2015 DFS Players Conference, Rally, Q&A With FanDuel, DraftKings CEOs

Update: There will be a #FantasyForAll rally held in downtown NYC early Friday morning. In addition, the DFS Players Conference will now feature Q&A sessions with the CEO of FanDuel, Nigel Eccles, as well as the CEO of DraftKings, Jason Robins. Find out more over on our forums in this post by RG CEO Cal Spears.

The Daily Fantasy Sports Players Conference is designed specifically for DFS players who want to improve and reach their highest potential.

The conference will help players set a foundation for DFS success. Speakers and panelists will focus on strategy, tips, best practices, how to use the best tools available, and much more. DFS players of all levels can benefit from attending the inaugural conference.

The Marriott Marquis: Times Square

When it comes to location, New York City has it all. The city is easy to reach by plane, train or car, and it is the world’s epicenter of business and entertainment — the perfect combination for the first-ever DFS Players Conference.

Attendees will have the chance to check out Times Square during the daily break between education sessions and the evening events….but they won’t have to go far. The DFS Players Conference is taking place at the famous Marriott Marquis in Times Square. Attendees will be able to overlook the city both day and night, without stepping a foot outside of the hotel.

DFS Players Conference Schedule

The conference will be a three-day event, starting Thursday, November 12, and running through Saturday, November 14. As attendees arrive, they can register and check in before heading to the DFS Players Conference Kickoff Party on Thursday evening, which will feature a live stream of the Bills v. Jets NFL game.

This party will be a great time to meet other DFS players, chat with conference speakers, and network. Unless you qualify for a live final, this is one of the rare occasions so many of the top DFS players and industry leaders are all in one place and accessible. If you are trying to break into the scene, the DFS Players Conference gives you a great opportunity to present yourself and have face-to-face conversations with other DFS enthusiasts.

Friday will be when the conference really comes alive. Starting at 9 AM, the day is broken down into education sessions, during which some of the best DFS players speak about their areas of expertise and share their personal experiences with DFS. Some of the topics being covered will be NHL 101, advanced NFL stats and modeling, the process of a top cash game player and many more.

The conference also has a very special guest, ESPN fantasy analyst Matthew Berry. He will be the keynote speaker and certainly a speaker you will not want to miss. The amount of knowledge and advice that is going to be given away will be like nothing the DFS community has seen before.

After a packed day of learning, interacting with the top players and meeting fellow DFS players, at night there will be a red carpet premiere of the new DFS documentary, Perfect Lineup. This will be the first-ever public screening of the film, which features many of the DFS players and leaders who will be present at the conference.

Saturday will feature another block of education sessions on important DFS topics, but also has a few awesome events added in. The first event will be an hour-long industry panel that will include Cal Spears (RotoGrinders.com), Peter Schoenke (RotoWire.com) and a FanDuel Rep (TBD). This will be a great opportunity to hear the latest updates on the industry.

FanDuel Playboy Qualifier

To end the final day of the DFS Players Conference, there will be a FanDuel Playboy Mansion live final NBA qualifier and party. This will be an amazing chance to get to experience the live final atmosphere, including the rush of competition. This qualifier will be open only to DFS Conference attendees and Saturday day-pass holders. The winner will receive:

• Playboy Mansion trip package
• A seat in the 2016 NBA Playboy Final
• Chance to take home the FanDuel Playboy Mansion Live Final payout — up to $100,000!
• Two-night stay in Los Angeles
• Free airfare

Speakers, VIP Guests and Sites

The speakers and VIP guest list is truly incredible. This list includes some of the most recognized names in the industry, including:

• Drew “DinkPiece” Dinkmeyer
• Dave “CheeseIsGood” Potts
• Nick “Lucror” Dunham
• Justin “STLCardinals84” Van Zuiden
• Evan Silva
• Adam Levitan
• Peter “DraftCheat” Christensen
• Jordan “JMToWin” Tohline
• Derek Carty
• Jeff Collins
• Peter Schoenke

Plus, we’ll have experts like Stevie Young, Brit Devine and Brett Appley heading up industry booths to answer your questions about MMA, NASCAR and more.

We’re also excited to have several sponsoring sites participate in our conference. Attendees can stop and chat with the teams from Slurv, DraftPot, DailyRoto, StatMuse and FanDuel.

Registration & Day Passes

Can’t make the whole weekend? Good news! There are day passes available for both Friday and Saturday at discounted rates. If you purchase a Saturday pass, you will be eligible for the Playboy Mansion Qualifier. Day passes can be purchased on the DFS Players Conference website.

Overall, the DFS Players Conference promises to be a can’t-miss event. It will give you the chance to meet and learn from the top DFS players in the world, network, check out NYC, and get the live final experience. Register now!

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  • Todfrompa

    Already IN!!! Looking forward to meeting you all

  • jkokbaker

    Is nothing changing now even with the ban in NY?

  • SmartWater

    Marketing and Social Media Manager

    @jkokbaker said...

    Is nothing changing now even with the ban in NY?

    Conference will run as planned!

  • bnaughty

    Curious, any merit to the idea of generating short videos of each players process towards setting their lineups each day, of showing the amount of work and time involved? I think that these vignettes when blasted out in the social media sphere could potentially go a long way toward educating those unfamiliar with the industry (or power-hungry dullards like Eric Schneiderman) as to exactly why this IS a skill game. This is after all a PR battle as well as a legal one.

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