Conference Agenda

Conference Theme: How Brands Big & Small, National & Regional, are Embracing the Dynamic Legalized Sports Gaming Environment

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Thursday, June 27, 2019

4:00pm - 6:30pm

Tune in for the FSGA Experts Fantasy Football A and B League drafts. “A” League is broadcast LIVE on SiriusXM Radio.

6:30pm - 7:00pm

All FSGA members and non-members are encouraged to attend this welcome session with key insights into how to make the most of your first FSGA conference experience. This is a great opportunity to learn about the vast networking and educational opportunities occurring during the Summer Conference in NYC.

7:00pm - 9:00pm

Kick off your Summer Conference experience at this opening reception. Enjoy food and drinks and network with peers as you discuss the action that unfolded during the football drafts, all while serving the Boys and Girls Club of NYC with MatterBox in this dual networking and service project event!.

Friday, June 28, 2019

8:00am - 9:45am

Join fellow conference attendees for a morning breakfast and great networking opportunity.

9:45am - 10:00am
Paul Charchian

FSGA President


10:00am - 10:45am

Future fantasy superstar and Oakland Raiders rookie running back Josh Jacobs is coming to our Summer Conference! He’ll talk with Fantasy Sports Hall of Famer and ESPN Senior Fantasy Analyst, Matthew Berry, in a presentation modeled after a “fireside chat.”

Jacobs, 21, was the first running back taken in the 2019 NFL Draft, selected by the Oakland Raiders with the 24th overall pick. The team will be the focus of HBO’s “Hard Knocks” this season. Jacobs is also the first rookie being selected in most fantasy drafts, according to Average Draft Position (ADP). Early drafters are taking Jacobs before Andrew Luck, Mark Ingram and Deshaun Watson, among others.

The conversation will focus on Jacobs’ thoughts on fantasy football, how he sees his role in Oakland’s offense, his time at Alabama and much more. There will also be audience Q&A.

Matthew Berry

Senior Fantasy Sports Analyst


Josh Jacobs

Running Back

Oakland Raiders

10:45am - 11:30am

The online and offline footprint of real money fantasy sports, sports betting, iGaming &
more differs pretty considerably. Our panelists will discuss how their strategies change
depending on the type of product and the target audience they are pursuing.

AJ Vaynerchuk



Laila Mintas



Anika Howard

VP of Brand Marketing and Digital

Foxwoods Casino

Jamie Shea

Head of Sportsbook Digital


Joe Yanarella

Senior VP/GM, Sports Betting

Bleacher Report

11:30am - 12:15pm

Many fantasy sports organizations were already proactively preparing for May 2018’s
PASPA ruling to come out the way it did. Now, a full year later, our panel will discuss
how all of these organizations have evolved and how they are efficiently scaling their
businesses to meet the growing opportunities.

Chris Dougan

Chief Communications Officer

Genius Sports Group

Cal Spears



Stephanie Kwok

VP Customer Marketing


Chad Millman

Chief Content Officer

The Action Network

12:15pm - 1:45pm

Join fellow conference attendees for lunch.

1:45pm - 2:30pm

Who are the sports bettors in the U.S.? What percent is male vs. female? How old are they? Where do they live? How much do they spend on sports betting and fantasy sports? These are just some of the questions that will be answered at this annual research presentation. Take a look at the research and data surrounding sports betting and fantasy sports during this session which explores an extensive study examining the composition of the sports betting and fantasy sports markets along with how spending and online consumption habits have evolved with the legalization of sports betting.

Jason Allsopp

Vice President


2:30pm - 3:00pm

The FSGA Elevator Pitch is a contest for up-and-coming fantasy businesses and
those that have a revolutionary product/service who pitch their innovative idea to a
crowd. Learn more at

Kevin Vela

Founding Partner

Vela Wood

3:00pm - 3:30pm
3:30pm - 4:15pm

FTP games allow customers to “bet ” without real money involved and are legal in all
50 states. Our panelists will discuss the various products and services in the FTP &
RMG industries and the synergies between them.

Stephen Murphy


Boom Fantasy

Phillip de Winter

Head of Business Development


Craig Robinson

Chief Revenue Officer


Scott Kaufman Ross

SVP Fantasy & Gaming


4:15pm - 5:00pm

The sports gaming landscape is a very dynamic one evidenced by over 100 Bills proposed in more than 25 different states across all forms of sports gaming. The panelists will discuss the current trends in all Sports Gaming legislation, our experts will predict the future on legislation and how it will ultimately impact local and national brands.

Jake Williams

Vice President - Legal & Regulatory Affairs


Thomas Allen

Executive Director

Morgan Stanley

Don Cornwell


PJT Partners

Darren Rovell

Senior Executive Producer

The Action Network

Jeremy Kudon


Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe

5:00pm - 5:30pm

5:00-5:05 Elevator Pitch Award Presentation – Kevin Vela
5:05-5:12 Gamechanger Award Presentation – Matthew Berry
5:12-5:22 Fantasy Sports Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony
5:22-5:30 Closing Remarks

7:00pm - 10:00pm

Help us celebrate another great FSGA Conference! The action continues at our post-conference party at Buffalo Wild Wings—just a five-minute walk from the hotel. We’ll enjoy great food, unlimited beverages, and more fun with fellow attendees! Tickets are required for this FSGA-exclusive event. Buy yours for just $150 per person onsite at the FSGA Registration Desk, or email Missy now at

Saturday, June 29

4:10pm first pitch - TBD