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Element Event Center

ProtoCON 2022 will take place on January 28th and 29th at the Elements Events Center in Kearns Utah. More information will follow in the coming weeks and months leading up to that event! Feel free to join our Discord community or Facebook Group!

ProtoCON was last held in January of 2020, which was the first ProtoCON ever! We were completely blown away by the level of participation and support we received that year! We were geared up for a follow up in 2021 but due to the pandemic we were unable to hold the event. Now as we approach 2022 we are excited to pick up where we left off and hold the next ProtoCON!

Schedule of Events

4:00pm

Lobby

Check-in Opens

After check in, attendees may proceed to either the designer workshop (pre-registration required) or open gaming. Everyone who checks in on Friday and attends the showcases will receive 3 raffle tickets for Saturday's game raffles.


4:30pm - 6:00pm

Main Event Room

Game Design Workshop

In this hands-on workshop presented by local designer Jeff Beck, you will learn about and then design and prototype multiple game systems. Experience how systems can work and interact with each other. Work in teams to share ideas and insights. Work under strict time constraints and with various prompts and requirements. Hone your design skills and leave with a better understanding of independent and interactive game systems. All prototyping components will be provided. Anyone wanting to attend must obtain a ticket in advance through Tabletop Events. Pre-registration is required to attend the workshop.


4:30pm - 7:00pm

Lobby & Pre-Conference Hall

Open Gaming

Open gaming is available in the Lobby, Pre-Conference Hall and at any tables not in use for prototype playtesting. If you wish to bring a prototype to playtest during open gaming you must have a designer's badge.


7:00pm - 7:45pm

Main Event Room

Showcase A

During the showcases, each game designer will have the opportunity to set up their games and give a brief pitch or overview of the game. Attendees will be able to sign up for Saturday sessions of the games they most want to play.


8:15pm - 9:00pm

Main Event Room

Showcase B

During the showcases, each game designer will have the opportunity to set up their games and give a brief pitch or overview of the game. Attendees will be able to sign up for Saturday sessions of the games they most want to play.


9:00pm - 11:00pm

All Areas

Open Gaming

Open gaming is available in all areas Friday evening after 9pm. If you wish to bring a prototype to playtest during open gaming you must have a designer's badge.



9:00am

Lobby

Check-in opens


10:00am - 1:00pm

Main Event Room

Prototype Playtesting: Time Slot A


12:00pm - 1:00pm

Pre-Conference Hall

Youth Designer Playtesting


1:15pm

Main Event Room

1st Raffle


2:00pm - 5:00pm

Main Event Room

Prototype Playtesting: Time Slot B


4:00pm - 5:00pm

Pre-Conference Hall

Youth Designer Playtesting


5:15pm

Main Event Room

2nd Raffle


6:00pm - 9:00pm

Main Event Room

Prototype Playtesting: Time Slot C


9:15pm

Main Event Room

Final Raffle


9:00pm - 10:30pm

All Areas

Open Gaming

Open gaming is available in all areas Saturday evening after 9pm. If you wish to bring a prototype to playtest during open gaming you must have a designer's badge.



Get your tickets today!

"With everything happening in my life, I had put board game design on hold for over a year. But playtesting at ProtoCON got me fired up again."

David Sals

Sponsors

Here are our sponsors for ProtoCON 2022, for which we are tremendously grateful:

"I had a great time playing the games with designers and talking with them about their game philosophies."

Playtester, ProtoCON '20

"There was a great energy there as game lovers came together to play. I loved that energy!"

Playtester, ProtoCON '20

"I had a great time. There was a wonderful variety of games."

Playtester, ProtoCON '20