Investor Festival by Expert Dojo
May
29
to May 31

Investor Festival by Expert Dojo

Expert Dojo (map)
Purchase tickets here

This Investor Festival is for current Expert DOJO members and future members alike. If you need investment there is not a larger investor pitch event in the United States. We spend all year helping our members grow and find investment and we want everyone to have our access to the best investors in the country. Past attendees include Lightspeed Ventures, Goldman Sachs, Upfront Ventures, Lux Capital, Arena Ventures, Crosscut Ventures, Bryant Stibel, Bam Ventures, Qualcomm Ventures, Social Leverage, TenOneTen Ventures, Wavemaker Partners, K1 Ventures, Luma Ventures, Bonfire Ventures, and dozens of other venture capitalists and angel investors. 

If you are not a member of Expert Dojo but would like to only watch our 3-day long celebration of startups pitching to investors then register here on eventbrite

You have been working hard building the foundation for a great business. Now its time to watch startups meeting strategic investors and be a part of the excitement We will have over 100 of the highest caliber investors attending and can cater for seed and series A. We have something for every great startup.

If you are not a member of want to pitch to investors then you must apply to info@expertdojo.com. We will reply to you individually and let you know the criteria for getting in. If you are an investor and are interested in attending please email jon@expertdojo.com to get set up.

 

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Geek Pitch: Startups Pitch to Engineers | South LA
May
30
6:00 PM18:00

Geek Pitch: Startups Pitch to Engineers | South LA

Phase Two (map)
Free tickets available here.

So many pitch events are geared towards pitching to investors. This event was created so that different stage startups can pitch to engineers. One of the biggest hurdles in a startup is finding a CTO (Chief Technical Officer) and/or a developer team to build the product.
Misla- Made in South LA, Code District, and Bixel Exchange have teamed up to connect Startups with Developer talent. Misla is a pre-code academy with focus on training underrepresented minorities in the South Los Angeles area. 

Each startup will have 5 min to pitch their company to a room full of engineers. Startups will range from pre-funded, to seed round, to series A and beyond. Most will be looking for engineers interested in equity-only or equity+cash compensation. Some startups will be pitching to hire our culturally diverse engineers. Pitching Startups will be announced at a later date. The engineers attending will be diverse with skill levels ranging from student to Senior level programmer. They will have interest in joining pre-funded startups and beyond.

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GA X SNEAKERAR PRESENT: BREAK THROUGH 2D MOBILE DESIGN WITH AUGMENTED REALITY
May
30
6:45 PM18:45

GA X SNEAKERAR PRESENT: BREAK THROUGH 2D MOBILE DESIGN WITH AUGMENTED REALITY

General Assembly Santa Monica (map)

SneakerAR will chat about the evolving landscape of product design as AR enabled mobile devices break through 2 dimensional interactions and animations. While there are benefits, there are also challenges that come about the process and Wesley Magness, CEO of SneakerAR, will talk about his experience with it all. 

What You’ll Take Away: An understanding on the current state of mobile AR and the process / requirements of integrating ARKit | ARCore | Vuforia for mobile devices.

Why It Matters: As mobile evolves past 2D interfaces, product designers & project managers have a responsibility to understand this new landscape and its benefits and challenges.

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Technology Innovation Forum by OCTANe
May
31
to Jun 1

Technology Innovation Forum by OCTANe

Newport Beach (map)
Purchase tickets here

Everything you need to know:

  • Two-days of high-quality, relevant content
  • Over 55 speakers, 60 sponsors, and 80 companies in the Innovation Showcase
  • Over 800 attendees ranging from entrepreneurs, industry executives, strategic partners, qualified investors, and academicians
  • The largest technology innovation and investment conference in Southern California

Key Topics:

  • AR/AI Creating a More Engaging Customer Experience
  • The Rise of eSports & Gaming
  • The Anatomy of Success
  • The Future of Work
  • Application of Blockchain Technologies
  • Leveraging a Cybersecurity Hub in SoCal
  • Changing Landscapes in the Semiconductor Industry
  • And more……

Top 5 Reasons to Attend:

