Games Industry Events
See what gaming events are on the horizon. Additional data supplied courtesy of gameconfs.com.
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On 21 and 22 May 2018 Kraków will again be the most important hub of Central and Eastern European game development with Digital Dragons held again in ICE Congress Centre.
As the leading games conference in Europe, we have a lot to offer, including a program filled with the best speakers from the global industry and our own Nordic heroes, access to international exhibitors and 2000+ professionals, world-class hospitality and a host of networking events, such as MeetToMatch • Expo • Discovery Day • Nordic Game Awards • Gala Dinner • and renowned Nordic Party.
Casual Connect lands in London, the gateway to Europe, in an event that will bring together the best that Europe has to offer. London is rich in innovative game and tech development
AltConf London will be a one evening only event, centring on the Apple keynote live streamed directly from San Jose. We’ll open with drinks, followed by the keynote and finishing with a panel discussion from some of the industries best and brightest, reacting to the new announcements and products in (almost) real time! With capacity for over 400 attendees, it’ll be the place to be for the Apple Keynote 2018!
As with all AltConf events, AltConf London will be free of charge for all attendees.
After ten years of hosting many successful Game Localization Round Tables, the organizers of LocWorld Conference have launched a new stand-alone event that also covers functional and localization testing of games. Game Global Forum is an open and transparent event for all who are willing to share their endeavors, successes and best practices in a collaborative manner with the goal of improving the industry through networking, sharing insights and learning.
The largest international conference for the VFX & Animation industries on the North American East Coast. Featuring an expo, networking events, jobs fair and more.
Mobile Growth New York 2018 is a single-day, non-vendor conference which will help you to connect with and learn from mobile growth and brand marketing professionals specializing in the areas of user acquisition, monetization, retention/engagement, re-engagement as well as data science & analytics as it pertains to mobile, retail and mCommerce brands.
The annual Unity Developer Day conference tour is coming to the UK for the first time ever — join in for a day of development talks, games, and more
Good Shepherd Entertainment and its many gaming partners have announced the latest addition to IndiE3 – Indie Heaven – three full days of meeting, greeting and eating alongside a fantastic gathering of independent games and gamemakers
E3 2018 takes place at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles, United States on 12th June 2018
Wiggin is running an intensive afternoon covering all of the key issues involved with the use of content in games.
The event will cover what you can and can't do, when and how to clear and acquire rights, how to protect your IP, and how to reduce the risk of infringements. Providing a detailed and practical approach, with ready to use checklists and procedures, the agenda will cover topics including:
· Using people, buildings and things in games.
· Music for games.
· Licensing content for games.
· Protecting IP in games.
You can see a full schedule through the link (right)
Attendance is limited to games companies, with discounts available for TIGA members. Early bird booking is now open until April 30th 2018, with registration available for £150 (VAT exclusive). From May 1st, registration will be £175 (VAT exclusive).
A must-attend event for those looking to understand the reach of the gaming medium. Conference topics include new platforms and game formats, esports and live events, player creativity and new media content, virtual worlds and economies, social and cultural impact, interactive storytelling, distributed and ubiquitous gaming, AI, mixed realities and out-of-home entertainment, games learning, eToys, etc.
The exclusive event will bring together a select group of the UK’s best games, interactive entertainment and technology businesses with leading UK and international investors.
The largest industry-facing games event in NYC, discover how games can impact education, healthcare, research, civics, and social issues. The Festival showcases the best and brightest game creators and changemakers with panels and keynotes, workshops, demos, networking events, and an expo.
Tehran Game Convention is the greatest international B2B event in the video game industry in the Middle East. Attendance of tens of key speakers, 100+ companies, international publishers and 2300+ game developers from all over the world creates a great opportunity for the growth of game development and scaling of the market in Iran and in the region
The Serious Play Conference, now in our 8th year, is a leadership conference for professionals who embrace the idea that games can revolutionize learning. Speakers, who come from all parts of the globe, share their experience creating or using games in the corporation, classroom, healthcare institution, government and military and offer tips on how to move game-based education programs ahead.
At Serious Play, attendees listen, share and participate actively in informal sessions dedicated to the discussion of the future of serious games.
Develop:Brighton brings together the Game Dev community – from global superstars to micro indies. Come and learn from your peers and share your experiences, hear from the industry’s leading lights, make new business contacts, plus get up-to-date with the latest tools and techniques that will give your studio an edge.
Brains Eden is the UK's largest international student game jam, now in its tenth year. Teams of students have 48 hours to create a game from scratch, with industry internships awarded to the winners
The Dublin Games Summit is a new business event aimed at the games industry in Ireland and abroad, which caters for developers, publishers, retailers and more. The day is packed with speakers, networking sessions and one-on-one meetings arranged for those who attend
DiGRA 2018 takes place at the Campus Luigi Einaudi, University of Turin in Torino, Italy on 25th July 2018
SIGGRAPH 2018 takes place at the TBA in Vancouver, Canada on 12th August 2018
Devcom is the primary game developers event at gamescom, the world’s largest computer and video games event. Devcom is a prestigious, two-day umbrella framework for a series of events focused around game development, game publishing, networking and community building.
We’ve dedicated two days before PAX West to the developer community for the craft that is game making. PAX Dev is about elevating the art and creating a place to share, debate and learn.
Computer Graphics, Animation & Game Design 2018 (CGA2018) takes place at the TBA in Montreal, Canada on 26th September 2018
GameSoundCon is the industry's premier conference on game music and sound design, featuring over 50 speakers and panelists representing the top names in the industry. GameSoundCon covers the creative, business and technical challenges of the game music and sound industry with 5 separate session tracks:
- Game Audio Essentials
- Game Audio PRO
- Audio for Virtual Reality (plus AR/MR)
- Game Audio Research
- Game Audio Studies
Game Executive 2018 takes place at the Aalto University Executive Education in Helsinki, Finland on 17th October 2018
The Athens Games Festival is back for a second year, and the only international game business conference in Greece.
Video game developers from Greece and Cyprus and from all around the world, along with international game dev studios, will gather in a two-day event to show their talent and tell their own digital story.
Game Connection is the international event where 2700+ developers, publishers, distributors and service providers come to find new partners and/or (in the case of service providers) find new clients. The industry leading Game Connection Meeting App enables attendees and exhibitors to organise meetings in advance of the event – optimising their time on-site.
After a successful launch event in 2017 the organisers behind Middle East Film & Comic Con (MEFCC) are bringing back their games convention. The event will deliver a packed agenda of esports, tournaments, competitions, B2B, conferences, gaming celebrities and chances to play many unreleased games.
We love games and we love good music. Our team at gamemusic.pl has been combining these two passions for more than a decade by writing about the music of video games, releasing game music albums on vinyl, and… producing game music concerts.
Having gathered years of experience, we finally grew up to create something bigger. A truly unique event. We invite you to beautiful city of Wroclaw in Poland to our first Game Music Festival.
PAX Aus 2018 will take place from 26-28 October and will feature over 180 companies from around the world, thousands of playable games and over 150 hours of on-stage content. Three days can barely contain it.
This year, PAX Aus will also play host to EB Expo, including a dedicated area for the largest publishers in the world to showcase their upcoming titles, developer presentations in the EB Expo Live Theatre, and Australia’s biggest pop-up EB Games store. You want more major publishers? More hands-on gameplay? More panels? Well, you got it.
MIGS - Montreal International Game Summit - is the largest game conference on the East Coast. Every year, more than 3000 game professionals that are passionate with their jobs gather at the Palais des Congrès de Montréal.