Sections

January 2019

PAX South

The Southern United States' most-attended gaming event features an expo hall full of major AAA exhibitors, a number of prominent and up-and-coming independent creators, and vendors selling a variety of geek-themed merchandise. Panels with industry luminaries, live shows featuring popular personalities, concerts, and more provide entertainment all throughout the show. A variety of competitions including Stream Stars, featuring eight top YouTube and Twitch influencers facing off in a tournament, take place in the PAX Arena.

PAX South

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

PG Connects London

Now entering its 5th year, the PG Connects events series has grown to become the biggest and most influential mobile games conference in the west as well as the biggest games event overall in the UK and Helsinki

Gaming Istanbul

Gaming Istanbul is not a computer games exhibit. It is a “game” exhibit. Professionals or amateurs, interested in any type of games, will convene under the roof of the GIST.

You could be playing FPS or football games or nostalgic 8-bit games or desktop FRPs. If you wish, you may animate game characters with your Cosplay skills. Come to join us because your seat is already booked up for you. Gaming Istanbul is an exhibit by players for players.

Academic Conference

Part of the new Interactive Futures festival, this one-day conference features 12 sessions targeting academics and researchers, plus school, college and university students

February 2019

Interactive Futures

The very first instalment of Interactive Futures is set to kick off on Thursday 31 January with 3 days of games action, education, industry events and fun heading to Leamington Spa. The Royal Spa Centre will play host to the majority of the events and sessions taking place over the 3 days with both industry professionals and consumers having the opportunity to purchase tickets and get involved.

Interactive Futures

New games festival exploring opportunities in the games industry with the support of local studios such as Playground Games, Ubisoft Leamington, Sega Hardlight.

Stand Up For GamesAid (Brighton)

The popular Stand Up For GamesAid comedy night comes to Brighton, hosted by Imran Yusuf and featuring Jen Brister, Laura Lexx, Angela Barnes and The Noise Next Door. Tickets just £20

Yorkshire Gaming Festival 2018

A five-day celebration of both video games and the local industry, with a series of expert talks and panels, a Let's Play showcase, and a young developers conference to inspire the next generation. The festival also includes the Up Your Game event, which is a two-day business matchmaking event.

DICE Summit 2019

D.I.C.E. (Design, Innovate, Communicate, Entertain) Summit 2019 is an exclusive high-level conference, gathering the brightest and most creative minds dedicated to exploring approaches to the creative process and artistic expression as they uniquely apply to the development of interactive entertainment.

White Nights Berlin

The 18th edition of the White Nights conference will take place in Germany for the very first time! The conference will be held on February 12-13, 2019 and will gather over 1,300 attendees in the main tech hub in Europe - Berlin.

Fawzi Mesmar, Studio Game Design Director at King, Dylan Tredrea, Head of Publishing at Zeptolab, Amir Shevat, VP of Developer Experience at Twitch, as well as representatives of Facebook, Appodeal, Ogury, Applovin, Nutaku, MediaCube.Agency, Nevosoft, Unreal Engine, Braavo Capital, LabCave, Adjust, VK, MoPub, and other leading companies will share their experience during the White Nights Berlin '19.

Mobile Growth Summit 2019

MGS 19 is a two-day, non-vendor conference in San Francisco 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.

DreamHack Leipzig

A three-day gaming festival for the German-speaking countries. It features esports tournaments, the latest hardware and software from the DreamExpo and in the DreamStore, Germany's largest LAN party, cosplay, and stars and starlets of the esports community

C3AFA Hong Kong 2019

An annual convention about Japanese pop culture, such as anime, manga, games, music, novel, and more. Every year C3AFA brings the hottest and coolest content to fans with latest news, popular goods, well-known artists and wonderful stage performance, making it one of the most representative conventions in Asia.

March 2019

DGC Dubai

Meet and do business with fellow industry counterparts, access your most promising prospects and witness the very latest innovation, and technology all under one roof - at the Middle East’s epicentre for gaming.

Digital Games Conference in Dubai is the leading Conference & Exhibition for the MENA region Games Industry. In 2018 500+ companies participated from more 42 countries, in addition to the presence of 60 renowned speakers.

Achievement unlocked

Join us for a night of games, talks and activities as we explore diversity in the gaming and tech industries. Black scientists, researchers and gamers from across the UK will discuss their work, bringing interactive activities for you to enjoy. Talks will be on throughout the evening alongside live gaming sessions in the theatre.

