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  EVENT DATEMONTHYEARTITLESTATUSSTATUSNATURENATUREREGIONCOUNTRYLOCATIONTYPEWEBSITETIMEZONEATTENDANCEPRICE PASSPRICE BOOTHMEETING SYSTEMDISCOUNTDESCRIPTION
5 – 6 AprAPR2021#GAconf EuropeFINISHEDFINISHEDDIGITALDIGITALEUROPEUnited KingdomOnlineB2Bhttps://www.gaconf.com/GMT-0N/AFREENoneDiscordN/AA day of talks and networking exploring recent and future advancements in the field of game accessibility.
6 – 7 AprAPR2021Global Games Pitch – PC & Console GamesFINISHEDFINISHEDDIGITALDIGITALEUROPEUkraineOnlinePitchinghttps://gdbay.com/global-games-pitch/GMT+2N/A$9 – $79NoneProprietaryN/APitch your PC / console game online to 50+ publishers and investors!
8 AprAPR2021XP Game Developer SummitFINISHEDFINISHEDDIGITALDIGITALNORTH AMERICACanadaOnlineB2Bhttps://xpsummit.ca/GMT-5N/A$0 – $60N/AMeet 2 MatchN/AThe XP Game Developer Summit is a conference in Toronto, Canada about sharing knowledge and supporting growth in the video game industry. Series of talks viewable on Twitch as well as a free playable game showcase.
12 – 16 AprAPR2021NVIDIA GTCFINISHEDFINISHEDDIGITALDIGITALNORTH AMERICAUnited StatesOnlineAcademiahttps://www.nvidia.com/en-us/gtc/GMT-7N/AFREENoneNoneN/AJoin us for breakthroughs in AI, data center, accelerated computing, healthcare, intelligent networking, game development, and more. Discover the advanced technologies that are transforming today’s industries.
14 – 16 AprAPR2021GamesIndustry LiveLIVELIVEDIGITALDIGITALEUROPEUnited KingdomOnlineB2Bhttps://live.gamesindustry.biz/GMT-0N/A$50 – $150$100 (Showcase)Meet 2 MatchN/ADiscover new games, studios and partners at this brand new industry event from the teams behind GamesIndustry.biz and EGX Rezzed.
19 – 23 AprAPR2021Pocket Gamer Connects Digital #6SCHEDULEDSCHEDULEDDIGITALDIGITALEUROPEUnited KingdomOnlineB2Bhttps://www.pgconnects.com/digital/GMT-01500£79 – £479N/AMeet 2 MatchN/AA Pocket Gamer Connects online conference is the perfect way to meet, learn from, and do business with over 1,300 games industry professionals, and over 200 speakers.
19 – 25 AprAPR2021NZ Games FestivalSCHEDULEDSCHEDULEDPHYSICALPHYSICALAUSTRALIANew ZealandWellingtonB2B2Chttps://nzgamesfest.com/GMT+12N/AFREEN/AN/AN/AThe week-long festival is centred around all things games – whether digital, tabletop or otherwise! It’s our goal to ensure everybody has the opportunity to be included in the magic of games, so we aim to provide events for all demographics.
20 AprAPR2021Steamworks Virtual ConferenceSCHEDULEDSCHEDULEDDIGITALDIGITALNORTH AMERICAUnited StatesOnlineB2Bhttps://partner.steamgames.com/steamworkseventsGMT-7N/AFREENoneNoneN/AYou’ll hear from people with a variety of backgrounds behind games big and small, as well as from Valve’s own game teams, as they share their experiences and best practices for communicating with players.
20 – 21 AprAPR2021Game Stack LiveSCHEDULEDSCHEDULEDDIGITALDIGITALNORTH AMERICAUnited StatesOnlineB2Bhttps://developer.microsoft.com/en-us/games/events/game-stack-liveGMT-8N/AFREENoneNoneN/ABasically, everything you love about IRL events from the comfort of your battle station: talks, networking, and a splash of education on the Microsoft platforms, tools and services empowering game developers
21 – 22 AprAPR2021Finland Games Job FairSCHEDULEDSCHEDULEDDIGITALDIGITALEUROPEFinlandOnlineB2Bhttps://gamesjobfair.com/GMT+1N/AFREENonePineN/AThe event where we bring together some of the leading gaming studios in Finland and some of the brightest talent in the gaming industry.
21 – 22 AprAPR2021The Game Assembly – Meet and GreetSCHEDULEDSCHEDULEDDIGITALDIGITALEUROPESwedenOnlineAcademiahttps://www.thegameassembly.com/meet-and-greet/GMT+1N/A1500 SEKNoneMeet 2 MatchN/AMeet and Greet is The Game Assembly’s annual event, where our students get a chance to show off their portfolios and to give companies an opportunity to find the best intern match for their game company.
21 – 23 AprAPR2021East Coast Game ConferenceSCHEDULEDSCHEDULEDDIGITALDIGITALNORTH AMERICAUnited StatesOnlineB2Bhttps://ecgconf.com/GMT-5N/A$25 – $50N/AMeet 2 MatchN/AThe East Coast Game Conference (ECGC), the largest gathering of video game professionals on the East Coast, returns for its twelfth year. The focus of the conference is to provide video game developers an engaging program and opportunities for networking and collaboration.
22 AprAPR2021Games Market Bootcamp: ThailandSCHEDULEDSCHEDULEDDIGITALDIGITALASIASingaporeOnlineB2Bhttps://gamescom.asia/digital-miniseries/sessionsGMT+8N/AFREENoneNoneN/AAccording to Niko Partners, Thailand is predicted to be the first US$1b gaming market in SEA. The exponential growth makes Thailand an extremely important market for game developers and publishers looking to release games in the region.
23 – 24 AprAPR2021Play by PlaySCHEDULEDSCHEDULEDPHYSICALPHYSICALAUSTRALIANew ZealandWellingtonB2Bhttps://playbyplay.co.nz/GMT+13N/A$70 – $130N/AN/AN/AWellington’s favourite offbeat game development conference is back for our fifth year! Play by Play aims to provide attendees with a curated smorgasbord of eclectic content, bespoke knowledge and oft unexplored realms of our craft.
23 – 26 AprAPR2021LudoNarraConSCHEDULEDSCHEDULEDDIGITALDIGITALAUSTRALIAAustraliaOnlineB2B2Chttps://www.ludonarracon.com/N/AN/AFREEN/ANoneN/ALudoNarraCon is a digital convention celebrating narrative video games, hosted on Steam. An initiative of indie label Fellow Traveller.
24 – 25 AprAPR2021Indieway (April)SCHEDULEDSCHEDULEDDIGITALDIGITALEUROPETurkeyOnlineB2Bhttps://www.indieway.biz/GMT+3N/A0 – 22€430€Bizz youN/AIndies, professionals, investors, publishers. Free showcase opportunity for selected indies. Free webinars. B2B Matchmaking.
26 Apr – 14 MayAPR2021WN Conference ChinaSCHEDULEDSCHEDULEDHYBRIDHYBRIDCISChinaOnline, ShanghaiB2Bhttps://wnconf.com/wn-china-online-21/N/A20.000+0 – 199€N/AWN HubN/AThe show will be focused on the Chinese market. The online part will be hosted on the new version of the WN Hub platform. For those who are ready to travel, as well as for the locals, we will host the two-days expo & networking in Shanghai.
27 AprAPR2021Sweden Game PitchSCHEDULEDSCHEDULEDDIGITALDIGITALEUROPESwedenOnlinePitchinghttps://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/sweden-game-pitch-2021-tickets-142518315117GMT (+1)90+€149,95NoneMeet 2 MatchN/ASweden Game Arena invites Swedish startups to this spring’s digital game pitch event, Sweden Game Pitch. Meet a huge amount of investors and publishers within the games industry on April 27 through MeetToMatch. Take this chance to pitch your game!
28 AprAPR2021Copenhagen MatchUpSCHEDULEDSCHEDULEDDIGITALDIGITALEUROPEDenmarkOnlineB2Bhttps://copenhagenmatchup.dk/GMT+1N/AN/AN/AMeet 2 MatchN/AThe event consists of one full day of online 1:1 meetings, where both investors/publishers and developers can book meetings with each other through the Meet2Match booking system.
28 – 29 AprAPR2021GamesBeat SummitSCHEDULEDSCHEDULEDDIGITALDIGITALNORTH AMERICAUnited StatesOnlineB2Bhttps://events.venturebeat.com/gamesbeat-summit-2021/GMT-7N/A$0 – $399N/AN/AN/AGamesBeat Summit is the most intimate gaming event in the industry. Senior-level attendees return again and again knowing they’ll engage in genuine conversations, networking, and deal-making that come out of the Summit every year.
