Vote Now to Bring Populous eSports Panel to SXSW 2017

August 17, 2016

eSports are growing, and they are growing fast. For a sport with fans all over the world, we can do better than big screens in arenas and folding-chair spectator seating. Enter the eSports Colosseum.

Populous, Turner Sports and former eSports pro Stan Press plan to jointly explore this topic at South by Southwest 2017. All you need to do to bring this panel to Austin next March is register and vote through the link below.

Here’s a step by step guide on how to vote:

  1. Follow this link to log in or create an account
  2. Confirm your sign up via email
  3. Find our panel here
  4. Cast your vote with a “thumbs up” at the top left, and click “recommend” in the comments section

Voting closes Friday, Sept 2

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Brian Mirakian, Principal, Director of Brand Activation at Populous – Brian Mirakian serves as director of brand activation in the Americas. Brand activation uses the power of design to link fans, brands, teams and properties by enhancing and extending the in-stadium experience. Mirakian is a master of bringing brands to life by identifying strategic opportunities for immersive fan engagement on all levels, locations and media formats. His award winning work has been recognized internationally and has helped create transformative social experiences in such places as CitiField in New York, CONSOL Energy Center in Pittsburgh, the KFC Yum! Center in Louisville and Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City. Mirakian has also developed brand engagement platforms for the PepsiMax Field of Dreams, Beijing 2008 Summer Olympic Games, and Worldwide Olympic Partner experiential activation for the London 2012 Summer Olympic Games and the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games.

Craig Barry, EVP Production, Chief Content Officer – Craig Barry is executive vice president of production and chief content officer for Turner Sports. In this role, Barry oversees Turner Sports’ remote and studio productions, operations, technology and talent services for sports content airing on TNT, TBS and truTV including all productions in conjunction with the NBA, NCAA, MLB and PGA, along with all digital extensions. A 26-year Turner Sports veteran, Barry also leads the creative direction of Turner Sports’ portfolio of sports properties, ensuring collaboration and integration of content and promotion across all platforms.

Stan Press, Managing Director, Digital and Gaming – Stan Press, Managing Director, Digital and Gaming, is based in San Francisco, CA and recently joined the Magid team to further the game group’s industry consulting and eSports efforts.


About SXSW:

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