Got your calendars marked for the leading online b2b games industry conference of the year on November 15-17? Pocket Gamer Connects Digital NEXTis just around the corner now, and it’s a fantastic opportunity for any games industry professional, developer or job seeker with industry aspirations looking to get ahead by getting new expert insight on current and future industry trends and alongside key networking opportunities.
With a jam-packed schedule of 200+ speakers that are top of their individual fields and ample opportunity for networking with more than 1000+ games industry professionals through our sophisticated online meeting platform, this upcoming conference has been curated with the future in mind. You can expect cutting edge content which will shed light on what we can expect NEXT within the mobile gaming industry. As the conference gets closer, we wanted to share with you a closer look at some of the tracks that will give you a sneak peek into what we have in store for you come November 15.
Today we will take a closer look at two tracks that have proven very popular: Industry Visions & Values and Company Culture. While we will have a number of tracks dedicated to the development of the product such as Mastering Multiplayer, Social Games and more, these two tracks specifically are key to attend due to their ever-evolving yet timeless nature and significance for long-term company success.
Exploring our shared visions and values
Throughout the Industry Visions + Values track, we will take a look at how we build a better games industry and aspire to a more positive future for everyone, as well as exploring the impact that games have on society as a whole. This gives us a unique opportunity to highlight forward-thinking companies that are making a positive impact on the world whilst also providing an open forum to discuss the challenges the industry faces and how we might overcome these challenges together.By tackling these topics, we aim to both inform and inspire all attendees in how we can re-evaluate the value of the products we are putting out into the world.
Whether it be addressing positive morals in games created for children, unpacking specific case studies or discussing how games can play a role in sustainability practices, our expert speakers have it covered. Some of the talks you can look forward to include:
- Session: Designing Games which Protect Children
Speakers: Oscar Clark of Fundamentally Games, Munshi Saeed Hasnat of Alpha Potato, Nate Sawatzky of Supercell
- Session: How mobile gaming is being used for positive social impact in Africa
Speaker: Denis Odera, Usiku
- Session: GamesForest.Club: How the Games Industry will have a major impact on saving the Planet
Speaker: Georg Broxtermann, GameInfluencer
Diving into company and team culture
We are living in an increasingly diverse yet interconnected world, and we want to ensure that attendees are well-informed and equipped to have the conversations that can, at times, be difficult yet remain incredibly significant and necessary to have. On top of this, working culture across multiple industries is evolving due to the pandemic and it can be overwhelming to rethink paradigms that have been in place for a long time. At PG Connects Digital NEXT you can learn from trailblazing companies that are paving the way for post-pandemic working life.
Here are a few of the sessions we will be having at our upcoming conference:
- Session: Changing the Game: how the industry is giving back to the world
Speakers: George Osborn of UKIE, Sebastien Borget of Sandbox, Tarja Porkka-Kontturi of Global Game Jam, Georg Broxtermann of GameInfluencer, Simay Dinc of Recontact Games, Kelvin Plomer of Jagex
- Session: Mental Health in Gaming: Burnout
Speaker: Raffael Boccamazzo, PsyD of Take This
- Session: New working culture: adapting to post pandemic working life
Speakers: Vladimir Funtikov of Creative Mobile, Enric Cabestany of Funplus, Tarja Porkka-Kontturi of Global Game, Jam Natania Mathany of A Thinking Ape, Ali Neretniece of Tag Games, Caoihme Roddy of Chucklefish
Book your ticket today
Secure your spot for the leading online mobile games industry conference today and save up to $190 while Mid Term discounts are still available. All tickets include complimentary access to our Beyond Games conference taking place digitally November 18-19, so you will be getting 5 days worth of networking opportunities and insights for the price of 3.
We have discounts available for indie developers, students and job seekers through application forms (click on the designated links for access). For more information, visit our official website or get in touch.