3 – 9 MayMAY2021BIG FestivalSCHEDULEDSCHEDULEDDIGITALDIGITALSOUTH AMERICABrazilOnlineB2B2Chttps://www.bigfestival.com.br/GMT-3N/A$0 – $72N/AProprietaryN/AThe largest festival and market for ​independent games in Latin America
10 – 12 MayMAY2021LA Games ConferenceSCHEDULEDSCHEDULEDDIGITALDIGITALNORTH AMERICAUnited StatesOnlineB2Bhttps://lagamesconference.com/GMT-8N/A$199 – $299N/AN/AN/AThis spring, join the most influential decision-makers in the digital media industry at Digital Media Wire’s Annual LA Games Conference to network, do deals, and share ideas about the future of games and connected entertainment! Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/la-games-conference-2021-tickets-94012980355
11 – 12 MayMAY2021Game CarnivalSCHEDULEDSCHEDULEDDIGITALDIGITALNORTH AMERICAUnited StatesOnlineFestivalhttps://gamecarnivalevent.com/GMT-8N/AFREEPer RequestMeet 2 MatchN/AGame Carnival is back. The pioneering virtual event that hosted thousands of industry attendees, 220+ exhibitors, and 5000+ meetings in 2020 has been reimagined with new and improved networking features, 2 speaking stages, and 1-on-1 meeting spaces.
11 – 12 MayMAY2021Beyond GamesSCHEDULEDSCHEDULEDDIGITALDIGITALEUROPEUnited KingdomOnlineB2Bhttps://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/beyond-games-tickets-140693121915GMT-0500£60 – £180NONEN/AN/AA new two-day conference focused on the future of games, transmedia, digital entertainment and the creative industries. Exploring the frontiers where games meet music, film, sports, social media, culture, fashion, technology, lifestyle and more.
12 – 14 MayMAY2021DevGAMM SpringSCHEDULEDSCHEDULEDDIGITALDIGITALCISRussiaOnlineB2Bhttps://devgamm.com/spring2021/GMT+32000+$0 – $69$500PineN/ADevGAMM conference is aimed at developers, publishers, game designers, programmers, artists, business development managers, recruiters, journalists and everyone involved in the game industry in any way.
13 – 14 MayMAY2021Business Meet Up by Digital DragonsSCHEDULEDSCHEDULEDDIGITALDIGITALEUROPEPolandOnlineB2Bhttps://dd.demo.uico.pl/digital-dragons-business-meet-up/GMT+1N/AFREENONEPineN/AThe event is addressed to game developers, VC funds, and publishers. The aim of the Business Meet Up is to support developers and provide optimal business opportunities to present their productions to Polish and foreign investors.
13 – 14 MayMAY2021WN ShanghaiSCHEDULEDSCHEDULEDHYBRIDHYBRIDASIAChinaShanghaiB2Bhttps://wnconf.com/wn-shanghai-21GMT+81000+199 – 299€N/AWN HubN/AWN Shanghai gathers 1,000+ industry professionals. All the lectures from the stage in Shanghai will be streamed to the WN Hub online platform. All the meeting tools will sync and work together for both offline expo in Shanghai and online audience.
20 – 21 MayMAY2021Pocket Gamer Launchpad #4SCHEDULEDSCHEDULEDDIGITALDIGITALEUROPEUnited KingdomOnlineShowcasehttps://www.pocketgamer.biz/events/1644/pocket-gamer-launchpad-4-online/GMT-050.000FREENONENoneN/APocket Gamer LaunchPad is a series of digital events designed to celebrate new, upcoming or updated iOS and Android games. Each one takes place across multiple sites, streams, social media and other channels.
21 – 23 MayMAY2021PDXCON Remixed NEWSCHEDULEDSCHEDULEDDIGITALDIGITALEUROPESwedenOnlineFestivalhttps://pdxcon.paradoxplaza.com/GMT+1N/AFREENONEDiscordN/APDXCON Remixed is all about the amazing worlds in the Paradox universe, and the stories they can help you tell! Join us for an unforgettable weekend of games, people, and unique experiences driven by all things Paradox.
25 – 26 MarMAY2021Game Development Global SummitSCHEDULEDSCHEDULEDDIGITALDIGITALNORTH AMERICAUnited StatesOnlineB2Bhttps://geekle.us/GMT+015.000+N/ANONESlackN/AGame developers community needs the platform to share the latest updates and use cases to improve coding skills and get insights. We aim to provide an online event for Game developers geeks from all over the world to share what’s new in domain.
25 – 27 MayMAY2021ADDONSCHEDULEDSCHEDULEDDIGITALDIGITALEUROPEFranceRennesB2Bhttps://addon.events/GMT+1100+90 – 210€N/AN/AN/AIn 2021, we are developing a hybrid edition. A dual format with a limit of 100 participants on site in Rennes, but also the possibility of accessing an online conference stream via stream.
26 MayMAY2021eSPORTconf Ukraine NEW DATEDELAYEDDELAYEDPHYSICALPHYSICALCISUkraineKyivB2Bhttps://esportconf.com.ua/GMT+2N/A1000 – 3000 UAHNoneN/AN/AESPORTconf Ukraine is an event about the opportunities and prospects of the eSports market, as well as effective ways to make money in this area. Regional focused.
26 – 28 MayMAY2021Nordic Game SpringSCHEDULEDSCHEDULEDDIGITALDIGITALEUROPESwedenOnlineB2B https://conf.nordicgame.com/GMT+1N/A99 – 249€N/AMeet 2 MatchN/AThe Nordic Game conference is held annually in Malmö, Sweden.
27 – 28 MayMAY2021The Tech and Tools SummitSCHEDULEDSCHEDULEDDIGITALDIGITALEUROPEGermanyOnlineB2Bhttps://www.devcom.global/GMT+1N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AThe Tech and Tools Summit will offer 2 days of keynotes, presentations, panels and workshops for CTOs, programmers, software engineers etc.
29 – 30 MayMAY2021BostonFIG Talks/Learns NEWSCHEDULEDSCHEDULEDDIGITALDIGITALNORTH AMERICAUnited StatesOnlineB2Bhttps://www.eventbrite.com/e/bostonfig-talks-learns-virtual-tickets-149191131691GMT-5N/AFreeNoneGatherN/AFirst day is suited for the independent professional or aspiring student/hobbyist, the second for students and professionals interested in the learning games space, academics, and teachers.
29 – 30 MayMAY2021Indieway (May)SCHEDULEDSCHEDULEDDIGITALDIGITALEUROPETurkeyOnlineB2B https://www.indieway.biz/GMT+3N/A0 – 22€430Bizz youN/AIndies, professionals, investors, publishers. Free showcase area for selected 30 indies. Free webinars. B2B matchmaking.
27 – 30 MayMAY2021MomoconCANCELEDCANCELEDPHYSICALPHYSICALNORTH AMERICAUnited StatesAtlantaB2Chttps://www.momocon.com/GMT-5N/A$35 – $80N/AN/AN/AMomoCon brings together fans of Japanese Anime, American Animation, Comics, Video Games, and Tabletop Games to celebrate their passion by costuming / cosplay, browsing the huge exhibitors hall, meeting celebrity voice talent, designers, and writers.
3 JunJUN2021ASO ConferenceSCHEDULEDSCHEDULEDDIGITALDIGITALEUROPEGermanyOnlineB2Bhttps://asoconference.com/GMT+12000+FREENONEN/AN/AInspired by the knowledge sharing of the 3.5K+ and growing ASO Stack Slack community, Advanced App Store Optimization Conference is an exclusive event focusing on expert-level ASO discussions.
3 – 6 JunJUN2021PAX EastCANCELEDCANCELEDPHYSICALPHYSICALNORTH AMERICAUnited StatesBostonFestivalhttps://east.paxsite.com/GMT-5N/AN/APer RequestNoneN/AThe Penny Arcade Expo (PAX) is an annual gamer festival held in Boston.
5 JunJUN2021INDIE Live Expo 2021SCHEDULEDSCHEDULEDDIGITALDIGITALASIAJapanOnlineShowcasehttps://indie.live-expo.games/en/GMT+8N/AFREESubmission for ShowcaseNoneN/AThis is an information filled program for the hottest indie game news. It is broadcasted in 3 languages Japanese/Chinese/English, and has been viewed by over 18 million people with more than 350 games introduced.
