Coming soon, 2022

Our 2022 Event will return later

this year as an Online Only Event

dates to be

announced soon

September 23 – 25, 2022

September 23 & 24

Museum of Latin American Art

Long Beach, CA

September 25

Virtual

2022 sponsors

Industry Experience Sponsor

Niantic is the world’s leading augmented reality company with an initial focus on augmented reality games. We see a future where our technology paves the way for new entertainment experiences, advanced robotics, and scaled adaptive computing — and games are where we incubate some of our most audacious thinking.

Industry Sponsors

Schedule

SCHEDULE

STARTENDViva Events CenterSculpture & Event Garden (Center)Sculpture & Event Garden (Left)Sculpture & Event Garden (Right)Sculpture & Event Garden (Dance Floor)
9:00 AM9:15 AMSite PrepSite PrepSite PrepSite PrepSite Prep
9:15 AM9:30 AM
9:30 AM9:45 AMEvent Registration
9:45 AM10:00 AMEvent Registration
10:00 AM10:15 AMOpening Ceremony - 1 (15 Mins)
10:15 AM10:30 AMKeynote - 1 (30 Mins)
10:30 AM10:45 AMKeynote - 1 (30 Mins)
10:45 AM11:00 AMMicrotalk - 1 (15 Mins)Career Fair Block - 1Roundtable - 1--
11:00 AM11:15 AMMicrotalk - 2 (15 Mins)Career Fair Block - 1Roundtable - 1--
11:15 AM11:30 AMMicrotalk - 3 (15 Mins)Career Fair Block - 1Roundtable - 1--
11:30 AM11:45 AMMicrotalkCareer Fair Block - 1Roundtable - 1--
11:45 AM12:00 PMCoffee BreakCoffee BreakCoffee BreakCoffee BreakCoffee Break
12:00 PM12:15 PMPanel - 1 (45 - 60 Mins)Career Fair Block - 2Roundtable - 2--
12:15 PM12:30 PMPanel - 1 (45 - 60 Mins)Career Fair Block - 2Roundtable - 2--
12:30 PM12:45 PMPanel - 1 (45 - 60 Mins)Career Fair Block - 2Roundtable - 2--
12:45 PM1:00 PMPanel - 1 (45 - 60 Mins)Career Fair Block - 2Roundtable - 2--
1:00 PM1:15 PMLunch BreakLunch BreakLunch BreakLunch BreakLunch Break
1:15 PM1:30 PMLunch BreakLunch BreakLunch BreakLunch BreakLunch Break
1:30 PM1:45 PMLunch BreakLunch BreakLunch BreakLunch BreakLunch Break
1:45 PM2:00 PMLunch BreakLunch BreakLunch BreakLunch BreakLunch Break
2:00 PM2:15 PMMicrotalk - 4 (15 Mins)Career Fair Block - 3Roundtable - 3--
2:15 PM2:30 PMMicrotalk - 5 (15 Mins)Career Fair Block - 3Roundtable - 3--
2:30 PM2:45 PMMicrotalk - 6 (15 Mins)Career Fair Block - 3Roundtable - 3--
2:45 PM3:00 PMMicrotalkCareer Fair Block - 3Roundtable - 3--
3:00 PM3:15 PMCoffee BreakCoffee BreakCoffee BreakCoffee BreakCoffee Break
3:15 PM3:30 PMMicrotalk - 7 (15 Mins)Career Fair Block - 4Roundtable - 4--
3:30 PM3:45 PMMicrotalk - 8 (15 Mins)Career Fair Block - 4Roundtable - 4--
3:45 PM4:00 PMMicrotalk - 9 (15 Mins)Career Fair Block - 4Roundtable - 4--
4:00 PM4:15 PMMicrotalkCareer Fair Block - 4Roundtable - 4--
4:15 PM4:30 PMCoffee BreakShutdownShutdownShutdownShutdown
4:30 PM4:45 PMPanel - 2 (45 - 60 Mins)
4:45 PM5:00 PMPanel - 2 (45 - 60 Mins)
5:00 PM5:15 PMPanel - 2 (45 - 60 Mins)
5:15 PM5:30 PMPanel - 2 (45 - 60 Mins)
5:30 PM5:45 PMShutdown
5:45 PM6:00 PM
6:00 PM6:15 PM
6:15 PM6:30 PM
6:30 PM6:45 PM
6:45 PM7:00 PM
7:00 PM7:15 PM
7:15 PM7:30 PM

Speakers

Miguel Lozada

Sr. Partnerships Manager, Elgato

Microtalk: Trends and Opportunities in Game Development for Young Audiences

Friday | September 23 | 2:00 Pm Pst

Miguel Lozada, a born and raised Puerto Rican, currently runs the Partnerships Dept at Elgato where he’s helped build up their Partnership Program that has become one of the most pursued program to be apart of in the content creation space. Long before coming to Elgato Miguel was a Full Time content creator and marketing consultant in the gaming industry. Both which he still does today but at a lower scale. Considering his experience in various marketing parts and industries he’s look to for advice and current marketing trends.

