Video Game Conferences January-December 2013

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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 over 100 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.

This list may not be complete and may not reflect the most recent information available.  Please check the relevant webpages to learn more about these conferences.

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January 8-11, 2013International CES at the Las Vegas Convention Center and World Trade Center (LVCC)/Las Vegas Hotel & Casino (LVH)   @IntlCES

The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) is the owner and producer of the International CES.  In 2012, there were more than 3,100 exhibitors with over 153,000 attendees.  The last day to register prior to event ended December 5th, 2012.  Attendees may register onsite for $200.

January 19-20, 2013 Game Design Expo at the Vancouver International Film Centre, 1181 Seymour Street, Vancouver, BC  @GameDesignExpo

Speaker sessions with some of the “leading minds in game design and development,” including the developers behind Halo 4 and Assassin’s Creed.  Attendance cost C$125 + 12% HST.

January 23-24, 2013 Mobile Games Forum and Social Games & Virtual Goods Forum at the Dexter House, London @GamesForum @VirtualGoodsUK @VGSummit

10th anniversary show, hailed as the leading event in Europe for commercial and business deals and networking.  Mobile Games Forum early bird price £995 (until December 21st, 2012), full price £1,295.  Social Games & Virtual Goods Forum early bird price £795 (until December 21st, 2012), full price £995.

January 29-30, 2013 GameON: Finance at Bram & Bluma Appel Salon, Toronto, Canada

North America’s longest-running and largest forum for digital game entrepreneurs and investors.  Early bird tickets until January 13th, 2013 at $399 + HST for members and $579 + HST regular rate.  Advance tickets at $489 + HST for members and $699 + HST regular rate.  On site tickets $549 + HST for members and $789 + HST regular rate.

January 30-31, 2013 Mobile Gaming USA East in New York @MobileGamingUSA

The most recent Mobile Gaming USA conference featured 180 senior-level executives across mobile gaming.  Early bird prices (available until January 4th, 2013) – silver pass $1,195, gold pass $1,295, all access pass $1,445.  After early bird deadline, add $100 to each pass price.

January 31-February 2, 2013 International Game Industry Conference & Exhibition – INTERGAME at Estonian Faire Centre, Tallinn, Estonia

A wide spectrum of gaming professionals is anticipated from Northern, Western, and Eastern Europe.  Conference passes are available for 150€, start up pass 50€, student pass 40€.

January 31-February 2, 2013 Taipei Game Show at the Nangang Exhibition Hall, Taipei, Taiwan @computex_taipei

This is the only game show in Taiwan, and every year, the conference holds over 400 booths and more than 300,000 attendees.  LAI will be attending!

February 2, 2013 Carolina Games Summit at Wayne Community College, NC @CGSummit

With industry speakers and tournaments, there’s something for everyone at this event.  Tickets are $10 and cover entry into all tournaments and sessions.

February 7, 2013 Norwegian Game Conference at Høgskolen i Hedmark i Auditorium 1, Holsetgata 31, Hamar, Norway

This conference will explore the future of user digital experiences.  Tickets £975.

February 5-8, 2013 Design Innovate Communicate Entertain (DICE) Summit at Hard Rock Hotel, Las Vegas, NV @DICESummit

Past speakers have included Shigeru Miyamoyo, creator of Mario and The Legend of Zelda and Gabe Newell, co-founder and managing director of Valve.  Early bird registration ended November 16th, 2012, general rate open until December 21st, 2012 at $2,000 for creative technical members, $2,200 active business members, $2,950 non-members.  Late registration ends January 25th, 2013 at $2,250 for creative technical members, $2,475 active business members, and $3,300 non-members.

February 6-8, 2013 Audio for Games Conference at 2 Carlton House Terrace in London, UK @AESGames

The Audio Engineering Society is the only professional society devoted exclusively to audio technology.  Early-bird registration closed in December 2012.  Regular registration for AES members £449 including VAT, non-members £499 including VAT, and student members £199 including VAT.

February 12, 2013 Flash GAMM! at the Congress Center, Hamburg, Germany  @FlashGAMM

Flash GAMM is a conference dedicated to flash, social, and mobile games and is part of Casual Connect Europe.