  • 15th March 2019
  • The Royal Institution of Great Britain, London
  • rigb.org/

GDC 2019

GDC brings together 28,000 attendees to exchange ideas and shape the future of the industry with five days of education, inspiration, and networking at the Moscone Convention Center in San Francisco.

Attendees include programmers, artists, producers, game designers, audio professionals, business decision-makers and others involved in the development of interactive games and immersive experiences.

Game Connection America

International marketplace and deal-making event where games firms can network with developers, publishers and other businesses to find new partners

PAX East

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. We present to you a captive and perfectly-matched audience eager and willing to learn about the latest products you have.

April 2019

London Games Festival

A city-wide celebration of video games, encompassing a myriad of events such as the LGF Hub, Now Play This and Ensemble exhibitions, Games Finance Markets and a games character cosplay parade

Tentacle Zone Indie Dev Party

In the spirit of Tentacle Zone and helping indie developers on their journey, Payload Studios is opening its doors for a party on Wednesday 3rd April, ahead of Rezzed, with two special guest speakers:

Joel Hughes, European Director at Indiegogo will discuss how to get funding for your game.

Kris Skellorn, Principal Designer at Payload Studios will talk about community driven development, a model that reduces risks for developers: involving players in your on going game development and giving players early access to new/unfinished features.

The event is free to attend, although places are limited.

More Than Just A Game V

MTJG V is dedicated to the role that games and interactive entertainment play in society and their profound impact on human interactions and in our democracy. Leading international academics, practitioners, in-house counsel and industry experts will discuss how the rules of the games and the legal structures of the ‘real world’ interact with one another

  • 4th April 2019
  • One Birdcage Walk, London, United Kingdom
  • mtjg.co.uk/

Quo Vadis

QUO VADIS, is the core B2B event during two days of gamesweekberlin. It consists of keynotes, talks, roundtables and workshops focusing on individually tailored tracks for business developers, game developers, community developers and other industries interested in digital games. It’s one of Europe’s hot spots for gaming professionals: Decision makers, creative minds and leaders of the gaming industry come together and lay the foundation for future success.

gamesweekberlin

The gamesweekberlin is the leading cross-industry communication and networking platform for games business, development, and culture in Europe. Over seven days, the umbrella brand combines multiple events for industry representatives and game enthusiasts alike. In 2018 about 15,000 international and German game developers, publishers, investors, and influencers from public institutions and the media industry as well as gamers, families and fans came to Berlin.

Womenize!

Womenize! is an action program for females in Games and Tech, combining practical and theoretical program parts. The format is designed specifically for professionals and emerging talents in the fields of games, media and IT industry – including HR & culture managers, decision makers, institutions and multipliers.

Amaze Berlin

An international festival focusing on the art and culture of games and playful media. Amaze invites creatives from over 35 countries to experience inspiring talks and workshops, and to celebrate the art of making video games.

Reboot Develop Uni

New companion games conference running alongside Reboot Develop Blue, aimed primarily at students and universities with games development courses

UK Best Selling Game Awards - 30 Years of Play

Join us at the Best Selling Game Awards on the 11th April, where we'll be commemorating the best selling physical games in the UK over the past thirty years.

We will be handing out awards to international publishers who have released video games that have sold over a million copies on a single platform, as well a handing out awards to UK developers who have sold over 600,000 copies of a single game too.

We'll also be explaining a little bit about what physical retail has done for the UK interactive entertainment and video games industry over the past thirty years.

The event takes place between 18:30 - 21:30.

German esports Summit

For the second time, the GERMAN ESPORTS SUMMIT will come to the heart of gamesweekberlin on April 11, 2019 in Berlin. The main conference of the German Esports Federation ESBD will push the debate about esports to the next level, taking “The Esports Movement” as the central topic of the event. The focus will be on esports as a digital sports movement that brings together millions of esports athletes competing all around the world. The declared aim of the event is to jointly develop this “esports movement” and to unfold its full potential, helping key stakeholders to develop esports on a societal scale.

Gamefest

Gamefest in Berlin is the B2C gaming event of gamesweekberlin. Covering more than 600sqm, it offers an incomparable experience for families and gamers in a relaxed, family- friendly environment. Visitors can play different games, enjoy an extensive stage program with local multiplayer tournaments, music acts and informative interviews and learn something in practical workshops.

From AAA to creative indie titles to VR and board games, everything is possible. Attendees are invited to explore real retro classics and make new friends and enemies in board games. A real-life quest will guide you through the exhibition and reward you with amazing prizes.

