(all times U.S./Pacific)

6:00 a.m.: Venue Opens
7:00 a.m.: Take the (Damn) MESA Tour!
10:00 a.m.: Networking Break
10:30 a.m.: Opening Remarks/Welcome
10:45 a.m.: Opening KEYNOTE/Sessions
11:20 a.m.: Networking Break
11:30 a.m.: Breakout Sessions

  • Track 1: Virtual Production
  • Track 2: LMT/EIDR/Smart/Data
  • Track 3: MEDCA/IT

12:35 p.m.: Networking Break
12:45 p.m.: Closing Remarks
1:00 p.m.: Networking Reception
2:00 p.m.: Venue Closes


Event Program:

7 – 10 a.m.
Take the (Damn) MESA Tour!
10 – 10:30 a.m.
10:30 – 10:45 a.m.
Opening Remarks/Welcome
Guy Finley, President, MESA
Sinan Al-Rubaye, Chief Experience Officer, ICVR
10:45 – 11:15 a.m.
OPENING KEYNOTE: Why the Metaverse Matters to Hollywood
Our Keynote brings his unique perspective on the metaverse to set the stage for this unique industry event. As the futurist in residence, Ted focuses on leading edge technologies that will integrate across ViacomCBS on both a creative and operational level. He’s spent the last few years studying how virtual and augmented reality will transform the story-telling experience and also drive new conversations with executives charged with aligning the creative’s vision with the latest tools and technologies to create amazing content and distributing it around the world. He comes to the MESAverse, as an avatar, in a candid conversation about our industry’s adoption of VR/AR and mixed reality.
Ted Schilowitz, Futurist in Residence, ViacomCBS
Interviewed by: Sinan Al-Rubaye, Chief Experience Officer, ICVR
11:15 – 11:20 a.m.
Introduction to the Breakout Sessions
11:20 – 11:30 a.m.
11:30 a.m. – 12:35 p.m.
Subject matter experts share innovative ideas, processes, and perspectives in an interactive and intimate way. The audience are free to choose which topic/area they find most interesting. Sessions address key areas or themes on three separate tracks:

Track 1: Virtual Production
Track 2: LMT/EIDR/Smart/Data
Track 3: MEDCA/IT
12:35 – 12:45 p.m.
12:45 – 1 p.m.
Closing Remarks
Guy Finley, President, MESA
1 – 2 p.m.