February 12-13, 2013 Digital Kids Conference at the Javits Convention Center @DigitalKidsCon

The 7th annual conference is a “must-attend event” for professionals engaging with children online and on digital devices.  Early rate available until January 11th, 2013 at $595, online rate until February 8th, 2013 at $695, and onsite at $895.

February 12-14, 2013 Casual Connect Europe at Congress Center, Marseiller Straße 1, 20355, Hamburg, Germany

Casual Connect is considered the “premiere event for the casual games industry,” averaging over 3,500 professionals every year.  Early bird registration ends January 31st, 2013 at €350 ($450), regular rate is at €425 ($575).

February 15-17, 2013 IndieCade – International Festival of Independent Games at the Museum of the Moving Image 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.  Check back for registration information.

February 21-22, 2013 Cloud Gaming Europe at Thistle Marble Arch, Bryanston Street, London, W1H 7EH

This conference brings together publishers, cloud platforms, and telecoms.  Basic pass available for £1,095+VAT, business pass for £1,295+VAT, and diamond pass for £2,295+VAT.

February 22-25, 2013 Play4Agile at Rückersbach, Kolpingstraβe 1, 63867, Johannesberg, Germany @Play4Agile

Play4Agile invites participants to co-create an unconference by creating games that can be played with participants during the conference.  Registration currently full, but you can check the waiting list.  The cost will be less than 350€ including food and accomodations.

March 7-9, 2013 GAMEON-ASIA 2013 at Westin Bund, Shanghai, China

This conference is based upon simulation and AI in computer games and will facilitate discussions about programming, hardware design and applications.  Registration after February 5th, €550 for EUROSIS members and €595 for other participants.

March 14, 2013 Hamburg Games Conference at Bucerius Law School, Jungiusstrasse 6, Hamburg, Germany

The Hamburg Games Conferences is an interdisciplinary conference of the computer games industry.  Attendance is limited, and the fee is €119 plus VAT and for start-ups to 2 years, it’s 99€ plus VAT with ID.

March 22-24, 2013 PAX East at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, 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 $35, three day pass for $70.

March 24, 2013 Flash Gaming Summit (FGS) in San Francisco, CA @FGSummit

In addition to a program for Flash game developers, FGS holds an annual award show for the top Flash games in 10 different categories.  Early bird tickets available until January 4th at $99 plus a small fee.  Speaker submission deadline is January 4th.  LAI will be attending!

March 25-27, 2013 Game Connection at Sir Francis Drake Hotel @The_GameCo

At Game Connection, it’s easy to book meetings with the organizations you want to connect with.  Early bird price at €300 for a standard pass until January 30th, late registration price at €525 through March 25th.  Business pass available for €1990.  LAI will be attending!

March 25-29, 2013 GDC 2013 @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 main conference pass at $995 through February 13th, regular price at $1,350, early bird all access pass at $1,475 through February 13th, regular all access price at $1,975.  LAI will be attending!

March 28, 2013 SoCalBio Games for Health Conference in Los Angeles, CA@GamesforHealth

This conference focuses on opportunities in medicinal gaming and will showcase games, simulation, disease management (such as rehabilitating stroke victims), etc.  Check website for registration prices.

April 1-2, 2013 VentureBeat Mobile Summit 2013 at Cavallo Point, Sausalito, CA@VentureBeat

The top 180 mobile executives come together for an exclusive, invite-only discussion “to shape the future of the mobile industry.”

April 3-5, 2013 Guangzhou Game Show at the China Import and Export Fair pazhou Complex

Last year’s conference saw 150,000 attendees and is Southern China’s largest expo.  Check back for registration information.  LAI will be attending!

April 16-18, 2013 The Gamification Summit at Mission Bay Conference Center @GSummit2013

This summit brings together top experts in gamification for workshops, lectures, and networking.  There will even be an opportunity to earn a gamification design certificate.  Regular registration summit pass $695, summit pass and workshop $1495, or workshop only at $895.

April 18-19, 2013 LA Games Conference at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, 7000 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles

This conference gathers together over 700 industry leaders and has 3 tracks with fireside chats, panels, demos, and presentations on digital game creation, distribution, monetization, and marketing.  The early bird all access pass is available at $499 (plus a small fee) until January 15th, and the basic pass is available at $199 (plus a small fee).