8 – 13 JunJUN2021FreeplaySCHEDULEDSCHEDULEDHYBRIDHYBRIDAUSTRALIAAustraliaMelbourneFestivalhttps://www.freeplay.net.au/N/AFREEN/AN/AN/AFreeplay has been exploring the vital margins of independent, alternative, and experimental games culture. The festival continues to champion artistic exploration and experimentation in games and play, and positions game making as arts practice.
12 – 13 JunJUN2021We Game 6.2 NEW DATESCHEDULEDSCHEDULEDPHYSICALPHYSICALCISUkraineKyivFestivalhttps://wegame.com.ua/enGMT+2N/A250 – 300 UAHN/AN/AN/AThe annual festival of game and geek culture with the enchanting cosplay show, esports tournaments, WEGAME Awards ceremony for developers, contests, quests, presentations in the exhibition area, board games, and lots of fun!
12 – 15 JunJUN2021E3 NEW DATESCHEDULEDSCHEDULEDDIGITALDIGITALNORTH AMERICAUnited StatesOnlineB2B2Chttps://e3expo.com//GMT-865.000+FREEPer RequestNoneN/ABiggest games industry circus on planet. E3 2021 is embracing the future and showcasing the video game industry with an all-virtual event that will engage everyone, everywhere.
13 JunJUN2021PC Gaming Show / Future Games Show NEWSCHEDULEDSCHEDULEDDIGITALDIGITALNORTH AMERICAUnited StatesOnlineShowcasehttps://www.pcgamingshow.com/GMT-85.9M +FREENoneNoneN/APC Gamer and GamesRadar join forces to deliver 150+ minutes of new announcements, trailers, and never-before-seen games this summer.
16 – 22 JunJUN2021Steam Next Fest NEWSCHEDULEDSCHEDULEDDIGITALDIGITALNORTH AMERICAUnited StatesOnlineFestivalhttps://store.steampowered.com/GMT-8N/AFREENONENoneN/AA multi-day celebration of upcoming games. Explore and play hundreds of game demos, watch developer livestreams, and chat with the teams about their games in progress
17 – 20 JunJUN2021CGX (Gaming Community Expo) NEW DATESCHEDULEDSCHEDULEDDIGITALDIGITALNORTH AMERICAUnited StatesOnlineB2Chttps://www.gcxevent.com/GMT-5N/A$55 – $100N/ANoneN/AFlorida’s Premier Community Gaming Event. We invite you to join us in Orlando for Florida’s Premier Gaming event! Meet developers, content creators, artists and so much more as the gaming community comes together to raise a ton of money for charity.
18 JunJUN2021Game Dev Days Graz NEWSCHEDULEDSCHEDULEDDIGITALDIGITALEUROPEAustriaOnlineB2Bhttps://gamedevdays.com/GMT+1N/AN/AN/ADiscordN/AUnique game developers conference in Graz, Austria. This year it will be 100% digital.
23 – 25 JunJUN2021Serious Play ConferenceSCHEDULEDSCHEDULEDDIGITALDIGITALNORTH AMERICAUnited StatesOnlineAcademiahttps://seriousplayconf.com/N/AN/A$80 – $400N/AN/AN/AThe Serious Play Conference is a leadership conference for professionals who are exploring the use of game-based learning, sharing their experience and working together to shape the future of training and education.
25 JunJUN2021INDIGO 2021SCHEDULEDSCHEDULEDHYBRIDHYBRIDEUROPENetherlandsUtrechtB2Bhttps://www.eventbrite.com/e/indigo-2021-tickets-102771171340GMT+1N/A0 – 84€39€ (Showcase)Meet 2 MatchN/AINDIGO 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 abroad. Next year, INDIGO celebrates its 12th edition.
26 – 27 JunJUN2021Indieway (June)SCHEDULEDSCHEDULEDDIGITALDIGITALEUROPETurkeyOnlineB2Bhttp://www.indieway.bizGMT+3N/A0 – 22€430Bizz youN/AIndies, professionals, investors, publishers. Free showcase area for selected 30 indies. Free webinars. B2B matchmaking.
28 – 30 JunJUN2021Game Quality Forum GlobalSCHEDULEDSCHEDULEDPHYSICALPHYSICALEUROPEUnited KingdomLondonB2Bhttps://www.iqpc.com/events-gamequalityglobal/GMT+1N/A1.099 – 3.299€N/AN/AN/AThe Game Quality Forum brings together industry leaders from around the world to discuss all aspects of the quality lifecycle, from development, to release, to live support.
30 Jun – 4 JulJUL2021Games GatheringSCHEDULEDSCHEDULEDHYBRIDHYBRIDCISUkraineOdessaB2Bhttps://ggconference.com/en/conference/games-gathering-2021-odessa/GMT+21200+$0 – $119Per RequestN/AN/AGames Gathering Odessa 2021 is an international gaming conference in Odessa. This is an opportunity to raise your professional level and meet new business partners — publishers, investors and service providers.
1 – 2 JulJUL2021First PlayableSCHEDULEDSCHEDULEDHYBRIDHYBRIDEUROPEItalyPisaB2Bhttp://firstplayable.it/GMT+1N/AN/AN/AMeet 2 MatchN/AAre you an Italian games developer ready for two days of coaching, talking, and pitching? Or a publisher/investor wanting to get to know the Italian games industry? Then First Playable is the event for you. Get feedback, learn the business or pitch.
8 – 9 JulJUL2021Top Executive Summit (by devcom)SCHEDULEDSCHEDULEDDIGITALDIGITALEUROPEGermanyOnlineB2Bhttps://www.devcom.global/devcom-365/#summitsGMT+1N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AThe Arts and Animation Summit will offer 2 days of keynotes, presentations, panels and workshops for art directors, 2D & 3D artists, animators etc.
12 – 14 JulJUL2021Games for Change FestivalSCHEDULEDSCHEDULEDHYBRIDHYBRIDNORTH AMERICAUnited StatesNew YorkFestivalhttps://festival.gamesforchange.org/GMT-57000+N/QN/AN/AN/AJoin our global community of developers, educators, students, researchers, and others to explore the past year in social impact games and immersive media.
12 – 16 JulJUL2021Pocket Gamer Connects London 2021SCHEDULEDSCHEDULEDHYBRIDHYBRIDEUROPEUnited KingdomLondonB2Bhttps://www.pgconnects.com/london/GMT-01000+£60 – £1,199Per RequestMeet 2 MatchN/AEvery two-day event features multiple conference tracks covering the critical issues for any games professional, from the latest industry trends and technical insights to new ways to monetise and future growth opportunities.
15 – 17 JulJUL2021EGX RezzedSCHEDULEDSCHEDULEDPHYSICALPHYSICALEUROPEUnited KingdomLondonB2B2Chttps://www.egx.net/rezzed/GMT-0N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AAlthough it’s a smaller event than its older sibling (EGX), it still features many of the attractions you love about our events; playable pre-release games on both PC and console (with a strong focus on indie titles), sessions and the networking.
15 – 18 JulJUL2021PAX OnlineSCHEDULEDSCHEDULEDDIGITALDIGITALNORTH AMERICAUnited StatesOnlineB2Chttps://online.paxsite.com/N/AN/AN/AN/ANoneN/AWe hope to build on the success of last year’s record-breaking event and also engage with our community in new ways, such as the Indie Showcase that will take place between now and PAX Online.
17 – 18 JulJUL2021ResonateCANCELEDCANCELEDPHYSICALPHYSICALEUROPEScotlandGlasgowB2Chttps://www.resonatetotalgaming.com/GMT+1N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AScotland’s largest gaming festival!
19 – 23 JulJUL2021GDCSCHEDULEDSCHEDULEDDIGITALDIGITALNORTH AMERICAUnited StatesSan FranciscoB2Bhttps://www.gdconf.com/GMT-8N/A$199 – $899N/AProprietaryN/AIn response to the ever-evolving COVID-19 pandemic, GDC 2021 will be held as a hybrid event on July 19-23, 2021, taking place physically in the Moscone Center in San Francisco along with a robust virtual offering online.
19 – 23 JulJUL2021MeetToMatch – The San Francisco EditionSCHEDULEDSCHEDULEDDIGITALDIGITALNORTH AMERICAUnited StatesOnlineB2Bhttps://www.meettomatch.com/event/meettomatch-the-san-francisco-edition-2021-2/GMT-8N/AStarting at 39,99€NONEMeet 2 MatchN/AAre you ready for 5 days of back-to-back meetings during the famous American dealmaking event in gaming? MeetToMatch is uniting all games industry professionals in San Francisco in an easy, relevant, and cost-effective way.
