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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 GameWeekLIVELIVEDIGITALDIGITALEUROPEBelgiumOnlineB2B2Chttps://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.
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 FebFEB2021Breakpoint NEWFINISHEDFINISHEDDIGITALDIGITALNORTH 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 SummitLIVELIVEDIGITALDIGITALEUROPEGermanyOnlineB2Bhttps://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 #3LIVELIVEDIGITALDIGITALEUROPEUnited 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)LIVELIVEDIGITALDIGITALEUROPEOnlineIstanbulB2Bhttps://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 JamLIVELIVEDIGITALDIGITALCISUkraineOnlineCompetitionhttps://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 EditionSCHEDULEDSCHEDULEDDIGITALDIGITALEUROPEBelgiumOnlineB2Bhttp://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 SummitSCHEDULEDSCHEDULEDDIGITALDIGITALNORTH 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 2021SCHEDULEDSCHEDULEDDIGITALDIGITALNORTH 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 GamesSCHEDULEDSCHEDULEDDIGITALDIGITALONLINEOnlineOnlineB2Bhttps://www.mobilegrowthassociation.com/events/games/GMT-6200+$10 – $300N/AN/AN/AMGS GAMES is an intimate one-day, developer, publisher, and marketer-focused conference where you can connect with and learn from mobile app and online marketing professionals.
4 – 6 MarMAR2021Valencia Indie SummitSCHEDULEDSCHEDULEDDIGITALDIGITALEUROPESpainOnlineFestivalhttp://valenciaindiesummit.com/GMT+1400+FREENONEN/AN/ATwo days devoted to professionals in the videogame sector and a third one devoted to the general public. Both sections with talks, round tables, project exhibitions, networking area and a financing and investment table.
6 – 7 MarMAR2021GenCon Spring ShowcaseSCHEDULEDSCHEDULEDDIGITALDIGITALNORTH AMERICAUnited StatesOnlineB2Chttps://www.genconspringshowcase.com/N/AN/AFREENONENoneN/AJoin Gen Con and some of your favorite tabletop publishers this March 6-7 for previews of brand-new games on Twitch.
10 – 10 MarMAR2021The Big Score Sessions – Gaming SessionSCHEDULEDSCHEDULEDHYBRIDHYBRIDEUROPEBelgiumKortrijkPitchinghttps://www.thebigscore.eu/upcoming-sessions/2-the-gaming-sessionGMT+175 – 1000 – 149€NONEConversation StarterN/ADuring the Gaming Session, 8 – literally – game-changing Belgian startups and game studios will pitch & receive feedback from an expert panel. The audience consists of 8 pitching & more attending game studios, investors, corporates & publishers.
13 – 14 MarMAR2021Game Dev DirectSCHEDULEDSCHEDULEDDIGITALDIGITALNORTH AMERICAUnited StatesOnlineShowcasehttps://www.mediaindieexchange.com/event/game-dev-direct/GMT-8N/ASubmission fee for indies: 30$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 ShowcaseSCHEDULEDSCHEDULEDDIGITALDIGITALNORTH 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 ConferenceSCHEDULEDSCHEDULEDDIGITALDIGITALEUROPEGermanyOnlineB2Bhttps://www.gamesconference.com/GMT+1400+Starting at 20€Starting at 200€ProprietaryN/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 Festival NEWSCHEDULEDSCHEDULEDDIGITALDIGITALEUROPEUnited KingdomOnlineFestivalhttps://games.london/GMT-0N/AFREENONEN/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.
24 MarMAR2021Industry Insights 3 NEWSCHEDULEDSCHEDULEDDIGITALDIGITALEUROPENetherlandsOnlineB2Bhttps://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 ExchangeSCHEDULEDSCHEDULEDDIGITALDIGITALNORTH 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 ExpoSCHEDULEDSCHEDULEDPHYSICALPHYSICALASIAIndiaNew 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 MarMAR2021Games Market Bootcamp: IndiaSCHEDULEDSCHEDULEDHYBRIDHYBRIDASIASingaporeOnlineB2Bhttps://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)SCHEDULEDSCHEDULEDDIGITALDIGITALEUROPEOnlineIstanbulB2Bhttps://www.indieway.biz/GMT+3N/AFREENONEBizz youN/AIndies, professionals, investors, publishers. Free showcase opportunity for selected indies. Free webinars. B2B Matchmaking.