April 22-23, 2013 6th Annual International Conference on Computer Games, Multimedia, and Allied Technology (CGAT) at Hotel Fort Canning, 11 Canning Walk, Singapore

The CGAT conference has a number of special tracks, including Multimedia Computer Games, Cloud Computing and Virtualization, Web Technologies and Internet Applications, Social Computing and Behavioural Modelling, Entreprise Resource Planning & Supply Chain Management, and Mobile Communications Networking and Applications.  Non-author participant fees are $756, other fees vary.

April 24-25, 2013 Festival of Games in Utrecht, Holland @NLGD

Last year’s festival had over 1,500 professionals.  In addition to the conference, the festival features a career fair for the digital games industry.  All Access Business Pass available for €450.

April 24-25, 2013 East Coast Game Conference at the Raleigh Convention Center, Raleigh, NC

The East Coast Game Conference is the largest gathering of video game professionals on the East Coast.  Early bird passes end March 15th, 2013 and are $79 (plus a small fee) for the conference pass, $249 (plus a small fee) for a premier pass.  Regular registration ends April 22, 2013 and are $70 (plus a small fee) for a conference pass and $60 (plus a small fee) for expo only.

May 1-2, 2013 NeuroGaming Conference and Expo at Yetizen Game Innovation Lab, San Francisco @NeuroGameConf

The NeuroGaming Conference reveals the latest emotional, cognitive, sensory, and behavioral technologies for gaming experiences.  The full conference pass is available at a discount until March 15th at $650 (start up rate $550) and after March 15th at $1,250 (start up $950).

May 8-9, 2013 GameHorizon at Newcastle @GameHorizon

The event coordinators are aiming to make GameHorizon “the essential and most inspiring professional games conference in Europe.”  Tickets are available for £270.

May 13, 2013 Flash GAMM! at the International Exhibition Center, Moscow, Russia @FlashGAMM

Flash GAMM is a meeting place for professional Flash game developers.  Until March 31st, early bird price available at $35 for standard registration and $70 thereafter.  Until March 31st, premium registration available at $70 and $100 thereafter.

May 13-14, 2013 Game Monetisation Europe 2013 at Double Tree by Hilton, London Tower, UK

Publishers, developers, billing engines and analytics platforms come together at the only industry summit looking exclusively at how to monetize the digital gaming revolution.  Early bird price available until March 15th at £1095 for the business pass, last chance until April 12th at £1195, full price at £1295.  Basic pass available for £100 less at each price tier.

May 14-15, 2013 Mobile Gaming USA West at Hotel Kabuki in San Francisco

Mobile Gaming USA brings together the top game developers and publishers in mobile gaming. Launch registration standard all-access pass ends February 15th at $1,295 (developer/publisher at $1,095).  Super early bird all-access pass ends March 22nd at $1,495 (developer/publisher at $1,295), early bird April 12th at $1,695 (developer/publisher at $1,395), and regular May 14th at $1,895 (developer/publisher at $1,595).  Gold and silver passes also available.

May 14-15, 2013 Social Gambling & Gaming Summit in Berlin, Germany

The 3rd annual Berlin Social Gaming Summit is focused on the intersection of casino-style social games, mobile gaming, virtual goods, and the bridge between mainstream social gambling and gaming.  Gold passport early bird available until April 5th at €590, regular until May 13th at €710, onsite at €825, and a basic networking pass at €118.

May 14-17, 2013 Foundations of Digital Games (FDG), Chania, Crete, Greece

The 8th International Conference on the Foundations of Digital Games is designed for academic researchers to share information regarding games, game technologies, gameplay, and game design.  Early registration available until March 31st for $360 (plus a small fee) and late registration for $420 (plus a small fee).

May 15-17, 2013 Russian Game Developer’s Conference (KRI) in Moscow, Russia

The Russian Game Developer’s Conference (KRI) is an annual professional event devoted to game development, publishing and distribution.  Early registration available until April 19th at $165, $265 after.

May 20-21, 2013 Kontagent Konnect 2013 at The Westin, 50 3rd Street, San Francisco, CA @Kontagent

Put on by app analyst organization Kontagent, this event will focus on subjects such as mobile marketing, customer experience, and monetization.  General admission ends May 20th at $179.