  • Network with a like-minded peer group of tech executives and leaders that are disrupting & transforming the industry
  • Make valuable connections with a dynamic range of tech investors, including VCs, Angels, Strategics, PE, Crowdfunders, Etc.
  • See the most innovative SoCal tech CEOs pitch their startups through LaunchPad Company Presentations
  • Learn from industry experts on current hot topics during keynotes and panel sessions
  • Visit over 80 tech companies in the Innovation Showcase, ranging from startup to Fortune 500 companies

More info here

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GA X GUST LAUNCH PRESENT: FAILING UPWARD
May
31
6:00 PM18:00

GA X GUST LAUNCH PRESENT: FAILING UPWARD

General Assembly Santa Monica (map)
RSVP here

Join us for a fireside chat with Kara Weber as we delve into the details of real-life founder successes and failures. Learn the lessons even the most experienced founders had to come by the hard way and hear actionable advice for sidestepping these common pitfalls. Then, pitch Kara on your venture - whether just an idea, prototype, or fully developed product, Kara will provide feedback on what to think about next.

Overview: We'll be speaking to an experienced startup founder about the lessons they've learned along their entrepreneurial journey, the mistakes they've made, and the things they'd do differently if they could start over.

What You’ll Take Away: earn from common founder mistakes, so you don't have to! Additionally, every attendee will receive a free audio copy of David S. Rose's Startup Checklist and receive a 15% discount to Gust Launch, a Company as a Service to help you turn your ideas into a company.

Why It Matters: re you considering rolling up your sleeves and beginning your entrepreneurial journey? Learn from those who have come before you through a fireside chat, pitch competition, networking and beyond.

Apply to Pitch: https://gust.ly/pitch

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AT&T Shape Conference
Jun
2
to Jun 3

AT&T Shape Conference

Warner Bros. Studios Gate 8 (map)
Register for free ticket at https://shape.att.com/. Use this coupon code to attend for FREE: TechInLA

Join us at Warner Bros. Studios for AT&T SHAPE, June 2-3. This event, which normally costs $100, will be free for meetup members who use the coupon code listed above.

Register at https://shape.att.com/
Use this coupon code to attend for FREE: TechInLA

The free admission includes all of Saturday and Sunday’s full slate of activities! Enter the coupon code – TechInLA – on the "Payment" page for free registration -- you do not need to enter credit card information.

Here are some of Saturday and Sunday’s (June 2nd and 3rd) activities.
• Be inspired by visionary speakers as they discuss how digital media, film and television are being transformed by new technologies like mixed reality, interactive storytelling, and more.
• Watch finalists of the App Challenge pitch their projects on the SHAPE main stage - Explore the future of filmmaking technology through interactive exhibits featuring visual effects, full body and facial motion capture, animatronics, and more.
• One of Hollywood’s most innovative filmmakers and Academy Award nominated director, Ava DuVernay, will co-host AT&T Film Awards finals. The audience will then vote for their favorite short and help determine who will take home a share of $60,000 in prizes.
• Take the Warner Bros. Studio Tour and explore outdoor sets and soundstages used to create productions such as Gilmore Girls, The Big Bang Theory, and Argo. Visit the DC Universe—DC Comics Exhibit, the real Central Perk Friends set, original Batman Museum—Batmobile Collection, and so much more.

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El Segundo Tech Networking @ Cross Campus
Jun
6
6:00 PM18:00

El Segundo Tech Networking @ Cross Campus

Cross Campus South Bay (map)
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WHAT: Tech Networking at Cross Campus' newest location in the South Bay!
DRINKS: Beer & Wine served by Uncorked Wine Bar Hermosa Beach.
Tickets cover your first wine tasting! Additional drinks available for purchase.

• What to bring
Eventbrite ticket on your preferred digital device.

• Important to know
Cross Campus Guest Parking on the ground floor.

