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Betacon Game Expo

777 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
Portland, OR 97232, USA (map)
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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].

Sunday, April 16th

11:45 am Wacom and Polycount present: Live Art Battle II Artists play for keeps as Polycount and Wacom host another live art battle on stage. Seth Thomas - Polycount Megan Davis - Wacom

12:45 pm Enabling the Future of PC Gaming and VR An insider presents on the co-evolution of VR and PC technology. Kim Pallister - Intel

1:45 pm Fake It ‘Til You Make It Panelists describe essential skills for surviving and thriving after getting a job in video games. Phillip Torres-Greene - Sony Derek Czerkaski - Ubisoft Pat Wilson - Teak

3:15 pm How Hackathons Cultivate Innovation Hackathon-winning college students discuss their “Game Full of Animals”. Edward Szczepanski - University of Oregon Howard Lin - University of Oregon Joseph Yaconelli - University of Oregon Sam Schooler - University of Oregon

4:15 pm Art Institute of Portland Live Demo: Meet Maya, VR Architect Who is building the virtual future? An animation expert introduces you to Maya. Nikki Dunsire - Art Institute of Portland

5:15 pm The Future of Indie Panelists discuss the growing popularity and burgeoning business of indie games. Ian Tornay - Phoenix Labs Stephen Kick - Nightdive Studios Raghav Mathur - BlackShell Media Mike Jones - Pipeworks



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.