The international trade organization Computer Games Association (CGA), that runs Casual Connect gaming conferences, has announced its schedule for Casual Connect USA 2017. The conference will take place at Benaroya Hall in Seattle, from August 1st until August 3rd. Such an important event will gather more than 2,000 professionals from different fields in the gaming industry, featuring three days of lectures, workshops, exhibition, showcases and networking proceedings, with 200 speakers and 40 Indie Prize Showcase teams.
Casual Connect USA Is the Place to Be
Casual Connect is a professional conference created to support the mass-market games community by gathering the top developers, publishers, distributors and others involved in related industries for
networking opportunities and useful lectures organized by a board of industry members.
"Casual Connect USA event is a perfect occasion for networking opportunities as well as for attending useful lectures organised by a board of industry members."
Namely, the event will feature speakers from Playtika, DoubleDown, Eilers & Krejcik Gaming, Zynga, GameCo, Gamblit, Murka, Tropicana Entertainment, Product Madness, iGaming Capital and more. However, the focus will be on social casino and the growing crossover between land-based, online casino, as well as non-casino video games.
Deep Insights on Industry Issues
As Sasha Paleeva, Content Manager of Computer Games Association has recently commented: “This year's Casual Connect USA is particularly important. Casual Connect has an established legacy in leading the conversation about the business of games across the globe. We realize the need to adapt and evolve along with the rapid changes within the games industry. With changing perspectives and broader discussions, attendees can expect a new range of conference content and activities that will deliver deep insights on industry issues and practical advice for game developers.”
This year, Casual Connect will offer nine different tracks in four lecture halls:
- Industry Insights
- Market Navigation
- The Business of Games
- Design & Development
- Design Innovator
Two special events will also be held on the Day 0 (July 31st) - LiveOps Connect and United in Diversity. Additionally, Casual Connect is also partnering with IGDA for its recurring mentorship program – this time bringing IGDA’s Mentor Cafe to the show.