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January 2018

PAX South 2018

PAX South 2018 takes place at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio, United States on 12th January 2018

  • 12th January 2018
  • Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, San Antonio, Texas, United States, North America
  • south.paxsite.com

Casual Connect USA 2018

Join us at the whimsical Disneyland Hotel as experts and innovators dive into everything that makes games magical

Games First London

Building on years of successful events in Helsinki, Supercell and Space Ape Games bring its indie developer gathering to London for the first time

Ludicious Zürich Game Festival 2018

Ludicious Zürich Game Festival 2018 takes place at the Zeughaushof in Zürich, Switzerland on 18th January 2018

  • 18th January 2018
  • Zeughaushof, Zürich, Switzerland, Europe
  • ludicious.ch

Ukie Hub crawl Brighton - Strategies and opportunities for growth

6pm - 9pm

The Hub Crawl 2018 is a series of free events that bring games businesses together to hear and share the latest thinking on business growth. Each event features a series of short, informative sessions from industry experts in key areas such as finance, marketing and technology and this will be followed by a games panel featuring companies from the local area. After the event there will be a chance to network, share ideas and have a free drink with your peers, courtesy of our main sponsor Jagex. This is a free event open to anyone involved in the games industry. Please feel free to invite your colleagues, friends and associates.

Pocket Gamer Connects London 2018

Pocket Gamer Connects London 2018 takes place at the TBA in London, United Kingdom on 22nd January 2018

Gamesforum London 2018

The rebranded Mobile Games Forum expands its remit to encompass more of the video games industry, inviting experts to share their insights via a six-track conference

Taipei Game Show 2018

Taipei Game Show 2018 takes place at the Taipei World Trade Center in Taipei, Taiwan on 25th January 2018

DreamHack Leipzig

DreamHack Leipzig is the biggest LAN-Party in Germany, with more than 15,000 visitors per year including 1,500 LAN participants. Besides the LAN-Area, DreamHack Leipzig offers DreamExpo, the Cosplay competition, the exhibition area IndieVille and the StreamArea.

GoGames360 Dallas

GoGames360 Dallas takes place at the Hyatt Regency in Dallas, United States on 26th January 2018

February 2018

Gaming Istanbul 2018

Gaming Istanbul is designed to be "the gaming bridge of EuroAsia", shining a light on the Turkish games industry for both local companies and consumers, as well as industry professionals from around the world

VFX Festival 2018

Three-day celebration of games, animation and motion graphics designed to inspire games developers, filmmakers, animators and more

Indie Garden Assembly

Indie Garden Assembly takes place at the La Serrure Numérique in Valenciennes, France on 8th February 2018

White Nights Prague

The White Nights Conference is an international business conference for the games industry. White Nights events attract influential games industry professionals and developers and take place three times a year in February (Prague), in June (St. Petersburg) and in October (Moscow).

Every year more than 4,000 visitors all together attend the conference.

  • 13th February 2018
  • Prague, Czech Republic
  • wnconf.com

UKIE Hub Crawl: Colchester

The next in UKIE's series of free events offering advice to developers in hubs around the UK. Our own James Batchelor will be speaking on how to engage with the press

Mobile World Congress 2018

Mobile World Congress 2018 takes place at the Fira Gran Via in Barcelona, Spain on 26th February 2018

March 2018

Game Connection America

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.

Game Developers Conference (GDC) 2018

Game Developers Conference (GDC) 2018 takes place at the Moscone Conference Center in San Francisco, United States on 19th March 2018

  • 19th March 2018
  • Moscone Conference Center, San Francisco, California, United States, North America
  • gdconf.com

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

HUB

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.

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

ACCU 2018

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

Nordic Game Jam Conference 2018

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

W.IN

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.

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
  • ecgconf.com/

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.

Crypto Games Conference 2018

The Crypto Games Conference is a unique business event designed for crypto gaming professionals. It is the only gaming conference where developers, entrepreneurs, and investors meet and discuss how the blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies are set to change the gaming market.

BitSummit

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.

Games Media Brit List 2018

The Games Media Brit List recognises excellence in games reporting and commentary, celebrating journalists, podcasters, vloggers, media brands, and more in a who’s who of the UK games media talent pool. The winners will be announced in London on May 18.

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

AltConf London 2018

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.

Game Global Forum

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.

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.

Mobile Growth Summit New York 2018

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.

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
  • e3expo.com/

Indie Heaven

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

Escape Studios’ Game Jam

For the third year running, the Escape Studios’ Game Jam is going to be offering up-and-coming talent a chance to meet their peers and put their skills to the test. In a task set against the clock, teams will be challenged to create the best game to fit the brief and theme (the theme will be revealed at the start of the event!).