The Games Education Summit 2019

The Games Education Summit 2019 is the first of an annual series of conferences to support the next generation of UK game developers, through enabling more collaboration, dialogue and best practice sharing between Further Education, Higher Education and Industry.

40 leaders from the UK’s leading games universities, colleges and development studios will discuss best practice course design, debate the latest trends in technology and games production, review graduate employability, unpack the opportunities and costs of apprenticeships, address diversity and accessibility and review how educators work with industry.

WEGAME 2019

The annual festival of game and geek culture that includes a cosplay show, eSports tournaments, the WEGAME Awards, open lectures, contests, quests, presentations in the exhibition area, board games, and more.

Everything Procedural 2019

A variety of lectures, talks and demonstrations in the field of procedural content generation. The conference will cover various topics ranging from procedural game design, level design, storytelling, world building to generative art.

Nordic Game Jam

Description: 13 years running, Nordic Game Jam is 48 hours of making games, experimenting, coding, drawing and playing with 500 other game developers from over 30 different countries. A perfect environment for pushing your limits, learning in a playful way, and forming bonds with team members that will last for years. On top of the weekend jam, we also have two days of talks and workshops with leading industry experts from around the globe on game startups and making games. It will all happen in the center of Copenhagen on the 25-28th of April.

Crypto Games Conference

The Crypto Games Conference is the world's largest business event for the crypto gaming industry. The third international conference will once again take place in Minsk, Belarus, gathering over 1000 delegates and hundreds of companies from more than 30 countries for two days of networking, learning and doing business.

Conference topics revolve around three segments of blockchain gaming: crypto games, iGaming, and gaming ecosystems and services.

FMX ? Conference on Animation, Effects, Games and Immersive Media

FMX is a globally influential conference dedicated to the art, technology and business of the animation, visual effects, games and immersive media industries and communities. The Conference program features top-class speakers who give presentations and workshops. At the FMX Forum, hardware and software vendors demonstrate their innovations at the Marketplace, companies look for creative talent at the Recruiting Hub, and universities present their projects at the School Campus.

May 2019

LA Games Conference

Join the most influential decision-makers in the digital media industry at Digital Media Wire's LA Games Conference to network, do deals, and share ideas about the future of games and connected entertainment!

Held in the iconic W Hollywood Hotel, LA Games Conference (LAGC) is a favorite among game, media and investment leaders for the high energy, focused environment for networking, meetings and deal-making. Featuring two tracks with fireside chats, roundtables, panels and presentations on digital game investment, creation, distribution, marketing and monetization, the event brings together many of the elite in the industry for top sessions and power networking.

USC Games Expo: Class of 2019

Campus-wide showcase of 50+ games and digital projects featuring undergrad and grad student work

LudoNarraCon

This is an inclusive event that can be accessed by anyone, anywhere. Fans of weird and interesting narrative games will be able to join together in a digital space to hear news about exciting upcoming games, play demos, and hear from talented creators.

LudoNarraCon is an experiment designed to address discoverability. By livestreaming the event on Steam’s storefront, we hope to recreate the benefits of physical conventions without anyone having to leave their homes or deal with con-flu.

Conceived and organised by indie label Fellow Traveller and made awesome via partnerships with many popular indie publishers and developers.

Stand Up For GamesAid

The funniest night in gaming’s calendar returns to The Comedy Store in London. Hosted by Imran Yusuf, and featuring Josh Widdicombe, John Moloney, Yuriko Kotani, Alex Kealy and a special 1st half improvised performance from Shoot From The Hip.

PG Connects Seattle

Leading mobile gaming industry conference Pocket Gamer Connects heads to Seattle. Nine tracks featuring 100 world-class expert speakers, 500 companies, 750 delegates and one infamous party for after-hours networking.

White Nights Barcelona CEO Summit

The White Nights CEO Summit is a unique collaborative exchange for C-level executives or equivalent of the finest companies that are involved in game development, game publishing, and game marketing. The event will provide an environment where leaders can share their experience and concerns in a setting of openness and trust.

DevGAMM Moscow 2019

Over 90 sessions from top-notch speakers and more than 100 games at the DevGAMM Showcase. Speakers lined up includes Gearbox CEO Randy Pitchford, former PlayStation VP Adam Boyes, The Witness developer Jonathan Blow and more.

Educational Game Jam

Building up on the success of our previous game jams, we would like to invite you to join us for a unique and intense weekend Game Jam where you’ll learn how to design educational video games with social impact!

