It’s just over two months until Pocket Gamer Connects returns to Seattle on May 11th and 12th - and this year’s speaker lineup is already looking set to be something special.
Joining us Stateside are some of the finest speakers in the games industry, covering all aspects of gaming, plus a new addition to our conference series for 2020 - Big Screen Gaming!
We will reveal more details in the run up to the show, so make sure you keep your eyes peeled!
But for now, let’s shift our attention to your next set of speakers for Pocket Gamer Connects Seattle!
Matt Rutledge discusses the best practices for recruiting and managing mobile esports teams, how to drive content strategy, and the innovation of the mobile games industry
In an age where having the right company culture is more important than ever, Denali Publishing’s President & Co-founder Sabaa Rehmani talks about how you can attract and keep the right talent through awesome company culture with a panel of experts. RE:BIND.IO’s Founder & Lead Writer Emily Rose features on a speed panel which focuses on LGBTQ Gaming, while A Thinking Ape’s Head of People & Culture Natania Mathany leads a session on studio operations and culture.
The esports industry is growing at a rapid pace, with over two billion gamers on the planet, and the vast majority hold a powerful gaming device right in their pocket. In this session, Matt Rutledge, Director of Mobile Gaming at Complexity Gaming, discusses the best practices for recruiting and managing mobile esports teams, how to drive content strategy on mobile platforms, and the innovation of the mobile gaming industry. Unikrn’s CEO Rahul Sood joins a panel which looks at how to unlock the full potential of esports, while Genvid Technologies’ COO Chris Cataldi also offers his incredible insight of the esports landscape.
With hypercasual doubling down on ad based monetisation; service games doubling down on the ‘battle pass’; DigitalDevConnect’s Founder Josh Burns discusses with a panel whether there’s room for mixed model monetisation using ads, IAP, and subscription offers or if it leads to compromises.
Reina Magica and Dave Rohrl look at designing for the best monetisation according to the latest trends
Loona Inc’s COO Natalie Portier hosts the Growth Track at Pocket Gamer Connects Seattle, while Masomo’s VP of Product Sertac Picakci discusses the topic of 20 cents vs. $8 USD - what is the value of a good user?
Lionheart Games’ Founder & CEO Brian Grayson and Hughes Media Law Group’s Senior Associate Shirley Roberson look at trends in the games industry over the last 12 months, suggesting that what has happened will not last going forward. Reina Magica, System Designer of Kabam and Mobile Game Doctor’s Owner Dave Rohrl look at designing for the best monetisation according to the latest trends.
Mokuni Games’ CEO Kurt Young, RunAppRun’s Co-founder & Chief Business Development Shirley Lin and Giant Interactive’s Vice President Bill Wang unite for a panel looking at how you can penetrate non-western markets. Strategic Alternatives’ Partner William Rhys Dekle discusses growth of mergers and acquisitions, with a focus on Western vs Eastern giants.
Juan Gril breaks down the key visual elements that make loading bars compelling
Game Pill & VRGEN’s Vice President, Operations & Finance Mary Sorrenti, Agnitio Capital’s Managing Director David Bluhm and London Venture Partners’ General Partner Are Mack Growen combine forces to show you how to prepare your company for investment.
“The loading bar is frequently seen as a dry piece of user interface, with the sole purpose of keeping your eyes busy while the computer is going through a busy crunching process…until idle games changed all that. Idle games are all about the loading bar, sometimes with multiple ones on screen” - says Gametapas’ Principal Juan Gril, as he breaks down the key visual elements that make loading bars compelling, and how you can make them fun.
More is always better
At Pocket Gamer Connects, we’re dedicated to providing our attendees with the very best speakers in the world, with panels and seminars which offer amazing insight and exchange of views from every angle.
Below is a list of representatives from some more of the latest amazing companies joining the lineup for May:
- Microsoft Game Stack
- Pollen VC
And we’re still busily adding more...
Back in the States!
Returning Stateside for its second edition, Pocket Gamer Connects Seattle will attract 750 industry professionals from all corners of the globe on May 11th and 12th, for two days of insightful conference talks, seminars, panels, pitches, networking, showcases and more.
To help you organise meetings and network freely, we provide each attendee access to our free online meeting scheduler, so you can track down those essential contacts or meet with our illustrious speakers!
Alongside the 17 jam-packed tracks where our speakers will share their expertise, we run a host of fringe events that are amazing networking opportunities, so you can connect with everyone and anyone:
Save up to $275 with our Early Bird prices!
- The Big Indie Zone - exclusive expo space dedicated to supporting indie developers and their games
- Publisher SpeedMatch - pairs developers speed-dating style with publishers, perfect for first contact meetings with new prospects.
- Investor Connector - pre-selected applicants are paired one-on-one meetings with investors looking to spend the right kind of money in the right sector.
- The Very Big Indie Pitch Mobile Edition - the ever-popular pitching competition returns, with a chance for indies to win editorial prizes worth thousands.
- The Very Big Indie Pitch PC & Console Edition - same as the mobile edition, but opened to PC and console developers.
- The Global Connects Party - unwind after a busy day of conferencing and keep the networking going until late, while enjoying a free bar, finger food and music.
Massive savings up to $275
Join us for Pocket Gamer Connects and Big Screen Gaming Seattle! Book your tickets now and save up to $275 with our Early Bird prices!
Call for speakers
We’re inviting anyone interested in speaking at Pocket Gamer Connects Seattle to get in touch. We’re also seeking speakers for our upcoming shows in 2020 at Hong Kong, Helsinki, and Jordan. If you’d like to share your expert insight with our industry audience at any of these events, be it a seminar or a panel debate, submit your proposal here. If you have any problems with the form, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.