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Quake Capital Cohort Kickoff
Jun
7
6:30 PM18:30

Quake Capital Cohort Kickoff

WeWork Gas Company Tower (map)
RSVP here

Description

Introducing Quake's 16 portfolio companies for our Summer '18 accelerator program. This is a great chance for VCs to meet the cohort at the beginning of the accelerator prior to the final Demo Day, advisors to choose startups they'd want to mentor, Speakers, and others in the entrepreneurship community to get involved.

 

Want to partner with funded startups in some way and learn more about Quake Capital?

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Managing and Leading Design from a European Perspective
Jun
8
6:00 PM18:00

Managing and Leading Design from a European Perspective

General Assembly DTLA (map)
Free tickets available here.

So what can you learn from Europe's past and present leading design practices, and how they innovate, manage, and lead design?

In this talk, hosted by Frans Joziasse and Jay Peters of PARK, the international design leadership consultancy who has been working with clients such as Audi, LEGO, Miele, Nestle, Sony, Kimberly-Clark, Novo Nordisk, BASF, Unilever, Glaxo Smith Kline, we will look at how Europe manages design and leads innovation. In this talk, they will guide you in best practices in the approach, execution, and management of design, and how you can create more efficient and innovative operations of your own.

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verynice Women's Design Salon: Freelance 101
Jun
9
12:00 PM12:00

verynice Women's Design Salon: Freelance 101

ROW DTLA (map)
Free tickets available here.

The verynice Women’s Design Salon is an intimate series that empowers our local creative community of women by bringing them together, along with outside experts, to discuss real issues, current events, and new ideas. While the series is focused on empowering women, all are welcome to attend and contribute. 
In this special Los Angeles Design Festival event we’ll be connecting independent creatives to share their insights and experiences. Join our experts in a healthy discussion and some fun activities surrounding what it means and what it takes to be a freelancer.

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Designing the Customer Experience
Jun
9
12:00 PM12:00

Designing the Customer Experience

General Assembly (map)
Free tickets available here.

In this workshop, we will look at how to make customer experience a key strategic advantage for your company or clients through the power of design. You will hear how companies are using new customer engagement tools to drive a holistic brand experience… resulting in loyal customers who engage and buy more, both on- and offline. You will also map your own company’s customer experience and brainstorm ways to increase engagement and extend customer lifetime value.

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Code in the Brewery
Jun
11
5:30 PM17:30

Code in the Brewery

Angel City Brewery (map)
Free tickets available here.

General Assembly and Angel City Brewery join forces to bring the power of code to the Los Angeles community for one high impact, interactive evening. In this two-hour, hands-on coding 101 crash course - you’ll discover the basics of coding using HTML and CSS. 

Capacity is limited so admission will be first come, first served. Please RSVP. Bring your ID, a fully-charged laptop and an open mind. Be ready to learn while sipping a brew or two.
Schedule 5:30 Check-in + Grab a beer
6:00 - 8:00PM Coding 101 Crash Course - taught by Jonathan Tamset, General Assembly Web Development Instructor

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Quake Capital Job & Internship Fair
Jun
15
4:30 PM16:30

Quake Capital Job & Internship Fair

WeWork Gas Company Tower (map)
RSVP here

Description

Quake's 16 portfolio companies will be hiring for both full-time and internship opportunities. This is a great chance to get in at the early stages of a startup where you can truly make an impact. 

RSVP early and have the opportunity to submit your resume prior to the event for priority consideration. 

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Posible L.A. Entrepreneur Summit 2018 | Pasadena
Jun
23
12:00 PM12:00

Posible L.A. Entrepreneur Summit 2018 | Pasadena

Saturday, June 23, 2018
8:00 AM  5:00 PM
Pasadena Convention Center (map)

You can attain success! At Posible L.A. Entrepreneur Summit 2018, we will help you find the way. Be a part of a 1-day bilingual Entrepreneurial event in which you will have access to conferences, workshops, discussion panels and special presentations. Also, the opportunity to learn and know more about some of the most successful people from the business world.

Visit here for the complete information.

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Center of Gravity Community Social for Innovators and Entrepreneurs
May
24
7:00 PM19:00

Center of Gravity Community Social for Innovators and Entrepreneurs

Ironside (map)
RSVP for free ticket here

We’re convening the most engaged innovators and entrepreneursin Long Beach for an evening of mingling, live music, and libations. Let the busy minds unwind!