21 – 24 JulJUL2021A MazeSCHEDULEDSCHEDULEDHYBRIDHYBRIDEUROPEGermanyBerlinFestivalhttps://2021.amaze-berlin.de/GMT+1N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AA MAZE. / Berlin is an international festival focusing on the art and culture of games and playful media. 10th International Games and Playful Media Festival. The jubilee festival edition will take place – Online – Virtual – Digital – Human and Onsite.
27 JulJUL2021PC/Console Dev Day LATAMSCHEDULEDSCHEDULEDDIGITALDIGITALSOUTH AMERICAOnlineOnlineB2Bhttps://dev-day-latam.wnhub.io/enGMT-51000+FREENONEWN HubN/AThe online event for PC/Console developers from LATAM features live lectures and Q&A with speakers, the games showcase, meetings and chats, and the XDC Contest with a $150,000 prize pool.
28 – 31 JulJUL2021MeetToMatch – the Shanghai EditionSCHEDULEDSCHEDULEDDIGITALDIGITALASIAChinaOnlineB2Bhttps://www.meettomatch.com/event/meettomatch-the-shanghai-edition-2021/GMT+8N/AStarting at 19,99€N/AMeet 2 MatchN/AAre you ready for 4 days of back-to-back meetings during the famous Chinese dealmaking event in gaming? MeetToMatch is uniting all games industry professionals in Shanghai in an easy, relevant, and cost-effective way.
30 – 31 JulJUL2021China Game Developers ConferenceSCHEDULEDSCHEDULEDPHYSICALPHYSICALASIAChinaShanghaiB2Bhttps://www.chinajoy.net/cgdcen/GMT+8N/AN/APer RequestN/AN/ACGDC stands as a platform for game developers from all over the world to share their valuable experience and unique idea in the latest games development technology and to discuss new trends of game development technology.
3 – 6 AugAUG2021Foundations of Digital Games (FDG)SCHEDULEDSCHEDULEDHYBRIDHYBRIDNORTH AMERICACanadaMontrealAcademiahttp://fdg2021.org/GMT-5N/AN/ANONENoneN/AThe 16th International Conference on the Foundations of Digital Games 2021 is proud to invite research contributions in the form of papers, games and demos, doctoral consortium applications, as well as panel, competition, and workshop proposals.
4 – 6 AugAUG2021The New Zealand Game Developers ConferenceSCHEDULEDSCHEDULEDPHYSICALPHYSICALAUSTRALIANew ZealandWellingtonB2Bhttps://nzgdc.com/GMT+13600+N/AN/AN/AN/AOur intention is to rotate NZGDC between the major cities in NZ, to make it more accessible in the long run for more Kiwis. Tickets will go sale in June. Previous years have been sold out with over 600 delegates.
5 – 6 AugAUG2021DevGAMM SummerSCHEDULEDSCHEDULEDHYBRIDHYBRIDCISN/AN/AB2Bhttps://devgamm.com/N/AN/AN/AN/APineN/ADevGAMM conference is aimed at developers, publishers, game designers, programmers, artists, business development managers, recruiters, journalists and everyone involved in the game industry in any way.
9 – 13 AugAUG2021Replaying JapanSCHEDULEDSCHEDULEDDIGITALDIGITALASIAJapanOnlineAcademiahttps://replaying.jp/GMT+9N/AN/AN/ANoneN/AThis year’s theme will be “Artificial Intelligence in Japanese Game Culture”. Particular attention will therefore be paid to how AI is represented in Japanese games, the evolution of game AIs, and how big data analytics have changed the industry.
9 – 13 AugAUG2021SIGGRAPH 2021SCHEDULEDSCHEDULEDDIGITALDIGITALNORTH AMERICAUnited StatesOnlineB2Bhttps://s2021.siggraph.org/N/AN/A$50 – $625Per RequestN/AN/ASIGGRAPH 2021 is the premier conference for computer graphics and interactive techniques worldwide. This year, we celebrate the industry and its innovators — where we’ve come from, where we are, and where we are going.
12 – 13 AugAUG2021Pocket Gamer LaunchPad #5SCHEDULEDSCHEDULEDDIGITALDIGITALEUROPEUnited KingdomOnlineShowcasehttps://www.pocketgamer.biz/events/39601/pocket-gamer-launchpad-5-online/GMT-050.000+FREENONENoneN/APocket Gamer LaunchPad is a series of digital events designed to celebrate new, upcoming or updated iOS and Android games. Each one takes place across multiple sites, streams, social media and other channels.
22 – 27 AugAUG2021devcomSCHEDULEDSCHEDULEDHYBRIDHYBRIDEUROPEGermanyCologneB2Bhttps://www.devcom.global/GMT+1N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AOfficial gamedev conference of gamescom
24 – 26 AugAUG2021Computer Entertainment Developers Conference (CEDEC)SCHEDULEDSCHEDULEDDIGITALDIGITALASIAJapanOnlineB2Bhttps://cedec.cesa.or.jp/2021/GMT+9N/AN/ANONEProprietaryN/ACEDEC is a conference for computer entertainment – including video games – industry, and for developers and others engaged in related work in this industry.
25 – 27 AugAUG2021MeetToMatch – The Online Cologne EditionSCHEDULEDSCHEDULEDDIGITALDIGITALEUROPEGermanyOnlineB2Bhttps://www.meettomatch.com/event/meettomatch-the-online-cologne-edition-2021/GMT+1N/AStarting at 39,99€NONEMeet 2 MatchN/AAre you ready for 3 days of back-to-back meetings during the famous German dealmaking event in gaming? MeetToMatch is uniting all games industry professionals in Cologne in an easy, relevant, and cost-effective way.
25 – 29 AugAUG2021gamescomSCHEDULEDSCHEDULEDHYBRIDHYBRIDEUROPEGermanyCologneB2B2Chttps://www.gamescom.global/GMT+1N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AThe show everybody talks about.
3 – 6 SepSEP2021PAX WestSCHEDULEDSCHEDULEDPHYSICALPHYSICALNORTH AMERICAUnited StatesSeattleFestivalhttps://west.paxsite.com/GMT-8N/AN/APer RequestNoneN/APAX (originally known as Penny Arcade Expo) is a series of gaming culture festivals involving tabletop, arcade, and video gaming. PAX is held annually in Seattle, Boston, Philadelphia, and San Antonio in the United States; and Melbourne in Australia.
7 – 8 SepSEP2021Digital DragonsSCHEDULEDSCHEDULEDDIGITALDIGITALEUROPEPolandOnlineB2Bhttps://digitaldragons.pl/GMT+1N/AN/APer RequestPineN/ATwo-day event will offer: Lectures and panel discussions, business meetings, a virtual exhibition area, and the awards gala. The exhibition area will host presentations of companies and their products, as well as recruitment activities.
8 – 9 SeptSEP2021ESI Digital SummerSCHEDULEDSCHEDULEDDIGITALDIGITALEUROPEUnited KingdomOnlineB2Bhttps://esportsinsider.com/esi-events-2021/N/AN/AN/AN/ABrellaN/AESI Digital Summer was a truly global affair, featuring 5 regionally focused days of content. Though we won’t be returning to that scope in 2021, it is our hope that the turnout will be similarly international.
14 – 17 SepSEP2021XDS 21 AdaptSCHEDULEDSCHEDULEDDIGITALDIGITALNORTH AMERICACanadaOnlineB2Bhttps://xdsummit.com/GMT-7N/AN/APer requestN/AN/AThe only annual, international games industry event advancing external development. Tickets go on sale on April 20th.
15 – 17 SepSEP2021Games Industry Law Summit NEW DATESCHEDULEDSCHEDULEDPHYSICALPHYSICALEUROPEEstoniaVilniusB2Bhttps://gameslawsummit.org/GMT+3N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AThe 6th international Games Industry Law Summit with the semifinals and finals of the Legal Challenge and the Reception Dinner
16 – 19 SepSEP2021Gen ConDELAYEDDELAYEDHYBRIDHYBRIDNORTH AMERICAUnited StatesIndianapolisB2Chttps://www.gencon.com/GMT-5N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AGen Con is the largest and longest-running tabletop gaming convention in North America, held annually in Indianapolis, IN.
23 – 26 SepSEP2021Game Devs of Color ExpoSCHEDULEDSCHEDULEDDIGITALDIGITALNORTH AMERICAUnited StatesOnlineFestivalhttps://gamedevsofcolorexpo.com/GMT-41.500+N/AN/ANoneN/AThe Game Devs of Color Expo is a space meant to enlighten and unite, and is open to people of all genders, races, abilities, sexual orientations, and religions.
