Conference Guest List (2024)

Keynote Speakers

Opening Speaker: Keisha Howard
Founder, Sugar Gamers

Closing Speaker: Kate Kellogg

COO, EA Studios

Panel: Gamers Represent(ed)

Dr. Mitu Khandaker

Co-Founder / CEO, Glow Up Games

Ryan Johnson

Founder / CEO, Cxmmunity Media

Brittney Morris

Advanced Writer, Insomniac Games

Athena Peters

Co-Founder / CEO, Rainbow Unicorn Games

Moderator: Steve Branch

Sr Associate Director, DE&I, MIT Sloan

Panel: Gaming For Good

Irena Pereira

Founder / CEO, Unleashed Games

Vadim Polikov

Founder / CEO, Legends of Learning

Mike Pappas

Co-Founder / CEO, Modulate

Alex Dunn

Co-Founder / CEO, Cephable

Moderator: Dr. TL Taylor

Director, MIT Game Lab

Panel: Economics of Gaming

Victoria Caña

Lead Producer, Riot Games

Alex Takei

Business Director, Ruckus Games
& Host of Naavik Gaming Podcast

Jackson Vaughan

Managing Partner, Konvoy

Andrew Lind

Global Product Strategy, Valorant Esports, Riot Games

Moderator: Ashley Meng

MBA Candidate, MIT Sloan

Panel: Future of Game Tech

Chris Covert

Director, Advanced Game Technologies, Inworld AI

Desiree Dickerson

Co-Founder / CEO, THNDR

Ryan Canuel

Co-Founder / CEO, Petricore

Bella Mascheroni

Fmr Sr Manager, Strategic Partnerships, Unity

Moderator: Kyle Gordon

Portfolio & Strategy, PlayStation Studios

Panel: Gamifying The World

Dr. Peter Smith

Head of Game Dev & Training, Limbitless

Stephanie Liu Cossart

Fmr Sr Product Manager, Duolingo

Josh Henderson

Co-Founder / CEO, Battle Road

Taylor Perkins

Director, Games & Emerging Media, Paramount Global

Moderator: Dr. Andy Wu

Associate Professor, HBS