It's that time of the year again: Pocket Gamer Connects returns to Helsinki!
If you work on mobile games, this is THE place to be: whether you want to stay on top of the latest trends and technology, meet investors and grow your professional network, or pitch your game – PGC has it all.
Industry veterans will be sharing their knowledge and experiences on several aspects of mobile gaming, while the hottest indie devs get a chance to showcase their games at I Love Indie Showcase and The Very Big Indie Pitch, a pitching competition with awesome prizes and an excellent opportunity for exposure. As if all this wasn't reason enough to join the conference there is also going to be an epic Pocket Gamer Party you don't want to miss.
IGDA Finland and Pocket Gamer wants everyone to have a chance to take part in this event, no matter your location, and to make everything more accessible and convenient for our friends outside the Helsinki area we are organizing bus rides from hubs all around the country. The buses, provided by Pocket Gamer, are completely free of charge - you just need to register on the form and turn up!
Buses will go from: Jyväskylä & Tampere Bus, Kotka & Turku (see list below)
Jyväskylä & Tampere
>> IN: Bus leaves from Jyväskylä to Helsinki: September 5th at 4:30 from Harjukatu bus stop
Stop at Hatanpään valtatie 7, Tampere: approx. 6:30
>> RETURN: Bus leaves from Helsinki back to Jyväskylä: September 6th after the event ends at 18:00
Stop at Tampere: approx. 20:00
>> IN: Bus Leaves Turku, Joukahaisenkatu 3 at 7.00 am - Helsinki, Wanha Satama
>> RETURN: Bus Leaves Helsinki, Wanha Satama at 6:30pm - Turku, Joukahaisenkatu 3
>> IN: Bus leaves Monday 7:00am from Kotka Bus Station and arrival in Helsinki is 9:00am.
>> RETURN: Return bus leaves Wanha Satama departure 7:00pm on Tuesday and arrive around 9:00pm at Kotka Bus Station.
NOTE: The event time is the actual conference's schedule, NOT the time your specific bus ride leaves - that detail is listed above. The buses will take you to the conference on Monday morning and leave on Tuesday at around 18:30. (Note: You need to find your own accommodations for the night!)
In terms of conference tickets, there are multiple ways to get involved (see below)
More info on the conference: http://www.pgconnects.com/helsinki/
PGC Helsinki Conference Tickets - (Ways to get in for free or at a discount)
Don't have a conference pass yet? IGDA members will get 30% off by using the discount code PGCH-Finland. Register here: http://www.pgconnects.com/helsinki/registration/
Developers who enter and are shortlisted for The Very Big Indie Pitch will get free tickets. Register here: http://www.pocketgamer.biz/events/818/the-very-big-indie-pitch-pg-connects-helsinki-2016/
There are 20 free student tickets available for each hub. You can apply for a free ticket here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1KL_l3raz-r8FWnW2prBRimH8jrRaR2RzH2V-euQMtLI/viewform
Also we have volunteering opportunites so if you would like to join our great team for a few days (while getting to see the conference) sign up to help here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd9WrfqQGKcpIxUsVPzlJCmqhuy6Cg6qLYiVYm0PXc0yiMQAg/viewform