27 Sep – 1 OctSEP2021Pocket Gamer Connects HelsinkiSCHEDULEDSCHEDULEDPHYSICALPHYSICALEUROPEFinlandHelsinkiB2Bhttps://www.pgconnects.com/helsinki/GMT+11000+£60 – £1,199Per RequestMeet 2 MatchN/AEvery two-day event features multiple conference tracks covering the critical issues for any games professional, from the latest industry trends and technical insights to new ways to monetise and future growth opportunities.
30 Sep – 3 OctOCT2021Tokyo Game ShowSCHEDULEDSCHEDULEDDIGITALDIGITALASIAJapanOnlineB2B2Chttps://expo.nikkeibp.co.jp/tgs/2021/GMT+9N/AN/APer RequestProprietaryN/ATGS will celebrate 25th anniversary. A physical venue will actually exist for press and influencers that will be able to try the games and interview developers. There will be booths for developers and a press conference will be hosted at the venue.
5 – 6 OctOCT2021Game Global Digital Summit NEWSCHEDULEDSCHEDULEDDIGITALDIGITALNORTH AMERICAUnited StatesOnlineB2Bhttps://gameglobal.events/N/AN/AN/AN/ARemoN/AGame Global will be back with presentations, round tables, and workshops on the hottest topics relating to video game localization and QA.
7 – 10 OctOCT2021EGXSCHEDULEDSCHEDULEDPHYSICALPHYSICALEUROPEUnited KingdomLondonB2Chttps://www.egx.net/egx/GMT-0N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AEGX is the UK’s premier video games show. It’s a celebration of all things gaming, so if you like games, you’ll love EGX.
13 – 15 OctOCT2021Sweden Game ConferenceSCHEDULEDSCHEDULEDHYBRIDHYBRIDEUROPESwedenSkovdeB2Bhttps://swedengameconference.seGMT+115000-50€50€N/AN/ASweden Game Conference, is Europe’s leading conference for students and startups.
14 – 15 OctOCT2021W ❤ GamesSCHEDULEDSCHEDULEDHYBRIDHYBRIDEUROPEFinlandHelsinkiB2Bhttps://wlovegames.com/GMT+3N/AFree attendenceN/ANot decided yet, negotiating with potential partners listed aboveN/AW ❤ Games is one-day-conference in Helsinki that focuses on women in games and tech development. “W” stands for women but also for “we” as we people, we who play and make games, we of all backgrounds and interests that games bring together!
14 – 17 OctOCT2021Gamescom Asia 2021SCHEDULEDSCHEDULEDHYBRIDHYBRIDASIASingaporeSingaporeB2B2Chttps://www.gamescom.asia/GMT+830.000N/AN/AN/AN/Agamescom asia aims to serve as the premier platform for Southeast Asian game developers to explore partnerships globally, and act as a hub for international publishers who are looking for the next big thing in games.
21 – 24 OctOCT2021Games Industry Conference (GiC)SCHEDULEDSCHEDULEDHYBRIDHYBRIDEUROPEPolandPoznanB2Bhttps://gic.gd/GMT+1N/AN/APer RequestMeet 2 MatchN/AThe Game Industry Conference takes place alongside the Poznan Game Arena, one of the most important and largest game expos in Europe.
22 – 24 OctOCT2021IndieCadeSCHEDULEDSCHEDULEDDIGITALDIGITALONLINEUnited StatesOnlineFestivalhttps://www.indiecade.com/N/AN/AFREESubmission Fee (Showcase)NoneN/AIndieCade Anywhere and Everywhere is IndieCade’s online festival for 2021. This three day online event is built from the ground up specifically to highlight and feature games of all types, along with their creators, from around the world.
22 – 23 OctOCT2021Game AccessDELAYEDDELAYEDPHYSICALPHYSICALEUROPECzechiaBrnoB2B2Chttps://game-access.com/conference/GMT+21500+N/AN/AN/AN/AGame Access ‘21 is a huge conference including lots of speeches, presentations, discussions and opportunities to find new partners and interesting information on the 8,000 sq. meters area.
26 – 28 OctOCT2021Develop: BrightonSCHEDULEDSCHEDULEDPHYSICALPHYSICALEUROPEUnited KingdomBrightonB2Bhttps://www.developconference.com/GMT+0N/AN/APer requestN/AN/ACome 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 3,000 game dev professionals.
29 OctOCT2021Arctic Game ConferenceSCHEDULEDSCHEDULEDPHYSICALPHYSICALEUROPESwedenB2Bhttps://www.arcticgameconference.com/GMT+1N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AArctic Game Conference is northern Sweden’s annual meeting place for game developers, students, academia, investors and decision-makers.
3 – 4 NovNOV2021Global Games Pitch – Mobile & Hyper Casual GamesSCHEDULEDSCHEDULEDDIGITALDIGITALEUROPEOnlineOnlinePitchinghttps://gdbay.com/global-games-pitch/GMT+2N/A$9 – $79NONEProprietaryN/APitch your Mobile / Hyper-casual game online to 50+ publishers and investors!
3 – 5 NovNOV2021Nordic Game FallSCHEDULEDSCHEDULEDHYBRIDHYBRIDEUROPESwedenMalmöB2Bhttps://conf.nordicgame.com/GMT+1N/AN/AN/AMeet 2 MatchN/AThe Nordic Game conference is held annually in Malmö, Sweden.
10 – 13 NovNOV2021MEGAMIGSSCHEDULEDSCHEDULEDDIGITALDIGITALNORTH AMERICACanadaOnlineB2B2Chttps://megamigs.com/en/GMT-5N/A$0 – $175Per RequestN/AN/AThe unmissable event for video game fans and experts will be back from November 10 to 13 for a virtual edition. Access to the general public will be free. New this year: we offer companies free live showcases!
11 – 12 NovNOV2021DevGAMM FallSCHEDULEDSCHEDULEDHYBRIDHYBRIDCISN/AN/AB2Bhttps://devgamm.com/N/AN/AN/AN/APineN/ADevGAMM conference is aimed at developers, publishers, game designers, programmers, artists, business development managers, recruiters, journalists and everyone involved in the game industry in any way.
12 NovNOV2021CiGA Developer Conference (CiGADC)SCHEDULEDSCHEDULEDPHYSICALPHYSICALASIAChinaShanghaiB2Bhttps://www.cigadc.com/englishGMT+8N/AN/AN/AN/AN/ACiGADC is a conference for game developers and game industry practitioners that covers design, vision, programming, narrative, platform, marketing and more. A number of industry leaders from China and abroad will participate.
12 – 14 NovNOV2021Zurich Game ShowSCHEDULEDSCHEDULEDPHYSICALPHYSICALEUROPESwitzerlandZurichB2Chttps://www.zurichgameshow.ch/en/GMT+1N/AN/AN/ANoneN/AZURICH GAME SHOW is the largest gaming event in Switzerland – and your year-round platform for news about gaming, pop culture, movies, and digital trends.
13 – 14 NovNOV2021WePlay ExpoSCHEDULEDSCHEDULEDPHYSICALPHYSICALASIAChinaShanghaiB2B2Chttps://www.weplaymore.com/GMT+815.000+N/AN/AN/AN/AOne of the few gaming culture festival in 2021 scheduled to physically take place in China! This will be one of the largest game expo this year, involving video gaming, arcade, and tabletop .
16 – 17 NovNOV2021Konsoll NEWSCHEDULEDSCHEDULEDPHYSICALPHYSICALEUROPENorwayBergenB2Bhttps://konsoll.org/GMT+1N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AKonsoll is a conference designed to offer both Norwegian and International Game Developers inspiration and wisdom, and to create a forum for communicating and networking.
25 – 26 NovNOV2021Arts and Animations SummitSCHEDULEDSCHEDULEDDIGITALDIGITALEUROPEGermanyOnlineB2Bhttps://www.devcom.global/GMT+1N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AThe Arts and Animation Summit will offer 2 days of keynotes, presentations, panels and workshops for art directors, 2D & 3D artists, animators etc.
25 – 28 NovNOV2021Lisboa Games WeekSCHEDULEDSCHEDULEDPHYSICALPHYSICALEUROPEPortugalLisabonB2Chttps://www.lisboagamesweek.pt/GMT-0N/AN/AN/AN/AN/ALisboa Games Week or simply LGW, is a trade fair for video games held annually at the FIL Exhibition Centre in Lisbon, Portugal.
