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Where's My Incentive?

The fact that Utah isn't known as a hub for game development frustrates many of the people that live and work here making games.  I frequently hear people say "We should demand financial incentives from the state!" and it's a topic we have debated at many prior UDEN meetings. I found myself responding to am impassioned thread on this topic on Facebook this week, so I thought I would re-share my comments on that thread here for those who might be interested.

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Networking Tips

Just last week, UDEN hosted their 20th networking event at Redman Movies and Stories in Salt Lake City. And they termed it the “best networking event ever,” and that was not titled lightly. It was incredible. Not only did they present the opportunity for people to have a VIP tour of the VR/AR capable studio, they gave everyone the chance to say who they are, what they do, what they need, and what they can give to the digital entertainment community here in Utah.

Read my take-aways and my thoughts on how to network with purpose!

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When September Ends (but it's just started!)

If we're going to improve the economic fortunes of our community, then we have to change the way we work.  We need to think about business development, we must find more ways to collaborate and work together.  Think local. Hire local. Support local. Whenever you can.  

Read more about this, UDEN #20 and lots more in this September newsletter!

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Save The Date! UDEN #20 is Coming!

Wow! It's 8-1-18 (same forward as backwards!). I can’t believe we are already in August, just one month from the next UDEN meeting. That’s right, UDEN #20 will take place September 5th at 6pm and we would love to see you there. In keeping with this years theme of business development, the focus of UDEN #20 will be... YOU!

Click to read the August newsletter for more about UDEN #20, the latest uploaded video sessions from HIVE IGNITE WEEK as well as the upcoming Trade Mission to Paris!

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Do You Want To Receive Our Newsletter?

We try and send a monthly newsletter to all registered UDEN members. Read on for details of how you can receive it, or to unsubscribe!

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Get Out of That Creative Funk

Every person in any creative endeavor has gotten into that creative funk. The one where you can't seem to think of new ideas, and the old ideas aren't working either, and since when did you feel so rusty in that skill? And in fact, why did you think you could create that in the first place?

Sound familiar?

Each situation is different, but I've found a few strategies that help me fairly consistently to get back up ready to rock! I hope these help spark the ignition in your work and process, or at least give you a ball that you can get rolling and continue creating.

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Look Out Europe! Utah is Coming!

We begin July with some exciting news - we have finalized plans to promote UDEN members and help develop business leads for you.  Our first trade mission will be to Paris in October, where we are taking booth space at an entertainment trade show.  Read on to find out more, as well as an update on #HiveIgniteWeek and the upcoming events for the summer!

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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 info@utahden.org

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Hive Ignite Thoughts #8 - 10

My final notes from Hive Ignite Week! #8 - #10

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Hive Ignite Thoughts #4 - 7

More of my thoughts arising from Hive Ignite Week! #4 - #7

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