As I boarded my flight to Copenhagen it quickly became clear to me I was heading into the unknown: I was about to attend my first ever conference in the name of PocketGamer.biz.
The event set to be graced with my presence was Nordic Game in the Swedish city of Malmö and, with no expectations on my part, it was a somewhat strange experience.
I'd earmarked what talks might be of interest, and I'd packed my signature jumper and shirt combo to make sure that I could pass as proffessional at the after events, but I was actutely aware that I was leaping into the abyss, silently hoping that someone, or something, would reach out and catch me. Thankfully, Nordic Game obliged.
It might sound like a slogan event organisers would dream up for promo posters, but Nordic Game is truly a conference for the people, by the people. Chatting to colleagues, speakers, and attendees - who all wished me luck on my maiden voyage - it was agreed that our move on Malmö was but a small drop in the event ocean.
However, if Nordic Game is small, then I'm now more sure than ever that size doesn't matter.
Small, doesn't mean bad, or uninteresting. It means intimate. It means quality, not quantity. It means connectivity. Surely it's at the smaller events, the events that give us time to think, reflect, and absorb, where we learn some of the most valuable lessons, the prime picks of which I've laid out for you here:
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