May 21-23, 2013 Casual Connect Asia at Shangri-La Hotel, 22 Orange Grove Road, Singapore @CasualConnect

The conference is put on by the Casual Games Association, a professional trade organization providing educational community support for game developers for the mass market consumer.  Early bird standard registration is available for $300 until May 14th, 2013 and then changes to $350.  Early bird premium registration is available for $450 until May 14th, 2013 and then changes to $650.  

May 22-24, 2013 Nordic Game Conference in Slagthuset, Malmö, Sweden @NordicGame

In addition to meeting game developers from the Nordic region and general conference activities, participate in Nordic Indie Night and the Gala Dinner with Nordic Game Awards.  Heavy bird discount available until February 28th, early bird until April 10th, and ordinary bird until May 21st.  Multiple prices available for different levels, including a Pitch and Match session.  Heavy bird Nordic Game conference pass available at 3,900SEK, early bird at 5,450SEK, ordinary at 6,100SEK, and late at 6,950SEK.  Pitch & Match limited session plus conference available at 6,000SEK or 7,500SEK.  Check website for more detailed registration information.  LAI will be attending!

May 28-29, 2013 Game Connection Asia in Shanghai, China

Game Connection allows individuals to network with 1000+ industry professionals from around the world.  Early bird business package price available through April 17th at €790 or late registration through May 29th at €990.  LAI will be attending!

May 28-31, 2013 The Android Development Conference (AnDevCon) in Boston, MA @AnDevCon

The Android Development Conference is the world’s largest Android developer conference in the world.  The 3-day passport is available for $945 until January 4th, $995 until February 1st, $1,095 until March 8th, $1,145 until April 12th, $1,245 until May 10th, and $1,495 May 11th or after.  There are other prices for the pre-conference workshop package, and the exhibit hall only is free.

May 30-31, 2013 Ottawa Game Conference at the Ottawa Convention Centre in Ottawa, Canada @OIGConf

The Ottawa International Game Conference (OIGC) showcases the innovations and emerging trends in the Ottawa and Canadian gaming industry.  Early bird registration available until April 1st at $350, advanced registration until May 29th at $495, and onsite registration at $595.

June 6-7, 2013 Inside Social Apps Conference & Expo at the Hilton in Union Square, San Francisco, CA

The conference explores issues and opportunities in social and mobile apps, such as marketing, monetization, app and game design, and distribution on established and emerging platforms.  A job fair is available the first day of the conference.  Early bird conference pass available until January 25th at $295.

June 11-12, 2013 MultiScreen Summit at the Metropolitan Pavilion, New York City, NY @MultiScreenSumm

The MultiScreen Summit Brand Engagement conference helps attendees learn how to effectively market across the multiScreen universe.  One day pass standard price available until June 10th for $895 or onsite for $995.  Two day pass standard price available until June 10th for $995 or onsite for $1,195.

June 11-13, 2013 E3 Gaming Convention 2013 at the Los Angeles Convention Center, Los Angeles, CA @E3Expo

In 2012, E3 received 45,700 game industry professionals, investor analysts, journalists, and retailers from 103 countries.  3 day expo pass is available until April 29th or $795 and after for $995.  Industry passes are available for free until April 29th to qualified Interactive Entertainment Industry Professionals only.  LAI may be attending!

June 17-19, 2013 Canadian Gaming Summit at Palais des congrès in Montréal, Québec @CDNGamingSummit

The Canadian Gaming Summit is Canada’s premier conference for gaming professionals and even includes a golf tournament.  Early bird registration available until May 13th at $695 for the Gaming Delegate pass, $445 for the Charitable Gaming Conference Delegate, and $745 for the Charitable Gaming Conference/Gaming Delegate.

June 17-19, 2013 Games for Change Festival in New York City, NY @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.  General admission is available until June 7th for $550 plus a small fee.

June 19-20, 2013 Web Game Conference in Paris, France

The Web Game Conference is organized by the SNJV (France’s video game trade association) and brings together European leaders to discuss design, business, community and legal areas of online game development and publishing.  Early bird registration available until May 1st at €125.

June 26-28, 2013 Games Beyond Entertainment Week/Games for Health at Back Bay Events Center, 180 Berkeley Street, Boston, MA @GamesforHealth

Games Beyond Entertainment Week is a series of one and two-day conferences designed to explore serious game and emerging market opportunities for video games and video game technologies.  Registration available at $699 until May 1st, $749 after May 1st.  Other price options available.

