Last week members of our team headed out to Seattle to attend the gaming conference Casual Connect, a great opportunity to meet with hundreds of social gaming companies over a few days of meetings and sessions.
Our time at Casual Connect was spent attending meetings, 30+ pre-scheduled ones and many more impromptu meetings, as well as attending event-sponsored activities and parties. The entire event helped us come away with a clearer understanding of the social gaming market and helped us foster some new leads while also enhancing existing relationships.
The conference provided plenty of opportunity for socializing and fun with other attendees. Conference activities included pool and bowling, a party at the Seattle Aquarium, and faux gambling where several of our team members got ‘rich’ by night’s end. These events provided a nice laid back atmosphere for attendees to continue networking with others. Some of our best conversations took place during these fun activities.
Casual Connect was well structured and let attendees make the most of their time there. The venue provided plenty of opportunities and places for informal conversations and meetings with attendees. The location of the event was right in the middle of downtown Seattle which is quite beautiful. Being from Boston, we especially liked the lack of jaywalking we saw while there – everyone seemed to only use crosswalks. It was amazing!
Overall Casual Connect was what we had hoped it would be – a great opportunity to talk to social gaming companies and discuss how FreeCause can better help them engage and monetize their users.