CENTER OF GRAVITY COMMUNITY SOCIAL

WHEN:
Thursday, May 24, 2018 • 7-10pm

WHERE:
Ironfire
4195 N Viking Way in Long Beach (90808)

Free to attend and open to all who share our vision of creating a center of gravity for local innovation and entrepreneurship. Enjoy live, acoustic music, beer & wine, refreshments, chance encounters, and fruitful conversations in our inspiring, modern industrial digs. Free parking and blazing-fast WiFi will also be provided. We look forward to hosting you!

CONTACT:
hello@ironfire.co

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CTRL Collective Presents Innovation Day 2018
May
24
6:00 PM18:00

CTRL Collective Presents Innovation Day 2018

CTRL Collective Playa Vista (map)
RSVP for free ticket here.

CTRL Collective is proud to present its 3rd Annual Innovation Day

Join us during this open house to celebrate the achievements of our extraordinary members.

Pioneers in fields of technology, science, media and art will showcase their work and share their passion with others. Mingle, network, explore, play, and learn while you enjoy a bite and drinks at our beautiful Playa Vista.

The night will feature:
- A Hot Seat Panel Discussion: A chance to meet and hear CTRL Collective members share stories about how they are progressing in their business
- Complimentary corporate headshots by The Headshot Truck, professional photography in a mobile photo studio
- A food truck and beer/wine bar
- Fantastic giveaways throughout the night
- VR experiences and 3D printing
- Exhibitor tables from CTRL partners and member companies like Lyft, LMU MBA, weframe, VitaJuwel, Robot Foods, Demitasse Coffee Roasters, Boissett Collection Wines, Formlabs, Flixbus, VRScout, Chic Studios, OHOM Productions, BC Design Haus, Madeline Rozwat Films, Bezalel, Alpha Token, IPSO, and more!

-Free Valet Parking

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SiliconBeach.LA Tech Networking Event at Casa Del Mar powered by Google
May
24
6:00 PM18:00

SiliconBeach.LA Tech Networking Event at Casa Del Mar powered by Google

Casa Del Mar (map)
Purchase tickets here

JOIN US FOR THE BEST NETWORKING EVENT IN SANTA MONICA!

This Month's Event You Get Go:

  • Enjoy LA's most successful Startup & Tech Mixer
  • Mingle with highly successful Men & Women in the Startup, TECH & Entrepreneurially space
  • Enjoy an amazing summer night with the best of the best professionals in Los Angeles
  • Find your next Client, Find your next Employee, Find your next Business Partner

We’re 69,000+ members strong and growing every month! Don't miss this opportunity to meet your next big business connection! 

Our events are comprised of the most influential professionals in the area. Our purpose is to help our members forge strong, lasting relationships within the Silicon Beach community – combining Fortune 500/1000s with Entrepreneurs and Startups. We creating unique opportunities & connections to help you grow your business and network!

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Tech Ladies Happy Hour | Koreatown
May
23
6:30 PM18:30

Tech Ladies Happy Hour | Koreatown

R Bar (map)

Join us for quality conversations and connections at our Tech Ladies Los Angeles Happy Hour in Koreatown. 
WHAT: Delicious drinks + bites that you even get to pay for! 
WHY: Getting to know each other is fun and leads to better networking
Our event is free and open to all who are interested in helping women connect with the best opportunities (and people!) in tech. 

Space is limited, RSVP is required. 

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Dollars & Sense: Alternative Debt Opportunities
May
23
10:00 AM10:00

Dollars & Sense: Alternative Debt Opportunities

La Kretz Innovation Campus (map)
Purchase tickets ($20) here

DESCRIPTION

Debt has a bad rap, but don’t be afraid! Learn how to effectively tap into a wide spectrum of tools to help grow your company, from microfinance and venture debt to asset-based and export financing.

ABOUT THE SERIES

Let us guess...One of the biggest hurdles for your company's growth is access to financing, right? But your company doesn't fit the profile that venture capitalists, angel investors, and traditional bank loan officers are looking for.

