Games Industry Events
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PlayStation DevCon 2017 takes place at the Loews Coronado Bay Resort in Coronado, United States on 2nd May 2017
FMX is Europe’s most influential conference dedicated to Digital Visual Arts, Technologies, and Business.
Every year, VFX specialists, Animation experts as well as Games and Transmedia talents come to FMX to present cutting edge achievements, state of the art tools and pipelines, fascinating real time technologies, spectacular immersive experiences, innovative business models and more. More recently they have been joined by VR, AR, and 360° creatives who have introduced a new dimension into movie making and, more general, into entertainment. Every single one of them defines the diverse scope of the Conference program. Their contributions are complemented by the Marketplace that allows visitors to get their hands on the latest innovations of industry-leading companies and start-ups. Workshops, Masterclasses and Company Suites dig even deeper into the learnings of international companies. To round things off, top-notch studios and service providers scout talent at the Recruiting Hub and international schools present their best projects on the School Campus.
Game Access 2017 takes place at the Sono Centrum in Brno, Czech Republic on 4th May 2017
CVR 2017 will showcase a world-class selection of top industry experts, the latest technologies, and hands-on demonstrations of the latest products. The event will be held at West Exhibition Hall A of the Vancouver Convention Centre, and will be open to industry professionals on Friday and the general public for two days over the weekend.
CVR 2017 is sponsored by BCLC, Creative BC, VEC, Microsoft, YDeams and Cloudhead Games among others, and will feature speakers from some of the biggest companies in the world including NASA, Ford, Delta Airlines and Super Ventures. Representatives from these companies will speak about topics such as solving problems in outer space with VR, designing the future of Virtual Humans, and featuring the latest evolution in entertainment.
BAFTA are opening their doors for 2 days of inspirational masterclasses, panels and Q+As with BAFTA nominees in games. From making your first game to directing VR, hear from industry peers and the best mind in games. Sessions include:
- Your First Game – new UK studio Foam Sword and indie games developers look at what it takes to deliver your first game
- Directing VR – hear from the teams behind Ghost in A Shell VR, Unseen Diplomacy, games engine Unity and Digital Jam
- Telling Stories: Games – Dan Abnett, Rhianna Pratchett and Joseph Humphrey from Inke talk about narratives in games
Use the code guruliveeaster when booking to get 3 tickets for £12.
AAMAS 2017 takes place at the Sheraton Sao Paulo WTC Hotel in São Paulo, Brazil on 8th May 2017
Games First Helsinki is a free, developer-only event where the world’s best game-makers come together for one day to discuss, share and celebrate their passion for the craft.
GamiFIN Conference 2017 takes place at the University Consortium of Pori in Pori, Finland on 9th May 2017
Tokyo Sandbox 2017 takes place at the UDX Akiba Square in Tokyo, Japan on 10th May 2017
VRX is the world’s leading gathering of senior-level decision makers in the virtual reality business.
With a core focus on VR in gaming, film, broadcasting, education, healthcare and enterprise, VRX brings together c-level and very senior executives from across the virtual reality business ecosystem.
The events combine insightful talks and discussions from the true industry thought leaders, with a demo area showcasing the latest technology, content and solutions and exclusive, high-level networking for those serious about doing business.
Running in London in May and San Francisco in December, the VRX events are established as the globe’s premier meeting points with c-level speakers from the likes of Epic Games, Oculus, CCP Games, Survios, Cloudhead Games, Roblox, Insomniac Games, Unity and dozens more.
C++Now 2017 takes place at the Aspen Center for Physics in Aspen, United States on 15th May 2017
Nordic Game 2017 takes place at the Slagthuset in Malmö, Sweden on 17th May 2017
DevGAMM is the biggest conference for game industry professionals in Russia, Ukraine and Belarus.
The event offers quality content about game development for PC, console, mobile and social platforms, low entry threshold for beginner developers as well as a series of activities meant for productive pastime and effective networking.This includes Speed Game Dating, GAMM:Play Showcase, Game Lynch, Pitch & Match, Career Wall and more.
REVIVAL: The Rivals 2017 takes place at the Bank's Stadium in Wolverhampton, United Kingdom on 20th May 2017
Digital Dragons 2017 takes place at the ICE Krakow Congress Center in Kraków, Poland on 22nd May 2017
Animex International Festival of Animation & Computer Games 2017 takes place at the TBA in Middlesbrough, United Kingdom on 22nd May 2017
Norwich Gaming Festival 2017 takes place at the The Forum in Norwich, United Kingdom on 22nd May 2017
Game CoLab presents the fourth edition of our annual video game showcase, and the inaugural edition of the Southwest Video Game Showcase (SWVGS). We've teamed up with Phoenix Comicon to once again host a dedicated four-day event highlighting the most awesome games the Southwest has to offer during the high-visibility Phoenix Comicon. Meet the developers, play their games, and sit in on industry panels, awards and more.