Taking place at Platform, a new gaming and esports venue between Shoreditch and the City, you’ll be designing games that raise awareness of gender equality issues, in line with the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). We’ll create teams as diverse as possible and welcome anyone over 16 years old to participate. You don’t need any previous experience or knowledge, as you’ll learn everything you need along the way, including how to use the game engine 'GameSalad' to design your games.

All participants will receive a certificate of participation signed by key United Nations Sustainable Development Goals representatives and Scholas Occurrentes (the Pope's initative on education), who support this initiative. All the games created will also be published on an online platform, called scholas.social shared with more than 446,000 schools.

Game Access Conference

We are Game Access. Every year we unite thousands of game developers from all over the world under one roof, invite real industry stars and create new opportunities for all of us. Let's grow, learn and experience all this together.

Casual Connect Europe

Join us in London on 28 - 30 May 2019 to explore how your creativity and business can merge to create beautiful games. Learn from over 100 leaders in established and emerging markets of the games industry – covering game design, esports, social casino, funding, next-generation technology and best practices.

Escape Studios Game Jam

Put your skills to the test against the clock to create the best game to fit the brief, as a way to build your experience. Each team will have to create and present their game to a panel of judges.

Escape Studios has teamed up with Creative Assembly and 3D World Magazine to bring you top industry professionals to help build your ideas. Representatives will drop in over the course of the weekend to offer advice and will be part of the final judging panel. Leading mobile games developer, Outplay, has also supplied an exclusive prize for the winning team.

June 2019

GduX.me

The Game Dev Unchained Expo is born out of necessity. We are building a conference offering insight from some of the biggest and most impactful minds in game development today, and streaming their stories with the world for free. In this age, where an encyclopedia’s worth of information can exchange in a second, where hobbyist and professionals have access to the exact same tools, where game developers literally live on every single continent, and yet all of our biggest networking and educational events are fundamentally exclusive and mostly designed to make a profit, instead of a difference….

We simply believe, for the good of our industry, this has to change.

eSPORTconf Ukraine 2019

eSPORTconf Ukraine 2019 is the first Ukrainian event focused on esports as a business and occupation.

The conference falls into three themed blocks. Speakers will talk about money in eSports: how to get a job, advertise a brand, and launch projects. Alongside the conference, an exhibition area will be available, where niche companies will present products and services.

Games For Change

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.

White Nights St. Petersburg

The White Nights St. Petersburg will gather over 1,800 game industry professionals from all over the globe on June 19-20. This is the best time to experience the famous white nights in the cultural capital of Russia right on the Baltic Sea shore.

By attending the conference you’ll get an opportunity to receive the first-hand information about the industry and future market trends. The main reason to attend the White Nights - according to what our attendees say - is an opportunity to meet decision-makers face-to-face. You can have direct communication with any of the conference attendees due to our brand new matchmaking system that we have launched this year.

Game Quality Forum Global

The Game Quality Forum offers a unique opportunity to interact and collaborate with peers from across the industry to push for the betterment of every release.
 
Welcoming expert speakers from Electronic Arts, Amazon, Ubisoft, King, Riot Games, Kakao Games, Natural Motion Games, Plarium, Ninjas in Pyjamas and many more, this is the most international and senior speaker faculty ever.

Learn from Game Quality Gurus including:
·         David King, Technical Director, Electronic Arts
·         Michelle Mangio, Director of Product Quality, Amazon
·         Guillaume Desjardins, Dev Testing Lead, Ubisoft
·         Ghulam Khan, Head of QA & Localisation, SEGA
·         Alexander Andelkovic, Senior Agile Testing Lead, King
·         John Pompei, Head of Player Experience, Electronic Arts
·         Cole Tufts, QA Lead, Riot Games
·         Nicolas Nottin, Head of Community Development, Flare Games
·         Gabriel Tendera, Lead QA Tester, Techland
·         Sebastien Jung, EMEA Community Project Manager, PUBG Corporation
 
Find out more by downloading the agenda or emailing the team at enquire@iqpc.co.uk
 

Guildford Games Festival

A celebration of the thriving UK games hub encompassing multiple events, including the Guildford Games Awards, a public showcase of locally-developed games, a charity games night hosted by Supermassive, and a day of industry talks and presentations

July 2019

GamesAid Charity Poker Tournament at Develop:Brighton

The annual GamesAid Charity Poker Tournament at Develop:Brighton is back.

To take part in the tournament and guarantee one of 60 places, games industry players need to register their £50 donation/buy-in and name on our dedicated Justgiving Page.

