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January 2020

PAX South

PAX South 2020 is the sixth annual celebration of gaming and pop culture. Tens of thousands of families and friends, both locals and travelers from around the world, converge in San Antonio to play hundreds of the most anticipated upcoming games from the biggest names in gaming, local rising-star developers, as well as creators from across the globe.

The all-ages convention brings together fan-favorite YouTube stars and the biggest names in game development for live gaming competitions, entertaining panels, concerts and other fun events. Attendees can enter giveaways and meet the makers of their favorite games face-to-face.

White Nights Conference

The next White Nights Conference will take place in Amsterdam! The main reason to attend the event is an opportunity to meet decision-makers face-to-face. Around 1,500 game industry professionals - developers, publishers, investors, representatives of platforms and services - will get together in Amsterdam. The conference features Developer Exhibition, Publisher Pavilion, Deconstruction Workshop, three tracks of lectures, three networking events including the main all-night-long party and many more!

DreamHack Leipzig 2020

DreamHack Leipzig is a three-day gaming festival where you can enjoy professional eSports tournaments. It is where one discovers the latest hardware and software at DreamExpo and at the DreamStore. It also throws Germany's biggest LAN party with Cosplay, Casemodding and game scene influencers.

Vive Developer Jam

Join us for the upcoming HTC Vive Developer Jam in London, a weekend developer event to experiment and create the next generation of XR applications. Using the latest in VIVE hardware, including forward-thinking SDKs like Eye/Lip and Hand tracking, we challenge you to redefine how people interpret and interact with Virtual Reality. Whether you want to build a game, art experiment or enterprise prototype, we'll have all the workshops, mentors and space you need to do something extraordinary.

Interactive Futures

A two-day conference that will also showcase the talent, culture and career opportunities within the Leamington Games Hub. This year, an Indie Investment Forum has been added to the event.

February 2020

Yorkshire Games Festival

A five-day extravaganza celebrating games culture, design and production, with special guests, workshops, master classes, and a fun-packed weekend for gamers of all ages.

The programme includes Game Talks for students and professionals, the Let's Play! family weekend, and the Young Developers Conference for aspiring game makers.

This year's Game Talks programme includes speakers from Team17, The British Esports Association, Rare, Sumo Digital, nDreams, Coatsink and Bithell Games.

Ukie Hub Crawl: Raising Your Profile

The Hub Crawl is back! Come and join fellow games developers and publishers and identify new opportunities and strategies to support the growth of your business.

This year's Hub Crawl will focus on educating local businesses on how to raise the profile of their games business and games. This will consist of a series of free events, located all around the UK, bringing games businesses together to learn about marketing, PR, community management, IP, along with products and services that can help enhance their own products.

Here are the stops on this year's tour:

Feb 6 -- Dundee
Feb 12 -- Brighton
Feb 13 -- Manchester
Feb 19 -- Cardiff
Feb 20 -- Southampton
Feb 24 -- Cambridge
Feb 26 -- Liverpool
Feb 27 -- Bristol
Mar 3 -- London
Mar 5 -- Belfast
Mar 6 -- Sheffield
Mar 10 -- Edinburgh
Mar 11 -- Guildford
Mar 12 -- Newcastle

Taipei Game Show 2020

Description: Taipei Game Show, founded in 2003, has now growing into the leading gaming fair in Asia-Pacific region. Being the only game show in Taiwan with the perfectly tailored B2B and B2C sections in it, Taipei Game Show attracted over 320,000+ public visitors and 2,400+ business visitors from 20+ various countries around the globe in 2019.

D.I.C.E. Summit 2020

Participate in roundtables; network with industry VIPs in intimate events; hear from a stellar lineup and experience brand new networking events. The Summit will be followed by the 23rd annual D.I.C.E. Awards, recognizing excellence among peers currently working in games. Every year the D.I.C.E. Awards bestows honors for particular areas of craft and genre-defining categories in games.

M+Dev 2020

M+DEV is a video game development conference for professional game developers and those seeking to become professional game developers. This conference provides a gathering place for game developers in the state, the region and beyond to discuss and share the latest information on the science, art, mechanics and business of making games.

Gamethon Expo 2020

Gamethon Expo 2020 will be first of its kind gaming gala in India involving the entire gaming eco system. A place-to-be for all gaming fans when it comes down to experiencing the coming highlights live and meeting up with the entire gaming scene at one location. The expo is aimed at creating an excellent platform for all stakeholders in the Indian and international gaming market to showcase new trends and technologies in the gaming sector.

March 2020

Games | Drinks | Scotland

Free events for those actively working in/around the Scottish games industry, consisting of a series of ten-minute talks followed by general networking and drinks to encourage collaboration and communication between local developers. Nine speakers each talk for ten minutes on a wide range of interesting topics, with networking breaks after every three speakers.

Dutch Game Garden Network Lunch

Every first Wednesday of the month, we host our Network Lunch. From 12:00 to 14:00, you are invited to join us for an afternoon of networking. Meet the inspiring individuals of the games industry and connect with creative professionals, teachers, project leaders, future interns, and potential clients!

Many visitors to our event go home with a new job, client, internship, or the inspiration for a new project. And if you haven?t had the time to talk to every inspiring individual present, then we still have our follow-up list.

Participation is free, just sign up with the form on the site!

Underground QA Conference 2020

The Underground Game QA Conference aims to fill a gap in the roster of presentations typically found at game conferences. Founded out of a desire to improve QA talk availability, the conference aims to empower QA Professionals to share knowledge and level up their skills. Attendees will participate in a series of workshops and roundtables focused on crafting better test plans and building great teams lead by experienced QA Professionals from across the video game industry. The conference will be available live on Twitch for those who can't attend in person as well as archived on YouTube.

European Game Showcase at GDC

The European Game Showcase at GDC is a pro-bono event where 30+ European developers showcase their newest games to press, publishers and strategic partners. It?s an invite only event aimed to help developers and their showcased project in taking the next steps towards success.

April 2020

Side Quest

Side Quest is a free, live-streamed event aimed at 14-21-year-olds looking to join the games industry, focussing on the hugely varied range of job roles the sector offers, attendees will hear with career stories, watch game design masterclasses and get pro tips from a range of UK games studios including, Outplay, Playground Games, Media Molecule and Studio Gobo.

Side Quest is organised by Into Games, Access Creative colleges and UKIE.

Nordic Game Jam 2020

Nordic Game Jam is a game festival: two days of talks and an unforgettable jam weekend with 500 other game developers from all over the world. Join us for 48 hours of experimenting, coding, drawing and playing in Copenhagen!

WN Hub

WN Hub is a communication platform for the game industry designed to help companies reach their business goals online: learn about other players on the market, hold meetings, strengthen existing and establish new partnerships, exchange news and knowledge. WN Hub features personal and group online meetings, game showcase to connect developers and publishers, panel discussions and sessions, interactive expo zone and more.

WN Hub goes live on April 22, gathering over 2,000 industry professionals from over 1,000 companies such as Playrix, MyTona, Square Enix, SuperSonic, Larian Studios, ZeptoLab and more. Registration is open on the website, and it's free!

LudoNarraCon 2020

Organized by Fellow Traveller, an independent games label focused on innovative narrative games, LudoNarraCon is a pioneering event, replicating many of the aspects of conventions like PAX or EGX but through a digital format and hosted on the Steam platform.

The 2020 festival will run from April 24-27 and will feature exhibiting games including Telling Lies, Eliza, Heaven’s Vault, Boyfriend Dungeon, Paradise Killer and Genesis Noir.

White Nights Barcelona CEO Summit

It's a unique collaborative exchange for C-level executives of the finest companies that are involved in game development, publishing and marketing. The program differs from regular White Nights Conferences. We believe that each CEO Summit participant has valuable experience and insights to share. Therefore, we feel there is no need to have traditional lectures and panels from experts in the environment where everyone's an expert. The agenda includes pre-party, roundtable discussions, a golf game in one of the most privileged golf clubs in Barcelona and more. Get ready for the ultimate networking!

  • 27th April 2020
  • Hotel Miramar Barcelona, Pl. Carlos Ibanez 3, 08038, Barcelona, Spain
  • wnconf.com/summit

GamesBeat Summit 2020

VentureBeat is excited to announce the first digital GamesBeat Summit 2020.

Hosted by Dean Takahashi of GamesBeat, join gaming industry leaders and executives as we explore the The Dawn of a New Generation. Join us as we talk about how companies can best navigate these transitions to new machines, new markets, and new business models.

Ukie Hub Crawl: Raising Your Profile -- Online Edition

This is the final inclusion in the Ukie Hub Crawl: Raising Your Profile series. Due to the current circumstances we couldn't visit the final couple of tour locations. As such, we have created this online event to help reach those who missed out on attending.

Tune into this edition of the Hub Crawl to learn about marketing, PR, community management, IP, along with products and services that can help enhance their own products.

May 2020

Side Quest

Side Quest is a new UK-wide initiative to encourage the 3.3 million 13-19 year olds currently at home during the pandemic to start a rewarding career in the videogames industry. Side Quest challenges participants to build a game in seven days, with free software, regular live streamed masterclasses and a supportive online community.

Latam Industry -- Videogames edition

ONLINE MEETINGS & FREE OPEN TALKS

GOOGLE / NINTENDO / PIXOWL / PLAYSTATION / SEGA / TIK TOK / X BOX / CARTOON NETWORK / THQ NORDIK / UNITY / UNREAL ENGINE / YODO 1 BANDAI NAMCO / BOOMBIT / TAMALAKI / TEAM17 / 2 AWESOME /11 BIT SKYBOUND

Tencent Industry Insights Conference

Join the first interactive Industry Insights event, jointly organized by Tencent Cloud, Gameye, and Tencent Games.

Coming up with a great idea and turning it into a playable game are just two steps in the lifecycle of every game. There are many more challenges such as funding, publishing, marketing, and deployment. In the first version of our new Industry Insights series, we invited industry veterans and experts from Supercell, Servers.com, Splash Damage, Kunlun, Makers Fund, Huya, R8 Games, and others to share their experience in publishing Multiplayer Games globally.

Interface 9

Interface 9 is an online event by, and for, the games industry. Featuring nine industry speakers talking for just ten minutes each to create a varied and interesting event. This is a free event, intended for anyone working in/around the games industry, but open to anyone. Fundraising on the night will be for Scottish NHS charities; for every pound donated you get assigned a raffle number with which you could win any of the prizes up for grabs donated by a number of generous developers and publishers.

USC Games Expo

An exhibition of the year's most innovative games & interactive projects from across USC's campus presented by Jam City.

European Games BizDev Gathering

The main goal of EGBG is to get all interested European game developers in front of as many as possible publishers and investors from all over the world, to get them an opportunity to pitch their games, and get them funded or find the best possible publishing partner for their projects in development! As the world is currently in global turmoil and in almost complete lockdown, EGDF wants to support its European developer community and help as many game development studios as possible. If we manage to save at least one studio with this effort, we have done a lot.

Gamebreak

The virtual conference Gamebreak, developed by the Finnish game industry actives for a global audience, will be held online on 18-20 May 2020. The event will have six different tracks, three of which will be streamed free, while the additional three tracks will be available to ticket holders. All of the talks can be followed as video streams. The audience can engage in conversation with other visitors and the speaker while watching the video streams. Separate online appointments are also easy to arrange.

The six tracks of the event are game marketing, working remotely, multi-platform gaming, global gaming culture, game publishing, and finally a track organized by IGDA Finland with other partners. The exact program will be available on the conference website in the coming days. The speakers include Robert Bäckström from RawFury, Natasha Skult from MiTale, Jani Penttinen from Utopos Games, Douglas Ogeto from LudiqueWorks, Felicia Prehn from 10th Muse and Nopia, John Wolff from Kaimon International and Bryan Ogden from Malta.

Arctic Game Week

Arctic Game Week is an annually recurring week of game related activities in several municipalities in the north of Sweden. It is a gathering for those that work in the games industry, are planning to be a part of the industry, or as a consumer of games and related culture.

Arctic Game Week consists of Arctic Game Conference, Fantastic Conference, White Reindeer Awards and the game event Nordsken.

LA Games Conference

This 3 day online conference is the first of a new complementary series to Digital Media Wire’s live events – a new venture in serving our community and sharing ideas.

Navigating the Now: Preparing for the new normal

Ukie will be hosting Navigating the Now, an event aimed at delivering insights to help businesses prepare now for future success. This will consist of a series of informative talks from industry professionals, along with the Ukie Game Showcase, aimed at providing UK games studios with the opportunity to showcase their work to publishers, investors and the press.

Nordic Game Conference Online

Nordic Game is very pleased to announce the debut of our online conference format for NG20 on 27-29 May.

NG20 online will feature three exciting days of exclusive streamed content, social events, competitions and networking activities for NG20 pass holders on our new Nordic Game Discord server, as well as unlimited access to online meeting scheduling and integrated video conferencing via MeetToMatch.

June 2020

Game Connection Asia

Requested by popular demand for many years, Game Connection is heading to Asia to bring its proven format to the beautiful and historical city of Xi’An in China.
Expect to meet business decision makers from all around the world, see sessions given by international industry leaders, explore an indie zone where more than 60 indie developers will showcase their projects, and enjoy various networking event: cocktails, parties and cultural tours.

DGC Live

Digital Games conference Dubai, returns in June for its forth
edition with its “DGC Live” online event. DGC is the knowledge
and business gateway for the Middle East & Africa region games industry and ecosystem.

DGC Live will be Hosted from 21 to 23 June and broadcast live from DGC website www.dgcgames.com for 12 hours each day from our studios in Dubai, and with direct feed from the rest of the world.

Serious Play Conference

Registered attendees will be able to choose topics from six different tracks or “channels” featuring the use of gamification in in government/military training, corporate or nonprofit environments, healthcare or education. Technical hosts will help them set up their link and navigate between all channels, choosing the speakers they most want to hear. The entire conference, featuring more than 100 sessions, will also be recorded.

White Nights St. Petersburg

This summer game industry professionals from all over the world will gather in the cultural capital of Russia. Around 2,000 game industry professionals and the best speakers will get together in St. Petersburg to discuss the latest news, share insights and experiences, meet new partners and hang out with old friends.

Appodeal (Stack company), OK.ru, Xsolla, TikTok, VK, BlueStacks, Playrix, Snapchat, Unreal Engine, Unity, Azur Games, Braavo Capital and many other companies have already confirmed their participation. The program includes Developer Exhibition, Publisher Pavilion, hot panel discussions and keynotes, networking events including the main all-night-long party and many more.

  • 25th June 2020
  • Lenexpo Exhibition Complex, Pavilion 7, Bolshoy pr. V.O. 103, 199106, St. Petersburg, Russia
  • wnconf.com

INDIGO 2020

INDIGO is the largest game business and showcase event in the Netherlands. Organized annually by Dutch Game Garden, INDIGO brings together the game industry from the Netherlands and beyond.

We believe that INDIGO is pretty unique: It?s a platform for developers, publishers, investors, press and other interested parties to connect, and create new opportunities together. INDIGO has the perfect atmosphere to encourage business relationships and inspire future projects!

July 2020

Games Jobs Live Scotland

A livestreamed event that's free and open to anyone, whether they already work in the industry, or have recently graduated and are looking to join.

Featuring short presentations from a number of Scottish studios with current open vacancies, and a dedicated chat channel for anyone to follow up with specific questions for any of the studios.

Blockchain Gaming - State of the Industry

This event brings together top blockchain innovators and industry experts to share their insights on the current state of the industry in 2020 and their views on the future.

Speaker lineup includes Yat Siu (Animoca Brands), Sebastien Borget (The Sandbox), Denny Wang (Darwinia), Mo Dong (Celer Network), and Marco Bahn (GameDAO).

Who should attend: If you are a business professional, engineer, or just have general interests in breaking into the ecosystem this will be the right event for you.

Ubisoft Forward

With physical gaming shows around the world postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Ubisoft will be hosting its first digital conference, called Ubisoft Forward, on July 12. Get ready for an E3-style showcase with plenty of exclusive game news, exciting reveals, and much more.

Unreal Fest Online

Covering five content tracks with over 50 sessions (including live Q&A), and an attendee lounge for networking, the packed event caters to creators of all levels across games, media and entertainment, automotive, architecture/AEC, and other fields.

A MAZE. / Berlin 2020

A MAZE. is an inclusive, forward thinking place where the present is lived and the future is prepared. A future where you play and interact with art and people on a meaningful and respectful level.

A MAZE. mixes all amazing and positive ingredients together: flame throwers, masterclasses, delighting talks, hands-on workshops, #hypertalks, dream space, live concerts, DJ sets, performances, human craziness, playful intelligence, beautiful minds, arthouse games, immersive art, playful media, and interactive installations.

Xbox Games Showcase

Xbox Games Showcase will be covering the latest and greatest coming out from the Xbox team.

August 2020

September 2020

GamesEd 2020

Two-day conference bridging the gap between games educators and the games industry returns in April with an inspiring line-up to explore much-needed solutions to deep-rooted problems

October 2020

Tokyo Sandbox

Tokyo Sandbox is a 6-year-old indie game show. Hosted in the center of Akihabara, it showcases 150 whackiest and creative Japanese indie games. The game show has stayed true to its roots and maintains a 100% indie rule, attracting both fans and game creators who love indies from all over Japan.

GameSoundCon 2020

GameSoundCon is the industry's leading conference on game music and sound design, featuring over 100 speakers and panelists representing the top names in the industry.

GameSoundCon covers the creative, business and technical challenges of game music, sound design and dialogue with 6 separate session tracks:
- Game Audio Essentials
Information every game audio professional should know
- Game Audio PRO
Advanced topics and tricks from the top studios
- Audio for Virtual Reality (plus AR/MR)
- Game Audio Research
Cutting edge academic and industry research
- Game Audio Studies
- Game Audio Dialogue and VO

  • 6th October 2020
  • Millennium Biltmore Hotel, Los Angeles, CA, USA
  • GameSoundCon.com

White Nights Moscow

The White Nights Conference brings the game industry professionals to Moscow this fall. Game developers on all platforms, publishers, investors, media, representatives of platforms and game services - over 1,300 experts will get together in one place to pack months of meetings in two days.

80+ speakers, three networking events including the main all-night-long party and many more are waiting! The program will be revealed in September, but the Early-bird tickets are already available.

  • 14th October 2020
  • Expocentre, Pavilion 7, North Entrance 14, Krasnopresnenskaya nab., 123100 Moscow, Russia
  • https://wnconf.com/moscow

Asian Game Audio Summit

Tightly run one-day summit with workshops and networking for Game Audio folks from all over. Speakers this year include Gerard Marino (God of War 1,2,3), Mark Kilborn (Call of Duty), Brendon Williams (Guild Wars 2, Call of Duty WWII, League Of Legends), Zach Abramson (Just Cause 4) and more!

Gamescom Asia

Gamescom Asia is the first satellite event of the world's largest computer and video games festival.

As the premier platform for Asian game developers to explore partnerships globally, Gamescom Asia will act as a hub for international publishers who are looking for the next big thing in games. Over 30,000 visitors globally will be expected to gather in Singapore.

EGLX 2020

Enthusiast Gaming Live Expo (EGLX) has flourished from humble beginnings as casual gatherings in local bars to Canada?s largest video game expo, uniting 30,000 gamers in 2019.

EGLX brings together gamers, creators, and developers for 3 days of non-stop gaming excitement. A premiere Canadian esports destination, a hub for fan-favourite content creators, and a space for incredible unreleased games, EGLX truly has it all.

Sweden Game Conference

The 11th annual Sweden Game Conference is Europe's leading conference for students and startups, as Sweden Game Arena brings the international gaming industry to Sk?vde, Sweden. The focus of the conference is business, career and the craft of game development, where you get access to three days of talks, panels and workshops with speakers from all over the game industry, an expo and the official party.

GameIS 2020

The 14th annual GameIS conference -- the prime event of the Israeli game development community. It is hosted by the Israeli game industry association and brings together 600 industry professionals specializing in various industry-related fields from home and abroad, with multiple sessions, panels, exhibition space, and business area.

XDS20 Adapt

For its 8th year, XDS has adapted its format into a full virtual experience that brings together hundreds of professionals to advance the practice of external development for the games industry. XDS20 Adapt provides four days of expert content and structured networking.

Attendees include Developers/Publishers and Service Providers from over 45 countries.

Middle East Games Con - Level 4

Middle East Games Con is the regions go-to, industry-standard, gaming event. Since the conception of the event, it has increased participation from major AAA gaming publishers & pro gaming hardware brands, who use the show to get in front of a unique audience of affluent Arab consumers. Over the last three years, the event has been a stepping stone for international brands to explore a fast-growing gaming market. Meet distributors, wholesalers, regional industry heads whilst taking part in conferences, workshops, panels, and a large consumer floor space with B2C, B2B and B2G audiences over four days.

November 2020

Develop:Star Awards 2020

Taking place on the evening of Wednesday 15 July during the Develop:Brighton conference, the 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. These awards are all about the game dev community celebrating the creative excellence of the game devs behind the best games of the last 12 months.

Reuters Events XR USA 2020

This event is a strategic summit and exhibition dedicated to uniting the brightest minds in immersive tech. This event will allow you to figure out where and how XR can benefit your business.

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