NASPL PDS 2019 Sessions/Speakers and Agendas

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PDS 2019 General Session

The Kids Are Always Right: How Millennial and Gen Z Expectations of Interactivity Will Shape the Future of Gaming

 

Topic Summary:              

In the last five years, technology, broadcast technology in particular, has made it easier for the individual to share their voice with the masses. Along with the explosive growth of YouTube and the dawn of social media, and extended by websites like Twitch, younger audiences have built expectations about communication and entertainment that are radically different than generations prior. A live production that required an entire team and a satellite truck 20 years ago can now be produced by a 13-year-old on her cell phone. This ability to broadcast and monetize the individual voice has dramatically raised the bar for what the audience considers entertaining. There are three pillars in particular on which the gaming industry should be taking cues from the Millennials and Gen Z. In a bygone era, Nowness, Togetherness and Impactability would have been luxuries. In the future of yesterday, they are requirements. Wage gamers of the future will expect immediacy, socialization and the ability to determine outcomes as threshold norms in order to comport with the culture to which they have grown accustomed.


About Khalid Jones:

Khalid Jones is the Managing Partner of SourceRock Partners, a private asset and leadership firm where he oversees the company’s investments in real estate, entertainment and sports. For the last several years, Khalid has brokered deals for the firm with Fortune 500 companies, multi-national hospitality groups and various colleges and universities.

 

Jones is also the co-founder of Echo Fox, one of the world’s preeminent esports organizations, recruiting, developing and celebrating some of the world’s best professional esports athletes. Since its inception in December 2015 with, among others, three-time NBA champion Rick Fox, the organization fields dozens of athletes across various esports competitions, including League of Legends League Championship Series. 

 

Prior to SourceRock, Khalid spent almost a decade as an attorney at some of the most prestigious international law firms in the country, focusing on the defense of large financial institutions and high-profile individuals in government agency led investigations. During his tenure practicing law, Jones defended clients in actions involving the SEC, DOJ, FHFA, the US Treasury Department and various state securities agencies.

 

Khalid graduated from Wake Forest University, where he currently serves on the Alumni Council and received his JD from Stanford Law School. He has a special interest in the study of languages, with a concentration in Spanish and Japanese, and is an avid art collector.

 

General Schedule of Events

All times and events are subject to change.

Monday, July 22, 2019

Noon - 3:45pm

Mega Millions Standards and Guidance Committee Meeting 

*Closed Meeting by Invite Only!

4:00pm - 5:30pm

MUSL Security Meeting
*Closed Meeting by Invite Only!

3:00pm - 7:00pm Registration Open 
5:00pm - 7:00pm NASPL Welcome Reception 

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

8:30am - 3:30pm

Registration Open 

9:00am - 9:15am

Conference Kickoff

9:15am - 9:45am 

NASPL In-Lane and API Initiatives

9:45am - 10:15am General Session 
10:15am - 10:30am Networking Break 
10:45am - Noon All Committees Meet 
Noon - 1:15pm Lunch
1:30pm - 2:00pm

General Session: Responsible Gambling

2:00pm - 2:30pm General Session
2:30pm - 2:45pm Networking Break 
2:45pm - 4:15pm

All Committees Meet 

4:30pm - 5:00pm  Powers/Ott Brown Awards
5:30pm - 6:30pm Women in Leadership Reception
6:30pm -  Dinner on Own

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

8:30am - 3:30pm

Registration Open 

9:15am - 10:30am 

General Session

10:30am - 10:45am

Networking Break 

10:45am - Noon All Committees Meet 

Noon - 1:15pm

Lunch

1:30pm - 2:30pm             

All Committees Meet

2:30pm - 2:45pm                

Networking Break 

2:45pm - 5:00pm                

All Committees Meet

5:30pm - 9:30pm                

All Delegate Night
*All Paid Registrants Invited 

Thursday, July 25, 2019

8:30am - 3:30pm

Registration Open 

9:15pm - 10:15pm

All Committees Meet 

10:15am - 10:30am  

Networking Break 

10:45am - Noon                   

All Committees Meet 

Noon - 1:15pm 

Lunch

1:30pm - 2:30pm               

All Committees Meet

2:30pm - 2:45pm 

Networking Break

2:45pm - 4:00pm

All Committees Meet 

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