Niantic Superstar Session at Pocket Gamer Connects San Francisco

Niantic Superstar Session at Pocket Gamer Connects San Francisco

If there’s one poster child for mobile AR games, it’s Niantic’s breakout hit, Pokemon GO. The summer of 2016 was unexpectedly all about augmented reality and the game that would go on to be downloaded more than 750 million times and generate more than $1bn from in-app purchases

So we’re thrilled to announce that AR Mapping Lead, Ross Finman, will deliver a Superstar Session at Pocket Gamer Connects San Francisco, revealing the company’s plans for AR.

Not only will this essential seminar give the lay of the land for mobile AR in 2018 and beyond, but you can be sure that you’ll learn a lesson or two about how to create a smash hit phenomenon like Pokemon GO. Don’t miss your chance to hear this inspirational address from the most successful studio in the sector - book now!

One of many

Finman’s Superstar Session is just one of 80 seminars across the two days of this year’s Pocket Gamer Connects San Francisco, May 14-15. Our trademark short, sharp sessions give you the chance to cut through the crap and learn first-hand from some of the biggest names and most respected innovators in the industry.

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.

Here are just some of the latest leading lights who have confirmed they’ll share their experience with the audience - and you:

  • Bozhidar Grozdanov, Big Blue
  • Christian Allen, Epic Games
  • David Lee, ESP Gaming
  • Scott Jon Siegel, indie dev
  • Dave Rohrl, Mobile Game Doctor
  • Chul-min Sim, Netmarble
  • Jeferson Valadares, Oktagon Games
  • Alexander Rubin, Pixonic
  • Simay Sinc, Recontact Digital Arts
  • Justin Dellario, Twitch
  • Kaspar Tiri, Wolf3D
  • Dmitry Liapin, Zorka.Mobi

Check the event website for the latest speaker announcements or cut to the chase and crack out that credit card to get your ticket right now.

Many of many

There’s so much going on at Pocket Gamer Connects San Francisco including Indie Pitches, Indie Showcase, Meet The Media, SpeedMatch and the glorious Global Connects party on the first night.

But perhaps most important of all is the incredible range of networking opportunities as you breathe the same air as more than 1,000 of your peers, contemporaries, colleagues, contacts and prospects.

And our Pitch & Match meeting scheduler is free to all delegates, so you can find that perfect contact and arrange to meet them in person. We literally could not make it any easier for you to meet the whole mobile gaming industry, from students and indie studios to the media, international investors and publishers. Unless we introduce you in person, of course - and we might even do that on the day too! What can we say? We’re good like that...

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