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January 2010

Game::Business::Law

Games take the law and finance where they have never been - it's not just hardware and software. Gaming businesses need to juggle the demands of user-generated content, free speech, online ownership and new business opportunities.

February 2010

DevMob 2010

Devmob 2010 is a London 'unconference' giving developers interested in portable devices the opportunity to discuss their issues and find solutions.

Carolina Games Summit

This hybrid event will once again deliver industry speakers, video game tournaments, concerts, exhibition booths, cos-play, educational sessions, and trading card games. Compete against gamers from all over the country in a variety of popular tournaments. Enjoy all your favorite platforms including arcade, computer, and console games with both tournament and free play options available.

Casual Connect Europe 2010

Casual Games Association Events are the premiere events for the casual games industry with over 3500 professionals attending Casual Connect Events each year. Casual Connect Europe brings together the most talented and knowledgeable experts in the casual gaming field to further the casual games industry with the best of networking and learning.

Games Meet Film

Dennis Weinreich, MD of Film and TV Post Production at Pinewood Studios Group will chair a panel of experts in audio production for games and films. The panel will discuss what these two industries can learn from each other, the challenges involved in 'crossing over' and showcase the very best in audio production from both worlds. Guests will also be invited to network with selected companies based at the Media Park at Pinewood. Introduced by South East Media Network (SEMN) and Screen South.

BAFTA presents Game Developer Q&A: Darwinia+

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Which is better, Xbox or PC? In 2006, independent London developers Introversion won glowing reviews for their haunting geometric wargame Darwinia, set in a living virtual universe inside your PC. They were as surprised as anyone when it took them 4 years to complete the apparently straightforward task of adapting it from PC to Xbox Live Arcade.
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Admittedly, they added a whole new multiplayer game and many other enhancements, but famously forthright Introversion directors Mark Morris and Chris Delay also reveal the real ups and downs of coding for consoles. And, when choosing a platform is one of the biggest development decisions you can make, could the PC's heyday of indie experimentation be drawing to an end?
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Chaired by Kieron Gillen, RockPaperShotgun.com; Tickets cost £5, or free for BAFTA members
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GameCityNights

GameCityNights is a series of after-dark monthly events which bring together developers, students and players in a celebration and exploration of videogame culture - with prizes. Every month a brilliant headline speaker will be making their way to the illustrious Antenna club in Nottingham City, to share their thoughts, passions and give a unique insight into their work.

Our inaugural GameCity Night features the splendid and outstanding Hello Games, creators of the much-anticipated IGF nominated thrill-fest ‘Joe Danger’. They will be sharing secrets, anecdotes and show'n'telling this brilliant new game and they *might* even let you play…

March 2010

Game Connection San Francisco

The 7th edition of Game Connection San Francisco will take place again during the Game Developers Conference 2010.

PAX East

PAX East is a three-day game festival for tabletop, videogame, and PC gamers. We call it a festival because in addition to dedicated tournaments and freeplay areas we've got nerdcore concerts, panel discussions, and an exhibitor hall filled with booths displaying the latest from top game publishers and developers. Even with all this amazing content the best part of PAX East is hanging out with other people who know their s*** when it comes to games.

Game Based Learning 2010

Game Based Learning 2010 takes place over two full days and includes an evening social event to make valuable connections in a relaxed environment. With a main conference programme running during these two days combined with breakout sessions for special interest groups there is something for everyone with an interest in using gaming and social media technology to improve learning, teaching and training.

GBL 2010 will explore successful deployments and evidence for both commercial off the shelf (COTS) as well as bespoke serious games in the areas of formal and informal education in schools and universities, healthcare, military, corporate training, banking together with workshops on game procurement and a dedicated strand featuring leading international research in Game Based Learning.

April 2010

Triangle Game Conference

In addition to lectures and panels, TGC 2010 will feature an Expo and a Career Lounge with roundtable discussions with local professionals. This year's Career Lounge will offer attendees the opportunity to meet professionals in the gaming, design, immersive learning/eLearning and CGI animation industries and hear how they navigated the frequently shifting landscape of this cutting-edge industry.

