Hello! This is my first time posting so I'm sorry in advance for any mistakes with this thread/topic.
As a student who is pretty much a newcomer to the game industry, I am wondering what conferences are best to try to attend for those interested in the game art and development industry. As someone who lives in the mid-western United States, there isn't much industry in my area. I have been encouraged by my teachers at my college to try to attend game conferences because they can provide great networking opportunities and give good insight on how the industry actually functions.
My college was planning on taking a student group this year to GDC 2020, but the conference is in such turmoil now and the trip seems up in the air at this point. For future reference, what other conferences would be beneficial to go to?
Any advice on this subject would be greatly appreciated!