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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

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.

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

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 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

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.

April 2018

London Games Festival 2018

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

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

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.

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

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.

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
  • 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.

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
  • e3expo.com/

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 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.

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

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/

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

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
  • 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 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
  • aus.paxsite.com/

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/

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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