26 Mar – 2 AprMAR2021Games Careers WeekSCHEDULEDSCHEDULEDDIGITALDIGITALEUROPEUnited 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.
28 MarMAR2021DStars ConnectsSCHEDULEDSCHEDULEDHYBRIDHYBRIDEUROPEItalyPaduaB2Bhttp://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.
30 – 31 MarMAR2021ESI Digital SpringSCHEDULEDSCHEDULEDDIGITALDIGITALEUROPEUnited 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)SCHEDULEDSCHEDULEDDIGITALDIGITALEUROPEUnited KingdomOnlineAcademiahttp://thebgi.uk/2021/01/27/ready-player-learn-the-games-education-summit-returns-for-2021/GMT-0N/A£75.00 – £149NONEN/AN/AThe Games Education Summit brings together influential studios, recruiters and educators to discuss how we nurture the UK’s future games talent.
5 – 6 AprAPR2021#GAconf Europe NEWSCHEDULEDSCHEDULEDDIGITALDIGITALEUROPEUnited 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 GamesSCHEDULEDSCHEDULEDDIGITALDIGITALEUROPEUkraineOnlinePitchinghttps://gdbay.com/global-games-pitch/GMT+2N/A$9 – $79NONEProprietaryN/APitch your PC / console game online to 50+ publishers and investors!
7 AprAPR2021eSPORTconf UkraineSCHEDULEDSCHEDULEDPHYSICALPHYSICALCISUkraineKyivB2Bhttps://esportconf.com.ua/GMT+2N/A2500 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.
14 – 16 AprAPR2021GI Live: OnlineSCHEDULEDSCHEDULEDDIGITALDIGITALEUROPEUnited KingdomOnlineB2Bhttps://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/gi-live-online-tickets-138417726145GMT-0N/A$0 – $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/GMT-01500£58.80 – £262.80N/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/AN/AN/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 – 21 AprAPR2021Game Stack Live NEWSCHEDULEDSCHEDULEDDIGITALDIGITALNORTH 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 AprAPR2021The Game Assembly – Meet and GreetSCHEDULEDSCHEDULEDDIGITALDIGITALEUROPESwedenOnlineAcademiahttps://www.thegameassembly.com/meet-and-greet/GMT+1N/AN/ANONEMeet 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 ConferenceSCHEDULEDSCHEDULEDPHYSICALPHYSICALNORTH AMERICAUnited StatesRaleighB2Bhttps://ecgconf.com/GMT-5N/AN/AN/AN/AN/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: ThailandSCHEDULEDSCHEDULEDHYBRIDHYBRIDASIASingaporeOnlineB2Bhttps://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$65 – $110N/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.
26 Apr – 14 MayAPR2021White Nights SpringSCHEDULEDSCHEDULEDHYBRIDHYBRIDCISUkraineOnline, ShanghaiB2Bhttps://wnconf.com/N/A20.000+N/AN/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 – 28 AprAPR2021Copenhagen MatchUpSCHEDULEDSCHEDULEDPHYSICALPHYSICALEUROPEDenmarkCopenhagenB2Bhttps://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/AN/AN/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.
29 – 30 AprAPR2021Indieway (April)SCHEDULEDSCHEDULEDDIGITALDIGITALEUROPEOnlineIstanbulB2Bhttps://www.indieway.biz/GMT+3N/AFREENONEBizz youN/AIndies, professionals, investors, publishers. Free showcase opportunity for selected indies. Free webinars. B2B Matchmaking.
