April 2018

More Than Just A Game IV

Two-day conference focused on the impact of AI and other immersive tech on games as well as our culture, identities and freedoms. Organised by Queen Mary University of London's centre for commercial law studios

London Games Festival 2018

A myriad of events celebrating games culture held throughout the capital, alongside EGX Rezzed and the BAFTA awards

Now Play This

Three-day games festival exploring the most experimental titles currently in development from around the world. Part of the London Games Festival


A new two-day B2B event housing the London Games Festival’s summits, a demo zone for prototypes and start-ups, a pop-up coworking space and gallery.

ACCU 2018

ACCU 2018 takes place at the Marriott Hotel in Bristol, United Kingdom on 10th April 2018

Games Finance Market

Three-day event bringing 60 start-ups, developers and other games companies together with investors and publishers. Part of the London Games Festival


London Games Festival’s networking event for women working in games, interactive and related creative industries. It is inclusive and welcoming to all but exclusively features female speakers and stories.

Nordic Game Jam Conference 2018

Nordic Game Jam Conference 2018 takes place at the TAP1 in Copenhagen, Denmark on 13th April 2018

Games Week Denmark 2018

Games Week Denmark 2018 takes place at the Various in Copenhagen, Denmark on 16th April 2018

East Coast Game Conference 2018

East Coast Game Conference 2018 takes place at the Raleigh Convention Center in Raleigh, United States on 17th April 2018

  • 17th April 2018
  • Raleigh Convention Center, Raleigh, North Carolina, United States, North America

May 2018

4th Games Industry Law Summit

The event offers two days of presentations and panel discussions by legal and business development professionals from the international games industry from over 23 different countries. Our goal is to strengthen the connections within, and between, the legal and the business communities of the international games industry.


BitSummit is the largest games event in Japan that is dedicated to the indie game dev community. Indie MEGABOOTH is returning for a third time to co-organize the event and assist in curating the line-up of indie titles that will be showcased. BitSummit's organizers expect to host 10,000 attendees.

Stand Up For GamesAid

For the sixth year in a row, former games tester Imran Yusuf hosts a night of top stand up comedy to raise money for Games Aid. Line up includes Geoff Norcott, Abandoman, Milton Jones, Evelyn Mok, Scummy Mummies and Jason Patterson More acts to be announced.

Digital Dragons

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.

Casual Connect Europe 2018

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

June 2018

Effects MTL18

The largest international conference for the VFX & Animation industries on the North American East Coast. Featuring an expo, networking events, jobs fair and more.

E3 2018

E3 2018 takes place at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles, United States on 12th June 2018

  • 12th June 2018
  • Los Angeles Convention Center, Los Angeles, California, United States, North America

International Games Growth & Investment Summit

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.

July 2018

Tehran Game Convention

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

Brains Eden 2018

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

  • 13th July 2018
  • Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge, United Kingdom

DiGRA 2018

DiGRA 2018 takes place at the Campus Luigi Einaudi, University of Turin in Torino, Italy on 25th July 2018

  • 25th July 2018
  • Campus Luigi Einaudi, University of Turin, Torino, Italy, Europe

August 2018


SIGGRAPH 2018 takes place at the TBA in Vancouver, Canada on 12th August 2018

  • 12th August 2018
  • TBA, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, North America

September 2018

Computer Graphics, Animation & Game Design 2018 (CGA2018)

Computer Graphics, Animation & Game Design 2018 (CGA2018) takes place at the TBA in Montreal, Canada on 26th September 2018

October 2018

Game Executive 2018

Game Executive 2018 takes place at the Aalto University Executive Education in Helsinki, Finland on 17th October 2018

  • 17th October 2018
  • Aalto University Executive Education, Helsinki, Finland, Europe

Game Connection Europe

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.

Middle East Games Con

After a successful launch event in 2018 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, cosplay, gaming celebrities and chances to play many unreleased games.

PAX Aus 2018 and EB Expo

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.

  • 26th October 2018
  • Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, Melbourne, Australia

November 2018

Montreal International Game Summit (MIGS)

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.

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