Rocio Almanza Guillen

Digital Producer, Fred Rogers Productions

Microtalk: Trends and Opportunities in Game Development for Young Audiences

Friday | September 23 | 2:00 Pm Pst

Rocío Almanza Guillén oversees the creation of games and digital content for the animated series Alma’s Way and Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood. She is a bilingual specialist in design for learning with a focus on children and their families. Prior to joining Fred Rogers Productions, her vast experience included product management, production, creativity, and strategy for educational and non-profit organizations such as the Joan Ganz Cooney Center at Sesame Workshop, Discovery Kids México, and more. Rocío has served as a consultant on programs such as Girls Inc. of Metro Denver, STEMblazers, the National Center for Women & IT, and TECHNOLOchicas. In one of her previous roles, with the support of the World Bank, Rocío created the communication strategy ¡Vas!, recognized as one of the 20 Best Practices in Public Policy for the Youth in Ibero-America by OIJ, PNUD, UNFPA, CEPAL, and UNESCO. Rocío holds a B.A. in Communications and Journalism from Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, with a specialization in Social Education from Universidad de Sevilla, and an M.A. in Digital Media Design for Learning from New York University.

Jarory de Jesus

Narrative Designer, Respawn Entertainment

Microtalk: Trends and Opportunities in Game Development for Young Audiences

Friday | September 23 | 2:00 Pm Pst

A game developer who specializes in narrative design, implementation, and programming. Jarory inspires his colleagues and next generation developers through collaborative projects and teaching game development. As a developer he’s worked on properties such as Madden, Marvel, and Star Wars as both a Narrative and Technical Designer. He dedicates his spare time to a Hip Hop RPG which he describes as a passion project. He has participated in multiple game jams including global game jam and train jam. As a developer of color, he seeks to amplify minority voices through inclusive design, unique perspectives in narrative, community service, and activism. Jarory is also a community organizer for Black in Gaming (BiG) and a member of the Latinx in Gaming community.

Guillermo Alarcon

Founder & Creative Director, MICTLÁN, An Ancient Mythical Tale

Microtalk: Trends and Opportunities in Game Development for Young Audiences

Friday | September 23 | 2:00 Pm Pst

Founder and Creative Director at MICTLÁN, An Ancient Mythical Tale | CEO Meta Studios Creative Agency K.K. 株式会社

Coraly Rosario

Senior UX Designer, Niantic

Microtalk: Trends and Opportunities in Game Development for Young Audiences

Friday | September 23 | 2:00 Pm Pst

Coraly Rosario is a Puerto Rican, senior UX designer with 8+ years of experience working on games, apps, and web products. She’s currently at Niantic LA where she is also a co-lead of Nianticos –Niantic’s Latin American & Hispanic ERG– coordinating opportunities and events as well as collaborating with other ERGs and non-profits.

She’s also the Vice-president of the Puerto Rican Game Developers Association (PRGDA), an initiative focused on growing and supporting the game dev community in Puerto Rico and beyond. As a diversity, inclusion, and belonging advocate, she’s actively involved in creating opportunities for underrepresented communities to find careers in the game industry.

Carlos Lopez

Lead Social Media Manager, Skybound Games

Microtalk: Trends and Opportunities in Game Development for Young Audiences

Friday | September 23 | 2:00 Pm Pst

Carlos has worked in and around the video games industry for ten years. A former video producer creating video content (Square Enix, Capcom, Nintendo) as well as a Community Manager for (NHN Entertainment, Funktronic Labs) and currently Lead Community Manager at Skybound Games.

On occasions, he curates indie video games at Giant Robot Gallery. His curation have been featured on Kotaku, Destructoid, GoNintendo, LA Weekly, and the LA Times and has also been featured at galleries including JANM (Japanese American National Museum) and OMCA (Oakland Museum of California).

Official Game selection

Studio Voyager

Mexico

Rogue Snail

Brazil

Pichon Games

Puerto Rico

StudioBando

Bogotá / USA

BumbleBear

Chile / USA

VIDEOGAMO

Argentina

Arcade

2ndBoss

Brazil

Carlos Bordeu

Chile

Studio Voyager

Chile

Sunwolf Entertainment

Peru

Octeto Studios

Chile

AQUIRIS

Brazil

ArcForged

USA, Puerto Rico, Venezuela, Argentina

8 Bit Bosses Studios

Puerto Rico

Sunna Entertainment

Costa Rica

Regular Studio

Brazil

Dracma Studios

Mexico

Funky Can Creative

Mexico

Emberfish Games

Brazil

Epopeia Games

Brazil

Ánimo Games Studio

USA

502 Studios

Guatemala

Little Leo Games

Brazil

Quijipixel

Uruguay

Imakeda Games

USA

Rubber Duck Games

Uruguay

Virtual Arts Studio

Brazil

From South Games

Argentina

Meddling Kids

USA

1 Simple Game

Mexico

LCB Game Studio

Argentina

Dream Potion Games

Peru

Matajuegos Coop.

Argentina

Diego Garcia

USA