Welcome to the club! But good news: There are many more avenues to finance your business than you typically hear about. And we're here to share them with you. You'll get inspired with new ideas, discover which ones might be a fit for you, and learn what you need to do to pursue them.

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A Night in our Global Hood
May
22
2:30 PM14:30

A Night in our Global Hood

This Is Ground (map)
RSVP for free here

DESCRIPTION

We have a special night planned to celebrate the kickoff to travel season, new product launches, and to meet some neighbors. Connect with our local and global community - guests at the event can get paired up with a digital guest to connect our global community. This allows anyone outside of LA to attend and experience our fun and interactive event.

If you're in LA or visiting, please join and if you're in another part of the world, please join as well. RSVP and we'll pair you up with a digital buddy.

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Urban Tech Connect
May
17
9:00 AM09:00

Urban Tech Connect

  • Thursday, May 17, 2018
  • 9:00 AM  5:00 PM
  • Nate Holden Performing Arts Centere (map)

Calling all business minded professionals, founders, students and stakeholders in South Los Angeles. Urban Tech Connect is the premier conference for the next generation of tech entrepreneurs to connect, collaborate, create and receive counsel. It’s a day of empowerment. It’s a way to get plugged in. And it’s an opportunity to show the world that it’s all right here.

Take 10% off tickets with code GRID110. Buy tickets here

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Unique LA Spring Market
May
12
to May 13

Unique LA Spring Market

  • Sat, May 12, 201810:00 PM  Sun, May 13, 20185:00 PM
  • California Market Center (map)

Tickets are $15. Buy here.

At #UNIQUELA you'll discover over 250 curated, independent designers and emerging brands, support the local economy, and be inspired by the community! Get a gift for mom, shop with your squad, or bring the whole family on Sunday for a fun and super unique Mother's Day (so much better then flowers).

All tickets include these great amenities & perks:

- A free artist-edition cotton tote & an exclusive 10-Year anniversary Magazine
- Tillamook ice cream all weekend long!
- Drinks from Califia FarmsGT's KombuchaHarmless Harvest Coconut Water, Chareau cocktails
- Get your portrait with Oh! Snap Studios
- Make DIY floral crowns
- Interactive art installations and photo walls by LA artists
- Relax in one of our luxurious lounges
- Amazing music from our DJs

VISIT US ONLINE TO SEE ALL THE PERKS / GET VIP DETAILS / BROWSE THE PARTICIPANTS

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Talk Shop with Haily Zaki, Christine Joo, founders of the LA Design Festival
May
10
6:30 PM18:30

Talk Shop with Haily Zaki, Christine Joo, founders of the LA Design Festival

  • Thursday, May 10, 2018
  • 6:30 PM  8:30 PM
  • Lumi HQ (map)

Free tickets available here.

Talk Shop with Haily Zaki, Christine Joo, founders of the LA Design Festival. Haily and Christine are the founders of Los Angeles Design Festival (LADF), a citywide series of events that celebrate the Los Angeles’s diverse design culture. In its 8th year, the festival shines a light on the powerful impact of LA artists, architects, designers, and creatives. Ahead of the festival, we’re welcoming Christine and Haily to share the story about founding LADF, organizing the festival's 30+ events, and sharing their experience in the design community.

Wine, cheese and mingling at 6:30pm. Talk is at 7:00pm.

What is Talk Shop? Talk Shop is Lumi's monthly speaker series where LA entrepreneurs and creatives tell all. Join in an off-the-record, cozy conversation and hear the stories behind your favorite local brands.

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Type Thursday
May
10
6:00 PM18:00

Type Thursday

  • Thursday, May 10, 2018
  • 6:00 PM  9:00 PM
  • General Assembly DTLA (map)

Free tickets available here.

TypeThursday Los Angeles is a monthly gathering of L.A-area type geeks. We like to think of ourselves as a type superfamily: we attract local letterform lovers hailing from all disciplines and levels of expertise. Social hours bookend the centerpiece of our event, a group critique we refer to as Type Crit.