The game is Texas Hold ‘Em No Limit with a £50 donation/buy-in. Re-buys and add-ons will be available on the night. There won’t be cash prizes available, however, a number of other exciting prizes will be announced.

As always, all levels of players are welcome!

Develop:Star Awards

The new Develop:Star Awards will recognise the very best games and talent within the industry with categories that will enable studios of every size to shine.

The awards will be split into 15 different categories, focusing on the achievements of development teams and the success of great games over the previous 12 months. Within the 15 categories, one ultimate ‘Develop Star’ will be awarded to honour an extraordinary game developer.

Serious Play Conference Montreal

Serious Play Conference is a leadership conference for both those who create serious games/simulations and those who implement game-based learning programs. Speakers are the most experienced developers and designers in the industry, the top academic researchers and senior program heads from education, corporate, healthcare, government/military, museums and other emerging areas.

GamesAid Golf and Spa Day

Exertis will be organising the 12th Annual Entertainment Industry Charity Golf & Spa Day, on Thursday 11th July 2019 at The Grove in Watford, the venue of Tiger Woods' victory in the American Express Championship in 2006 and the British Masters in 2017.

Hopefully you will recall the success of previous year's events, where the efforts of many of the industries key companies from Consumer Electronics, Movies, Music and Games. Who have helped us raise over £500,000 for a nominated selection and UK children's charities chosen and voted on by the games industry.

Serious Play Conference Orlando

Serious Play Conference is a leadership conference for both those who create serious games/simulations and those who implement game-based learning programs. Speakers are the most experienced developers and designers in the industry, the top academic researchers and senior program heads from education, corporate, healthcare, government/military, museums and other emerging areas.

August 2019

Replay FX

Replay FX showcases the largest arcade in the world, featuring more than 1,000 classic arcade and pinball machines, hundreds of console systems ranging from the original Magnavox Odyssey to the XBox One, PS4, Nintendo Switch, and virtual reality systems, as well as PC gaming and tabletop. The arcade is managed by the Replay Foundation, a 501(c)(3) dedicated to preserving gaming-related history and technology, making Replay FX both a central hub of modern esports as well as the largest living museum of retro video games, pinball, and associated tech culture.

gamescom: Opening Night Live

The new live event from the games industry produced by “The Game Awards” host and creator Geoff Keighley.

“gamescom: Opening Night Live” will be produced in English and aired live in front of around 1,500 fans in Cologne. This will give gamers around the world an overview of what to expect during gamescom week. The brand new show will feature announcements from major publishers and independent developers as well as world premiers with new footage and guest appearances by stars from the international games industry.

Gamescom 2019

The biggest B2B video games show in the world, and also the biggest consumer games show on the planet. Featuring big games and hundreds of companies of all different sizes.

Insomnia65

Insomnia65 is a four-day event, bringing over 40,000 Gamers to the NEC in Birmingham, UK.

i65 announced UK Exclusive plays of 2k's Borderlands 3, some of Ubisoft's titles launched at E3, including Just Dance & Ghost Recon, plus Interactive Zones, including Retro, Indie, Hado & various free Tournaments, including a Fortnite Battle Royale.

Insomnia has the BYOC - Bring Your Own Computer - & the Belong Esports Competition Stage. The UK?s biggest LAN Community is located within the BYOC with 2,900 gamers bringing their own hardware to participate in tournaments across the weekend, alongside enjoying the social side of gaming.

GameDaily Connect USA

The re-branded Casual Connect USA conference will feature 250 speakers over 14 tracks representing leaders in the next generation of games

PAX West

The major US games expo returns, complete with the latest games, special features, board games, upcoming titles, huge stage shows and a new GamesIndustry.biz Investment Summit

September 2019

4TG Game Con

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

Capital Creative Showcase

Capital Creative Showcase is Sacramento Developer Collective's premiere annual exhibition event where the capital region's creative talents are brought together to showcase their products and promote their work. Join us in celebrating the incredible pool of talent this region has, experience exclusive access to in development games, see incredible artwork, and hear from some of the area's successful women in the industry.

DICE Europe

This year’s annual D.I.C.E. theme kicks off in Croatia and will explore the idea, Next Level. As technology and tools continue rapid evolution, dreamers, artists and game makers have more weapons at their disposal than ever to tell stories and capture the hearts and imagination of global audiences. When anything is possible, what lies ahead for the world biggest entertainment art form? Informed by the past, the present, and the possibilities of the future, game makers will explore where the medium of games is headed and what that means to the global community of creators, players, and fans.