Pixel Heaven 2017 takes place at the Unknown in Warsaw, Poland on 25th May 2017
PlayX4 2017 takes place at the Kintex Convention Centre in Goyang-si, South Korea on 25th May 2017
Southwest Video Game Showcase (SWVGS) takes place at the Phoenix Comicon in Phoenix, United States on 25th May 2017
MomoCon 2017 takes place at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, United States on 25th May 2017
KublaCon 2017 takes place at the Hyatt Regency SFO in San Francisco, United States on 26th May 2017
Indievelopment 2017 takes place at the De Jaarbeurs in Utrecht, Netherlands on 29th May 2017
ADDON 2017 takes place at the Various in Rennes, France on 31st May 2017
1st International Workshop on Gamification and Games for Learning (Gamilearn) 2017 takes place at the Hotel Meliá Sol Costa Atlantis in Puerto de la Cruz, Spain on 5th June 2017
Israel Mobile Summit (IMS) 2017 takes place at the Hangar 11 in Tel Aviv, Israel on 5th June 2017
Southern-Fried Gameroom Expo (SFGE) 2017 takes place at the Renaissance Waverly Hotel & Conference Center in Atlanta, United States on 9th June 2017
Magnology 2017 takes place at the Cruise Center in Hamburg, Germany on 9th June 2017
AppsWorld Evolution takes place at the Excel in London, United Kingdom on 13th June 2017
E3 2017 takes place at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles, United States on 13th June 2017
Irish Symposium on Game-Based Learning (iGBL) 2017 takes place at the Clayton Hotel in Cork, Ireland on 22nd June 2017
Terminus Conference & Festival takes place at the W Atlanta Midtown in Atlanta, United States on 22nd June 2017
Game Happens - On Stage takes place at the Villa Durazzo Bombrini in Genoa, Italy on 23rd June 2017
Brazilian Independent Game (BIG) Festival 2017 takes place at the Centro Cultural São Paulo in São Paulo, Brazil on 24th June 2017
2017 Game Devs of Color Expo takes place at the The Schomburg Center ? Langston Hughes Lobby & Auditorium in New York, United States on 24th June 2017
ADD ON - Game Conference takes place at the House 9 (Papierfabrik) in Wernigerode, Germany on 24th June 2017
White Nights St. Petersburg 2017 takes place at the TBA in Saint Petersburg, Russia on 27th June 2017
At a time of considerable uncertainty following the EU referendum, this seminar will be a timely opportunity to discuss the next steps for ensuring Britain’s technology sectors continue to flourish.
Delegates will assess the key challenges facing the UK post-Brexit including a lack of confidence as negotiations continue, the application of EU regulation going forward for data, IoT and cyber security as well as examining the tax framework to ensure Britain continues to be competitive and attractive to global corporation and SMEs alike.
Following the launch of the UK industrial strategy and a commitment to a ‘Global Britain’, delegates will discuss the key opportunities and priorities for the tech sector including attracting - both domestic and foreign - investment, ensuring access to workers with the necessary skills, increasing exports and the developing regulatory framework.
Other areas for discussion will include the UK’s role and influence in the longer terms for areas such as standardisation and spectrum management; the balance between access to overseas labour and improving digital skills throughout education and whether UK infrastructure adequately supports the technology sector.
INDIGO 2017 takes place at the De LiK in Utrecht, Netherlands on 30th June 2017
ReVersed takes place at the Ovalhalle, Museumsquartier in Vienna, Austria on 6th July 2017
Tehran Game Convention (TGC) 2017 takes place at the IRIB International Conference Center in Tehran, Iran on 6th July 2017
GameCamp France 2017 takes place at the 17 Place Pierre Mendès France in Lille, France on 6th July 2017
Rooster Teeth Expo (RTX) 2017 takes place at the Austin Convention Center in Austin, United States on 7th July 2017
Develop Conference 2017 takes place at the Hilton Brighton Metropole in Brighton, United Kingdom on 11th July 2017
GMGC Bangkok takes place at the TBD in Bangkok, Thailand on 13th July 2017
Serious Play Conference 2017 takes place at the George Mason University in Chapel Hill, United States on 18th July 2017
San Diego Comic-Con 2017 takes place at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, United States on 19th July 2017
Midsouth Indie Game Expo (Mig-X) takes place at the University of Memphis in Memphis, United States on 22nd July 2017
4TG Game Con takes place at the AECC Oil & Gas Arena in Aberdeen, United Kingdom on 29th July 2017
Games For Change Festival 2017 takes place at the Parson's School of Design in New York, United States on 31st July 2017
Smithsonian American Art Museum Arcade (SAAM Arcade) takes place at the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, United States on 5th August 2017
West African Gaming Expo (WAGE) is the first and only technology conference and exhibition in West Africa focusing on animation, video, mobile games and related products. WAGE aims to connect the best, brightest, and most innovative professionals in the interactive entertainment industry. Leading-edge companies, groundbreaking new technologies and never-before-seen products will be showcased.