June 27, 2013 SoCalBio Games for Health Conference: How Gaming and Digital Entertainment Technologies Promise to Change the Face of Medicine in Los Angeles, CA

This conference focuses on the medicinal gaming opportunities and will be a focal point for showcasing gaming, simulations, music, and other entertainment technologies.  Registration available until June 27th at $250 (plus a small fee) for non-SoCalBio members, $150 (plus a small fee) for SoCalBio members, and $100 (plus a small fee) for academic/government/nonprofit.

July 9-10, 2013 MobileBeat 2013 at the Palace Hotel, San Francisco, CA @VentureBeat

In 2012, over 1,000 industry professionals attended to learn about the mobile space.  MobileBeat Ticket is available until July 9th for $650 plus a small fee.

July 9-11, 2013 Develop Conference in Brighton, UK @DevelopConf

Last year’s conference had over 1,500 developers and 450 companies plus an Indie Showcase, pub quiz, and poker tournament.  A 1 day pass is £350 (academic rate of £215), 2 day £595 (academic at £305), 3 day £685 (academic £385), and there other passes for particular sessions such as the Audio Track, Indie Dev Day, and expo only.

July 11-13, 2013 The Christian Game Developers Conference Community (CGD) at Concordia University in Portland, Oregon

CGDC connects Christians working in the gaming industry.  Check back for registration information.

July 14-16, 2013 5th Global Conference Videogame Cultures and the Future of Interactive Entertainment at Mansfield College, Oxford

This multi-disciplinary conference encourages theoretical and practical debates surrounding the cultural contexts of the video game industry.  Conference fee is £285.  Speaker submission deadline February 8th.

July 19-21, 2013 PAX Australia in Melbourne, Australia @PAXAus

The first international PAX.  3 day pass available for $125, 1 day pass for $50.  Speaker registration deadline April 5th.

July 21-25, 2013 SIGGRAPH at the Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim, CA @SIGGRAPH

Last year’s SIGGRAPH brought together over 20,000 creators and users of computer graphics and interactive techniques.  Basic and full conference passes available at varying prices for members, students, and non-members.  Full conference access available until June 18th for non-members at $1,045, ACM SIGGRAPH members at $895, and student members at $395; until July 16th for non-members at $1,195, members $1,070, and student members $445; at SIGGRAPH for non-members at $1,320, members $1,170, and student members $495.

July 25-29, 2013 ChinaJoy in China @ChinaJoyExpo @CGBC_ChinaJoy

ChinaJoy is the largest scale conference in China.  Check back for registration information.  LAI will be attending!

July 30-August 1, 2013 18th International Conference on Computer Games USA (CGames) at the Galt House Hotel in Louisville, Kentucky

CGAMES is one of the leading research conferences devoted to advancing the theory and practice of computer games development.  One day registration for IEEE members available at $300, non-members at $330.  Prices vary for author participants and student authors.

July 30-July 1, 2013 Casual Connect San Francisco in San Francisco, CA

Casual Connect is put on by the Casual Games Association, which puts on premiere events for the casual games industry with over 5,500 professionals attending Casual Connect events each year.  Standard registration available until July 16th for $495, raises by $100 after.  Premium registration available for $695, raises by $100 after.  LAI will be attending!

August 13-17, 2013 Tehran Game Expo in Tehran, Iran

The most prominent consumer video game expo in Iran, organized by Iran’s National Foundation of Computer Games.

August 15-18, 2013 Play: Innovación, Tecnología, y Videojuegos at Centro de Convenciones in Guayaquil, Ecuador

Play is an industry event connecting over 5,000 professionals.  Check back for registration information. 

August 19-21, 2013 GDC Europe in Cologne, Germany @GDC_Europe

GDC Europe is co-located with gamescom and is the largest professionals-only game industry event in Europe.  Main conference pass early registration available until July 18th at 550€, regular August 7th at 650€, and onsite for 725€.  All access pass early registration at 750€, regular at 850€, and onsite for 925€.  Student discounts available at a 15% reduction.  Other VIP and summit passes available.  LAI will be attending!

August 20-22, 2013 Serious Play Conference at DigiPen Institute of Technology, 9931 Willows Road NE, Redmond, WA

Developers, analysts, researchers, and consultants discuss what it takes to make a game and simulations and virtual worlds that work.  Early bird 3 day pass for $499, one day passes available for $249, academic and student rates available.