European Women In Games Conference

An open event for both men and women together with anyone looking to join the games industry together with those already working in games who wants to learn and network

Baltic DevDays

The Baltic DevDays (BDD) has set the goal to connect programmers, artists, producers and others involved in the development of interactive games. BDD brings these attendees together to exchange ideas and shape the future of the game industry. Two days of inspiring talks, panels and workshops where attendees can explore new partnerships and business opportunities.

Tokyo Game Show 2019

Tokyo Game Show (TGS) commits to a game industry evolving with new technologies and promotes to Asia and the world for business success.

Northern Exposure

Northern Exposure is a B2B conference and expo focusing on the 'business of games'.

The event goes back to the roots of the region's famous GameHorizon Conference, bringing together speakers, exhibitors and delegates from across the UK and Europe.
This single-track, one-day conference features talks from business owners, industry leaders, professionals and experts, sharing stories of success and challenge. Hear expert tips and nuggets of wisdom to inspire your own business and games.

There are plenty of opportunities to network throughout the day, followed by a fantastic party where you can make those all-important industry contacts.

European Games Week Summit and Festival

The European Games Summit is a two-day industry event designed to bring together top professionals to discuss the future of the gaming & tech industries in Dublin on 17th-18th of September.

In order to bring organizations, studios, manufacturers, publishers & legends together in the same environment, the event features over 80 speakers across four rooms dedicated to Diversity & Inclusion, Current & Future Trends, Esports and Game Development.

On September 19th, be there for The European Games Awards, as the industry comes together to celebrate the top achievements and greatest minds.

The European Games Festival is coming to Croke Park in Dublin on the 21st-22nd of September.

Part of European Games Week, the EGW Festival hosts Ireland's largest Esports event with four titles played over a two-day tournament. This is where home grown heroes and world-class challengers will battle for cash prizes and the title of EGW Champion!

Comic Con Africa

Comic Con Africa focuses on all elements of pop culture, including cosplay, comic books, anime, manga, other creatives, film & series, games (including video and esports) and books/authors. The festival also features a large range of pop culture and entertainment elements in animation, toys, gadgets, clothing, collectible card games, video games, webcomics, and fantasy novels and the ever-popular Artists' Alley.

Superhero or sidekick – there are exciting activations to enjoy that include professional gaming tournaments, other gaming activations, Cosplay Competitions, and new Movie and Series promotions. Comic Con Africa visitors can also enjoy cosplay competitions, celebrity panel discussions, seminars, workshops and autograph sessions.

Comic Con Africa Business of Gaming Forum

Comic Con Africa runs September 21-24 with attractions for consumers and competitive gamers, but the show will also host a one-day Business of Gaming Forum on September 23 with panels and discussions intended to help connect talent with investors, executives, and brands.

Gayming Live

A week-long series of events in London that celebrates and explores the LGBTQ community

October 2019

Brand Licensing Europe 2019

Brand Licensing Europe is the only pan-European event dedicated to licensing and brand extension, bringing together 280+ leading brand owners with 7,500+ retailers, licensees and manufacturers for three days of deal-making, networking and trend spotting. This year, BLE will feature a large area dedicated to video game and esports licensing.

Women in Games: Create

Celebrate the contributions of women to the electronic games industry, past and present, during the second annual Women in Games celebration on October 3. Enjoy an evening of discussions with female innovators and leaders from the video game industry, including Emily Greer, Robin Hunicke, Elizabeth LaPensée, Ann McCormick, Jennifer Oneal, Meggan Scavio, Jen Taylor, and Kiki Wolfkill.

SHUX (Shut Up & Sit Down Expo)

SHUX returns Oct. 4-6 with the very best of board games and board game culture! Stage shows, massive social games, special events, over 50 publishers, 1,000+ Title Game Library, RPG and Dexterity gaming spaces, and more open gaming than any other show in Canada make these 3 days you?ll never forget. Meet your favourite designers, reviewers, entertainers, and your new best friends; play loads of games, and try and buy the newest unreleased hotness just in time for Christmas.

Melbourne International Games Week

Melbourne International Games Week (MIGW), Asia Pacific's premier games festival is back with 30+ events and activities for gamers, industry and business. Now in its 5th year, MIGW brings together games-enthusiasts, industry and business to play, connect and inspire. Highlights include: PAX AUS, CGAP the largest game developer conference in the region, Locomojam, Australia's first ever train jam, Parallels: The Freeplay Showcase, demonstrating experimental new games, The Australian Game Developer Awards, Games for Change Lunch, Education in Games Summit and more. Explore the future of games, technology innovation, network and test your playing skills!

