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Top 9 Online Mobile Game Conferences (2021/2022)

This article has originally been published on Udonis Blog.

Due to Covid-19 restrictions, there’s an increasing number of online mobile game conferences you can take part in.

Despite not being able to meet with people in person, virtual conferences have their unique benefits. The main one is surely the opportunity to take part in global conferences without having to get on a plane and leave home.

Furthermore, digital mobile game conferences tend to be more budget-friendly than in-person events — some are even free!

The networking opportunities are the same as with physical events, the only difference is meeting people virtually.

Put simply, it’s worth attending virtual mobile game conferences.

Here are the best ones!

1. MGS Predict

The third online event in MGS’s mobile growth conference series is MGS Predict. Participants can get the latest info on the mobile app industry and its trends from thought leaders.

The speakers for this year are yet to be announced. Previous MGS speakers were experts from top companies like Blizzard Entertainment, CleverTap, Zynga, Consumer Acquisition, Jam City, Playtika, and others.

When: November 18th, 2021

Topics: market trends, state of the app industry, innovative tools, mobile app and game marketing

Price: TBA

Website: MGS Predict

Who’s attending

  • Facebook
  • Google
  • Amazon
  • Jam City
  • King
  • Rovio
  • AccuWeather
  • Airbnb
  • EA
  • Houzz
  • Sega
  • New York Times
  • Pandora
  • Baidu
  • Zedge

2. App Growth Summit APAC

This year, AGS APAC is a fully digital event, unlike previous years when it was held in Singapore. Nevertheless, this mobile game conference for the APAC market will bring together excellent panelists from this region.

For participants, it’s an opportunity to learn about how to acquire and retain high-quality users for your mobile game or app. If you want to grow your mobile game in 2021 and beyond, you should join this event and get all the fresh ideas.

When: December 15th, 2021

Topics: mobile app growth strategies, user acquisition, user retention

Price: free (invite only) — request an invite

Website: App Growth Summit APAC

Who’s attending: N/A

3. App Growth Awards 2021

App Growth Awards is an annual event from the team behind App Promotion Summit. By celebrating innovation and progress in the mobile app marketing industry, this awards ceremony highlights the best app growth companies.

The award categories include the best app advertising, analytics, data, and engagement platforms, app marketer of the year, best app video, best ASO company, and many others.

Past winners include leading companies like Google, Airship, AppsFlyer, Liftoff, Adjust, Gummicube, and Blinkist.

When: December 2nd, 2021

Topics: leading app growth companies

Price: free

Website: App Growth Awards

4. App Promotion Summit London

If you can’t make it to the App Promotion Summit in Berlin or want to learn even more, there’s also one in London in 2022.

During this 4-day fully digital mobile app and game conference, you’ll get to network online with more than 2k app marketers, and listen to more than 50 speakers.

Here’s a quick overview of the schedule.

On the first day, there will be a mix of talks, roundtable discussions, and panels on the topic of mobile app/game growth (everything from UA to user retention).

The second day is dedicated to topics on app store marketing and app store optimization.

The third day is all about paid user acquisition strategies, while the fourth day includes topics on product marketing and retention.

When: March 18th — 25th, 2022

Topics: app growth, influencer marketing, app store optimization, user acquisition techniques, social media strategies, analytics, app engagement, and user retention.

Price: N/A

Website: App Promotion Summit London

Who’s attending:

  • Google
  • Facebook
  • Snapchat
  • Reddit
  • Jam City
  • King
  • Social Point
  • Plarium
  • ZeptoLab
  • Gameloft
  • Gamesys
  • Niantic
  • Wooga
  • Headspace
  • Buzzfeed
  • And many more

5. Global Games Pitch

This is a matchmaking platform and an online community of 445 developers, 79 publishers, and 18 investors. The main theme of this year’s Global Games Pitch event are hyper-casual games.

So if you’re working on a hyper-casual game, this is your opportunity to pitch it to publishers and investors, and accelerate your project.

You can also get valuable feedback for your game from industry experts to help you grow and improve.

When: from November 3rd to November 4th, 2021

Topics: hyper casual games

Price: from $0 to $559

Website: Global Games Pitch

6. DevGAMM Fall

This is a fully digital conference by DevGAMM. Developers who take part in this event get the opportunity to network with people from all around the world, and find out what’s trending in the industry.

All that from the safety of your home.

Here’s what you can expect from DevGAMM Fall:

  • Sessions
  • Workshops
  • Virtual expos
  • Career wall
  • Roundtable discussions
  • Virtual participant bag
  • Virtual party
  • Networking

This year’s speakers are TBA, but speakers from previous events included experts from top companies like King, Wooga, Imperia Online, and Steam.

Session stream recordings will be available for everyone after the event is over.

When: November 17th — 19th, 2021

Topics: TBA

Price: Free (Basic), $69 (Pro)

Website: DevGAMM Fall

Who’s attending: TBA

7. GamesBeat & Facebook Gaming Summit

In January 2022, this conference is coming back for its second edition.

It comes in a fully digital edition, and the events will last for three days. During that time, over 2000 attendees will discuss the hottest topics in the app&game industry.

Some of the topics the conference will cover are the biggest gaming trends, growth opportunities, but also the changes that are impacting the industry. This includes IDFA changes and the arrival of the metaverse.

Last year, the conference had an impressive attendees list. Some of the attendees were companies like Jam City, Riot Games, Unity, Twitch, Blizzard, Epic Games, EA, and TikTok. We have no doubt that in 2022, the attendee list will be even better.

When: from January 25th to January 27th, 2022

Topics: mobile game growth, mobile game monetization, mobile game advertising, privacy changes, AAA games, cloud gaming

Price: free

Website: GamesBeat & Facebook Gaming Summit

Who’s attending: TBA

8. DeveloperWeek

Connect with more than 8k developers during DeveloperWeek in 2020 and learn about software development and the most recent technologies.

By participating in different workshops, you’ll also be able to learn about product development, leadership, and management skills, all of which are important for developer teams.

When: from February 2nd to February 9th, 2022

Topics: software development, new technologies, AI and machine learning, virtual currency, product development, leadership, project management, and much more.

Price: TBA

Website: Developer Week

Who’s attending

  • Sega
  • Xiaomi
  • Xsolla
  • com
  • HandyGames
  • Walkabout Games
  • Konami
  • Poki
  • Nordic Game Ventures
  • Nordcurrent
  • OverGamez
  • Krafton
  • And many more

9. Game Connection 2021

Game Connection is an international event that has been gathering game industry professionals since 2001.

Every year, the event gathers over 1,500 attendees. If you’re a developer looking for a publishing or distribution partner, this is the right place for you.

To make communication easier, this online conference is using a renowned Let’s Meet matchmaking system. Thanks to this system, attendees can organize meetings before the event even begins.

Another cool fact about the event is that has its own game development contest. It is called Indie Development Awards, and it accepts applications for mobile, console, social, casual and online games.

Some of the companies that attended this event include Microsoft, Nintendo, Ubisoft, Sega, and Tencent.

When: from November 29th to December 3rd, 2021

Topics: video games, mobile games

Price: TBA

Website: Game Connection 2021

Who’s attending: TBA

Final Thoughts on Online Mobile Game Conferences

What’s clear is that inability to organize in-person events will not stop people from the gaming community to meet up and connect.

With the plethora of online mobile game conferences we’ve listed, we’re sure you’ll find something that piques your interest. Each of them offers an opportunity to learn, network, connect with peers, and even strike a deal with publishers or investors. That makes them worth attending.

About Udonis

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