August 21-25, 2013 gamescom in Cologne, Germany @gamescomcologne

gamescom 2012 broke records with over 275,000 visitors, 600 exhibitors from 40 countries, making gamescom the largest game trade fair in the world.  Admission tickets available from April 2nd at 15€ for a weekend day ticket or 11€ for a weekday day ticket.  LAI will be attending!

August 26-28, 2013 Serious Games & Social Connect 2013 in Singapore

This event is becoming an international platform for serious games developers, government agencies, and individuals keen in maximizing the applications of serious games.  Early bird rate available until May 31st at SGD 500 for SGA members and 550 for non-members and standard passes at SGD 600 for SGA members and SGD 650 for non-members.

August 28-30, 2013 Unite 2013 at Vancouver Convention Centre, 1055 Canada Place in Vancouver, Canada

Unite is Unity Technologies’ annual user conference and authoritative forum for developers, publishers, training providers and enthusiasts to discuss and learn about Unity.  Early bird rate available until April 22nd at a 15% discount of $340 plus a small fee.  Training day available at $100.

August 28-29, 2013 PAX Dev in Seattle, Washington @Official_PAX

PAX Dev takes place 2 days before PAX Prime and is about creating a place to share, debate, and learn.  Early bird pricing available until May 17th at $279, after May 17th at $369.

August 30-September 2, 2013 PAX Prime in Seattle, Washington @Official_PAX

PAX includes concerts, console freeplay, a handheld lounge, and other components.  One day passes available for $35, three day passes for $65.

September 3-5, 2013 Colombia 3.0 in Bogota, Columbia

This conference brings together thousands of participants and includes sessions from international companies and the IGDA.

September 11-13, 2013 5th International Conference on Games and Virtual Worlds for Serious Applications(VS Games) in Bournemouth University, Talbot Campus, Poole, BH12 5BB, Dorset, UK

The VS Games 2013 conference addresses contemporary challenges in the cross-disciplinary communities involved in serious games.  Paper submissions due March 25th.  Early registration cost for IEEE members £385, late £425.  Non-member early registration cost £250, late £475.  Check website for early bird cut off dates.

September 14, 2013 Boston Festival of Indie Games (FIG) at MIT in Boston, Massachussets @BostonFIG

FIG showcases indie game developers by providing a free public event that encourages attendees to share and interact with games.  Check back for registration information.

September 15-17, 2013 Game Developers Conference China in China @GDC_China

GDC China brings an unique forum and reach into the region, with an advisory board of local Chinese developers sharing a commitment to promoting and supporting China’s growing industry.  Early bird all access pass available until August 9th at ¥5250, thereafter at ¥6550.  Main conference pass available until August 9th at ¥4000, thereafter at ¥5000.  Summits and tutorial passes available at an early bird price of ¥1800 (until August 9th), thereafter at ¥2250.

September 17, 2013 New York Games Conference at the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York  @DMWEvents @DMWNews

 NY Games Conference features 2 tracks with fireside chats, panels, demos and presentations on digital game creation, distribution, monetization and marketing.  Hundreds of industry leaders will gather to network, make deals, and share ideas about the future of games and connected entertainment.  Early registration begins at $199 (plus service charge).

September 19-22, 2013 Tokyo Game Show at Makuhari Messe in Tokyo, Japan @Tokyo_Game_Show

The Tokyo Game Show is one of the world’s biggest game shows.  The first two days are business days for invited members of the industry and media, and the final two days are open to the general public.  Advance registration is 1,000 yen per day, otherwise registration is 1,200 yen.

September 23-25, 2013 IEEE Games Innovation Conference (IGIC) in Vancouver, BC, Canada

The IEEE IGIC conference is a platform for disseminating innovative research and development work on game technologies and developing new ideas through audience interaction.  Check website for paper submission information.

September 25-29, 2013 GameFest at Feria de Madrid in Madrid, Spain @GAMEFESTSpain

The largest videogame fair in Spain.  Check back for registration information.

September 25-26, 2013 Sociality Rocks! in Kyiv or Moscow, Russia @SocialityRocks

Sociality Rocks! is the 1st international conference in Eastern Europe focused on social games and gathers the most numerous Russian-speaking developers, platforms, and payment providers.  The conference is held twice a year in Kyiv and Moscow.  Corporate registration $450 for 3 people from one company.  Check website for other registration information.