UCI Esports Conference

Following the success of an esports summit in 2016, the 2018 Esports Research Conference was the first conference of its kind to focus on esports research and practice inclusive of both academics and industry professionals. Created to provide a space for esports researchers and industry leaders to come together to present research, discuss topics relevant to future work, celebrate collaboration in the growing field, and build bridges between the many communities that make up the field of esports.

Join us again this year to connect with other academics and industry experts during the 2019 UCI Esports Conference.

Game Design Summit

Game Design Summit is a conference for professionals by professionals, brought to life by the need to talk game design. We want to create a space for exchanging experiences, improving competence and promoting great design. We want a space that will bring more and better skilled professional game designers to the market - people who will be able to translate even the craziest ideas into good, playable content.

The conference features 3-4 hour workshops full of nitty-gritty details and talks straight from the trenches - no fluff, only the best in the industry sharing their knowledge.

  • 15th October 2019
  • Poznan, Poland
  • gdsum.pl

White Nights Moscow

This show will be the 20th anniversary of the White Nights Conference. Experts from all over the world will join the conference to exchange experiences, find new partners, meet old friends and celebrate this special edition! Expect three tracks of lectures to be held by 70+ industry experts, huge Developer Exhibition, Deconstruction workshop, awesome parties and networking events, and many many more.

  • 16th October 2019
  • Expocentre, Pavilion 3 / 14, Krasnopresnenskaya nab., Moscow, Russia
  • https://wnconf.com/

Game Industry Conference

The main GIC objective is to provide a platform for discussion and exchange of experiences between professional game makers, academics and educators, future game designers and programmers, scientists, and young people.

The GIC gathers over 3600 attendees from 56 countries.

  • 17th October 2019
  • Poznan, Poland
  • gic.gd

EGLX

EGLX is a celebration of all things gaming. What started out as a small get-together has grown into Canada's largest video game event. Look forward to exciting displays from your favourite game developers, an expanded kids zone with plenty of games for the younger set and massive stages for amazing esports events such as Ubisoft's Rainbow Six Siege Canada Nationals and EGLX's Rising Stars series. Whatever your game is, come play at EGLX this October in downtown Toronto!

Game Accessibility Conference

GAconf is a one-day conference co-hosted by the IGDA’s game accessibility SIG, dedicated to making games more accessible to gamers with disabilities. The event features talks and networking for all disciplines of the games industry, exploring recent and future advances in game accessibility

  • 21st October 2019
  • Plexal, London, United Kingdom
  • gaconf.com

Gamegroove Mastermind

Welcome to GameGroove Mastermind -- an invite-only conference for leaders in GameDev. What's in the agenda?

- Practical case studies how to build products gamers want,
- Gaming startups pitch competition,
- Matchmaking with gamedev industry experts,
- and a party to remember.

Special guests of the event are Amazon Games, Bioware and Google. The top three gaming startups get free office space and mentorship for a year at Blackwood Games Studio.

The event is free to attend, however, places are limited. Apply to participate here: https://gamegroove.vc/mastermind

Electronic Sports and Gaming Summit (ESGS) 2019

One of the biggest conventions in Southeast Asia, ESGS, which started on 2014, combines the elements of esports competition and gaming showcase. Different gaming companies/studios (and indies) will present and showcase their gaming titles as well as other services to the general public. Then different esports gaming exhibitions / competitions, organized by various gaming organization/companies, are being played by professional (and non professional) cyber athletes, to see which among them is the best players/teams in their respective games. Other event features such as cosplay and hardware / merchandise / art showcase / selling are also present.

Middle East Games Con

Middle East Games Con will return for its third edition, after growing by double in size in just two years, with 18,000 visitors and 30 speakers. 2019 will bring the consumer, B2B and conferences all under one roof for three days in the capital of the United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi

Game Connection Europe 2019

Game Connection is an efficiency-driven B2B event offering clients the opportunity to meet with other industry professionals in a speed dating format. With the help of Let’s Meet, the matchmaking system, attendees are able to accept, request and schedule meetings with relevant parties before the event even begins.

GameSoundCon 2019

GameSoundCon is the leading professional conference for game music and sound design. In its 11th year, GameSoundCon features the industry's top talent discussing the creative, technical and business aspects of interactive music and sound design. Session Tracks include "GDC" style talks, Audio for VR/AR/MR, Academic and Industry research in game/interactive audio, and Dialogue and Performance.

