See You at Virtual Goods Summit 2009 in San Francisco

vgs-logo2The 3rd annual Virtual Goods Summit is rapidly approaching on Friday, October 30, at the Westin Market Street in San Francisco. The 2009 edition of the event will bring together thought leaders in the space to talk about what’s changed, what’s working, and the key challenges facing the industry.

The Virtual Goods Summit is hosted by Charles Hudson, my co-author on the soon to be released Inside Virtual Goods: The US Virtual Goods Market 2009-2010 research report. Charles and I will be speaking on trends in the US virtual goods market that morning.

The conference will feature a mix of talks and panel discussions, and the lineup includes a bevy of thought leaders from top social game developers, monetization service providers, and social networks. The full roster is below. In addition, this year’s edition of the event will include a full-day “Virtual Goods Summit University” on October 29th.

To register, click the button below and use the code INSIDESG for a 15% discount to both VGS and VGSU. Look forward to seeing you there!

Conference Details

  • When: Friday, October 30, 2009
  • Time: 8:30 AM – 6:00 PM
  • Where: Westin Market Street
  • Address: 50 3rd Street, San Francisco, CA 94103
  • Register: Here
Confirmed Speakers and Panelists
  • David Wallerstein, Tencent
  • John Earner, Playfish
  • Min Kim, Nexon
  • Dai Watanabe, DeNa Global
  • Andrew Trader (A.T.), Zynga
  • Steve Meretzky, Playdom
  • Amy Jo Kim, Shufflebrain
  • Nils-Holger Henning, Bigpoint
  • Benjamin Joffe, Plus8Star
  • Jameson Hsu, Mochi Media
  • Cary Rosenzweig, IMVU
  • Brian Balfour, Viximo
  • Adam Caplan, Super Rewards
  • David Marcus, Zong
  • Jeremy Liew, Lightspeed Venture Partners
  • Steven Goh, mig33
  • Owen Mahoney, Outspark
  • John Smedley, Sony Online Entertainment
  • Kevin Xu, IGG
  • Zhan Ye, GameVision
  • Renata Dionello, Paypal
  • Ron Hirson, BOKU
  • Siqi Chen, Serious Business
  • Phlip Yun, NHN USA
  • Keith Rabois, Slide
  • David Jesse, Gaia Online
  • Shanna Tellerman, Wildpockets
  • Vikas Gupta, Jambool
  • Bill Wang, Perfect World
  • Geoff Cook, MyYearbook
  • Bill Grosso, Live Gamer
  • Robin Chan, XPD Media
  • Dave Etling, InComm
  • Ludovic Bodin, CMUNE
  • Anu Shukla, Offerpal Media
  • Fernando Paiz, Turbine
  • Melinda Byerley, Linden Lab
  • Roger Wood, ORCA
  • Tim Chang, Norwest Venture Partners
  • Eugene Yoo, Globespan Capital
  • Will O’Brien, TrialPay
  • Shin Takamiya, Globis Capital Partners
  • Jinen Kamdar, Ning
  • Lex Bayer, Spare Change (PlaySpan)
  • Justin Smith, Inside Social Games