What the font is Type Crit‽ Briefly: It’s a critique. Of letterforms. No grades. Plenty of beer.Verbosely: Type Crit is a group critique of up to four, in-progress projects involving letterform design and/or usage. You can get, give, or simply listen to feedback—your pick! Discussion is moderated by a TypeThursday Los Angeles dialogue lead—we pride ourselves on fostering a friendly forum for constructive, thoughtful advice that’ll raise the baseline on your letterform game.

What’s the program for the evening?

6p: Social Hour. Drinks + food included in ticket!
7p: Type Crit. Group critique of letterform design/usage
8p: More Mixing ’n’ Mingling. During Type Crit, you'll realize there are tons of smart people in the room you still need to meet!
9p: Go home.

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Female Founders Fireside Tech Talk | South LA
May
9
6:30 PM18:30

Female Founders Fireside Tech Talk | South LA

  • Wednesday, May 9, 2018
  • 6:30 PM  9:00 PM
  • Phase Two (map)

This event features a panel of innovative, ambitious and successful women entrepreneurs. You will have the opportunity to network with like-minded entrepreneurs, exchange ideas, discuss challenges, opportunities and learn how to strengthen your entrepreneurial mindset.

Check here for the tickets and more details.

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SiliconBeach DTLA Tech Networking Mixer Powered by Google
May
9
6:00 PM18:00

SiliconBeach DTLA Tech Networking Mixer Powered by Google

  • Wednesday, May 9, 2018
  • 6:00 PM  9:00 PM
  • Omni Hotel (map)

Our events are comprised of the most influential professionals in the area. Our purpose is to help our members forge strong, lasting relationships within the DTLA community – combining Fortune 500/1000s with Entrepreneurs and Startups. We creating unique opportunities & connections to help you grow your business and network!

Check here for the tickets and more details.

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LA Games Conference | Hollywood
May
8
9:00 AM09:00

LA Games Conference | Hollywood

  • Tuesday, May 8, 2018
  • 9:00 AM  7:00 PM
  • W Hollywood Hotel (map)

Tickets available here.

On May 8, 2018 join the most influential decision-makers in the digital media industry at Digital Media Wire's Annual LA Games Conference to network, do deals, and share ideas about the future of games and connected entertainment!

As LA's local games event, LA Games Conference brings together LA's dynamic community of developers and game leaders for meaningful networking and meetings at the center of Silicon Beach and Hollywood. The event is held at the iconic W Hollywood and features fireside chats, roundtables, panels and presentations on digital game investment, creation, distribution, marketing and monetization and plenty of networking opportunities with many of the elite in the industry. 

2018 LA Games Conference Agenda:

  • View from the Top: The State of the Game Industry
  • The X[R] Factor: Creating immersive Experiences for Games & Entertainment
  • Virtual Currency & Crypto Collide: How Will ICO's and Blockchain Disrupt Gaming & Entertainment?
  • The Opportunity of eSports for Brands, Agencies & Marketers
  • Owning an Esports Team
  • Game & Entertainment Industry Industry Deal-Makers Roundtable
  • Innovation in Mobile: What Developements Will Fuel Future Growth?
  • Hollywood & Games
  • Keynote Conversation with Bernard Kim of Zynga
  • China and Beyond: The Opportunity in China and APAC's Emerging Markets
  • Fighting Toxicity in Gaming
  • The Future of eSports
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The 2018 United State of Women Summit
May
5
to May 6

The 2018 United State of Women Summit

Sat, May 5, 20189:00 AM  Sun, May 6, 20185:00 PM
Shrine Auditorium (map)
 

The United State of Women Summit isn’t just a conference — it’s a powerful gathering of women and allies from across the country who know their energy and power will break down barriers that stand between women and full equality.

On May 5th and 6th, thousands of women will convene in Los Angeles to inspire and be inspired, to motivate and be motivated, to teach and to learn. Attendees will connect with leading organizations to channel their energy into action, leaving with new ideas and partners, hands-on training, and the tools and resources they need to make the change at all levels.

Check here for all details and tickets.

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