Join us for the largest lineup of speakers in the games industry to come to Southern California
Casual Connect USA 2018 is just a few weeks away – this time taking up residency at the Disneyland® Hotel in Anaheim, California.
The largest gathering of speakers in the games industry to hit Southern California takes place January 16-18. The event is be host to over 200 speakers, while bringing together 2,000 professionals, 100 exhibitors and sponsors, and 60 Indie Prize Showcase teams.


The conference jam-packed, with 15 tracks of workshops, lectures, panels, and 1-on-1 mentoring spread across  six session halls and three days .
There will also be special tracks put on in conjunction with Casual Connect USA 2018 partners.
  • Industry & Leadership
  • Market Navigation
  • The Business of Games
  • Design & Development
  • Emerging Technologies in VR & AR
  • Esports
  • Kids and Family
  • Audio
  • Licensing
  • Casino
  • LiveOps Connect
  • United in Diversity

Developers: Use the discount code CCM2Dev for 30% off!


If it’s the latest in innovation or new partnerships you’re looking for, Casual Connect USA 2018’s exhibition area has you covered. Sixty  Indie Prize teams, cultivated from hundreds of entries, will showcase the latest in independent game design and innovation on the showroom floor and compete for great prizes and Indie Prize’s iconic crystal trophies at the 21st Indie Prize Awards on January 18.

Meanwhile, there will be plenty of exhibitors who can help budding and established game developers alike take their games and businesses to the next level – as well as exhibitors looking to recruit new talent into their own ranks.


Alongside the conference itself, Casual Connect USA 2018 will also host  three major networking parties. The fun will kick off with the Badge Pickup Party at the  Disneyland® Hotel on January 15, the day before the conference begins. On January 16 attendees can get their game on at the ESPN Zone and on January 17 attendees can enjoy a fiesta-style celebration at Tortilla Jo’s. All the parties are located very close to the conference venue and partnered hotel – making it easy to come to and from everything and make it to the conference the next day well-rested.
In addition to its networking parties, Casual Connect USA 2018 also includes exclusive and unlimited use of its  Pitch & Match meeting system which attendees can use to search for and connect with each other based on their needs and interests.


All in all, Casual Connect USA 2018 is shaping up to be an event filled with educational insights, networking, new friendships, and much more. In addition to enjoying all these things, Casual Connect USA 2018 attendees will also get access to  substantial discounts on the Disneyland® Hotel and  Disney’s Paradise Pier® Hotel – as well as  discounts on  Disneyland® Resort Theme Park tickets.

Those interested in learning more about the event should head over to the official CasualConnect USA 2018 website at

Great Networking

Casual Connect will be hosting three major attendees-only networking parties at its USA show this January. With hundreds of party-goers, you’re bound to make new friends and find new partners. In addition, Casual Connect attendees get free and unlimited access to the conference’s Pitch & Match Meeting system – where attendees can search for others based on skills and needs.

Indie Prize USA

Indie Prize USA 2018’s 60 finalists are now up on ! Head over to see which of the hundreds of applying independent developers will be in the upcoming Indie Prize Showcase.
Then, at Casual Connect USA 2018, find out which finalists come away with the crystal Indie Prize trophies at the  21st Indie Prize Awards on January 18 sponsored by  ZPLAY ADS !

The IGDA Mentor Café

The IGDA is excited to bring its popular IGDA Mentor Café to Casual Connect USA once again! IGDA Mentor Cafés are designed to provide bursts of meaningful learning and each IGDA Mentor Café is as unique as its participants.
While the mentees get to take advantage of advice and feedback, mentors get a better understanding of developers’ current needs and interests – as mentors are also more than welcome to ask questions!
The IGDA Mentor Café at Casual Connect USA 2018 will take place on Thursday, 18 January, from 10AM-1PM and is open to Casual Connect attendees only.

Book Your Hotel

Get substantial discounts on the Disneyland Hotel and Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel with our group discount. That way you can stay close to the conference and Disneyland Resort Theme Park without hurting your wallet! Additionally, as a Casual Connect USA attendee, you can buy discounted Disneyland Resort Theme Park tickets! But act soon, over half of the discounted hotel rooms have already been sold and the last day to book rooms is January 6th!


Developers: Use the discount code CCM2Dev for 30% off!

Some of the companies presenting at Casual Connect USA at Disneyland Hotel, Jan 16 – 18