State of Independence

UK networks Codeworks GameHorizon and Game Republic in partnership with Screen Yorkshire, have announced a unique one-day conference - State of Independence - focusing on developer self-publishing, to take place on Thursday 8th April 2010 at York Racecourse, York UK. Speakers already confirmed include Charles Cecil (Revolution), Paul Farley (Tag Games), Patrick O’Lunaigh, (nDreams) and Ed Vaizey, MP (Shadow Minister for Culture) – with more big names to follow.
Key areas to be covered at State of Independence will be: Different routes to market and new business models, Funding your game – including access to investors, Learning from current success stories, Marketing your own games – including PR, viral marketing and customer service, Networking with other games industry professionals

Games Grads 2010: North

It's a chance for students to get in front of some of the leading companies and studios in games development to find out what vacancies are on offer. It's free for students to attend Games Grads and there are a number of seminars that'll run throughout the day, where students can get practical advice on how to get into the industry and what to expect. Registration is open on the website now, and anyone interested in taking part should call: 0207 405 4500.

Games Grads 2010: South

It's a chance for students to get in front of some of the leading companies and studios in games development to find out what vacancies are on offer. It's free for students to attend Games Grads and there are a number of seminars that'll run throughout the day, where students can get practical advice on how to get into the industry and what to expect. Registration is open on the website now, and anyone interested in taking part should call: 0207 405 4500.

LA Games Conference

Over 300 of the most influential decision-makers in the games industry gather for the LA Games Conference to network, do deals, and share ideas about the future of console, PC, online and mobile games. LA Games Conference - now in its 4th year - features a lively and fun debate on timely cutting-edge business topics, demos as well unrivaled access to some of the most progressive companies in Hollywood, Silicon Valley and beyond. We invite you to join us at the event and take part in the discussion with executives, creators, investors, analysts, press and gamers who will be instrumental in shaping the future of this booming business. The event is designed to be interactive like the world we live in giving delegates the opportunity to share their ideas live at the event via Twitter and in moderated roundtable meetings.

May 2010

FMX 2010

Convergence is upon us. Multi-disciplined thinking draws cinema, television, computer, console and mobile screens even closer, reinventing them to remain competitive. FMX is part of this process and introduces for the 15th time the world's leading experts in the creation, production and distribution of digital entertainment and interactive visualisation. Connect with artists, specialists, scientists, producers, recruiters, trainers and new talents on the 2010 hot topics 3D Stereo, Hybrid Imagery and 360° Media.

GDC Canada

Canada houses more than 260 videogame and digital entertainment studios and an ecosystem of more than 60 universities focused on gaming studies. With this accomplished community of national and international talent to draw from, Vancouver's GDC Canada is the premier event for professionals to discover new insights into developing popular international titles, managing established franchises and taking advantage of thriving digital distribution models.

  • 6th May 2010
  • Vancouver Convention Centre, Vancouver, Canada
  • GDC-Canada.com

2010 LOGIN Conference

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The 2010 LOGIN Conference is the fourth annual exclusive, high-powered event of choice for the leaders of the online game industry. LOGIN hosts a diverse and seasoned mix of executives, entrepreneurs and innovators from the MMOG, virtual world, casual and social online game spaces. Join hundreds of your industry colleagues in Seattle, Washington for over three days of unmatched opportunities to discuss, collaborate and share advancements in the form, function, and evolution of online games.
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**Save $50 off any conference pass when you sign up to attend LOGIN 2010,
when using the exclusive discount code "PHIL487691" during registration.**
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RAPID/3D IMAGING Conference

North America's definitive additive manufacturing trade show and conference, offers buyers and end-users of design, scanning, prototyping, tooling and direct manufacturing equipment the chance to evaluate the latest materials and machinery, compare processes, talk to industry experts and make valuable contacts. Technical sessions will explore scanning and additive manufacturing for games.

