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Top 7 Mobile Game Conferences in South and North America (2021/2022)

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Looking for a list of the best mobile game conferences in South and North America?

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Even though event organizers were struggling with Covid-19 restrictions, there are many in-person mobile game conferences in South and North America in 2021 and 2022.

The benefits of attending such mobile game events as a developer, publisher, or marketer are connecting with a community of peers and learning from industry experts.

Without further ado, here are the top mobile game conferences in South and North America you need to visit!

1. MGS22

This is another MGS event but set for 2022 in Las Vegas. The two-day conference is perfect for developers, publishers, and markets. It includes an amazing lineup of industry experts, workshops, lectures, panels, as well as networking opportunities.

Some of the topics that will be covered are user acquisition and engagement for mobile games, monetization, geo-specific strategies, AI, VR/AR, and business operations.

Previous MGS speakers came from top companies like Google, Blizzard Entertainment, Hero Gaming, Zynga, 5x5 Gaming, Consumer Acquisition, Jam City, and Playtika. Speakers for MGS22 are yet to be announced — we’ll keep you posted!

When: Las Vegas, Nevada

Where: from April 27th to April 28th, 2022

Topics: mobile gaming, monetization, user acquisition, growth, product and development, branding, blockchain, business operations, inclusivity

Price: N/A

Website: MGS22

Who’s attending

  • Facebook
  • Google
  • Jam City
  • King
  • Rovio
  • Flipboard
  • Amazon
  • Accuweather
  • Airbnb
  • Electronic Arts
  • Sega
  • The New York Times
  • Baidu
  • Zedge

2. App Growth Summit Brazil

There’s another App Growth Summit that will be held in Brazil in partnership with Rank My App. It’s one of the rare events that focus on the Brazilian mobile app and game market.

For this year, the plan is to organize an in-person event, providing the Department of Health determines is safe to do so. Otherwise, the event will be held virtually, just like in 2020.

The event will feature prominent speakers from companies like Rank My App and Go Network.

When: December 2nd, 2021

Where: São Paulo, Brazil

Topics: mobile apps, mobile games, app growth

Price: request an invite

Website: App Growth Summit Brazil

Who’s attending

  • Rank My App
  • GO Network
  • Olist
  • Doare
  • Airbrush
  • Raizen

3. MAU Vegas

In 2022, MAU Vegas will be held as a live, in-person event at MGM Grand. AppsFlyer will be the event’s main presenting sponsor. Mobile brands and publishers will get the opportunity to meet in a safe way and discuss all things mobile.

However, the main topics of this event are app marketing, user acquisition, and user retention — three important topics for any publisher. Thus, you’ll be able to learn how to employ the right marketing strategies to acquire more users and keep them!

Companies that will attend this year are yet to be announced, but previous attendees included top mobile companies and mobile game publishers. For example, Adjust, App Annie, Appsflyer, Chartboost, Glu, IMVU, Huuuge Games, ironSource, Jam City, Playtika, Scopely, SensorTower, Wooga, and Zynga.

When: from June 6th to June 8th, 2022

Where: Las Vegas, Nevada

Topics: mobile user acquisition, user retention, mobile app marketing

Price: $895 (marketer), $1,295 (agency), $1,795 (vendor)

Website: MAU Vegas

Who’s attending: TBA

4. Digital Growth Summit Austin

Digital Growth Summit in Austin is an event focused on app and digital growth experts. With 20 speakers, 10 custom-curated sessions, and a virtual event platform, this is one of the most interesting mobile game conferences in South and North America.

Some of the featured speakers include Vivian Chang from The Clorox Company, April Dominguez from HANDSOME app, Rajaa Grar from Nutrabolt, and Caroline Hubbard from Better.com.

Meet with experts, find out what’s new in the mobile app and gaming industry, and learn about omnichannel growth strategies!

When: November 16th, 2021

Where: Austin, Texas

Topics: omnichannel strategy, mobile apps, mobile games

Price: request an invite

Website: Digital Growth Summit Austin

Who’s attending: TBA

5. GDC 2022

If you’re in the gaming industry, this is the perfect event for you! GDC 2022 is open to mobile game developers, game designers, marketing professionals, visual artists, team managers, and VR and AR creators. Furthermore, the event connects career seekers and recruiters.

During the five days, you’ll learn and get inspired, as this conference offers education on all game development topics — everything from programming to marketing.

When: from March 21st to March 25th, 2022

Where: San Francisco, California

Topics: programming, design, business & marketing, team management, visual arts, free-to-play games, game narrative, indie games, UX, esports, and board game design.

Price: N/A

Website: GDC

Who’s attending: TBA

6. MWC Los Angeles

In October, MWC in Los Angeles will be held as a live, in-person event. In their statement, the organizers at GSMA said, “As Covid-19 remains a critical planning consideration, we continue to monitor global and national circumstances, seeking expert advice and incorporating local health authority guidance in this dynamic situation. The health and safety of our exhibitors, attendees, staff, and the people of Los Angeles remain our top priority.”

The main theme of this event is connected impact. You’ll hear about the most recent technology that’s shaping the mobile industry, including 5G, IoT connectivity, and telco cloud.

When: from October 26th to October 28th, 2021

Where: Los Angeles, California

Topics: the 5G era, IoT connectivity, Telco cloud, and disruptive innovation

Price: $299 (visitor pass), $999 (gold pass)

Website: MWC Los Angeles

Who’s attending

  • T-Mobile
  • Verizon
  • Telit
  • HCL
  • Mannapov
  • Servicenow
  • Vodafone
  • Syniverse
  • Kore
  • 6wind
  • Intel
  • Paloalto
  • Red Hat
  • Dell

7. Mobile Connect

This is an invite-only event for North America’s senior-level e-commerce and mobile marketers.

Last year’s event, held in San Diego, was about different mobile strategies. For example, how to leverage video, voice, social media, and personalization. Some of the event partners were Airship, Amazon, Apptentive, Braintree, Gimbal, Radar, and others.

However, the 2022 event is yet to be announced so there isn’t a lot of information on it yet. What’s certain is that you’ll be able to discuss current mobile trends, cutting-edge initiatives, and share ideas.

When: TBA

Where: TBA

Topics: TBA

Price: TBA

Website: Mobile Connect

Who’s attending: TBA

Final Thoughts on Mobile Game Conferences in South and North America

We’ve come to the end of our list of top mobile game conferences in South and North America.

Whether you’re a mobile game developer, publisher, or marketer, these conferences offer opportunities to learn, network, and get inspired.

Which one is your favorite?

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