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Pocket Gamer Connects San Francisco 2018
May 14th - 15th 2018

Pocket Gamer Connects San Francisco 2018

San Francisco, USA

Date & Times: Monday, May 14th - 15th 2018
9am to 6pm
Location: San Francisco, United States of America
Region: North America
Expected Size: 3,000 - 10,000
Ticket Cost: 300 USD
Target Audience: Developers, Indie Developers, Recruitment, C-Level, Marketing, Students, Creatives, Investors, Publishers, Tool Providers, Technical teams, Ad Companies, Media, YouTubers / Streamers
Event Type: Conference
Featured Platforms: iOS, Android, Windows Phone, Wearables, Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality

Pocket Gamer Connects – THE Global Mobile Games Industry Conference

Leading mobile gaming industry conference, Pocket Gamer Connects, returns to San Francisco in 2018 - bigger and better than ever. More than 1,000 delegates will gather at the Bespoke venue for the two days on May 14-15 to hear from 100 of the world’s leading authorities from the mobile gaming industry. Filling 10 wall-to-wall conference tracks across both days, they will share their expert insight on everything from monetization to the latest development trends.

New Features

New conference tracks for 2018 keep our audience at the cutting edge of the industry, including influencer marketing and blockchain gaming, as well as company culture. Of course, the seminar schedule still includes classic topics such as market overviews, industry trends, and case studies. Check the schedule at http://www.pgconnects.com/sanfrancisco/schedule for the latest announcements.

We’ve also added an all-new dedicated workshop space to help you acquire or develop industry related skills that will help grow your career or business.

Then there's the opportunity to participate in the IGDA Mentor Cafe. Designed to provide bursts of meaningful learning and each IGDA Mentor Café is as unique as its participants. While mentees get to take advantage of advice and feedback, mentors get a better understanding of developers’ current needs and interests – as mentors are also more than welcome to ask questions!

Networking For All

As ever, the conference schedule will be packed with our trademark short, sharp seminars. With no time to waffle, our speakers get straight down to business - which is what you’ll be able to do too, networking with more than 1,000 industry professionals.

The event is called Connects because that’s what we help you do; connect with the whole mobile gaming industry, from students and indie studios to the media, international investors and publishers. Unlike other event organizers, we offer our Pitch & Match meeting scheduler free to all delegates, so you can find that perfect contact and arrange to meet them in person.

No other event puts you in touch with the entire mobile gaming industry like Pocket Gamer Connects.

Pairing Developers With Publishers And Investors

Our SpeedMatch sessions pair developers in rapid succession with a series of publishers and investors in a series of speed-dating style meetings. These short, sharp encounters enable first contact for you to follow up with a longer meeting if you find a potential partner. It’s a shop window for devs to display their wares and a pipeline of prospects for anyone looking to sign up-and-coming talent.

Meet The Media

We welcome regional and international specialist media to our events so that your work reaches the widest audience possible. With our own publishing powerhouse behind us, you are guaranteed that our industry journalists will be onsite for demos, interviews and other ways to raise awareness of your brand or project to the online community outside the walls of the event.

If you’re looking for feedback on a project, stop by our Journalist Bar for a free consultation from professional games journalists.

All About The Indies

Indie devs are the lifeblood of the mobile games industry and Pocket Gamer Connects champions their work to our international audience. The showfloor has a dedicated Indie Showcase area for known names and newcomers alike to display their talent to an industry audience. This is a vibrant and varied expo area for publishers looking to sign promising titles.

And of course, our hugely popular Big Indie Pitches will be back in force with indie devs competing to impress a panel of expert judges. The winners walk away with armfuls of prizes and online marketing worth thousands of dollars.

Established International Audience

More than 13,000 industry professionals have attended the Connects international conference series since 2014. Since then, the roadshow has landed in the UK, North America, Canada, Finland, and India with a genuinely international client base; on average, delegates from more than 40 countries attend each event.

In 2016, we became the biggest dedicated mobile games industry conference series in Europe and have stayed on top ever since. Every event has been bigger and better than the last - and San Francisco continues to grow year-on-year.

Not only have our previous delegates voted Connects the 'best value conference', but 97% would recommend it to a colleague and 96% tell us they’ll come back for more.

Previous speakers and delegates from all the key industry players include Supercell, King, TenCent, Telltale, Apple, Rovio, Disney, Wargaming, Kabam, NTT Docomo, Ubisoft, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Electronic Arts, Gameloft, Sega, Capcom, Unity, Twitter, Twitch and many, many, many more.

Party Hearty

And if that all sounds a bit serious, day one typically closes with the always entertaining powerpoint karaoke that is PechaKucha, before moving on to our infamous Global Connects party. That’s where the networking goes on into the night and you might just make lifelong friends, fortunes and memories...

  • 10 tracks
  • 100 speakers
  • 80 sessions
  • 40+ hours of content (talks + fringe)
  • 600+ companies represented
  • 1,000 delegates

Your conference ticket Includes:

  • Entry to the main conference including access to all content tracks expo and dedicated meeting area on both days
  • Access to fringe events such as The Very Big Indie Pitch
  • Entry to the Global Connects Party
  • Free coffee, tea & refreshments on both days
  • Free wifi
  • A personal profile on the Pitch & Match meeting system and unlimited meeting invites
  • Our eternal* love and admiration (*okay, maybe not eternal)

 

**************** Book your ticket today! ******************

Block bookings: To arrange a discount on block bookings, please contact us if you wish to purchase more than 5 tickets, via sally.kevan [at] steelmedia.co.uk

Students: Student tickets are available, but numbers are limited. You must register using an academic email address to prove your student status.

Journalists: Please apply for accreditation.

Please note all conference tickets are subject to UK VAT at a rate of 20%. You will be sent a VAT receipt by email, along with confirmation of your booking.

For Sponsorships or other Business Development opportunities please contact us via Lisa.Bisset [at] steelmedia.co.uk

Terms and conditions apply. For full details please visit www.pgconnects.com/terms-conditions

Venue

Bespoke
Westfield San Francisco Centre, Level 4
845 Market Street
San Francisco
United States of America

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