Special Sessions

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This year’s speaker program features a selection of unique talks supported and organised by leading games industry experts, including the return of our popular Fast Track talks, Dev Sessions by Game Habitat, Games and the Law program, Yonderplay and Impact Sessions. Exciting new additions include Rovio Presents and Esports by Challengermode. Welcome to Nordic Game 2019!

Fast Track, NG16

Sort for each special session in the session schedule by day and tag (Fast Track, etc.)

Games and the Law (Wednesday, 22 May)
Do you know the law when it comes negotiating a publishing deal and protecting your IP? Are you familiar with the new EU regulations regarding GDPR, geolocation and competition? Whatever your answer, if you’re concerned about the law’s impact on the games you develop, make sure to attend the “Games and the Law” program at NG19, featuring four in-depth sessions Wednesday, 22 May and presented by a string of experienced attorneys and experts in the field. Moderated by BBW Hochschule Berlin professor and attorney Prof. Dr. Malte Behrmann and sponsored by Grant Thornton Sweden.

Moderated by Malte Behrmann, Professor/Attorney, BBW Hochschule. Sponsored by Grant Thornton Sweden.

Rovio Presents (Wednesday, 22 May)
Organised by the mobile game experts behind the global “Angry Birds” hit franchise, this half-day Rovio Entertainment program consists of three intense sessions on team-building, managed growth and deep reinforcement learning; not-to-be-missed if you want to learn from the best.

Sponsored by Rovio Entertainment.

Fast Track (Thursday-Friday, 23-24 May)
The Fast Track program is designed to offer concise, “to-the-bone” talks featuring unique “lessons-learned” content and useful advice. Nordic Game also welcomes Julius Fondem from Ubisoft Redlynx as Fast Track master-of-ceremonies, who will present each Fast Track speaker during NG19.

Hosted by Julius Fondem, Associate Producer, Ubisoft Redlynx.

Impact Sessions (Thursday-Friday, 23-24 May)
The Impact Sessions at NG19 will tell the stories beyond games as entertainment, and encourage game creators to think about how games can have a real impact on our world. Co-hosted by Geogrify CEO and former IGDA executive director Kate Edwards and GameIS foreign affairs VP and Funnel Entertainment studio head Tsahi Liberman.

Hosted by Kate Edwards, CEO & Principal Consultant, Geogrify and Tsahi Liberman, Head of Marketing/BD, Simpool.

Esports by Challengermode (Thursday, 23 May)
The Esports by Challengermode program at NG19 will consist of three in-depth sessions starting on 23 May, examining the perspectives and expectations of tournament organisers and esports teams from game developers, publishers and their titles, as well as esports infrastructure and technology, revealing what competitive games need to break-through in esports. Hosted by online competitive gaming expert Philip Skogsberg from Challengermode and including speakers from DreamHack, the world’s largest digital festival, and renowned esports team Alliance.

Hosted by Philip Skogsberg, Co-Founder, Challengermode. Organised by Challengermode.

Yonderplay (Friday, 24 May)
The Yonderplay program at NG19 is a cosy meeting of developers. As much a fireside chat as an exhibition, Yonderplay is one-day showcase where we chill together, play together and share short, intimate presentations. Hosted by game developer PJ Kuczynski and organised by Copenhagen Game Collective.

Hosted by PJ Kuczynski, Member, Copenhagen Game Collective. Organised by Copenhagen Game Collective.

Dev Sessions by Game Habitat (Friday, 24 May)
Organised by Game Habitat, the hub for game development in Southern Sweden, the four Dev Sessions at NG19 on Friday, 24 May will consist of roundtable discussions within groups of specialists from the same field in the games industry, discussing common challenges in their roles and sharing solutions.

Organised by Game Habitat.

About the Nordic Game conference
Nordic Game is the leading games conference in Europe, and the 2019 edition will be its sixteenth year. Gathering over 2,000 games industry professionals in Malmö annually, Nordic Game is the one and only “home turf” meeting place for the highly successful game developers of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden.

You can download the NG19 print program right here (note that speakers and content added after the print deadline appear on the website).

Get all the latest Nordic Game, NGDC and Nordic games industry news – including updates about NG19 – at nordicgame.com.