5 – 9 MayMAY2021BIG FestivalSCHEDULEDSCHEDULEDPHYSICALPHYSICALSOUTH AMERICABrazilSao PauloB2B2Chttps://www.bigfestival.com.br/GMT-3N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AThe largest festival and market for ​independent games in Latin America
6 – 7 MayMAY2021Game Developers Carnival NEWSCHEDULEDSCHEDULEDDIGITALDIGITALNORTH AMERICAUnited StatesOnlineFestivalhttps://www.gamedeveloperscarnival.com/GMT-8N/AN/APer RequestMeet 2 MatchN/AGame Developers Carnival is a completely virtual gaming industry event where attendees can interact and meet with representatives from exhibitors, all from the comfort of their own home or office.
12 MayMAY2021Arctic 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.
12 MayMAY2021LA Games ConferenceSCHEDULEDSCHEDULEDPHYSICALPHYSICALNORTH AMERICAUnited StatesLos AngelesB2Bhttps://lagamesconference.com/GMT-8N/A$649 – $1.099N/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
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.
20 – 21 MayMAY2021ADDONSCHEDULEDSCHEDULEDHYBRIDHYBRIDEUROPEFranceRennesB2Bhttps://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.
25 – 26 MarMAY2021Game Development Global SummitDELAYEDDELAYEDDIGITALDIGITALNORTH 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.
26 – 28 MayMAY2021Nordic Game SpringSCHEDULEDSCHEDULEDDIGITALDIGITALEUROPESwedenOnlineB2B https://conf.nordicgame.com/GMT+1N/AN/AN/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.
27 – 30 MayMAY2021MomoconSCHEDULEDSCHEDULEDPHYSICALPHYSICALNORTH 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 – 6 JunJUN2021PAX EastSCHEDULEDSCHEDULEDPHYSICALPHYSICALNORTH 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.
12 – 13 JunJUN2021CGX (Gaming Community Expo)SCHEDULEDSCHEDULEDPHYSICALPHYSICALNORTH AMERICAUnited StatesOrlandoB2Chttps://www.gcxevent.com/GMT-5N/A$85 – $140N/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.
13 – 14 JunJUN2021We Game 6.0SCHEDULEDSCHEDULEDPHYSICALPHYSICALCISUkraineKyivFestivalhttps://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!
15 – 17 JunJUN2021E3SCHEDULEDSCHEDULEDDIGITALDIGITALNORTH AMERICAUnited StatesOnlineB2B2Chttps://e3expo.com//GMT-865.000+N/AN/AN/AN/ABiggest games industry circus on planet.
16 – 22 JunJUN2021Steam Game Festival: Summer Edition NEWSCHEDULEDSCHEDULEDDIGITALDIGITALNORTH AMERICAUnited StatesOnlineFestivalhttps://store.steampowered.com/GMT-8N/AFREENONENoneN/ADeadline for subs: April 14th, 2021 at 10AM PDT. The Steam Game Festival is a multi-day celebration where fans can try out demos, chat with developers, watch live streams, and learn about upcoming games on Steam
21 – 22 JunJUN2021Pocket Gamer Connects London 2021SCHEDULEDSCHEDULEDHYBRIDHYBRIDEUROPEUnited KingdomLondonB2Bhttps://www.pgconnects.com/london/GMT-02500+N/AN/AMeet 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.
23 – 25 JunJUN2021Serious Play ConferenceSCHEDULEDSCHEDULEDDIGITALDIGITALNORTH AMERICAUnited StatesOnlineAcademiahttps://seriousplayconf.com/N/AN/AN/AN/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€N/AMeet 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.
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.
1 – 2 JulJUL2021First Playable NEWSCHEDULEDSCHEDULEDHYBRIDHYBRIDEUROPEItalyPisaB2Bhttp://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.
3 JulJUL2021Games Gathering OdessaSCHEDULEDSCHEDULEDPHYSICALPHYSICALCISUkraineOdessaB2Bhttps://ggconference.com/en/conference/games-gathering-2021-odessa/GMT+31200+$39 – $119N/AN/AN/AGames Gathering 2021 Odessa presents news and innovations in game development. At the conference you may ask skilled developers in person about their experience and get huge networking opportunities with them.
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.
15 – 17 JulJUL2021EGX Rezzed NEWSCHEDULEDSCHEDULEDPHYSICALPHYSICALEUROPEUnited 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.