26 – 28 NovNOV2021Indie Game FestSCHEDULEDSCHEDULEDPHYSICALPHYSICALEUROPEGermanyCologneB2B2Chttps://indiegamefest.de/GMT+2500+12€ – 120€150€ for Indie DeveloperN/AN/AThe Indie Game Fest is a curated, annual event in Cologne.Our goal is to connect indie studios in Germany and Europe, to create more visibility and attention for their creative and innovative products.
4 – 5 DecDEC2021Games GatheringSCHEDULEDSCHEDULEDHYBRIDHYBRIDCISUkraineKievB2Bhttps://ggconference.com/en/conference/games-gathering-2021/GMT+23500+$49 – $129Per RequestN/AN/AGames Gathering is the biggest B2B conference in Eastern Europe dedicated to game development and the creation of high-quality gaming content. By visiting Games Gathering 2021, you will receive information on the latest trends in the gaming industry.
6 – 12 DecDEC2021AFRICA GAMES WEEKSCHEDULEDSCHEDULEDDIGITALDIGITALAFRICASouth AfricaOnlineB2Bhttp://gamesweek.africa/GMT+2N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AOff the back of the last 3 year’s events Africa Games Week continues to drive exposure, opportunities, knowledge and investment to African Game Developers connecting them to the world.
8 – 9 DecDEC2021ESI Digital WinterSCHEDULEDSCHEDULEDDIGITALDIGITALNORTH AMERICAUnited StatesOnlineB2Bhttps://esportsinsider.com/esi-events-2021/GMT-4N/AN/AN/ABrellaN/AB2B eSports conference. Networking, education and debate.
10 – 12 DecDEC2021PAX UnpluggedSCHEDULEDSCHEDULEDPHYSICALPHYSICALNORTH AMERICAUnited StatesPhiladelphiaFestivalhttps://unplugged.paxsite.com/GMT-5N/AN/APer RequestNoneN/APAX (originally known as Penny Arcade Expo) is a series of gaming culture festivals involving tabletop, arcade, and video gaming. PAX is held annually in Seattle, Boston, Philadelphia, and San Antonio in the United States; and Melbourne in Australia.
14 – 17 DecDEC2021SIGGRAPH AsiaSCHEDULEDSCHEDULEDPHYSICALPHYSICALASIAJapanTokyoAcademiahttps://sa2020.siggraph.org/en/about-us/siggraph-asia-2021GMT+9N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AThe annual event attracts the most respected technical and creative people from all over the world who are excited by research, science, art, animation, gaming, interactivity, education and emerging technologies.
18 – 19 DecDEC2021MomoCon WinterFest 2021SCHEDULEDSCHEDULEDDIGITALDIGITALNORTH AMERICAUnited StatesOnlineB2Chttps://www.momocon.com/GMT-5N/A$25 – $40N/ANoneN/ACelebrate the Holidays with MomoCon! Join us for this new event: MomoCon Winterfest 2021. Winterfest will bring some of your favorite aspects of MomoCon: Exhibitors, Artists, Games, Guests, Panels, Cosplay and more over this special 2-day event.
16 JanJAN2021Game OnFINISHEDFINISHEDDIGITALDIGITALNORTH AMERICAUnited StatesOnlineB2Bhttps://ubcgameon.com/GMT-8N/AFREEN/ANoneN/ADelve into Vancouver’s ultimate gamer experience for aspiring developers, students, and gaming enthusiasts. Brought to you by UBC Game Development, a local community where all things gaming and game development thrive.
16 JanJAN2021BostonFIGFINISHEDFINISHEDDIGITALDIGITALNORTH AMERICAUnited StatesOnlineB2Bhttps://www.bostonfig.com/GMT-5N/APay what you likePer RequestGather TownN/AVirtual indie games fest. BostonFIG celebrates independent game developers in New England and beyond!
16 – 17 JanJAN2021GTR ConferenceFINISHEDFINISHEDDIGITALDIGITALEUROPEMaltaOnlineB2Bhttp://2020.globaltopround.com/GMT+1N/AInvite OnlyN/ANoneN/AAn annual gathering that serves as a networking event for the GTR community and as a celebration of GTR Accelerator studios.
26 – 28 JanJAN2021GamesBeat: Driving Game Growth & Into the MetaverseFINISHEDFINISHEDDIGITALDIGITALNORTH AMERICAUnited StatesOnlineB2Bhttps://events.venturebeat.com/gamesbeatandfacebooksummit/N/AN/AFREEN/ANoneN/AJoin today’s leaders in games for two days of content and networking surrounding the hottest topics, from how IDFA will affect the industry to the imminent arrival of the metaverse.
27 – 31 JanJAN2021Global Game Jam OnlineFINISHEDFINISHEDDIGITALDIGITALNORTH AMERICAUnited StatesOnlineCompetitionhttps://globalgamejam.org/N/AFREENONENoneN/AGet together and create games in one weekend in hundreds of locations worldwide.
28 – 31 JanJAN2021Taipei Game Show 2021FINISHEDFINISHEDHYBRIDHYBRIDASIATaiwanTaipeiB2B2Chttps://tgs.tca.org.tw/GMT+8N/AN/APer requestProprietaryN/ATaipei Game Show 2021, held by Taipei Computer Association, will be taking place at Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center, Hall 1. (TaiNEX 1). This time, we are bringing a hybrid show, a physical event with reinforced digital elements, to the game industry.
3 – 7 FebFEB2021Yorkshire Games FestivalFINISHEDFINISHEDDIGITALDIGITALEUROPEUnited KingdomOnlineFestivalhttps://www.scienceandmediamuseum.org.uk/whats-on/yorkshire-games-festivalGMT+1N/A£5 – £10N/AN/AN/AA 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.
3 – 9 FebFEB2021Steam Game Festival: February 2021FINISHEDFINISHEDDIGITALDIGITALNORTH AMERICAUnited StatesOnlineFestivalhttps://store.steampowered.com/GMT-8N/AFREENoneNoneN/ADeadline for subs: December 2, 2020 @ 11:59pm PST. A multi-day celebration where fans can try out demos, chat with developers, watch live streams, and learn about upcoming games on Steam.
4 – 5 FebFEB2021HGC – Hyper Games ConferenceFINISHEDFINISHEDDIGITALDIGITALCISUkraineOnlineB2Bhttps://hgconf.com/GMT+21000+0 – 49€N/AN/AN/AHyper Games Conference (HGC) is the major online conference in its niche devoted to the development, promotion, and growth of the Hyper Casual Games industry.
8 – 12 FebFEB2021Pocket Gamer Connects Digital #5FINISHEDFINISHEDDIGITALDIGITALEUROPEUnited KingdomOnlineB2Bhttps://www.pgconnects.com/digital/GMT+11500+£60 – £360N/AProprietaryN/AA Pocket Gamer Connects online conference is the perfect way to meet, learn from, and do business with over 1,300 games industry professionals, and over 200 speakers.
8 – 12 FebFEB2021White Nights Winter OnlineFINISHEDFINISHEDDIGITALDIGITALEUROPEGlobalOnlineB2Bhttps://wnconf.com/en/”N/A20.000+0 – 99€N/AProprietaryN/AThe WN Conference is a leading B2B event for the game industry in Europe. It gathers key companies from around the globe – over 4,500 attendees per year offline and over 20,000 participants online.
10 – 11 FebFEB2021MGS Global Virtual Conference 3.0FINISHEDFINISHEDDIGITALDIGITALNORTH AMERICAUnited StatesOnlineB2Bhttps://www.mobilegrowthassociation.com/events/virtual3GMT-71000+N/AN/AProprietaryN/ACome together with peers and experts from around the globe to learn, connect, and grow at MGS GVC—an event held entirely online that includes all the features you’ve come to expect from an MGS event.
16 – 20 FebFEB2021Interactive FuturesFINISHEDFINISHEDDIGITALDIGITALEUROPEUnited KingdomOnlineB2B2Chttps://interactive-futures.com/GMT+0N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AThe Leamington Spa games hub will open its virtual doors in February 2021 to once again showcase the talent and creativity of the video games studios within the region.
19 – 20 FebFEB2021BlizzConFINISHEDFINISHEDDIGITALDIGITALNORTH AMERICAUnited StatesOnlineB2Chttps://blizzcon.com/N/AN/AFREEN/ANoneN/ABlizzCon is where geeks, players, and employees from all walks of life can group up and feel at home.
22 – 27 FebFEB2021GameMax GameWeekFINISHEDFINISHEDDIGITALDIGITALEUROPEBelgiumOnlineB2B2Chttps://gamemax.be/en/gameweek/GMT+1N/AFREEN/AN/AN/AConferences, workshops, demos, trivia night… A whole week dedicated to gaming as a career opportunity, with some of the sector’s high profiles.