Game In Scotland

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If you've ever wanted a job in videogames then Scotland is the place to be.' Grand Theft Auto, Lemmings and Crackdown are only a few of the games designed and developed here.
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Starting at noon, Game In Scotland offers visitors the chance to meet Scotland's videogame studios, hear presentations, speakers and panels and participate in discussions on the future of videogames themselves. Game In Scotland is free, but registration is a must to make sure you’re guaranteed a place at the biggest recruitment event in the videogames calendar.
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Now in its fifth year, Game In Scotland has grown with every event. Last year saw over 500 visitors pack in the venue to hear from game developers and experts. 2010 is expected to be the biggest year yet.
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IBIS/LBS Videogames Investment Network

A panel and networking session of senior video games business and investment executives, exploring investment opportunities and deals across the industry globally. While this is an invite-only event, there are 10 free invitations for GamesIndustry.biz members. Contact tim.merel@ibiscapital.co.uk to be considered.

June 2010

NLGD Festival of Games 2010

Bringing together the top players in the game and multimedia industries by attracting the key audience from Executive & Finance, Strategy & Marketing, IT, game Art & Design to build new partnerships, share, innovate and prosper together.

E3 Expo 2010

Bringing together the people, products and passion of the global interactive entertainment industry, E3 Expo is your single most effective and efficient event of the year, offering three days of targeted sales, marketing and media opportunities.

  • 15th June 2010
  • LA Convention Center, Los Angeles, US
  • e3expo.com/

BlackBerry Developer Day

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Whether you’re new to mobile applications or an experienced developer, BlackBerry Developer Days give you the tools and know-how to create and market apps for the BlackBerry smartphone.
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Free to attend, this event is perfect for anyone seriously interested in app development. Whether you're a business partner, content generator or developer, if you're looking to get the most effective and commercial results this is an event not to be missed.
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Looking For Group Expo

With several MMOs already having individual fan events, we see players who are forced to choose their favorite games or events based on what’s coming up and who they would like to meet with the most. The goal of LFG is to provide the ultimate experience for all MMO and VW fans to come and see what’s new in the world of MMOs as well as meet friends across all games. LFG will have allure no single game or company event can provide: an event for everything MMO related. Developer sessions, special VIP attendee events, game competitions, private screenings, guild meetings and more will combine to draw an incredible numbers of fans.

  • 25th June 2010
  • Minneapolis Convention Center, Minneapolis, US
  • lfgexpo.com

World of Love

An indie game development conference which will be host to some of Britain's (and Ireland's!) greatest indie talent. Several guest speakers have already been announced including Terry Cavanagh of VVVVVV fame, Rolando creator Simon Oliver, Sean Murray of quartet Hello Games and the illusive Stephen Lavelle aka increpare.

GameHorizon 2010

GameHorizon is the leading business network for UK-based games companies - developers, publishers, middleware firms and other service providers. Our goal is to facilitate more collaboration, improve knowledge and increase local and international trade for UK-based games companies.

Gamelab 2010

We don't have a description of this event yet.

July 2010

Brains Eden 2010

Games Eden has organised an exhibition of student work and a series of talks designed to bring the Education and Developer communities closer together. How we can improve the symbiosis between the Games Industry and Education/Training institutions? We’re asking Games companies and education/training providers and successful ex-students to give short presentations and discuss new ways to supply the right kind of talent at the right time. There’s been more heat than light recently regarding training and education standards so we thought the time was right for both sides to meet up, explain and show what we do, and talk through key issues.

Games Convention Online

The world's first ever trade fair for browser, client and mobile games brought a total of 43,000 gamers to Leipzig for its premiere in 2009. Altogether 74 exhibitors from eight countries introduced themselves on 40,000 square metres of display space. The games on show included 50 world and European premieres. The Republic of Korea was the national partner at the first GCO.

Casual Connect Seattle 2010

Casual Games Association Events are the premiere events for the casual games industry with over 3500 professionals attending Casual Connect Events each year. Casual Connect Seattle brings together the most talented and knowledgeable experts in the casual gaming field to further the casual games industry with the best of networking and learning.

