Announcing the Afterparty at Inside Social Apps InFocus 2011 – January 25th in San Francisco

January 25th | San Francisco

Inside Social Apps InFocus 2011, our second conference on the future of monetization on social platforms, is happening January 25th in San Francisco.

Often, the best way to understand an industry and its influencers is in an informal setting. We invite you to kick back and get to know the industry’s most influential developers at the Inside Social Apps InFocus 2011 afterparty. The Inside Social Apps afterparty will feature a limited-time open bar, appetizers, and great networking! It will take place in the SOMA neighborhood of San Francisco, and is only open to registered attendees.

Inside Social Apps is just weeks away — last year’s event was sold out, so we encourage you to register now.

Who’s Speaking?

At Inside Social Apps InFocus 2011, executives and experts from Facebook, Google, leading social networks, mobile platforms, social game and app developers, media companies, virtual goods and payment services, and investors will be discussing the future of social platforms and virtual goods monetization in social games and apps.

We’re honored to present the following confirmed speakers at Inside Social Apps InFocus 2011:

Bret Taylor
CTO, Facebook
Eric Chu
Group Manager, Android Platform, Google
Kristian Segarstrale
Co-founder and CEO, Playfish (now part of EA)
Vish Makhijani
SVP Business Operations, Zynga
Kevin Chou
Co-founder and CEO, Kabam
Peter Relan
Executive Chairman, CrowdStar
Rick Thompson
Co-Founder, Playdom (now part of Disney), and Investor
Jason Oberfest
VP Social Apps, ngmoco:) (now part of DeNA)
Rex Ng
Co-Founder and CEO, 6waves
Deborah Liu
Commerce Product Marketing, Facebook
Sean Ryan
EVP and GM Games, News Corp
Bill Gossman
CEO, hi5
Anil Dharni
Co-founder, Funzio; Founder, Storm8
Paul Bettner
GM, Zynga with Friends
Jens Begemann
Co-founder and CEO, Wooga
Eric Goldberg
Managing Director, Crossover Technologies
Carey Kolaja
Senior Director, Digital Goods Operations, PayPal
Raph Koster
VP Creative Design, Playdom (now part of Disney)
Atul Bagga
VP Equity Research, Games, ThinkEquity
Manu Rekhi
GM Games and Platform, MySpace
Matthaeus Krzykowski
Founder, Xyologic
Asokan Thiyagarajan
Dir. Platforms & Tech. Strategy, Samsung
Justin Smith
Founder, Inside Network
Eric Eldon
Editor, Inside Network

Inside Social Apps InFocus 2011 – January 25th in San Francisco

Social applications first emerged in 2007, and are today maturing into a global media ecosystem. With the launch of the Facebook Platform, followed by platforms from MySpace and other social networks, developers worldwide could leverage the social graph to create new kinds of social experiences never before possible.

Now, three and a half years later, what started out as sheep throwing and vampire biting has quickly become a profitable billion-dollar industry, punctuated by numerous major acquisitions by the world’s leading media companies and developers. But now, new challenges are emerging, affecting big players and new entrants alike.

Inside Social Apps will investigate the latest trends and challenges for social applications, and look at what’s to come for developers throughout the space – including the growth of virtual goods and social applications on mobile devices.

What are the biggest uncertainties and opportunities facing the future of social games and applications in 2011, and who is leading the way?

Inside Social Apps InFocus 2011 takes place January 25th, 2011 at the Mission Bay Conference Center in San Francisco, and brings together the world’s leading entrepreneurs to weigh in on the future of social app and game monetization.

Inside Social Apps will be a one-day summit led by Inside Network’s Eric Eldon and Justin Smith, and will take in-depth investigative approach to the day’s discussions. At Inside Social Apps, Inside Network will work alongside founders and executives of the top social networking, social gaming, mobile social gaming, payments, and virtual goods infrastructure companies to analyze the most important issues affecting the industry. Inside Social Apps is geared towards developers on Facebook, iPhone, Android, and emerging online social platforms.

Inside Social Apps will be a content-rich day of critical discussion, followed by an evening and nighttime of casual networking.

Register Now

A limited set of “Early Admission” tickets is available through Friday at a special price of $299. This price will change after Friday, and space will be very limited, so we encourage you to register early.

From all of us at Inside Network, we hope to see you on January 25th in San Francisco at Inside Social Apps!

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