November 2019

Colombia 4.0 Barranquilla

Colombia 4.0 and Heroes Fest come together to bring to the regions the best of digital creative industries.

Game Happens 2019

Game Happens, the festival dedicated to the cultural, political and social impact of video games, returns with a fifth edition that focuses on the most innovative elements of independent games. The Festival is both an international conference, aimed at industry professionals, and an exhibition. The 2019 theme is Elements of Change.

GameDaily Connect Asia Game Conference

GameDaily Connect Asia will feature tracks such as Game Industry Insights, the Business of Games, Growth, Market Navigation and Design and Development. The conference will also host the 27th Indie Prize Awards & Showcase, which will feature 96 independent developers from all around the world.

COIDEV

The videogame developers international congress it?s an event held annually since 2009. COIDEV brings to Lima the most important leaders in the game industry around the world. The main activities are lectures, workshops and an Indie Game Arena with the best Peruvian games.

Gamerome

Gamerome is the Italian leading b2b event for Games and Entertainment Industries. Running at its 4th edition on November 13-15 inside the stunning 5 star Hotel Radisson Blu in Rome, Gamerome creates content that matters, connecting businesses, brands and industries thanks to its Conference, Dev Showcase, Matchmaking, Publishers Pitch, Awards and Networking opportunities.

+500 delegates, +50 Top Class Speakers, +100 leading Companies attended our event as strategic partners and sponsors.

G-STAR Global Game Exhibition 2019

Launched in 2005, this annual South Korean consumer and b2b event is a one-stop shop for connecting with Asia. With one of the most active and developed gaming markets behind it, the biggest players in publishing, development and investment gather at G-STAR every year, to do business and set the industry trends. In 2019 you can expect nearly 700 trade exhibitors from 36 different countries. There'll be over 2,000 professional visitors; the consumer part of the show welcomes over 232,900 visitors in total too, and runs for an additional day until 17 November.

Esports Summit Atlanta

Esports Summit will provide industry networking and education across the entire esports ecosystem, including presentations from game publishers, brand sponsors, team organizations, professional players, tournament organizers, investors, and educators.

Keynotes include Kevin Lin (Twitch.TV co-founder), Sundance DiGiovanni (MLG co-founder) and other esports industry titans.

This event includes a behind-the-scenes tour of live esports production and competition during Dreamhack Atlanta and the Smite World Championship, local gaming venues, and an esports production studio.

Montreal International Game Summit

The largest game conference on the East Coast. Every year, more than 3000 passionate video game industry professionals gather in Montréal. This year, it merges with MEGA (Montreal Expo Gaming Arcade)

Game Developers Session

The international game developers conference in Prague is one of the oldest and biggest indie game developer conferences in the European region. It hosts over 1000+ developers from 50+ studios from all of the European countries. Join us for the 17th year of the GDS and enjoy our breathtaking venue, parties, two days of talks, networking opportunities and indie game expo in Prague, the heart of Europe.

December 2019

Fun & Serious Game Festival

The 9th edition of one of the must-attend events on the calendar of international festivals within the videogame industry, the Fun & Serious Game Festival, returns to Bilbao and has invited as its Guest Nation this year one of the countries at the forefront of design and development: Sweden, the cradle of such important developers as DICE (Battlefield, Star Wars Battlefront), Avalanche Studios (Just Cause, Rage2, Mad Max) and Machine Games (Wolfenstein)

PAX Unplugged 2019

PAX Unplugged is the tabletop-only show in the international series of PAX events featuring more than 250 exhibitors, the chance to see the best live tabletop shows such as Acquisitions Incorporated, and peruse an expo hall full of the latest and greatest card, board, and tabletop titles.

The event presents a jam-packed schedule full of the biggest names in tabletop game creation and entertainment across panels, workshops, tournaments and much more, including a freeplay area with a lending library of thousands of analog games.

Games Gathering

Games Gathering is the biggest B2B conference for game developers in Eastern Europe.
At Games Gathering 2019 Kyiv, you may improve your professional skills and meet new business partners: publishers, service providers, investors.

VRX conference & Expo

VRX 2019 (Dec 12-13, San Francisco) is gathering 600+ senior business executives across enterprise, entertainment, gaming, tech and investment, and putting customers at the heart of innovation. Join thought leaders from major growth verticals to discuss how VR & AR/MR can bring ROI and propel your business forward.

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