Social Gaming Summit 2009 Coming June 23rd in San Francisco

The Social Gaming Summit 2009, the largest event dedicated to social gaming this year, is coming up in a few weeks on June 23rd in San Francisco. So far, a fantastic lineup of speakers is scheduled to present, including Playfish, Zynga, Playdom, Serious Business, Offerpal, Super Rewards, PayPal, Zong, Challenge Games, Kongregate, Xiaonei, hi5, MySpace, Facebook, and other leading companies in the social gaming space. In addition, I’ll be kicking off the day with an industry overview and update.

You can register by clicking the button below. Inside Social Games readers can save 15% on General Admission tickets if you register using the code INSIDESG at checkout. Look forward to seeing you there!

Event Info

The Social Gaming Summit 2009 is a one day event focused on the intersection of games and the social web. This year’s event will focus on helping social games developers build, monetize, and grow their social games. We’re bringing together the leaders in free-to-play games, social networking, and payments infrastructure for a full day of panels and talks.

  • When: June 23rd, 2009
  • Where: Hotel Nikko, San Francisco


9:30 – 10:00 Social Gaming Industry Overview and Update

* Justin Smith, Inside Social Games

10:00 -10:50 Panel: Building Social Games at Scale

* Moderator: Jeremy Liew, Lightspeed Venture Partners
* Mark Pincus, Zynga
* Dan Yue, Playdom
* Sebastien de Halleux, Playfish

11:00 – 11:50 Panel: Social Games – A Platform Perspective

* Moderator, Michael Arrington, TechCrunch
* Jason Oberfest, MySpace
* Gareth Davis, Facebook
* Andrew Sheppard, hi5
* Joe Chen, Xiaonei

12:00 – 1:15 Lunch

1:15 – 2:00 Panel: Monetization Infrastructure for Social Games

* Erikka Arone, Zong
* Adam Caplan, Super Rewards
* Rob Goldberg, GMG Entertainment
* Renata Dionello, PayPal

2:00 – 2:45 Panel:  Customer Acquisition and Retention for Social Games

* Moderator: Sean Ryan
* Jia Shen, RockYou
* Anu Shukla, Offerpal Media
* Greg Tseng, Tagged
* James Currier, WonderHill

2:45 – 3:15 Break

3:15 – 4:00 Expert Talks

* “Viral Metrics In Action – Building a Killer Testing and Metrics Infrastructure”
o Siqi Chen, Serious Business
* “Getting the Most Out of Your IP: Extend or Be Cloned”
o David King, (Lil) Green Patch

4:00 PM – 4:45 PM Social Games in the Wild: Living Outside of Social Networks

* Matt Mihaly, Sparkplay Media
* Andrew Busey, Challenge Games
* Jim Greer, Kongregate

4:45 PM Closing

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