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It’s a job and a half finding all of the industry conferences and events happening around the world, so we made life easier for you by providing a comprehensive list of video game conferences and locations/dates. We even included relevant Twitter pages so you can stay up to date on the latest conference news and updates. You can find the conferences LAI will be attending by looking for the events highlighted in purple.
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January 7-10, 2014 International CES in Las Vegas, Nevada @IntlCES
The International CES is the world’s gathering place for all who thrive on the business of consumer technologies, serving as the event for innovators and breakthrough technologies for more than 40 years. Registration opens October 1st. On-site registration fee begins January 2nd at $200.
January 22-23, 2014 Mobile Games Forum and Social Games & Virtual Goods Forum at Novotel in London @GamesForum @VirtualGoodsUK @VGSummit
The definitive global event where over 400 of the industry’s most influential stakeholders, 120 speakers (including 29 of the top 50 developers in the world, 30 sponsors and key media converge to set the agenda on the hottest issues in mobile entertainment. Attendees are able to plan meetings ahead of time through access to a meeting planner. Early bird business pass available until December 20th at £1999, conference pass at £999, thereafter £2999 for a business pass and £1299 for a conference pass. Developer pass available for 25 studios at £499.
January 23-27, 2014 Taipei Game Show in Taipei, Taiwan
Last year’s Taipei Game Show was the largest gaming event in Taiwan, with over 300,000 visitors and 400 booths. Check website for pricing information.
February 4-6, 2014 DICE Summit at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, NV @DICESummit
DICE Summit 2014 is an exclusive high-level conference, gathering the brightest and most creative minds dedicated to exploring approaches to the creative process and artistic expression. Past speakers have included Shigeru Miyamoyo, creator of Mario and The Legend of Zelda and Gabe Newell, co-founder and managing director of Valve. Active business member early bird fee available through November 8th at $2050, general fee through December 20th at $2300, and late fee through January 24th at $2575. Non-member early bird fee available through November 8th at $2775, general fee through December 20th at $3050, and late fee through January 24th at $3400.
February 7-8, 2014 Winter Nights Mobile Games Conference in St. Petersburg, Russia
The Winter Nights: Mobile Games Conference is an international mobile game development and marketing conference, with over 800 decision-markers, developers, publishers, and other professionals from over 300 companies. Early bird registration ends January 17th, with standard passes available for $250, premium passes for $350, and premium+ passes for $400.
February 11-13, 2014 Casual Connect Europe at Beurs van Berlage in Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Casual Connect is the premiere event for the casual games industry with over 6500 professionals attending Casual Connect each year. Early bird registration of €350 ($450) until January 18th, standard registration of €350 ($450). Premium pass available at an early bird rate until January 18th at €500 ($650), thereafter €575 ($750).
February 14-16, 2014 IndieCade East in New York City, NY @IndieCade
The IndieCade Festival is the only stand-alone independent-focused game event in the nation and includes festival workshops, keynotes, family-focused activities, meet-and-greets, and hands-on gameplay. All access available on site at $450, festival plus at $300.
February 17-19, 2014 Digital Kids Conference in New York City, NY @DigitalKidsCon
The 8th annual conference is a “must-attend event” for professionals engaging with children online and on digital devices. All access super early pass available through November 15th at $595, early rate through January 17th at $695, online rate through February 7th at $795, and on site at $995.
February 21, 2014 Play4Agile in Johannesberg, Germany @Play4Agile
Play4Agile provides an open playground to inspire each other and to learn how using serious games can help us achieve our goals. Sold out.
February 27, 2014 Hamburg Games Conference at Bucerius Law School in Hamburg, Germany
This conference informs attendees of how to protect themselves against hackers and cyber threats. Check website for pricing information.
March 1-3, 2014 Guangzhou Game Show at China Import and Export Fair Pazhou Compex in China LAI will be attending!
This conference brings together worldwide professionals across the digital interactive game industry. Check website for registration and fee information.
March 10-12, 2014 GAMEON-Asia in Singapore
GAME-ON brings together researchers and games industry professionals from Asia and abroad in order to exchange ideas on techniques and research findings. Check website for registration and fee information.
March 17-19, 2014 Game Connection America at the Sir Francis Drake Hotel in San Francisco, CA @The_GameCo
Buckle up for another year of record-breaking attendance, and join more than 1800 attendees, 200 exhibitors and 250 certified buyers to engage in networking, business, and lively conversation. Check website for registration and fee information.
