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About this project

Let's Make Indie DevStock Happen Again!

For us, it's not about our bottom line; it's about organizing the best experience for our attendees. This includes a great atmosphere, excellent speakers, fantastic food, and something to write home about.

Last year at Indie DevStock 2016 we accomplished our goal — and that was to host a conference that our attendees would love, learn from, be inspired by, and more importantly, want to attend again.

That being said, we've been flooded with questions about when the next Indie DevStock was going to happen. We are happy to announce that if this KickStarter campaign is fully funded, Indie DevStock will go on, as planned.

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Date & Place

Sept. 14-15, 2018 
Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center, Nashville, Tennessee.

* The date is subject to change, although we've already been in touch with the venue. They are excited to have us back for another year.

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Why KickStarter?

You may be wondering why we're using KickStarter for Indie DevStock, and it's a fair question... one that deserves an answer!

Last year (2016) was our first time organizing Indie DevStock. In fact, it was our first year (ever!) organizing a conference. And yet, it was a huge success. Well, minus the financial part. =/

Although we had a lot of support from other conference organizers, speakers, sponsors, and our community of designers and developers, our operating costs far exceeded our available funds. But the truth is: we're not in this for the money. However, the reality is: we simply cannot afford to do that again.

So, after giving it a lot of thought (no, really... like a ton!), we decided to try a KickStarter approach. Our hope is that there will be enough interest from our community of designers and developers that Indie DevStock will happen again. If this approach works, we'll return. If not, we had a heck of great time in 2016, and we'll (sadly!) consider it one and done... at least for now.

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Goal Amount:

We set our goal amount ($ 87,500 USD) based on our projected operating costs; we used our 2016 event as a guide for this projection. We do have a stretch goal this year: we'd like to hit $ 107,500 USD so we can pay our staff. Last year, our staff was 100% voluntary, and many of their expenses were paid out-of-pocket. If we can, we'd like to take that burden off of our wonderful staff.


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What Is Indie DevStock?

Indie DevStock is a place for people to come together and connect — a place where, as a community, we can learn and share new ideas. With a primary focus on independent app and game development, Indie DevStock is helping new comers and industry veterans level-up their skills.

Our speakers will share their stories, experiences and ideas with you. Through their words, you’ll gain a better understanding of the challenges indies face and more importantly, how to overcome them. It doesn’t matter if you’re currently a successful indie developer, just starting out or trying to decide if ‘going indie’ is right for you — we’re all in this together.

For more information, please see our website: indiedevstock.com.

You can also watch our Keynote from Indie DevStock 2016 for a closer look.

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More About The Venue

Indie DevStock is being held at the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center. This beautiful resort — set under glass atriums — is only a 14-minute walk from the Grand Ole Opry and just 8.1 miles from Nashville International Airport.

Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center
Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center

 

          

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