This four-day conference and exhibition aims to grow the African educational gaming, game designing, game development and game playing industry.
2D Con 2017 takes place at the Doubletree Hotel and Conference center in Bloomington, United States on 11th August 2017
Foundations of Digital Games (FDG) 2017 takes place at the The Resort and Conference Center at Hyannis in Boston, United States on 14th August 2017
Game Scope 2017 takes place at the Nordkraft in Aalborg, Denmark on 17th August 2017
RESPAWN Gathering of Game Developers 2017 takes place at the TBA in Cologne, Germany on 20th August 2017
IEEE Conference on Computational Intelligence and Games (CIG) 2017 takes place at the New York University in New York, United States on 22nd August 2017
Gamescom 2017 takes place at the Kölnmesse in Cologne, Germany on 22nd August 2017
Orlando Interactive Experience (OrlandoiX) 2017 takes place at the Full Sail University in Orlando, United States on 27th August 2017
External Development Summit (XDS) 2017 takes place at the The Westin Bayshore in Vancouver, Canada on 6th September 2017
GAMEON'2017 - The 18th annual Simulation and AI in Games Conference takes place at the Institute of Technology Carlow in Lisbon, Portugal on 6th September 2017
A MAZE. / Johannesburg 2017 - 6th International Games and Playful Media Festival takes place at the Founders Square in Johannesburg, South Africa on 13th September 2017
Austin Game Conference 2017 takes place at the Austin Convention Center in Austin, United States on 21st September 2017
Virtual Reality Developers Conference (VRDC) Fall 2017 takes place at the Hilton San Francisco Union Square in San Francisco, United States on 21st September 2017
Computer Graphics, Animation & Game Design 2017 (CGA2017) takes place at the Golden Tulip Berlin - Hotel Hamburg in Berlin, Germany on 25th September 2017
Game UX Summit 2017 takes place at the Ubisoft Toronto in Toronto, Canada on 4th October 2017
Konsoll 2017 takes place at the TBA in Bergen, Norway on 5th October 2017
AIIDE 2017 takes place at the Snowbird Resort in Snowbird, United States on 5th October 2017
11th European Conference on Games Based Learning (ECGBL) takes place at the FH Joanne University of Applied Science in Cork, Ireland on 5th October 2017
White Nights Moscow 2017 takes place at the TBA in Moscow, Russia on 10th October 2017
Sweden Game Conference (SGC) 2017 takes place at the TBA in Skövde, Sweden on 18th October 2017
eSports and Gaming Summit (ESGS) 2017 takes place at the SMX Convention Center in Pasay, Philippines on 27th October 2017
2nd EAI International Conference on Design, Learning & Innovation (DLI 2017) takes place at the Heraklion Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Heraklion, Greece on 30th October 2017
6th EAI International Conference: ArtsIT, Interactivity & Game Creation (ArtsIT 2017) takes place at the Heraklion Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Heraklion, Greece on 30th October 2017
Game Sound Conference 2017 takes place at the Millenium Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles, United States on 7th November 2017
GameSoundCon is the industry's largest professional conference on game music and sound design.
International Conference on Interactive Digital Storytelling (ICIDS) 2017 takes place at the Madeira Interactive Technologies Institute in Funchal, Portugal on 14th November 2017
G-Star 2017 takes place at the BEXCO Exhibition Hall in Busan, South Korea on 16th November 2017
SIGGRAPH ASIA 2017 takes place at the Bangkok International Trade & Exhibition Centre (BITEC) in Bangkok, Thailand on 27th November 2017
in-VR Gaming Convention takes place at the Virtual Reality in , on 28th December 2017
Taipei Game Show 2018 takes place at the Taipei World Trade Center in Taipei, Taiwan on 25th January 2018
Game Developers Conference (GDC) 2018 takes place at the Moscone Conference Center in San Francisco, United States on 19th March 2018