March 17-21, 2014 Game Developers Conference (GDC) at Moscone Center in San Francisco, CA @Official_GDC @IGFNews
Be a part of the world’s largest and longest-running professionals-only game industry event, with over 22,500 attendees, the Localization Summit, the Independent Games Festival, and the Smartphone & Tablet Games Summit. Early bird all access pass available until January 31st at $1475, main conference pass at $995, summits/tutorials/bootcamps pass at $695, expo pass at $195. Early bird regular pass available until March 12th at $1975, main conference pass at $1350, summits/tutorials/bootcamps pass at $795, expo pass $250. Early bird onsite pass available at $2100, main conference pass $1475, summits/tutorials/bootcamps pass at $895, expo pass at $250. LAI will be attending!
April 3-7, 2014 Foundations of Digital Games (FDG) in Ft. Lauderdale, FL
FDC 2014 is a focal point for academic efforts in all areas of research and education involving games, game technologies, gameplay, and game design. Registration is now closed.
April 7-8, 2014 Cloud Gaming Europe in London, UK
Cloud Gaming Europe is Europe’s largest video game network and cloud gaming event, bringing together senior level decision makers from publishers, developers, network architecture companies, and investors. The super early bird business pass is available until January 17th at £995 (£1395 thereafter), and the super early bird basic pass is available for £695 (£995 after January 17th).
April 11-13, 2014 PAX East at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center (BCEC) in Boston, MA @Official_PAX
PAX East doubled in size each year since its start in 2004 until venue capacities were reached, and when PAX expanded from Washington to Boston in 2010, tens of thousands attended. With tournaments, concerts, a handheld lounge, and widely attended speaker sessions, there’s something for everyone at PAX. Individual day passes available at $40, three day passes available at $75.
April 14-15. 2014 VentureBeat Mobile Summit 2014 in Sausalito, CA @VentureBeat
The mobile industry’s top 180 influencers meet at the VentureBeat Mobile Summit to discuss how to accelerate adoption, engagement, and monetization. Check website for registration and fee details.
April 22-24 & 26 Games for Change in New York City @G4C
Games for Change is the largest gaming event in New York City and the leading international event uniting games for change creators with those who believe in the positive power of digital games. General admission available at $550, nonprofit/government admission available at $450, student admission available at $150.
April 23, 2014 Game Marketing Summit (GMS) in San Francisco @GameMarketers
The Game Marketing Summit (GMS) is the must-attend annual event for marketing professionals in the interactive game business. Check website for registration and fee details.
April 23-24, 2014 Festival of Games in Amsterdam, Holland @NLGD
The Festival of Games unites game development professionals, hosting a pitch and match session to connect organizations. Check website for registration and fee details.
April 23-24, 2014 Feria andina de juegos de azar/Andern Gaming Trade Show (FADJA) in Columbia @FADJA_COLOMBIA
FADJA connects game industry professionals in Columbia and abroad. Check website for registration details.
April 23-24, 2014 East Coast Game Conference 2014 (ECGC) at the Raleigh Convention Center in Raleigh, NC
ECGC 2014 is in its 6th year and remains the largest gathering of video game professionals on the East Coast. Early bird conference passes are available until December 31st at $125, and early bird premier passes are available until December 31st at $270. LAI will be attending!
April 23-25, 2014 EvoGames in Granada, Spain
This event focuses on new computational intelligence or biologically inspired techniques that may be of practical value for improvement of existing games or creation of new games, as well as an innovative uses of games to improve or test computational intelligence algorithms. Regular pass available until March 31st at 410 GBP, 535 GBP thereafter. Student pass available until March 31st at 205 GBP, 300 GBP thereafter.
April 24, 2014 F2P Summit in London @F2PSummit
The F2P Summit features a top notch line-up of speakers with vast experience in designing free-to-play games, analytics gurus, monetisation experts, and player behaviour specialists.
April 26-27, 2014 Reboot Develop 2014 in Zagreb, Croatia
Reboot connects game industry professionals across the Adriatic region through an event organized by Reboot Magazine. Attendance fee available for 85.00€.
May 5-6, 2014 Mobile Gaming USA in San Francisco @MobileGamingUSA
The video game industry’s biggest players including Kabam, SGN, Supercell, King, Glu, Unity, Perfect World and many more will come together to tackle the industry’s burning questions and provide your business with the perfect platform for mobile gaming success. Basic pass is available at $1195 until April 25th, $1295 thereafter. Business pass is available at $1495 until April 25th, $1595 thereafter. Diamond pass is available at $2995 until April 25th, $3095 thereafter. LAI will be attending!