September 25-27, 2013 Korea Game Conference (KGC) in Seoul, Korea @KGConf

The Korea Game Conference is considered the biggest game conference in Asia.  Speakers represent the best in their field, and industry experts will come together to discuss the trend and development strategies of the game industry.  Check back for registration information.

September 26-27, 2013 LOGIN Conference in San Francisco, CA @LoginConference

Early registration is available for developers at $395, regular registration at $495, and late at $695.  Early registration is available for VIP attendees at $695, regular registration at $995, and late at $1,195.  LAI may be attending!

 September 2013? 3D Gaming Summit in Southern CA @3DGamingSummit

The 3D Gaming Summit brings together industry professionals to define the market opportunity for 3D stereoscopic gaming and entertainment.  Check back for registration information and exact dates.

September 2013? Swipe Conference in Australia @SwipeConf

Swipe brings together designers and developers for iOS and Mac.  Check back for registration information and exact dates.

September 2013? Game Design Conference in San Francisco, CA

Check back for registration information and exact dates.  LAI may be attending!

October 3-4, 2013 Sweden Game Conference in Sweden

Check back for more information.

October 7-8, 2013 Cloud Gaming USA at the Hyatt Regency in San Francisco, CA

Cloud Gaming is the only dedicated forum delivering executive insights in cloud gaming from industry professionals.  Basic passes are available for $1595 through August 10th, $1795 thereafter, and business passes are available for $1695 through August 10th, $1895 thereafter.

October 9-11, 2013 Future is Games (FIG) in Phoenix, Arizona

If you’re interested in attending this conference focused on the future of game development, be sure to contribute to the Kickstarter ending August 30th!  Check back for registration information.

October 16-19, 2013 DevHour at Centro Nacional de las Artes in Mexico City, Mexico @DevHourMX

DevHour is Mexico’s largest industry event and will host a number of international speakers, including LAI!  Check back for registration information.  LAI will be attending – and speaking!

October 23-25, 2013 Casual Connect Kyiv at the Rus Hotel in Kyiv, Ukraine

Casual Connect is the place to learn about the casual gaming market.  Early bird standard registration is available until October 15th at $200, thereafter standard registration is available at $250.  Early bird premium registration is available for $325, $375 thereafter.

October 25-29, 2013 Brasil Game Show in São Paulo, Brazil @BrasilGameShow

The Brasil Game Show is the largest game fair in Latin America.  Check website for registration information.

October 28-29, 2013 Games for Health Europe at the Muziekgebouw aan’t IJ, Piet Heinkade 1, 1019 BR Amsterdam, the Netherlands @GFHEU

Games for Health brings serious gaming and healthcare together to contribute to more advanced healthcare across Europe.  Super early bird discount 2 day pass at €350, regular price €499, and 1 day pass €300.  Check website for early bird cutoff dates.

October 29-30, 2013 GamesBeat2013 at Hotel Sofitel, Redwood City, CA @VentureBeat

GamesBeat is VentureBeat’s conference on disruption in the video game market. Early bird pass available until June 7th at $495 (plus a small fee), available at $595 (plus small fee) thereafter.

October 30-November 3, 2013 Paris Games Week in Paris, France @ParisGamesWeek

Paris Games Week is the largest game exhibition in France.  Full day pass available at €14, reduced student/youth rate at €9.

October 2013? Indonesia Game Show & Jakarta Game Show in Indonesia @IndoGameShow @GamesExpo

Check back for registration information  and exact dates.

October 2013? All-Russian Conference on Game Industry (ACGI) in Moscow, Russia

Check back for registration information and exact dates.

October 2013? Italian Videogames & Digital Contents Conference (IVDC) in Rome, Italy

Check back for registration information and exact dates.

October 2013? Meaningful Play in Michigan @MeaningfulPlay

A conference about designing and studying serious games.  Check back for registration information and exact dates.

October 2013? GameX in Istanbul, Turkey

Check back for registration information and exact dates.

October 2013? Temporada de Patos in Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua, México @TDPicnic

Check back for registration information and exact dates.

