Looking Foward, Looking Backwards - June 2018

In our monthly newsletter for June, we look back at our successful event HIVE IGNITE WEEK last month, and looking ahead we encourage you to get involved by writing a blog!  If you don't get our newsletter and would like to, please email us at [email protected]

Happy June 1st!  We do hope this monthly check-in note finds you well. We would love to hear about what you're up to.  We have a page on our website dedicated to any announcements or news you may like to share with the community - check it out here

We're grateful to UDEN member Karina Pardus for sharing her Top 10 Take-Aways from Hive Ignite Week, which took place a month ago. It's a fascinating recap of the event through the eyes of a UDEN member.  Karina captures the things that resonated most for her during a fun, informative and refreshing week of panel discussions, presentations and screenings.  Plus she was a participant in the Interactive Jam and won a prize! If you missed the event, do check it out. If you were there, what did you think? What were your take-aways?  Please add your comments in our Member Blogs area.  Perhaps you would prefer to share some of your expertise or other insights; have opinions on industry matters, or maybe you have seen a movie or played a game recently and want to share your review?  Whether it's just a few lines or a short novella that you need to get off your chest, it's quick and easy, so go on, take a few minutes to contribute to our growing community.  We'll love you forever!

We have had a few people reach out and mention that while they were unable to attend Hive Ignite Week, they nonetheless were waiting to watch it on YouTube... so when would it be ready?  Well...(cough)... as great as it was to host more than 40 hours of events, we're then faced with the task of editing all of that material together - no small feat for our already stretched volunteer crew!  The good news is that it is actively being worked on and will be published as soon as it is ready.... starting... today!  Yes, day 1 of Hive Ignite (Tuesday) is now live on our YouTube channel for you to watch.  Checkout the playlist here.  The rest will follow in the coming weeks, so please keep an eye on our Twitter, Instagram and Facebook feeds for announcements!


Our thanks to everyone that supported Hive Ignite Week; to you if you attended, to our wonderful presenters, panelists and exhibitors that gave up their time and shared their expertise for the benefit of our growing community and to our excellent sponsors, without whose support none of this would be possible, The Utah Film CommissionIGDA SLCAccess Salt LakeWatchmyamerica.com and GrowTix.  Thank you all!


Don't forget! The UDEN website contains links to lots of upcoming events that are of interest to the digital entertainment community here in Utah, so please do check them out - here: http://utahden.org/upevents

upevents.JPGHere are a few more:

June 7th - Hereditary Screening

A24 and the Utah Film Commission are hosting a special screening of Hereditary on Thursday, June 7 at 7pm at the Megaplex Theaters at the Gateway. RSVP is required and seating is limited. Send an email to [email protected] to reserve your seat.

June 13th - Yellowstone Screening

There will be a special screening of the premiere episode of Yellowstone on June 13th at the Park City Library. Click HERE to RSVP and reserve a seat for you and a guest (thanks again UFC!)

Throughout June - FREE FILMS!

This month you can find terrific, engaging independent film showtimes all across the state. The wonderful Utah Film Center maintain a great list here: https://www.facebook.com/pg/UtahFilmCenter/events/

Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays – Entrepreneur Launch Pad

The Entrepreneur Launch Pad (ELP) helps startups and small businesses on the Wasatch front. Free mentoring, education, resources for growth. These meetings in Sandy, Kaysville, and Orem.  More info here:


 - GamesIndustry.biz maintain a comprehensive list of upcoming events for the gaming industry, here: http://www.gamesindustry.biz/network/events

FILM - Our partners at the Utah Film Commission have an events calendar, here: https://film.utah.gov/event-calendar/

You can find an interesting, wide variety of tech-related events at our good friends Silicon Slopes' events page here: https://nvite.com/community/siliconslopes

- The VR/AR Association maintain a growing list of events relevant for those involved in the creation of VR and AR, here: http://www.thevrara.com/events/

- the Utah Games Guild maintain a calendar of local events here: https://www.google.com/calendar/embed?src=v468q15oiiqtdu7dmfcs5l9ui8%40group.calendar.google.com&ctz=America/Denver

REMEMBER: if you have an upcoming event you would like to share with UDEN members, you can add it to our website for FREE here: http://utahden.org/upevents

From all of us at UDEN, our thanks for your continued support,

     - Jon Dean

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