May 7-8, 2014 NeuroGaming Conference and Expo 2014 at the Metreon in San Francisco, CA @NeuroGameConf
The NeuroGaming conference is where mind and body meet gameplay, featuring neurogame developers’ work on the latest emotional, cognitive, sensory, and behavioral technologies to create radically compelling experiences to engage and entertain gamers worldwide. Early bird full conference passes are available until January 15th at $650 (indie developer price $250), regular full conference passes are available until April 7th at $850 (indie developer price $350), and late full conference passes are available at $1150 (indie developer at $550).
May 7-8, 2014 GameHorizon at The Sage in Newcastle, UK @GameHorizon
GameHorizon aims to be Europe’s most relevant forward-looking games industry event, with a combination of inspirational sessions, debate, and networking. Tickets are available for £180 or £270.
May 14-15, 2014 Game Monetisation Europe 2014 in London
Europe’s only summit dedicated to monetization. Check website for registration and fee details.
May 15-16, 2014 DevGAMM! in Moscow, Russia @DevGamm
Mobile, online, and indie game conference for developers and publishers. Indie registration at $95, and business registration at $150.
May 16-18, 2014 INTERGAME 2014 at the Estonian Fairs in Tallinn, Estonia
A wide spectrum of gaming professionals is anticipated from across Europe. Check website for registration and fee details.
May 20-22, 2014 Casual Connect Asia in Singapore @CasualConnect
The Casual Games Association connects professionals at conferences around the world and provides educational resources and community support for those involved in creating games for the mass market consumer. Standard registration available at an early bird price of $300 until April 26th, $350 thereafter. Premium registration available at an early bird price of $450 until April 26th, $650 thereafter.
May 21-23, 2014 Nordic Game Conference in Malmö, Sweden @NordicGame
The Nordic Game Conference engages global speakers and has a pitch and match sessions to connect businesses – a combination of a targeted audience, online meeting system, and personal matchmaker. Check back for registration information.
May 25-27, 2014 Ottawa International Game Conference (OIGC) @OIGConf
Founded and managed directly by Ottawa’s fast-growing gaming industry, the events focus on building business relationships, sharing best practices and continuing to establish the city as an emerging development centre with international and local speakers, a showcase of games and technologies, and an opportunity for new talent to connect with studios. Space is limited – reserve your tickets ASAP! Early bird conference pass available at $300 Canadian dollars plus a small fee. Regular conference pass available at $400 Canadian dollars plus a small fee. Indie dev pass available at $250 Canadian dollars plus a small fee. Early bird student pass available at $175 Canadian dollars plus a small fee. Regular student pass available at $210 Canadian dollars plus a small fee. Other passes available on the OIGC website.
May 27-30, 2014 The Android Developer Conference (AnDevCon) at the Sheraton in Boston, MA @AnDevCon
AnDevCon is the world’s largest Android Developer Training Conference, serving as a technical conference for software developers building Android apps. The full conference plus pre-conference tutorials pass is available through January 17th at $1195, February 14th at $1295, March 21st at $1345, April 18th at $1395, May 16th at $1495, and $1795 thereafter. Full conference passes are available through January 17th at $945, February 14th at $995, March 21st at $1095, April 18th at $1195, May 16th at $1295, and $1595 thereafter.
May 28-29, 2014? Game Connection Asia in Shanghai, China
Game Connection Asia features back-to-back meetings, a streamlined meeting application, and classes. Check back for registration details.
May 2014 Flash GAMM in Moscow, Russia
The conference gathers representatives of leading social and flash game companies, small studios, and independent developers. Check back for exact dates and registration details.
May 2014? GameConnection Asia
May 2014? Kontagent Konnect @Kontagent
May 2014? Russian Game Developer’s Conference (KRI)
June 2-7, 2014 Computex Taipei in Taipei, Taiwan @computex_taipei
Computex Taipei is the largest computer exhibition in Asia and the second largest in the world. Check the conference website for pricing information.
June 5, 2014 Web Game Conference in Paris, France @WebGameConf
The Web Game Conference is the conference for leaders and innovators of the web, social and mobile game industry, organized by the SNJV, France’s Videogame trade Association. Early bird registration available for €75.00 until May 1st.
June 10-12, 2014 E3 Expo at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles, CA @E3Expo
E3 is the world’s premier tradeshow for computer games, video games, and related products, drawing tens of thousands of professionals to experience the future of interactive entertainment. Expo pass available for $795 through April 27th, $995 thereafter.
