Unmissable Speakers At XR Connects London Co-located Events

Unmissable Speakers At XR Connects London Co-located Events

XR Connects London features 38 seminars from 50 world-class speakers across two days - see our highlights here - but that’s not all...

As part of the UK’s biggest b2b games conference, we’re co-located with the mighty Pocket Gamer Connects and new for 2018, PC Connects. And your ticket to XR Connects grants you access to every single seminar across all three events. That’s an additional 200 expert speakers covering topics of interest to any developer, from monetisation, commercial contract negotiations, and pitching and networking advice to artificial intelligence, art teams, and cryptocurrency.

Here are some of the seminars and workshops from our sister events to help you get the most out of your time at the show.


Pocket Gamer Connects, Monday 22nd January

  • 09:40 Superstar Session: How To Get The Most Out Of Your Ad Strategy, Mark Robinson 
  • 10:00 The Unreasonable Effectiveness Of Data For Better Monetisation, William Grosso 
  • 10:20 Panel: The British Games Industry – The State Of Play Discussion 
  • 11:20 Speedpanel: Monetisation Revealed – Stories & Data Behind Ad Revenue Success
  • 12:00 25 Tips For Successful Pitching And Networking, Walid El Cheikh
  • 14:00 Worskhop: Commercial Contract Negotiations, Brian Chadwick
  • 14:20 Why Do You Need A Production Plan For Your Game?, Filip Cholewczynski
  • 14:40 Developing For A Mixed Audience – The Right Way, Paul Nunn
  • 16:20 Low Budget Growth Tactics That Every Game Developer Should Know About, Aurora Klaeboe Berg
  • 17:20 Chaos, Control And Creativity – Tips For Managing And Scaling An Art Team, Eyal Chameides
  • 17:40 Panel: How To Work With The Media


Pocket Gamer Connects, Tuesday 23rd January

  • 10:20 Remember Coffee With Your Squats – Building A Company Culture, Anette Staloy
  • 10:40 Panel: How To Get Ideas To Happen
  • 10:40 Show Me The Public Money – Tax Breaks And Grants, Ella Romanos
  • 11:00 Leveraging Inclusion To Build Better Teams – And Games, Kate Edwards
  • 11:00 Succeeding With Community Investment
  • 12:20 Brand Partnerships In Esports – Finding Brands To Suit You, How To Integrate Them, Kirsty Endfield and Taewon Yun
  • 12:20 Panel: Playing With Ip Over Different Media
  • 14:00 Blockchain 101, Peter McCormack
  • 14:20 The Good, The Bad & The Ugly Around Launching And Running A Successful ICO, Tony Pearce
  • 14:40 Tales From The Cryptocurrency Trenches, Alex Amsel
  • 15:00 Superstar Fireside Chat: Working With Influencers, Marika Appel
  • 15:00 Panel: Blockchain & Gaming – The Winning Combo?
  • 15:40 Increasing Productivity And Preventing Burnout, Thomas Forss
  • 15:40 Panel: The Influencer's Perspective
  • 15:40 ICOs – The Legal Landscape, Alan Moss
  • 16:00 The Art Of Failure, Mariusz Szypura
  • 16:20 Panel: The Future Opportunities For Crypto & Blockchain In Games
  • 16:40 Panel: Influencer Marketing Uncovered


PC Connects London, Monday 22nd January

  • 10:40 Latest Trends Of Crowdfunding And Video Games, Thomas Bidaux
  • 11:40 A Conversation With… Ben Andac – All Your Questions About Pitching & Indie Publishing Answered
  • 12:00 Indie Dev On The Road – How B2C Events Can Help Shape Development, Ricardo Flores
  • 12:20 How Work-For-Hire Can Help To Build Your Studio, Stefano Petrullo and Simon Iwaniszak
  • 14:40 An Introduction To Marketing PC Indie Games, Alex Moyet
  • 15:20 The Indie Publishing Panel
  • 16:20 Level Up Your Pitching And Presenting Skills, Jon Torrens
  • 17:00 The Press, PR, & Influencer Panel


PC Connects London, Tuesday 23rd January

  • 10:40 The Power Of Communities – How Indie Devs Make Friends And Find Customers, Julian Adams
  • 12:40 Making Games With Strangers – Decentralising Game Development, Susan Cummings


About XR Connects London

More than 500 XR delegates will gather at The Brewery on the 22nd and 23rd January for XR Connects London. Over the two days of the event, there will be 50 expert speakers addressing the key issues for the VR, AR and MR industry, from global trends and new tech to monetisation. Tickets are selling fast, so don’t miss out – get yours now!

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