LOS ANGELES—AVN Media Network is pleased to announce gamification expert Gabe Zichermann will deliver the keynote address for GayVN at Internext.
The world renowned author and speaker will give the special presentation from noon to 1 p.m. at an all-inclusive brunch for the GayVN segment of Internext on Sunday, January 15 at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. The Presenting Sponsor for the brunch, Flirt4Free, will be providing entertainment, food, drinks and gifts for attendees for the second straight year.
Zichermann is an author, TED speaker and serial entrepreneur. His talks, workshops, books and courses have inspired an entire generation of marketers, customer loyalty experts, HR professionals, strategists and product designers to make the world a more fun and engaging place.
“Like last year, this will be a great get-together of the top companies working in the gay adult space online and Gabe is an excellent speaker,” said Jeff Wilson, director of business development at Flirt4Free. “I think he will be an excellent addition to the brunch. I’m also excited to talk about our plans for 2017 which include new features on Flirt4Free and the launches of the new Gay.com and Gayhub.”
Widely regarded as the premier voice in the industry for gamification strategies, Zichermann also speaks extensively on user engagement and behavioral design. His books include two volumes of Gamification by Design (2015, 2011), a pair of definitive reference guides on the use of game mechanics in non-game contexts; The Gamification Revolution (McGraw Hill, 2013); and Game-Based Marketing (2010).
He is also founder and editor-in-chief of the industry's primary publication, Gamification.co. In addition, Zichermann co-designed the live-event gamification platform, livecube (livecube.co), and co-founded strategy/design consultancy, Dopamine (dopa.mn), where he works with leading brands to drive customer and employee engagement.
"When we created this event last year I had no idea what to expect as far as a turnout," said AVN CEO Tony Rios. "But I was pleasantly surprised to see so much amazing support from the community that we didn't have enough seats to accommodate everyone who came out. We're very excited about hosting another fantastic GayVN brunch and I couldn't be happier to have Gabe bring it home for us.”
Zichermann will be speaking in the GayVN lounge, which is located in Festival Hall B. For a complete schedule, click on the GayVN tab at Internext-Expo.com.
Affiliates can register for free for Internext Expo and [email protected] at Internext-Expo.com, while all others can purchase a badge here. To book a room for the event, click here for registration at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino.