Games Industry Events in 2020
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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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
PAX East 2020 will welcome more than 100,000 of Bostonians and people from all over the world to the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center for the annual celebration of games. PAX East will host hundreds of the most anticipated unreleased games, available for hands-on demos.
The convention brings together fan-favorite YouTube stars and the biggest names in game development for live competitions, entertaining panels, concerts and other industry events.
The GamesIndustry.biz Investment Summit is celebrating its tenth year, and this is a real opportunity for you to get your game funded -- small-to-medium-sized games companies can discover more about games investment and access to finance in the morning talks, and then meet and pitch to investors, publishers and platform-holders in the afternoon session of the event. At last year's Investment Summit in Boston, there were more than 250 formal meetings between investors and games developers, with numerous successful signings/funding from publishers and investors.
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.
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.
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
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!
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.
The seventh edition of the boutique game developers conference Reboot Develop Blue will be taking place from 23rd to 25th of April 2020 in the legendary historical seaside city of Dubrovnik, also known as “real world King’s Landing ” from HBO TV series Game of Thrones. The conference will again take place at the luxurious conference resort – Sheraton Dubrovnik Riviera hosting 175+ speakers during 3 days in 9 parallel tracks.
While conference will retain its unique and boutique atmosphere plus high-end experience it will increase the attendance numbers to 2500+ games industry members from more than 1000+ companies (with attendee structure being completely worldwide with no focus on specific region/nation or even a continent anymore).
VentureBeat is excited to announce GamesBeat Summit 2020, hosted April 28-29 at the Two Bit Circus in Los Angeles, CA.
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.
Returning to the Two Bit Circus, GamesBeat Summit is the destination conference for networking, inspiration, and insight on the gaming industry. Meet and network with the biggest game developers, publishers, CEOs, and investors in the industry.
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.
Ludicious Zurich Game Festival puts the spotlight on new games with a unique voice. We focus on a well curated conference program, an exceptional exhibition, and on matchmaking that is spot-on. At the festival game design, art and business meet on an international level, but in a Swiss way.
We love to create welcoming spaces, where veterans and newcomers exchange on eye level and everybody is in a positive mindset to help with next steps in game development, game business and game culture.
In short: Ludicious is where creativity, technology and commercial potential come together.
Develop:Brighton has been bringing together the European Game Dev community from global superstars to micro indies - since 2006. Come and learn from your peers and share your experiences, hear from the industry’s leading lights, get up-to-date with the latest tools, techniques and industry trends, plus network with over 2,000 game dev professionals.
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.
For the 8th year in a row, XDS brings together 700+ professionals to advance the practice of external development for the games industry with three days of expert content and structured networking in Vancouver, Canada, one of the most beautiful cities in the world.
Attendees include Developers/Publishers and Service Providers from over 45 countries. Passes for XDS have sold out year over year due to high demand.
Reboot Develop Red 2020 will be taking place from 21st to 23rd of October 2020 in the breath-taking national park Banff, in beautiful Alberta, Canada. Banff is one of the iconic, nature resorts of the world under protection of UNESCO. The conference will take place at one of the most unique and luxurious venues that both Canada and North America have to offer – Fairmont Banff Springs conference resort.
In 2020, the second edition of the conference is being set to grow again and go again level higher than previous iteration, reconfirming its position as the most unique, premier and high-end games industry and game developers event in North America with expected 1000 international attendees while featuring 110+ speakers.
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.