August 2010

GDC Europe

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The Game Developers Conference® Europe is the premier pan-European developer event bringing together developers and business professionals across the continent and worldwide. It's the international hub for wheeling and dealing in the game industry, featuring visionary keynotes, international speakers and media, and over 40 exhibitors and sponsors.
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Now in its second year, it will again be held in conjunction with gamescom, Europe's largest computer and video games trade show for consumers and professionals, and provide an essential forum for learning, networking, business, and inspiration.
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  • 16th August 2010
  • Congress Center East, Cologne, Germany
  • gdceurope.com/

2010 IEEE Conference on Computational Intelligence and Games

Games have proven to be an ideal domain for the study of computational intelligence as not only are they fun to play and interesting to observe, but they provide competitive and dynamic environments that model many real-world problems. Additionally, methods from computational intelligence promise to have a big impact on game development, assisting designers and developers and enabling new types of computer games. The 2010 IEEE Conference on Computational
Intelligence and Games brings together leading researchers and practitioners from academia and industry to discuss recent advances and explore future directions in this quickly moving field.

Gamescom

gamescom 2009 was a complete success and broke every record: 245.000 visitors and 458 exhibitors from 31 countries made gamescom the largest games trade fair in the world. The gamescom team would like to thank everybody - it was great fun!

September 2010

Tokyo Games Show

We don't have a description of this event yet.

NY Games Conference

The most influential decision-makers in the digital media industry gather at NY Games Conference to network, do deals, and share ideas about the future of games and connected entertainment. NY Games Conference - now in its 3rd year - features lively debate on timely cutting-edge business topics. Executives from publishers, developers, advertising, investment firms, social networks, technology providers and content companies mingle together at this top industry event.

Xbox Pub Quiz

Over 20 teams from retail, publishing, media and more take on a challenge to be crowned the smartest company in the games industry. Varied audio and visual rounds, spot prizes from sponsors, plus free food and beer.

TIGA: R&D Workshop/Networking

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Research and development tax relief scheme:How to maximise benefit from your investment in innovation. These sessions will be led by Patrick Totty, Managing Director of Alma Consulting Group www.almacg.com and is free to attend.
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In the evening, come along to our brand new TIGA member networking drinks to meet people outside of your existing networks. You can bring along a guest too. Members attend for free, non-members £10 plus VAT. More dates to be confirmed around the UK. E-mail nisha@tiga.org to reserve a place.
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Playful 2010

Playful is almost certainly the only digital/games conference in the calendar where you can hear talks like these and many more all in one day. It’s a day for architects, artists, designers, developers, geeks, gurus, gamers, tinkerers, thinkerers, bloggers, joggers, and philosophers. It’s a day about play, games, innovation, education, feelings, dealings, and minds reeling.

TIGA: R&D Workshop/Networking

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Research and development tax relief scheme:How to maximise benefit from your investment in innovation. These sessions will be led by Patrick Totty, Managing Director of Alma Consulting Group www.almacg.com and is free to attend.
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In the evening, come along to our brand new TIGA member networking drinks to meet people outside of your existing networks. You can bring along a guest too. Members attend for free, non-members £10 plus VAT. More dates to be confirmed around the UK. E-mail nisha@tiga.org to reserve a place.
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October 2010

Eurogamer Expo 2010

The UK's premier games event for consumers and the industry. Incorporating the GamesIndustry.biz Career Fair. More details coming soon!

BAFTA/Megaton Young Game Designers Workshop

Megaton and the Eurogamer Expo are hosting a workshop with BAFTA as part of the BAFTA Young Game Designers initiative to find the next generation of budding young creative talent. As well as being able to play all the latest games at the Eurogamer Expo before they are released this Christmas, participants (aged 11 to 16) will work in teams to get a head start on their entries to the UK-wide BAFTA Young Game Designers competition, speak to games industry professionals, and even have the chance to pitch their game idea to the experts! To apply for tickets visit www.megaton.co.uk.

GDC Online

GDC Online has always had a focus on the importance of MMO’s and online games unique to local Austin-based developers. Recently, the conference has begun to attract thousands of visitors from all over the world, thanks to its unique position in the hip, culture-friendly city and its nurturing of varied, major emerging topics.

