasters discuss how newbies can skyrocket a new podcast. Moderator: Espree Devora, WeAreLATech.com + #womenintech Podcasts, ‘Podcasting for Beginners’ Instructor at General [...]
Startup Showcase Semi-Finals, Round 1 @ Marina del Rey Hotel - Main Stage
Thursday @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Startup Showcase Semi-Finals, Round 1 @ Marina del Rey Hotel - Main Stage | Marina del Rey | California | United States
Meet Silicon Beach startups in part one of this pitch fest where new and up-and-coming startups will pitch for 3 minutes with 3 min of [...]
Green High Tech: Seed to Incubator @ Marina del Rey Hotel - Boardroom
Thursday @ 4:15 pm – 5:00 pm
Join our joint panel of experts on the growing medicinal marijuana startup industry. With legalization of medicinal marijuana, startups are growing in the cannabis space. [...]
Apps for Good, for Profit or for Both? @ Marina del Rey Hotel - Boardroom
Thursday @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Apps. Every business wants one, be it a game, mobile or web-based. But with more and more apps available, what role should these apps play? [...]
Biggest Tech Exits @ Marina del Rey Hotel - Edgewater Room
Thursday @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
CEOs from LA’s biggest tech exits will describe their exit process: How they found an acquirer, due diligence, alignment of operations, corporate culture, valuation, communication [...]
Startup Showcase Semi-Finals, Round 2 @ Marina del Rey Hotel - Main Stage
Thursday @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Startup Showcase Semi-Finals, Round 2 @ Marina del Rey Hotel - Main Stage | Marina del Rey | California | United States
Meet Silicon Beach startups in part two of this pitch fest where new and up-and-coming startups will pitch for 3 minutes with 3 min of [...]
Super Bowls to Retail: Integrating Digital into Brands and Agencies @ Marina del Rey Hotel - Sunset Dining Room
Thursday @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Super Bowls to Retail: Integrating Digital into Brands and Agencies @ Marina del Rey Hotel - Sunset Dining Room | Marina del Rey | California | United States
From Super Bowl campaigns to retail, brands and agencies are facing the growing need to integrate digital into their strategy, creative, and production processes. The [...]
Women Founders and Funders Breaking New Ground in LA – Tomorrow’s Billion Dollar Club? @ Marina del Rey Hotel - Marina Room
Thursday @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Did you know that two of LA’s five $1 billion+ startups are founded by women? As the LA entrepreneur ecosystem continues to strengthen, there is [...]
Thursday Night Cocktail Reception @ Marina del Rey Hotel - Lawn
Thursday @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Thursday Night Cocktail Reception @ Marina del Rey Hotel - Lawn | Marina del Rey | California | United States
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SBF Tech Theme Park Party presented by Media Temple @ CTRL Collective - Playa Vista
Thursday @ 8:00 pm – June 26, 2015 @ 12:00 am
SBF Tech Theme Park Party presented by Media Temple @ CTRL Collective - Playa Vista | Los Angeles | California | United States
Attend LA’s first Tech Theme Park party at the brand new 26,000 sq ft. CTRL Collective space in Playa Vista from 8p-midnight.  We’re creating [...]
A Friday Morning Keynote: Sean Moriarty, Demand Media, CEO @ Marina del Rey Hotel - Regatta Room (Main Stage)
Friday @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
A Friday Morning Keynote: Sean Moriarty, Demand Media, CEO @ Marina del Rey Hotel - Regatta Room (Main Stage) | Marina del Rey | California | United States
Sean serves as Chief Executive Officer and a member of the board of directors of Demand Media. Sean was previously the CEO of Saatchi Art, [...]
Designing Experiences, Designing Teams @ Marina del Rey Hotel - Edgewater Room
Friday @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Designing Experiences, Designing Teams @ Marina del Rey Hotel - Edgewater Room | Marina del Rey | California | United States
User experience design is more than user interface design. This panel will explore the impact design thinking has on our world – most tangibly on [...]
Gadget Sandbox @ Marina del Rey Hotel - Gadget Sandbox / Sponsor Lounge
Friday @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Gadget Sandbox @ Marina del Rey Hotel - Gadget Sandbox / Sponsor Lounge | Marina del Rey | California | United States
Check out “tech you can touch” with these leaders in drones, 3D printing, and other new technologies. - DJI Drones - AIO Robotics - More [...]
How Do I Choose a CTO? @ Marina del Rey Hotel - Marina Room
Friday @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
How Do I Choose a CTO? @ Marina del Rey Hotel - Marina Room | Marina del Rey | California | United States
Join this panel featuring CEOs and CTOs who will assist in answering the questions related to choosing a CTO for your new venture. Topics may [...]
International Startups @ Marina del Rey Hotel
Friday @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Speakers will discuss the rising tech startup scene in various international cities and countries, discussing startups, tech, and startups with international operations. Workshop also includes [...]
VR: Storytelling and Access @ Marina del Rey Hotel - Sunset Dining Room
Friday @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
VR has been huge this year, with VFX artists, storytellers, filmmakers, game makers, writers, developers and more doing VR.  This panel will give an overview [...]
Branding in a Digital World: UK Perspectives @ Marina del Rey Hotel - Boardroom
Friday @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Companies from Silicon Beach UK will give insights into using digital tools to build brands. Moderator: Matthew Desmier, Founder of Silicon Beach, Wise Old Uncle Ltd Panelists: - [...]
CTO Stories @ Marina del Rey Hotel - Marina Room
Friday @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
CTO Stories @ Marina del Rey Hotel - Marina Room | Marina del Rey | California | United States
Silicon Beach CTOs from top companies will discuss how they find developers, build their team, work with other teams in their organization, and scale for [...]
Evenings at the Loft: Process and Design @ Marina del Rey Hotel - Edgewater Room
Friday @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Evenings at the Loft: Process and Design @ Marina del Rey Hotel - Edgewater Room | Marina del Rey | California | United States
Evenings at the Loft is coming to SBF! Take a peek inside the fastest growing design community salon. Featuring ten minute talks on Ethics, Aesthetics and Design Processes. [...]
Internet of Things @ Marina del Rey Hotel - Sunset Dining Room
Friday @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Internet of Things @ Marina del Rey Hotel - Sunset Dining Room | Marina del Rey | California | United States
This session will focus on key aspects of the Internet of Things (IoT) and the overall connectivity of products and devices. With the changing nature [...]
Titans of LA Tech @ Marina del Rey Hotel - Main Stage
Friday @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Join us for an in-depth discussion with tech titans from some of LA’s largest tech companies who’ll discuss entrepreneurship, leadership, and building a business in [...]
Chinese Investments in Silicon Beach @ Marina del Rey Hotel - Boardroom
Friday @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Chinese investors and companies are actively investing in Silicon Beach. After Chinese-based Tencent acquired LA-based Riot Games, more Chinese investors are investing in LA area [...]
Hardware Startup Panel @ Marina del Rey Hotel - Dining Room
Friday @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
This panel will feature hardware startups discussing their path to success on developing a business, not just a product, with a singular aim of supporting [...]