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Betacon Game Expo

777 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
Portland, OR 97232, USA (map)
Public WiFi

Access Notes

The Oregon Convention Center is built to be accessible. Check out all the information about OCC accessibility here: www.oregoncc.org/accessibility. Contact the convention center for questions about venue accessibility or feel free to email us at [email protected].

Saturday, April 15th

11:45 am Portland Retro Gaming Expo presents Memory Lane: A Walk Down the History of Gaming Retro gaming experts discuss the history of video games. John Hancock - Portland Retro Gaming Expo Chris Trimiew - Lost Classics

12:45 pm Elite Performance: The Process of Creative Development Top performers in gaming and athletics discuss the creative development process. Jeff Atienza - Nike Ashton Eaton Ryan Schneider - Insomniac Games Hayden Walling - Nike

1:45 pm Wacom and Polycount present: Live Art Battle I It’s do or die as artists battle live, presented by Polycount and Wacom. Don’t mess up! Seth Thomas - Polycount Megan Davis - Wacom

2:45 pm Lessons from Oregon’s Video Game Entrepreneur Oregon gaming entrepreneur discusses his experiences and new video game resale app, Kinjo. Justin Field - Kinjo Moderated by Ashton Eaton

3:45 pm Art Institute of Portland Live Demo: Oculus Rift An experienced 3D animator and professor demos the Oculus Rift. Nikki Dunsire - Art Institute of Portland

4:45 pm The Time is Now: Opportunity in the VR Industry A presenter describes VR’s potential to impact every industry. So, let’s get ready. Shelley Midthun - Oregon Story Board

5:45 pm Passion to Action: Getting into the Gaming Industry Experts discuss tips for how to get your start in the video game industry. Stefan Henry-Biskup - Liquid Development Chris Reese - Sony Alan Rogers - Oregon Games Project Challenge Jeff Ross - Sony Ian Tornay - Phoenix Labs



The Portland Mercury proudly presents, BetaCon: Oregon's first major video game and technology expo. BetaCon's mission is to bring together gamers, technology fans, educators and innovators. Connect with developers, designers and artists, try new titles, meet studios and inventors, compete in contests and competitions and attend betaLIVE panels and conferences. Experience the future of gaming and technology at BetaCon. BetaCon takes place in Portland at the Oregon Convention Center, April 15 & 16, 2017.