Creative Workshop: What makes a successful Digital Media project

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In this creative workshop, Paul Zealey, digital media agent for FirstPort, will explore the ingredients that make up a successful project and what contributes to making a successful pitch: what are the essential features behind the people, their ideas and their business models that make them winners. The session will showcase what it is that makes potential projects stand out, why previous ideas have received backing from FirstPort and its investors - and provide you with the hints and tips that can help make your pitches successful, be they for private or social ventures.
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This FREE workshop has been developed for individuals or businesses wishing to submit an application for funding for their digital media business idea but will also suit those wanting general guidance on developing effective digital project pitches.
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Firstport supports and invests in start-up social enterprises. With financial investment from The Scottish Government, 4IP, Nominet Trust and others it is seeking to back innovative digital media ideas that have a positive impact upon people and society.
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BAFTA Annual Video Games Lecture: Media Molecule

BAFTA's Annual Lectures showcase the most renowned creative forces in film, TV and video games, providing a platform to discuss their personal vision for the future of their industry. This year's Annual Video Games Lecture, in association with GAME, will be given by Media Molecule, the Guildford-based studio behind the BAFTA-winning LittleBigPlanet series.

Develop Football Challenge

The definitive football tournament for games developers, tools and service companies. Sponsored by SuperMassive Games' Big Match Striker and UKIE.
Your company can take on the likes of Exient, Sumo Digital, Sports Interactive, Bright Light, Testology, Crytek, The Creative Assembly, Jagex, Testronic and many more.

HTML5 Game Jam

We don't have a description of this event yet.

GDC Online 2011

We don't have a description of this event yet.

Games Media Awards

The Games Media Awards is a highly prestigious event recognising excellence amongst specialist, lifestyle, national, broadcast and online games media.
Categories include Games Magazine, Games Website, Rising Star. Specialist Writer, Print Specialist Writer, Online Coverage by a National Newspaper Brand, Coverage by a Mainstream Magazine Brand, Regional Games Columnist and Games Broadcast/Podcast or Games Blog. Over 150 media attend, plus additional trade and sponsors, taking total attendance towards 250.

Casual Connect Kyiv 2010

Casual Games Association Events are the premiere events for the casual games industry with over 3500 professionals attending Casual Connect Events each year. Casual Connect Kyiv brings together the most talented and knowledgeable experts in the casual gaming field to further the casual games industry with the best of networking and learning.

GameCity5

GameCity is a unique celebration of videogame culture.

It’s a series of regular events culminating in an annual festival that takes place in Nottingham's best venues and public spaces. GameCity brings people together to participate in interesting things and interact with videogames in exciting new ways.

TIGA: How to Self-Publish and Market a Game

Speakers: Andy Payne, Managing Director at Mastertronic Group Ltd, Nicholas Lovell, Founder at GAMESBrief, Chris Kempt, Founder at Kempt Ltd, Julien Wera, PR & Marketing Manager, ICO Partners.

Paris Games Week

We don't have a description of this event yet.

Seminar: Digital Inspirations

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– Investing in Creative Ideas Seminar and Pitching for Funding event.
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This FREE event will be made up of a full day of workshops and seminars from a range of industry experts, including live discussions on the future development of public investment in the digital media sector and will provide an opportunity to network with colleagues and financiers.
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For the selected finalists, the pitching for funding event will take place during the seminar where the finalists will pitch to a panel of industry experts for the chance to secure development investment.
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Please reply to debbie.mccutcheon@innovationcentre.org indicating your interest in taking part in either the Creative Workshop on the 6th October, Submitting an Application for your idea (deadline 12th October), and/or attending the full day Seminar on the 27th of October. Further info on the content of the seminar will be confirmed soon.
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November 2010

GameSoundCon 2010 San Francisco

GameSoundCon is a two-day seminar for composers, sound designers, and others who want to learn the unique creative, technical and business challenges of creating sound and music for videogames. Presented by some of the most experienced names in game audio, GameSoundCon features seminars, masterclasses and panels covering a diverse range of topics such as Essential Game Audio Tech, Composing an Interactive Underscore, Working in Game Audio and The Business of Game Audio.