22 Feb – 5 MarMAR2021Playaway Games FestivalFINISHEDFINISHEDDIGITALDIGITALEUROPEUnited KingdomOnlineFestivalhttps://tinderboxcollective.org/playaway/GMT-0N/AFREENONENoneN/AGAMES – ARTS – CREATIVE TECHNOLOGY – EDUCATION – WELLBEING. Looking to the games sector for inspiration in an online world
23 FebFEB2021Games Crossing Borders (Bavarian-Polish Exchange)FINISHEDFINISHEDDIGITALDIGITALEUROPEGermanyOnlineB2Bhttps://eventory.cc/event/games-3/GMT+1100FREENONEEventoryN/AGames Crossing Borders seeks to connect the Polish and the Bavarian gaming industries. With introductory keynotes, talks and interactive discussions, the event covers different aspects of developing games and the gaming scenes in both countries.
23 – 24 FebFEB2021AI and Gaming Research SummitFINISHEDFINISHEDDIGITALDIGITALNORTH AMERICAUnited StatesOnlineAcademiahttps://www.microsoft.com/en-us/research/event/aiandgaming2021/N/AN/AFREENONENoneN/AThis event aims to facilitate open discussion and critical dialogue by bringing together academia and industry to better understand each other’s perspectives at the intersection of AI and gaming research. Registration open till 19th of February.
24 FebFEB2021Games Capital Summit NEWFINISHEDFINISHEDDIGITALDIGITALEUROPESwedenOnlineB2Bhttps://forms.gle/vaxv5qMamqwfRdTw9GMT+1N/AInvitation OnlyNONEProprietaryN/AEntrepreneurs seeking funding for their company based on an opportunity in the game sector (i.e. game, tech, service, platform, etc.) are welcome to apply.
24 FebFEB2021Games Market Bootcamp: AustraliaFINISHEDFINISHEDDIGITALDIGITALASIASingaporeOnlineB2Bhttps://gamescom.asia/digital-miniseries/sessionsGMT-8N/AFREENONENoneN/ADeep dive into the latest gaming trends, and explore initiatives by Austrade and the various state-based screen agencies to help you set up in Australia or invest in local studios.
24 – 25 FebFEB2021BreakpointFINISHEDFINISHEDDIGITALDIGITALNORTH AMERICAUnited StatesOnlineB2Bhttps://www.accelevents.com/e/BreakpointbyBacktrace?aff=websiteGMT-5N/AFREENONEAcceleventsN/AThe event will feature talks from the thought leaders in the following tools segment areas: Debugging, Performance, Quality Assurance & Testing.
25 – 26 FebFEB2021Call for Change SummitFINISHEDFINISHEDDIGITALDIGITALEUROPEGermanyOnlineB2Bhttps://www.devcom.global/GMT+1N/AFREEN/APineN/A2 conference days with a strong focus on training, education and sharing with workshops, training program, panels and round-tables. Topics will also include Neurodivergence, Allyship, Racism, Queerness, Unconscious Biases, Inclusive Communication.
25 – 26 FebFEB2021Pocket Gamer Launchpad #3FINISHEDFINISHEDDIGITALDIGITALEUROPEUnited KingdomOnlineShowcasehttps://www.pocketgamer.com/launchpad/GMT-0N/AFREENONENoneN/APocket Gamer LaunchPad is a series of digital events designed to celebrate new, upcoming or updated iOS and Android games. Each one takes place across multiple sites, streams, social media and other channels.
25 – 26 FebFEB2021Indieway (February)FINISHEDFINISHEDDIGITALDIGITALEUROPEOnlineIstanbulB2Bhttps://www.indieway.biz/GMT+3N/AFREENONEBizz youN/AIndies, professionals, investors, publishers. Free showcase area for selected 30 indies. Free webinars. B2B matchmaking.
26 Feb – 1 MarFEB2021Going Hyper Winter 2021: Online Hyper Casual Game JamFINISHEDFINISHEDDIGITALDIGITALCISUkraineOnlineCompetitionhttps://center42.tech/hyper-casual-jam/2021GMT+2250Starting at $10NONEProprietaryN/ADay 1: educational day (talks from HC experts), Day 2 & 3: devs create a HC game prototype with the help and advice from mentors, Day 4: publishers / experts select the best prototypes in several nominations that will get prizes and publishing offers.
27 FebFEB2021MEET & BUILD: Belgian EditionFINISHEDFINISHEDDIGITALDIGITALEUROPEBelgiumOnlineB2Bhttp://www.meet-build.be/GMT+1N/AFREENONENoneN/AMore than 30 speakers from Belgium (and two guest from the world) to learn from and to exchange experiences. 13 talks in total on the video game industry in Belgium.
2 – 3 MarMAR2021Game Global Digital SummitFINISHEDFINISHEDDIGITALDIGITALNORTH AMERICAUnited StatesOnlineB2Bhttps://gameglobal.events/events/game-global-digital-summit-march-2021/GMT+2N/AStarting at $350N/ARemoN/AA full two-days online event dedicated to video game localization and QA.
2 – 4 MarMAR2021Indie Game Business Sessions: Spring 2021FINISHEDFINISHEDDIGITALDIGITALNORTH AMERICAUnited StatesOnlineB2Bhttps://www.powellgroupconsulting.com/indiegamebusiness/GMT-8N/A$0 – $50NoneMeet 2 MatchN/ALearn more about video game business, marketing, and licensing from industry leaders. And. Meet global deal makers and decision makers from the comfort of your own home or office.
4 MarMAR2021MGS GamesFINISHEDFINISHEDDIGITALDIGITALONLINEOnlineOnlineB2Bhttps://www.mobilegrowthassociation.com/events/games/GMT-6200+$10 – $300N/AN/AN/AMGS GAMES is an intimate one-day, developer, publisher, and marketer-focused conference where you can connect with and learn from mobile app and online marketing professionals.
4 – 6 MarMAR2021Valencia Indie SummitFINISHEDFINISHEDDIGITALDIGITALEUROPESpainOnlineFestivalhttp://valenciaindiesummit.com/GMT+1400+FREENONEN/AN/ATwo days devoted to professionals in the videogame sector and a third one devoted to the general public. Both sections with talks, round tables, project exhibitions, networking area and a financing and investment table.
6 – 7 MarMAR2021GenCon Spring ShowcaseFINISHEDFINISHEDDIGITALDIGITALNORTH AMERICAUnited StatesOnlineB2Chttps://www.genconspringshowcase.com/N/AN/AFREENONENoneN/AJoin Gen Con and some of your favorite tabletop publishers this March 6-7 for previews of brand-new games on Twitch.
10 MarMAR2021Careers and Recruitment ExpoFINISHEDFINISHEDDIGITALDIGITALEUROPEUnited KingdomOnlineHRhttps://hopin.com/events/careers-and-recruitment-expo-2021-the-next-world-of-work?fbclid=IwAR1FF3nbDIiJq35rnP6XPvmEQz5OLDDKX-XijqSzljMmAImBsLSaQ2DVJpgGMT-0N/AFREEPer RequestHopinN/AWomen in Games is proud to present our first Global Careers Expo and Networking Event. As with every Women in Games event, our ambition is to achieve an inclusive, welcoming, safe environment for all.
10 MarMAR2021The Big Score Sessions – Gaming SessionFINISHEDFINISHEDHYBRIDHYBRIDEUROPEBelgiumKortrijkPitchinghttps://www.thebigscore.eu/upcoming-sessions/2-the-gaming-sessionGMT+175 – 1000 – 149€NONEConversation StarterN/ADuring the Gaming Session, 8 – literally – game-changing Belgian startups and game studios will pitch & receive feedback from an expert panel. The audience consists of 8 pitching & more attending game studios, investors, corporates & publishers.
13 – 14 MarMAR2021Game Dev DirectFINISHEDFINISHEDDIGITALDIGITALNORTH AMERICAUnited StatesOnlineShowcasehttps://www.mediaindieexchange.com/event/game-dev-direct/GMT-8N/ASubmission fee for indies: 30$NONENoneN/AGame Dev Direct is a multi-day digital event by MIX (Media Indie Exchange). New announcements, game footage, special guests, and more! Deadline for submissions ends on February 5th. Submission fee: 30$.
15 – 19 MarMAR2021GDC ShowcaseFINISHEDFINISHEDDIGITALDIGITALNORTH AMERICAUnited StatesOnlineB2Bhttps://gdconf.com/showcaseGMT-8N/AFREENONEProprietaryN/AGDC Showcase is a free-to-attend, all-digital event. This one-of-a-kind event will provide attendees the chance to catch some of the biggest talks from past GDC events, along with a taste of what to expect from more expansive GDC events to come.
