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Casual Connect Touches US Soil In Seattle This SummerPublished June 22, 2017 by Lee R
This is a grand time for the US edition of Casual Connect to come home.
A key US networking conference is returning to its home digs.
Best and Brightest
Promoted by Computer Games Association, the 2017 edition of Casual Connect USA returns to its roots in Seattle’s Benaroya Hall from August 1-3 where it debuted in 2006.
Over 150 leading industry innovators will mix with gaming veterans and business experts to deliver comprehensive information and insights across a vast array of presentations, while the exhibition floor is set to feature established publishers who along with alongside today’s best and brightest new independent game developers.
The Casual Connection
As far as the year’s circuit is concerned, this edition’s Casual Connect USA comes on the spurs of the May 2017 edition of Casual Connect Asia while setting the table for Casual Connect Kyiv in October.
Casual Connect conferences attract a combined 7,300 people each year to offer upwards of 500 presentations from the brightest minds in the games industry while providing a major development platform for over 1,000 independent teams competing for Indie Prize awards.
Indie Prize Awards
In Seattle, the Indie Prize competition brings 40 finalists to compete for recognition, with the 19th edition of these awards in Seattle sure to translate into an excellent platform for jump-starting the careers of the industry’s brightest and newest talents.
CGA Head Comments
Previewing the proceedings, CGA Content Manager Sasha Paleeva promises attendees that the industry’s “changing perspectives and broader discussions” have been accounted for in this year’s programming to bring about “a new range of conference content and activities that will deliver deep insights on industry issues and practical advice for game developers.”
Spread over nine separate tracks across four lecture halls. this year’s Casual Connect promises vital insights not just on the specialized tracks of Insights, Casino, Market Navigation, The Business of Games, Design & Development, Design Innovator, Next-Gen, Growth, and Audio, but on key early information about US expansion as well.
This midsummer dream iGaming conference simply should not be missed.