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Don't Con Yourself: Getting the Most out of Events

Meredith Hall (Games & Digital Content Officer, Film Victoria)

Pass Type: All Access Pass, Core+Summits Pass, Core Pass - Get your pass now!

Topic: Business & Marketing, Production & Team Management

Format: Session

Vault Recording: TBD

Audience Level: All

We're spoiled for choice with events to attend in the games industry, but how do you pick the best ones for your game that will provide the best outcomes when there are so many? From picking the event, to calculating the value, how do you know you're getting the most out of the events you choose to attend?

Knowing what to attend with minimal funds is hard, so we'll break down a number of ways in which you can improve your showcasing efforts for better value, save money on the trips, and stay healthy in the process.


Attendees can expect to walk away with an understanding of how to cut costs when attending events internationally or locally, ways in which to capitalize on financial opportunities that may be unknown to them, as well as how to best prepare and measure getting the most out of their chosen events.

Intended Audience

Intended audience is independent creators from smaller teams with limited funds, but especially producers, business developers and marketers wanting further insight into how to plan their event strategies.