Team work, creativity, endurance and a desire to learn from your peers are all that is required in this annual game design competition, which is now in its third year.

BIG Festival

BIG Festival (Brazil’s Independent Games Festival) happens since 2012 and is the ​most important international indie games ​festival in Latin America. Aiming to strenghten Brazilian’s game ecossystem, the Festival encompass a competition between national and international games with a cash prize, exposition open to the public of the chosen games in the Festival, award ceremony, seminars and business matchmaking. In 2017, BIG attracted over 20.000 attendees, 3.500 speakers, and over 1.600 business meetings. This year, BIG will expand its schedule of seminars and workshops, embracing other areas of the game development, as music, animation, VR and AR, besides a career fair and other content segments from past years.

BIG Festival is a realization of Bits Produções in partnership with various institutions, among them Abragames, Brazilian Game Developers, Apex, SPCine and the Culture Departments of the city and the state of São Paulo.

IP and Game Content Seminar

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).

International Games Funding Conference

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.

Games for Change Festival

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.

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

Unity Developer Day

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

GamesAid Charity Poker Tournament

The annual GamesAid Charity Poker Tournament at Develop:Brighton has been confirmed to take place at the Hilton Brighton Metropole from 8pm through to midnight on Tues 10th July. To guarantee one of 60 player places, just register your £50 donation/buy-in and name at the dedicated event Justgiving Page. The game is Texas Hold ‘Em No Limit. Re-buys and add-ons will be available on the night. There won’t be cash prizes available, but a number of other exciting prizes will be announced.

Serious Play Conference

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.

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
  • brainseden.net/

Dublin Games Summit

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

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
  • digra.org/

August 2018

SIGGRAPH 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
  • s2018.siggraph.org

Gamescom

gamescom is Europe's leading business platform of the games industry and the global 360 degree event for digital gaming culture. It is the best-in-class show for games, as well as the central trade and media platform for networking business development, sales, press and community in one place.

Pax Dev 2018

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.

PAX West

PAX is a festival for gamers of all genres to come together and celebrate the culture of gaming. Unreleased games, big booths, compelling panels, game music concerts, the gaming community and industry support puts PAX far above any other show on the planet.

  • 31st August 2018
  • Washington State Convention Center, Seattle, Washington, United States
  • west.paxsite.com/

September 2018

Mobile Growth Summit Europe 2018

Mobile Growth Europe 2018 is a two-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.

GGXP

In partnership with Gam3.Asia and Asus, three live gaming tournaments - ROG Masters 2017 - DOTA 2 - Singapore Qualifier and ROG Masters 2017 - CS:GO - Singapore Qualifier finals, and semi-final to finals Vainglory Championship 2017 - Southeast Asia - will take centre stage at the GGXP.

  • 9th September 2018
  • Marina Bay Sands Convention Center, Singapore

EGX

The UK's biggest video games event. Come along and you'll find the most anticipated console and PC games, all playable weeks or months before they're released. We also have presentations by game designers from world-renowned studios, areas dedicated to esports, the opportunity to meet and chat with game creators and loads more.

Mobile Growth Summit Canada 2018

Mobile Growth Canada is a 1-day event filled with insightful content from the best in business such as Facebook, Playtika, and a host of other proven players in the mobile app business. FREE for all mobile marketers thanks to our sponsors of the event. Join this growing mobile marketing community to gain valuable insights, analyze the latest trends from the mobile UA (User Acquisition), Retention, and Monetization worlds to inspire your growth strategies.

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

EGX Berlin

Germany's biggest video games event. Come along and you'll find the most anticipated console and PC games, all playable weeks or months before they're released. We also have presentations by game designers from world renowned studios, areas dedicated to esports, the opportunity to meet and chat with game creators and loads more.

October 2018

GameSoundCon 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

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
  • gameexecutive.fi/

Athens Games Festival

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 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 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.

Game Music Festival

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.

  • 26th October 2018
  • National Forum of Music, Wroclaw, Poland
  • gmfest.com/

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
  • aus.paxsite.com/

Level Up KL

In 4 short years, LEVEL UP KL has become Southeast Asia’s premier industry event for game developers! With the objective of bringing together both local and international players to the regional game development scene in Southeast Asia, LEVEL UP KL also provides a platform for players in the industry to interact, learn and share knowledge.

  • 27th October 2018
  • Connexion Conference & Event Centre (CCEC), Bangsar South, KL, Malaysia
  • levelupkl.com/2018/

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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