17 – 18 JulJUL2021ResonateSCHEDULEDSCHEDULEDPHYSICALPHYSICALEUROPEScotlandGlasgowB2Chttps://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/AN/AN/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 Edition NEWSCHEDULEDSCHEDULEDDIGITALDIGITALNORTH AMERICAUnited StatesOnlineB2Bhttps://www.meettomatch.com/event/meettomatch-the-san-francisco-edition-2021-2/GMT-8N/AN/ANONEMeet 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://2020.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.
28 – 31 JulJUL2021MeetToMatch – the Shanghai Edition NEWSCHEDULEDSCHEDULEDDIGITALDIGITALASIAChinaOnlineB2Bhttps://www.meettomatch.com/event/meettomatch-the-shanghai-edition-2021/GMT+8N/AN/AN/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.
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.
5 – 8 AugAUG2021Gen ConSCHEDULEDSCHEDULEDPHYSICALPHYSICALNORTH 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.
9 – 13 AugAUG2021SIGGRAPH 2021 NEWSCHEDULEDSCHEDULEDDIGITALDIGITALNORTH AMERICAUnited StatesOnlineB2Bhttps://s2021.siggraph.org/N/AN/AN/AN/AN/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.
22 – 27 AugAUG2021devcomSCHEDULEDSCHEDULEDPHYSICALPHYSICALEUROPEGermanyCologneB2Bhttps://www.devcom.global/GMT+1N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AOfficial gamedev conference of gamescom
25 – 27 AugAUG2021MeetToMatch – The Online Cologne Edition NEWSCHEDULEDSCHEDULEDDIGITALDIGITALEUROPEGermanyOnlineB2Bhttps://www.meettomatch.com/event/meettomatch-the-online-cologne-edition-2021/GMT+1N/AN/ANONEMeet 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 AugAUG2021gamescomSCHEDULEDSCHEDULEDPHYSICALPHYSICALEUROPEGermanyCologneB2B2Chttps://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.
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
28 – 29 SepSEP2021Pocket Gamer Connects HelsinkiSCHEDULEDSCHEDULEDPHYSICALPHYSICALEUROPEFinlandHelsinkiB2Bhttps://www.pgconnects.com/helsinki/GMT+1N/AN/AMeet 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.
7 – 10 OctOCT2021EGX NEWSCHEDULEDSCHEDULEDPHYSICALPHYSICALEUROPEUnited 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.
25 – 29 OctOCT2021DIGRA International ConferenceSCHEDULEDSCHEDULEDPHYSICALPHYSICALSOUTH 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 – 28 OCTOCT2021Develop: BrightonDELAYEDDELAYEDPHYSICALPHYSICALEUROPEUnited 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.
28 – 29 OctOCT2021Arts 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.
3 – 4 NovNOV2021Global Games Pitch – Mobile & Hyper Casual GamesSCHEDULEDSCHEDULEDDIGITALDIGITALEUROPEUkraineOnlinePitchinghttps://gdbay.com/global-games-pitch/GMT+2N/A$9 – $79NONEProprietaryN/APitch your Mobile / Hyper-casual game online to 50+ publishers and investors!
17 – 19 NovNOV2021Nordic Game FallSCHEDULEDSCHEDULEDHYBRIDHYBRIDEUROPESwedenMalmöB2Bhttps://conf.nordicgame.com/GMT+1N/AN/AN/AMeet 2 MatchN/AThe Nordic Game conference is held annually in Malmö, Sweden.
26 – 28 NovNOV2021Indie Game FestDELAYEDDELAYEDPHYSICALPHYSICALEUROPEGermanyCologneB2B2Chttps://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.
6 – 12 DecDEC2021AFRICA GAMES WEEK NEWSCHEDULEDSCHEDULEDDIGITALDIGITALAFRICASouth 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.
FALL 2021TBA2021Game 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.
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.
TBASEP2022Baltic Dev DaysDELAYEDDELAYEDPHYSICALPHYSICALEUROPEGermanyKielB2Bhttps://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.