2022 Agenda

Welcome to the 2022 Summit Agenda

Monday, January 24,2022
6:30pm-9:30pm : “Welcome to the 2022 Summit” Party
at Bosscat Kitchen + Libations Whiskey Bar

(Bus service not provided. Uber or walk 1.1 miles from the JW Marriott)

Tuesday, January 25,2022

Morning Session

Buses depart at 8:15am

Breakfast at Alamo Drafthouse


Session One: “State of the Industry” Panel led by Matt Mader of Venue Valet 

Alamo Drafthouse Theater Tour

Buses depart to Star Cinema Grill 

Afternoon Session 

Lunch at Star Cinema Grill

Tour with Q&A

Session Two: ” WIE: Women in Exhibition” led by Heather Blair of WIE


Session Three: “Adapting to the post-COVID world through the use of Technology” led by Jason Green of Theater Toolkit with Kevin Greer, Theater Toolkit | Matt Mader, Venue Valet | Brandon Jones, Filmfrog | John Burrows, Vista

Session Four: “Movie Premiere Experience: How to look at numbers, advance ordering, state of the union & customer experiences” Panel led by Hat Thilakan of Influx Worldwide

Session Five: “What is Samsung Onyx Cinema LED Technology?” led by Tom Lipiec of Moving Image Technologies with Jerry Van De Rydt, MIT | Mark Collins, JBL | Tony Adamson, GDC | Jason Ostrow Star Cinema Grill

Tuesday Evening Event

Dinner & a Movie at Star Cinema Grill on the Onyx Screen

10:00pm Buses depart to host hotels

Wednesday, January 26,2021

Morning Session

Buses depart at 8:15am from JW Marriott Galleria and Hotel Indigo Galleria

Breakfast at Cinepolis: The Luxury Cinema


Theater Tour

Session Six: “Evolution of Digital Camera Projection” led by Joe De Meo of Cinionic

Session Seven: “The Landscape for Doing Business has Changed: A discussion to successfully navigate that change” Panel led by Jeff Kaplan of Sharp/NEC with Rob Novak, Marcus Theaters | Chance Robertson, Flix Brewhouse |Blake Titman, Ballantyne Technical | Michael Giacinto, Proctor Co.

Session Eight: “Mini -Theaters and the Dine-In Experience: The Next Evolution in Movie Theaters” Panel led by Paul Marcot, GDC & Dusty Thomas, GDC with Rich Dautridge, Warehouse Cinemas | Chance Robertson, Flix Brewhouse | Joel Davis, Premiere Cinema | Theresa English, TK Architects

Afternoon Session

Lunch at The Cut by Cinemark

Tour with Q&A

Session Nine: ” Improving Studio Relations” led by Sperling Reich of Celluloid Junkie

Session Ten: ” Best Practices at the Theater: How to Navigate the Ops Side” led by Matt Mader, Venue Valet

Session Eleven: ” A Bright Future for Independent Cinemas” ICA with Rich Daughtridge, Warehouse Cinemas | Bill Campbell, Orpheum Theatre | Joel Davis, Premiere Cinema Corporation


Evening Event

Dinner & Networking at State Fare Kitchen

10:00pm Buses return to host hotels

Thursday, January 27,2022
(Bus service no provided today)
9:00am- noon : “It’s a Wrap Party” round table discussion breakfast

JW Marriott Galleria (host hotel)
noon : hugs, high fives and see you at the next event.