ImMediaTe Mobile Gaming Summit

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The ImMediaTe Mobile Gaming Summit will combine training and coaching sessions, workshops with EU authorities and global experts and showcase and matchmaking sessions focusing on three main areas: Interactive gaming, Videogames & Serious games.
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Project ImMediaTe is part of the Europe INNOVA Initiative and is funded under the Competitiveness and Innovation Framework Programme (CIP), which aims to encourage the competitiveness of European enterprises.
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London Games Conference

Survival And Profit In A Changing Industry

The London Games Conference is purely focused on how the industry is adapting to the challenges of digital distribution, online play and social networks, with a focus on shifting revenue models and new skill requirements.

A full line-up of speakers will be announced on Friday September 17. The event is endorsed by Screen Digest and UKIE.

IGDA Leadership Forum

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This event will be valuable for producers, team leaders, project managers, studio directors, and all others seeking to learn and share techniques for leading teams in creating successful games. Last year, we welcomed 330+ delegates from over 12 countries, including the UK, Finland, Sweden and Australia.
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The 2010 IGDA Leadership Forum will continue the format of three tracks – Personal, Project, and Tools Track – that encompass a broad range of leadership topics. The sessions will run in parallel tracks and will consist of a mix of lectures, panels, and interactive workshop sessions.
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Browsergames Forum 2010

On November 5 and 6, the Capitol Theatre in Offenbach (near Frankfurt am Main) will become this year's 'place to be' for the free-to-play web-based and social games industry.

With over 450 trade visitors, last year's Browsergames Forum was an overwhelming success. In 2010 the Browsergames Forum will once again provide the perfect networking platform for Browsergames developers, publishers, payment providers and investors from all over the world.

Unite 10

We don't have a description of this event yet.

Gaming & Digital Technology Day

Digital media includes everything from online tools and content to computer games and mobile products and services. The UK Games industry is the second largest in the world after the USA, and the West Midlands region has 21% of the UK games workforce. Come along and learn from over 14 different speakers including as part of the Global Entrepreneurship Week and find out how you could develop or launch your games business!

Game Connection Europe

Game Connection is a one-stop shop to meet face to face dozens of targeted potential partners involved in all stages of the production pipeline, from the concept to the outsourcing, publishing, distribution and financing, in back-to-back 30-minute meetings.

December 2010

Xbox Xmas Pub Quiz

A special Christmas edition of the one of the games industry's best nights out.
Over 20 teams from retail, publishing, media and more take on a challenge to be crowned the smartest company in the games industry. Varied audio and visual rounds, spot prizes from sponsors, plus free food and beer. Any maybe even an appearance from Santa himself.

Best of British

Best of British is a celebration of the best the UK games industry has to offer, and will be attended by some of the biggest names in the industry. Ian Livingstone will be opening the event with a talk on the future of the UK games industry and will be presenting a show reel of the "Best of British games" before we entertain our delegates with a pub quiz presented by our sponsor Multiplay. There will also be games consoles around the venue for delegates to use.

Italian Videogame Developers Conference

With English as the official language of the conference, and as a 'free to attend' event, the IVDC 2010 has extensive international appeal as well as showcasing the very best the fast-growing and confident Italian videogames industry has to offer.

GDC China 2011

We don't have a description of this event yet.

Technology World London

Hosted by UK Trade & Investment (UKTI), Technology World London delivers three conference programmes, 60 top-line speakers and gives UK organisations direct access to hundreds of potential partners from more than 38 countries.

TIGA is hosting a session on The Rise of Social and Casual Gaming on the 8th December from 1pm-2pm. come along to hear the TIGA panel and series of informative presentations.

Confirmed speakers include, Paul Farley - Managing Director Tag Games Limited, Cliff Dennett – co-founder & commercial director, SoshiGames, Euan Mackenzie -CEO 3MRT Ltd & FatBobGames Ltd , Mike Hawkyard – 4T2 Multimedia and Richard Wilson – CEO, TIGA.

Evolve in London

Innovation is speeding up. Social gaming and internet connectivity has gone from fringe to mainstream in barely a AAA development cycle. So how can game developers best adapt to this changing market? Evolve in London is a day-long conference focusing on how to develop games for new platforms, new technologies and new markets.

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