June 10-13, 2014 The Gamification Summit @GSummit2014
Over 4 days, hear from 50+ expert speakers and engage in workshops covering gamification, customer loyalty, employee engagement, and behavior science. Even earn a Certification in Gamification Design in GSummit’s limited space workshop on June 10th! Early bird conference only pass available until January 24th at $595. Early bird conference pass with Advanced Gamification Certification Workshop available until January 24th at $1795. (Special prices available for alumni.)
June 12-13, 2014 Social Casino Gaming Summit at the Bellagio in Las Vegas, NV
Discover what strategies the major offline operators are pursuing and insight into the mobile development strategies from the top 10 in the social casino space. Basic pass available at $1,095 until April 25th, $1,295 thereafter. Business pass available at $1,395 until April 25th, $1,595 thereafter. Diamond pass available at $2,895 until April 25th, $3,095 thereafter.
June 16-17, 2014 Games for Change (G4C) @G4C
Games for Change is the largest gaming event in NYC and brings together funders, NGOs, corporations, government agencies, and educators seeking to leverage entertainment and engagement for social good with leading game developers. Check back for registration information.
June 18-20, 2014 Games for Health Conference 2014 @GamesforHealth
Games for Health is the leading professional community in the field of health games, bringing together the best minds in game development and healthcare to advance game technologies that improve health and the delivery of healthcare. Tutorials & Communities Day pass available for $199. Games for Health Core pass available for $499. Games for Health Total pass available for $599.
June 23-25, 2014 Canadian Gaming Summit in Vancouver, British Columbia @CDNGamingSummit
The Canadian Gaming Summit is Canada’s premier annual conference and exhibition for gaming professionals. Gaming Delegate pass available at $745 until May 16th, $845 thereafter. Charitable Gaming Conference Delegate pass available at $445 until May 16th, $545 thereafter. Charitable Gaming Conference/Gaming Delegate pass available at $795 until May 16th, $895 thereafter.
July 8-10, 2014 Develop 2014 in Brighton, UK @DevelopConf
Europe’s leading developer conference where the community meets to learn, share experiences, be inspired by experts and network. 1 day pass available at £285 until May 7th, £315 until June 4th, and £385 thereafter. 2 day pass available at £465 until May 7th, £495 until June 4th, £640 thereafter. 3 day pass available at £545 until May 7th, £595 until June 4th, £745 thereafter. Audio pass, indie dev day pass, and academic passes also available.
July 14-16, 2014 Social Casino Summit at the Hyatt Regency in San Francisco, CA
ScS discussions will bring established social casino leaders and those aspiring to defy them to explore the next opportunities in product design and innovation, licensing, metagames and partnerships. Super early bird rate available at $1,399 until April 25th ($1,599 for a GiGse Pass or $1,999 for a combined pass). Early bird rate available at $1,599 until May 30th ($1,799 for a GiGse Pass or $2,249 for a combined pass). Standard rate pass available at $1,699 until July 11th ($1,899 for a GiGse Pass or $2,349 for a combined pass). Onsite rate available at $1,849 until July 12th ($2,049 for a GiGse Pass or $2,499 for a combined pass).
July 17-19, 2014 Videogame Cultures & the Future of Interactive Entertainment at Mansfield College, Oxford
This inter- and multi-disciplinary conference aims to examine, explore, and critically engage with the issues and implications created by the mass use of computers and videogames for human entertainment and focus on the impact of innovative videogame titles and interfaces for human communication and ludic culture. Check back for registration information.
July 22, 2014 Serious Play Conference in at USC in Los Angeles, CA @SeriousPlayConf
The Serious Play Conference is a leadership conference for professionals who embrace the idea that games can revolutionize learning. 3 day conference professional pass available at $550 plus a fee through May 30th. Other student and faculty passes available on conference website.
July 22-24, 2014 Casual Connect in San Francisco, California @CasualConnect
Casual Connect is the place to learn more about an industry which entertains over a billion people each month. Standard early bird pass available at $500 until June 21st. Standard registration pass available at $575 until July 12th. Standard late registration pass available at $650 until July 19th. Premium and VIP passes also available.
July 24-26, 2014 Christian Game Developers Conference (CGDC) at Concordia University in Portland, Oregon
The Christian Game Developers Conference brings together developers interested in creating games inspired by Christianity. Check back for registration information.
