Game Developer Symposium 10.0

Sheppard Mullin DC

November 9, 2017

5:30 p.m. - 7:45 p.m.

2099 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20006

This symposium will focus on practical tips that game developers should know to get their game from idea to market.


Catherine Swanwick, CEO of Catlilli Games. Catherine has developed a number of educational games, which she has commercialized, and for which she has won a number of awards. She is in talks to license her games to major publishers. She will provide practical advice on her experiences and what other game devs should know. CatLilli is currently one of the companies in the VSGI, a serious games-focused accelerator associated with George Mason University.

James Casey, Associate Director of the VSGI and game design professor at GMU. James has extensive game development experience with some blockbuster games. He will speak about the benefits of working with an accelerator such as VSGI and offer practical tips to developers as well.

James Gatto, Partner and Social Media and Games Industry Team Leader at Sheppard Mullin.  He represents some of the industry's biggest companies, developers, and insiders.  He will talk a bit about some practical advice for game developers to go from idea to commercialization, as gleaned from his vast experiences, observations, and connections.

To register for this event, please contact Chelsea Ross at