Enhance your games industry knowledge with these top tracks at PGC San Francisco 2024

Pocket Gamer Connects San Francisco 2024 will see a return to the USA, and marks a year of celebration of 10 years of PG Connects conferences that will tour the world including London, Helsinki and Dubai.

Although our roots are in mobile, this conference will take in everything: Android and iOS, PC and console, blockchain, the metaverse, XR and more will be covered across multiple track rooms.

Our speakers and panellists will share their expert insight on everything from studio basics to investment ideas, influencer promotion, disruptive technologies, user acquisition and plenty of other topics that will boost your business. You will join a true cross-section of the games industry, from fresh-faced indie designers to experienced CEOs and investors all looking to make new connections and do business.

We’ll be covering all these topics along with the fundamentals of raising investment, launching and growing successful games and showcasing the tools and services that support them. Indeed, with over 20 hours of content from 70+ speakers across 10 tracks, there will be something to inspire and inform all comers to the conference.

Our format is deliberately quick-fire to squeeze as much content as we can. Typically a single session will be around 20 minutes long, with 40-50 minutes allotted for the expert panels.


Practical AI

Dive into AI’s pivotal role in game development, crafting immersive virtual worlds, optimising performance, and elevating player experiences. Learn to harness AI tools to push boundaries ethically, while addressing concerns.

Explore its evolution in enhancing gameplay, procedural generation, and adaptive systems, unlocking new heights in game design. Embrace AI’s transformative power while navigating ethical considerations to shape the future of gaming.


Developer Toolkit

Gain valuable expertise from game development professionals as they divulge insights into pivotal tools, software, and methodologies vital for crafting top-tier games.

Unlock optimization techniques, efficient workflows, and adept teamwork advice for ensuring excellence in game creation.


Future Formats

Explore the future of games, where ground-breaking technologies like AI, Metaverse, and web3 redefine the industry landscape.

Delve into discussions about the transformative power of these innovations, unravelling their potential dominance and anticipating the ripple effects on the games eco-system.

This track scrutinises the dynamic interplay of emerging technologies, offering insights into the multifaceted evolution that awaits the games landscape.


GameDev Stories

Get inspired by the firsthand experiences of games developers as they share their latest projects, groundbreaking innovations, and invaluable lessons learned throughout their journey.

Gain exclusive insights into their creative process, discover the innovative solutions they’ve implemented, and uncover the wisdom they’ve gained along the way. Don’t miss the opportunity to learn from the best in the industry and fuel your own path to success in game development.



Global Trends

Embark on a journey that spans across continents, as we present you with an expansive view of the games industry’s latest trends, facts, figures, and insights from around the world.

Delve into the dynamic landscapes of both the East and the West, gaining a comprehensive understanding of regional nuances, market dynamics, and emerging opportunities.

Stay informed and inspired by the diverse and ever-evolving global games industry, ensuring you remain at the forefront of this thrilling and vibrant ecosystem.


Incredible Indies

Discover essential strategies and insights on not just surviving but thriving as a smaller studio in the fiercely competitive games development landscape of today.

Learn how to leverage your strengths, cultivate a unique identity, and differentiate yourself in the market. Explore effective techniques, smart resource management, and innovative approaches to game design.

Arm yourself with the knowledge and tools to carve out a successful path for your studio in the dynamic games industry.



Unleash the full potential of cutting-edge advertising formats, in-app purchases (IAPs), and other groundbreaking monetization developments in this specialised track.

Stay ahead of the curve by exploring the latest advancements in targeted advertising, optimising IAP strategies, and leveraging innovative monetization models.

Discover the keys to effectively monetize your games and maximise revenue streams, ensuring long-term success and profitability in an ever-evolving industry landscape.



Show Me The Money

Stay updated on the latest trends in the world of investment and gain practical insights on how to secure impactful funding for your business. Explore strategies to attract investors, navigate funding options, and make informed financial decisions.

Join us to unlock the keys to funding success and discover the latest trends as the games industry goes through this turbulent period.


The Growth Track

In addition to mastering gameplay mechanics, understanding user acquisition and retention techniques is crucial for growing your game.

Gain essential insights into effective strategies on how to grow your business in adverse and new environments, optimise your game’s user interface, and continuously analyse player feedback.

With these strategies for expanding into new territories and adapting to changing market conditions, you can attract and retain a dedicated player base, ensuring steady growth and success for your game.



Webstore Wizardry

Discover the growing significance of webstores and how they can play a pivotal role in the industry. We’ll uncover valuable insights on how game creators can leverage these platforms to monetise their creations.

You’ll gain a deeper understanding of how online stores integrate with the current gaming ecosystem, including in-app purchases and official app stores, and receive actionable tips on optimising your presence in the webstore landscape, ensuring a successful and rewarding experience for both creators and players.