The Casual Games Association has announced in a press release they are moving Casual Connect Eastern Europe (CCEE) to Belgrade, Serbia from Kyiv, Ukraine. The conference will be hosted on November 10-12, 2014 at the Crown Plaza Belgrade in the heart of the Serbian capital. The organizers are planning for about 900 attendees to check in.
‘“Eastern Europe is a hotspot for game development, and we are excited to be heading to the energetic city of Belgrade,” says Jessica Tams, Managing Director of Casual Games Association.’
Above and beyond lectures and networking, attendees can expect to find the Indie Prize Showcase, where qualified indie developer can present their games at CCEE, and the IDEA Showcase. The IDEA (International Design, Entertain, and Amaze) Showcase is an opportunity for more established developers to connect with international partners for publishing and all vendors in between. Read all about it at http://www.ideashowcase.cc/2014/.
Currently listed on the Casual Games Association site as being hosted in Kyiv on October 22-24, the press release has announced that in fact the date is being moved a bit later in the year by several weeks and 609 miles away as the crow flies. It would not be an unreasonable guess (not officially verified) that one of the reasons the conference has been moved is due to the political instability in the Ukrainian region, while still remaining in the heart of Eastern Europe.
Registration for Casual Connect Eastern Europe is open for business at http://ee.casualconnect.org/registration.html.