X Games Forum will be a full-day conference targeted at uniting the action sports and youth culture communities to explore the state and future of action sports. Panels and speakers will dive into topics driven by progression, authenticity, expression, community, culture and content. The panelists will include top athletes, industry professionals and thought leaders. Agenda and speakers will be announced soon.

X Games Forum Speakers

The Speakers

  • Selema Masekela - Chief of Sports Culture, & X Games Host
  • Kristen Beat - X Games Reporter
  • Marlyss Auster - President & CEO Ventura Visitors and Convention Bureau
  • Lucy Block - Pro Rally Driver, Founder Block House Racing, President 43 Institute
  • Eric Burge - Vice President, Publicis Sports
  • Brian Garofalow - CEO, Skullcandy
  • Brooklinn Khoury - Skateboarder, Model
  • Jason Krutzch - Los Angeles Sports & Entertainment Commission, Vice President, Marketing, Content & Communications
  • Ashley Laporte - VP of Purpose & Impact, Burton
  • Thayer Lavielle - EVP, Wasserman / The Collective
  • Jessi Miley-Dyer - WSL Commissioner
  • Shaun Neff - Entrepreneur & X Games Investor
  • James Ort - Partnerships, Actions Sports & Adventure, BRP
  • Paul Rodriguez - Eight-time X Games Skateboard Medalist
  • Hanna Roberts - BMX Olympic Medalist
  • Ryan Sheckler - Seven-time X Games Skateboard Medalist
  • Jamie Starr - Head of Brand Marketing, Backcountry
  • Mikey Taylor - Thousand Oaks Council Member & Former Pro Skateboarder
  • Ryan Williams - Nine-time X Games BMX Medalist
  • Pam Zam - Executive Director, 43 Institute
Selema Masekela

Tentative Schedule

8:30 am - Breakfast

9:30 am - Welcome

9:45 am - Morning Session (panels to be announced)

12:30 pm - Lunch

1:30 pm - Afternoon Session (panels & breakout sessions to be announced)

4:00 pm - Networking & Venue Tours

Eileen Gu


Forum General Admission - Includes panels, lunch, breakout sessions, networking hour, athlete meet & greet, venue tour, plus a three-day general admission ticket to X Games Ventura for those planning to stay for X Games

Forum Gold Admission - Includes VIP seating for panels, lunch, breakout sessions, networking hour, venue tour AND exclusive merch package plus a three-day Industry Lounge pass to X Games Ventura

Online Access - Includes access to digital library of panels and Group Y Lifetime membership

Group Pricing - Includes discounted rates for companies registering groups

Student - Are you a college student interested in attending? Send us an email for special student pricing!

Kevin Peraza

Media Information

  • Interested in attending as media? Please register via our X Games Ventura media application below.
  • If you're interested in speaking at the forum, please contact Group Y directly.
  • If you're interested in sponsoring the forum, please contact Group Y directly.