July 28-30, 2014 19th International Conference on Computer Games: AI, Animation, Interactive Multimedia, Virtual Worlds & Serious Games (CGAMESUSA 2014)
CGAMESUSA is an excellent chance to network with people in your field, as it connects people intent on advancing the theory and practice of computer games development. Early bird registration for IEEE members available at $400 until April 2nd, non-IEEE members at $450. Regular registration for IEEE members available at $500 after April 3rd, non-IEEE members at $550.
July 31-August 3, 2014 ChinaJoy 2014 - The 12th China Digital Entertainment Expo & Conference 2014 in Shanghai, China @ChinaJoyExpo
The 12th China Digital Entertainment Expo & Conference 2014 (ChinaJoy 2014), a platform for the comprehensive development of Chinese electronics products, with roughly 180,000 visitors, exhibitors, and professionals and 10,000 journalists, making it the largest trade show in China’s digital entertainment field. Checking conference page for registration information.
August 11-13, 2014 GDC Europe in Cologne, Germany @GDC_Europe
The Game Developers Conference Europe is the largest professionals only game industry event in Europe. Early bird all access pass available at 695€ until July 16th. Regular all access pass available at 795€ until August 6th. Onsite all access pass available at 895€. Independent Game Summit and student passes also available.
August 13-17, 2014 gamescom in Cologne, Germany @gamescomcologne
Over 340,000 visitors meet in Europe to talk about the game industry. Day ticket available for 29.00 EUR until August 12th. 3 day ticket available for 57.00 EUR.
August 20-22, 2014 Unite 2014 in Seattle, Washington
At Unite, you’ll learn how to mine Unity tools for more power and flexibility and get a sneak peek at upcoming product features and services. Super early bird tickets available at $300 plus a small fee. Student conference pass available at $180 plus a small fee. Training day pass available at $100 plus a small fee.
August 27-28, 2014 PAX Dev in Seattle, Washington @Official_PAX
PAX Dev is about elevating the art and creating a place to share, debate, and learn. Early bird pass available at $279. Student conference available at $229.
September 8, 2014 DMW Games – NY Games Conference in New York @DMWEvents
Hundreds of industry leaders gather at the New York Games Conference to network, make deals, and share ideas about the future of games and connected entertainment. Early bird passes available at $299 plus a small fee until June 2nd, $599 plus a small fee thereafter.
September 13, 2014 Boston Festival of Indie Games (BostonFIG) in Boston @BostonFIG
The Boston Festival of Indie Games celebrates independent game development in New England and neighboring regions. Check back for registration information.
September 23-24, 2014 D. I. C. E Europe in London @Official_AIAS
D.I.C.E. is an exclusive high-level conference, gathering the brightest and most creative minds dedicated to exploring approaches to the creative process and artistic expression. Early bird pass available at £1495 until August 22, and £1695 thereafter.
October 9-12, 2014 IndieCade in Culver City, California @IndieCade
The IndieCade Festival is the only stand-alone independent-focused game event in the nation and includes festival workshops, keynotes, family-focused activities, meet-and-greets, and hands-on gameplay. $445 early-bird pass available, $495 standard pass, $525 at the door.
October 19-21, 2014 GDC China in Shanghai, China @GDC_China
With support from major local and national government entities, GDC China aims to advance the state of digital entertainment in China by incorporating GDC’s top-quality content and worldwide community reach. Alumni all access pass available at ¥4200 before July 5th, early bird pass at ¥5250, and regular pass at ¥6550. Alumni main conference pass available at ¥3200, early bird pass at ¥4000, and regular pass at ¥5000. Summit and tutorials pass also available.
October 21-22, 2014 Digital Kids Summit in San Francisco @digitalkidscon
Digital Kids Summit gives you what you need to know to create best-selling kids digital entertainment and learning products. Early bird all-access pass available at $395 until September 19, regular pass at $495 until October 17, and onsite pass at $595.
October 29-31, 2014 Game Connection Europe in Porte de Versailles, Paris
Having added over 100 conference sessions and Master Classes to its successful formula over the previous three years, Game Connection Europe is back with a brand new edition and is looking for talented and experienced professionals interested in sharing their expertise. Conference passes available at 90€, and business passes available at 1990€.
October 31-November 2, 2014 PAX Aus 2014 in Melbourne, Vic @PAXAus
With tournaments, concerts, a handheld lounge, and widely attended speaker sessions, there’s something for everyone at PAX. 1 day pass available at $55. 3 day pass available at $150.
Check back for an updated list as more video game conference dates and details are announced!