It’s that time of the conference season! The full Pocket Gamer Connects Toronto schedule is now live, don’t wait another minute before you get up to date with all the new details surrounding our July conference.
There is no place to be like Pocket Gamer Connects Toronto this July. Over the course of July 6 to 7, we are bringing our globally loved conference to the brand new city of Toronto for two days full of insights sharing, matchmaking opportunities, immersive learning and networking galore. You can join 750 games industry professionals from all around the world as we learn from 120 experts at the cutting edge of their fields covering 15 diverse topic tracks spanning everything from multiplayer games to developer tools to exploring branding and advertising strategies through our Brands x Ads x Games Summit. We have representatives from all around the gaming ecosystem joining us, and some of the biggest brands in the world will be in attendance. If you’re interested in the chance to network with representatives from companies like Google, Netflix, Electronic Arts, A Thinking Ape, Pollen VC, Photon, and many, many more, the time to sign up is now.
If you've been waiting to see what’s waiting for you in Toronto before you buy your ticket, now’s the perfect time to book your seat. You’ve now got a proper idea of the immense value that you’ll be getting from this conference and you can still take advantage of our limited time Mid Term offer. You can score up to $220 CAD off your ticket, and we have some special discounts available on our site for indie developers and students. Don’t miss out!
Read on below for a closer look at all the juicy details about our upcoming July conference!
Track Overview for Pocket Gamer Connects
For our Toronto iteration of Pocket Gamer Connects, we’ve combined some of the conference classics you know and love with brand new tracks dedicated to exploring the frontier of cybersecurity. We’re covering all the hottest topics facing the industry today, and whether you’re looking for the most current insights when it comes to developer tools or taking your games to the big screen, we’ve got content just for you. Check out our overview below to see the tracks you can look forward to seeing next month.
CFO Insider (sponsored by Pollen VC)
Learn from the best with practical advice on creating financial security and success for your business.
Mastering Multiplayer (sponsored by Photon)
Multiplayer games dominate the charts - but what tips, technology and secret sauce can help you compete!
The Developer Toolkit
Everything a growing developer needs: essential, practical advice about all aspects of making games.
The Growth Track
Essential insight into user acquisition, retention techniques, and how to grow your game.
How to survive and thrive as a smaller studio in today's competitive games development landscape.
Big Screen Gaming
Beyond mobile: developing and publishing for PC, console, XR, cloud gaming and more.
Games Guardian (sponsored by Denuvo by Irdeto)
Everything you need to know to protect your games with security resources by Denuvo.
Track Overview for Brands x Ads x Games Summit
Get to know the unmissable tracks of our Brands x Ads x Games Summit. This is a summit entirely dedicated to getting your advertising and branding strategies to the next level with expert advice. You can expect the most current, cutting-edge content from thought leaders paving the way at the very intersection of all things advertising and games. Here is what you can expect:
The Art of Publishing (sponsored by Gameloft)
Publishing is core to the games business: we explore how best to work with publishers to get your game to market.
From East to West: facts, figures and insight into the latest industry trends from all over the globe.
Ad Insights (sponsored by Digital Turbine)
In-game ads remain central to many studios' monetisation strategy - join us to discover the latest trends and advice.
Mapping the Metaverse
The future starts here! Discover the cutting edge of communication and entertainment in this overview of developments in the immersive space. We map the frontiers and reveal essential jumping on points.
Building on Blockchain
An introduction to what blockchain means for any developer - with insights into the technology and how crypto works with games.
Unbeatable insight into the opportunities in competitive gaming and the future of the esports gaming market.
Show Me the Money
Get practical insight on securing the funding that will make a difference.
Analysing the success stories, failures and opportunities where brands meet the growing games industry.
Our world-renowned speakers will be bringing cutting-edge insights to the conference this July, and we couldn’t be more excited to finally unveil the full schedule of what we’ve got lined up for you. To give you a brief glimpse at some of the most highly anticipated sessions you won’t want to miss, we’ve compiled some of the incredible future-gazing conversations you can look forward to hearing in Toronto:
- Learn how to engage consumers through gaming in an insightful panel led by Kay Gruenwoldt of WSA and Yiota Bouboureka of Conclify / Indium Play.
- Get to know why making your game an esport is the next stage in gaming evolution, another fabulous panel monitored by our very own Dave Bradley of Steel Media and featuring Kenshi Arasaki of A Thinking Ape, Chris Ye of UKEN and Tim Holloway of Aquilini Entertainment.
- Discover how you can make the most out of mobile and the key to telling diverse stories on tiny screens from Electronic Arts’ Franci Dimitrovska.
- Get all the insights you need on ensuring your game’s stability with Firebase Crashlytics, a session led by the wonderful team of Sam Edson and Elena Doty of Google Firebase.
- Figure out how to grow your game through community engagement. This unmissable panel will feature Martine Spaans of FGL, Margaret McClure of Netflix Games, Carolyn Wang of ForeVR Games, Michael Silverwood of Pixile Studios and Sam Fisher of Hyper Hippo.
Book your ticket
With only three weeks to go until conference time, it’s prime time to get your ticket booked and join us in Toronto. Our Mid Term offer is still available, which means you can save up to $220 CAD if you book before prices rise! Don’t forget that we have special deals available for indie developers and students. Head over to our website and see what ticket option is best for you.
See you in Toronto!