16 – 17 MarMAR2021Hamburg Games ConferenceFINISHEDFINISHEDDIGITALDIGITALEUROPEGermanyOnlineB2Bhttps://www.gamesconference.com/GMT+1400+Starting at 20€Starting at 200€Meet 2 MatchN/AThe B2B event will take place as a virtual, multiplayer conference with expert streams under the motto of “Discoverability”. Bookings for digital booths and avatars in the convention area are now being accepted.
19 – 28 MarMAR2021London Games FestivalFINISHEDFINISHEDDIGITALDIGITALEUROPEUnited KingdomOnlineFestivalhttps://games.london/GMT-0N/A£60NONEN/AN/AThe 2021 London Games Festival will showcase a range of unreleased titles from around the world, explore how games have aided players’ lives under COVID-19, and connect creators with global investors.
20 – 21 MarMAR2021Women Got GameFINISHEDFINISHEDDIGITALDIGITALNORTH AMERICAUnited StatesOnlineSummithttps://bcgausa.org/women-got-game/GMT-4N/AFREENONEHopinN/AWGG is the first ever property of its kind, where successful corporate executive and entrepreneur women of color educate, mentor & pay it forward to women college students of color interested in the gaming & esports industry.
24 MarMAR2021Industry Insights 3FINISHEDFINISHEDDIGITALDIGITALEUROPENetherlandsOnlineB2Bhttps://hopin.com/events/gameye-tencent-cloud-industry-insights-3GMT+1400FreeNONENoneN/AJoin the third Industry Insights event hosted by Gameye and Tencent Cloud. During the event we will discuss interesting topics like Game Development, Game Server Scaling, the Asian Games market and other industry insights in a total of 6 sessions.
24 – 26 MarMAR2021Animation ExchangeFINISHEDFINISHEDDIGITALDIGITALNORTH AMERICAUnited StatesSan FranciscoB2Bhttp://www.animstate.com/animationexchange/GMT-8N/AFREENONEN/AN/AAnimation talks from developers all over the industry covering everything from the most recent tech advancements to traditional animation techniques to career path and growth. Instead of one long 10 hour stream, we will be holding shorter 3-4 hour streams over multiple days.
24 – 26 MarMAR2021Gamethon ExpoFINISHEDFINISHEDPHYSICALPHYSICALASIAIndiaNew DelhiB2B2Chttp://www.gamethonexpo.com/GMT+5:304.637N/AN/AN/AN/AShowcase games, pitch for awards in 10+ categories, connect with panel of experts in speed dating format.
25 MarMAR2021Future Games Show – Spring ShowcaseFINISHEDFINISHEDDIGITALDIGITALNORTH AMERICAUnited StatesOnlineShowcasehttps://www.gamesradar.com/uk/future-games-show-spring-showcase-2021/GMT-8N/AFREENONENoneN/AA special spring showcase, featuring 40 games from more than 30 different publishers and developers, including SEGA, Team 17, Warner Bros. and EA. This is just the first Future Games Show for 2021, with future shows scheduled for June and August.
25 MarMAR2021Games Market Bootcamp: IndiaFINISHEDFINISHEDHYBRIDHYBRIDASIASingaporeOnlineB2Bhttps://gamescom.asia/digital-miniseries/sessionsGMT+8N/AFREENONENoneN/AThe Indian online gaming industry is expected to exceed US$1.1b by 2021, according to Google-KMPG. Find out why India is a game changer and how you can tap into its growth which is likely to at least double in the next 1-2 years.
25 – 26 MarMAR2021Indieway (March)FINISHEDFINISHEDDIGITALDIGITALEUROPEOnlineIstanbulB2Bhttps://www.indieway.biz/GMT+3N/AFREENONEBizz youN/AIndies, professionals, investors, publishers. Free showcase opportunity for selected indies. Free webinars. B2B Matchmaking.
26 MarMAR2021/twitchgaming Showcase: ID@XboxFINISHEDFINISHEDDIGITALDIGITALNORTH AMERICAUnited StatesOnlineShowcasehttps://www.twitch.tv/xboxGMT-8N/AFREENONENoneN/ADuring the showcase, we’ll debut new trailers and gameplay for more than 25 games. We’ll also be making announcements about independent titles coming to Xbox and Xbox Game Pass. Set your reminders for Friday, March 26 at 9:00am PDT.
26 Mar – 2 AprMAR2021Games Careers WeekFINISHEDFINISHEDDIGITALDIGITALEUROPEUnited KingdomOnlineB2Bhttps://gamescareersweek.org/GMT+0N/AFREEN/AN/AN/AA free online festival to inspire people from every background to discover careers in one of the UK’s fastest growing creative sectors – video games.
26 Mar – 2 AprAPR2021IWOCon 2021 Digital Indie Game ConventionFINISHEDFINISHEDDIGITALDIGITALNORTH AMERICAUnited StatesOnlineShowcasehttps://www.indieworldorder.com/iwoconGMT-42000+FREEFREEN/AN/AIWOCon 2021 is a convention from Indie World Order showcasing upcoming & current indie games. Sail away with us into the heart of indies.
28 MarMAR2021DStars ConnectsFINISHEDFINISHEDHYBRIDHYBRIDEUROPEItalyPaduaB2Bhttp://www.dstars.it/GMT+2300+FREEPer requestWN HubN/ABorn as a digital Award for Italian Developers, it is turning into a B2B Conf in 2021.
29 MarMAR2021VRGDCFINISHEDFINISHEDDIGITALDIGITALNORTH AMERICAUnited StatesOnlineNetworkinghttps://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScxuZILn0rCJFavgI_ofUWap_v-wIyoQYSOJzv0Hq4Zmbi6nQ/viewformGMT-8N/AFREENoneVR ChatN/AOur second Annual virtual networking party will take place inside of VR Chat. Come hang out, socialize, network and take private meetings all within this shared space.
29 Mar – 2 AprMAR2021Unreal Indies WeekFINISHEDFINISHEDDIGITALDIGITALNORTH AMERICAUnited StatesOnlineB2Bhttps://www.unrealengine.com/en-US/blog/join-us-for-unreal-indies-week-2021N/AN/AFREEN/ANoneN/AEach day, we will have a variety of content; from blog posts to video interviews, and livestreams, so make sure you visit our website throughout the week and follow Unreal Engine on social media for all the latest.
30 – 31 MarMAR2021ESI Digital SpringFINISHEDFINISHEDDIGITALDIGITALEUROPEUnited KingdomOnlineB2Bhttps://www.esportsinsider.com/esi-digital-spring/GMT-0400+72€NoneBrellaN/AThere’ll be over 60 speakers across the two days, and the themes focused on will be brands and sponsorship, investment, tournament delivery, fan engagement and more.
31 Mar – 1 AprMAR2021Games Education Virtual Summit (GamesED)FINISHEDFINISHEDDIGITALDIGITALEUROPEUnited KingdomOnlineAcademiahttp://thebgi.uk/2021/01/27/ready-player-learn-the-games-education-summit-returns-for-2021/GMT-0N/A£14.99 – £191.02NoneN/AN/AThe Games Education Summit brings together influential studios, recruiters and educators to discuss how we nurture the UK’s future games talent.
TBAAPR2022DIGRA International Conference NEW DATESCHEDULEDSCHEDULEDPHYSICALPHYSICALSOUTH AMERICAMexicoGuadalajaraAcademiahttp://www.digra.org/GMT-6N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AThe local organising committee in Guadalajara is excited to host the 2021 DiGRA International Conference, the first to be held in Latin America. This is a rescheduling of the 2020 event.
26 – 29 MayMAY2022MomoCon 2022SCHEDULEDSCHEDULEDPHYSICALPHYSICALNORTH AMERICAUnited StatesAtlantaB2Chttps://www.momocon.com/GMT-5N/A$35 – $65Per requestN/AN/AMomoCon brings together fans of Japanese Anime, American Animation, Comics, Video Games, and Tabletop Games to celebrate their passion over 4 days.
TBASEP2022Baltic Dev Days 2022DELAYEDDELAYEDPHYSICALPHYSICALEUROPEGermanyKielB2Bhttps://www.balticdevdays.com/GTM+1550+N/AN/AN/AN/AThe Baltic Dev Days is a non-profit oriented event and is part of the Digital Week Kiel. Every year we bring together the brightest minds of several verticals to discuss innovative solutions.