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Let Your Voice Be Heard!

No, it's no joke, it really is April already!  So much coming up that you won't want to miss -- read on!  This month I want to bring your attention to Hive Ignite Week which is happening later this month, as well as the next UDEN membership meeting. Plus a reminder to tell us if you think our proposed Trade Missions are a good idea! 

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Letter from the Chair - March

Happy March!  We hope this note finds you well!  Lots to feel excited about this month: the Lightspark Media Summit starts in SLC today, the 90th Academy Awards is on Sunday and mid-month will be the annual Game Developers Conference as the digital entertainment sector gets into full swing.

We often talk about the film industry, or the games industry in Utah - but is there such a thing?  Is it helpful to use that terminology?  This month we discuss that, plus continue our theme of business development and our trade mission.

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Happy Groundhog Day!

Much like the movie, sometimes it can feel like nothing much changes even though the calendar has ticked on another digit! Looking back on 2017, it was a year of contraction for digital entertainment in Utah, especially in video games, as number of studios closed their doors which in turn accelerated the 'brain drain' of our talent to other states.   But it’s not all bad news! Last year we also saw a rise in the number of startups as well as the number of AR/VR projects being created here.

So this month we make the case for business development as our theme for 2018; we launch our trade mission, a page where you can make product announcements and, of course, highlight upcoming events for the month.

 

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Happy New Year!

We hope that you enjoyed a peaceful and enjoyable holiday period.

UDEN kicks off what promises to be an exciting New Year with UDEN #18, our now traditional networking mixer at Sundance. Best of all, you're on the VIP list!  

Last year more than two hundred UDEN members and visitors to Sundance joined us for a drink, food and some quality catching up with friends or networking with new contacts.  All this, plus our industry survey and upcoming events this month!

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UDEN - 'Tis the Season

Time to get in the festive mood: grab your favorite holiday sweater, grab an egg-nog, sit in front of a roaring fireplace and enjoy this month's news update!  Includes a recap of UDEN #17 at Silicon Slopes, a call for volunteers and, as always, this month's upcoming events.

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Looking Forward to November

A look ahead to UDEN 17 and another industry partner for UDEN - Silicon Slopes. We're also looking for some new blood to join our advisory board, so if you're passionate to get some things moving in digital entertainment in Utah, we need you on our team!  Plus another chance to complete our industry survey and a preview some of the events listed on the events page on the UDEN website!

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Is UDEN Dying

I surely hope not, since I just found put about this place. It can really be a great place to Network and find resources or just show off what you can do. I am not sure why the posts are so few and far between, with all the talent this state has there must be a way to get things really moving. So call the members into action and get others involved and collaborating. Let's make this place work because, I know, I need it. I was going to post about our movie screening but realized that there may not be anyone paying attention. So I am putting it out there.
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91 Days Until The New Year: Time For Action!

This month - we ask what have we achieved together in 2017 so far?  What is stopping you from jumping into AR and VR?  Film makers or game makers, we make the case for action, inspired in no small measure by the excellent presentations at UDEN 16 last month, especially the live AR demo from WildWorks' Pat Carver, of Animal Jam using Apple's ARKit. Don't know any developers?  This is the community to ask! No more excuses!

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Letter from the Chair - September

This month we launch our Industry Survey (which you definitely need to complete if you didn't already) and preview UDEN 16 which promises to be our most popular event yet!

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Letter from the Chair August

This month we look at the leading role that digital entertainment is increasingly playing around the world, and how this opportunity is ours for the taking here in Utah!  

Plus more on UDEN 16 and a look at this month's upcoming events.

 

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