SCALE 2018

SCALE: The Future of Blockchain and Cryptocurrency

April 18, 2018 | 1:30pm – 6:00pm (talks begin at 2pm)
USC | Building: Fertitta Hall (JFF) | 610 Childs Way, Los Angeles, CA 90089

Parking: To be arranged


CEO, Grab Games
Anthony Bourquez

CEO of Grab Games

Gabriel Schillinger
Gabriel Schillinger

CEO & Co-Founder of Gamma

Sam Snyder
Sam Snyder

COO & Co-Founder of Gamma

Greg Essig
Greg Essig

eSports & Crypto Expert

Maria Essig
Maria Essig

Gaming Lead, AR/VR at Google

Brett Morrison
Brett Morrison

CEO & CTO at Async, Inc.

Anders Kargaard
Anders Kargaard

Bitcoin Speaker

Shan Aggarwal
Shan Aggrawal

Michael Tam
Michael Tam

Associate at Crosscut Ventures


Registration | 1:30 – 2pm
Check-in, snacks

Introduction | 2pm
Introduction by Anthony Borquez

Fireside Chat | 2:15pm – 2:50pm
Gabriel Schillinger and Sam Snyder will discuss the craziness in the ICO markets, how blockchain businesses have been funded through ICOs, and what the future of ICOs might

Coffee Break | 2:50 pm

Panel on Games and Blockchain | 3pm – 3:45pm
Greg Essig and Maria Essig will lead a panel on the emerging games and blockchain community and the synergies between the fast-growing blockchain and game industries.

Coffee Break | 3:50pm

Building on Chain Panel | 4pm – 4:45pm
The biggest issue with blockchain is that it’s hard and slow to build on and off chain. That’s changing with the introduction of coding libraries and more efficient scaling solutions like Lightning Network/Plasma. Brett Morrison will lead this panel with Anders Kargaard.

Investor Panel: Blockchain Investing | 5pm – 5:45pm
We have gathered a group of investors from LA that have invested and continue to invest in blockchain companies. Joining us will be Shan Aggrawal from Greycroft and Michael Tam from Crosscut Ventures. Get your questions ready!

Cocktails on Campus | 6pm – 7:30pm
Please join us for drinks and snacks after the event.