October 2013? November 2013? IGDA Leadership Forum at the San Francisco Airport Marriott, San Francisco, CA @IGDALeadership

Check back for registration information and exact dates.  LAI may be attending!

November 5-7, 2013 Game Developers Conference Next (GDC Next) at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles, CA @GDC_Online @GDC_Next

GDC Next is the successor to GDC Online and will be co-located with the App Developers Conference.  Check back for registration information.  LAI may be attending!

November 5-7, 2013 App Developers Conference  (ADC) at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles, CA @AppConf

From the creators of the Game Developers Conference is a brand new app conference focusing on the best development, UI, marketing and business of apps.  LAI may be attending!

November 7-8, 2013 Developer Conference in Hamburg, Germany @DCHH2012

The last Developer Conference had about 350 participants and 50 speakers.  Early bird tickets from 199€.

November 11-12, 2013 Montreal International Game Summit (MIGS) at the Palais de congrès de Montréal @MTLDGTL @MIGS__

MIGS is considered to be the East Coast’s leading professional-only event for the games industry with over 2,000 attendees expected to attend.  Member conference passes are available at $495, indie developer passes at $345, and non-member passes are available at $555, student passes at $280.

November 12-13, 2013 DevBeat at the Regency Center in San Francisco, California

This high-level and hands-on conference will give mid-career developers the tools and ideas they need to decide what they want to do and be over the next two years.  Check back for registration information.

November 13, 2013 London Games Conference in London, England

Now in its fifth year, the London Games Conference has become Europe’s leading games conference, facing up to the challenges of the interactive industry.  Early bird rate £199 by September 20th, standard rate £269 after September 20th.

November 14-17, 2013 G-Star in Korea @GStar_GameShow

Check back for registration information. LAI will be attending!

November 18-19, 2013 Dubai World Game Expo at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre, Sheikh Saeed Hall3, Dubai @DubaiGame

The Dubai World Game Expo is that largest annual gathering and networking event for the interactive entertainment industry in the Middle East.  Check back for registration information.

November 19-22, 2013 SIGGRAPH Asia 2013 – Conference and Exhibition on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Hong Kong, China @SIGGRAPH

SIGGRAPH Asia is the premier platform for the advancement of graphics, animation, art, and technology.  Call for submissions begin March 2013.  Check back for registration information in August.

November 2013? London Games Conference in London, UK @LondonGamesConf

Check back for registration information and exact dates.

November 2013? Exposición de videojuegos (EVA) in Argentina @ExpoEVA

Check back for registration information and exact dates.

November 2013? Congreso internaciónal de desarrolladores de videojuegos (COIDEV) in Peru @CoidevPeru

Check back for registration information and exact dates.

December 3-4, 2013 AppNation at the Moscone Convention Center in San Francisco, CA @AppNation

As the only event focused on the business side of the App Revolution, APPNATION attracts not only developers but also leaders from carriers, platform developers, media, government and commerce. Advance registration available until December 2nd at $395 (expo only for $20) or walkup at $795 (expo only for $50). LAI will be attending!

December 5-6, 2013 Game Monetization Summit at the Hilton in San Francisco, CA

The video game industry’s biggest players, including Kabam, SGN, Tencent, Ubisoft, TinyCo, Namco Bandai and many more will come together to tackle the industry’s burning questions and provide your business with the perfect platform for Game Monetization success.  Basic pass available for $1295, business pass for $1595, and diamond pass for $3095. LAI will be available for meetings!

December 3-5, 2013  Game Connection at Les Docks de Paris, Paris, France @The_GameCo

Game Connection will connect over 1,000 industry professionals from around the world, and its Meeting Application allows exhibitors and attendees to books meetings and finalize agendas before the event takes place.  Standard package is available at an early bird rate of €560 until October 2nd, €740 thereafter.

December 4-5, 2013 DataBeat 2013 at The Sofitel Hotel in Redwood City, CA

The event will focus on real customer case studies to uncover the most effective ways that data is being used to transform business.  Early bird registration available until October 5th at $550 plus a small fee, $749 thereafter.

December 2013? Social Gaming & Gambling Summit in Los Angeles, CA

Check back for registration information exact dates.

December 2013? Evolve Conference in London, UK @EvolveConf

Check back for registration information and exact dates.


Also check back for more information on the following:

GameSym @GameSym

NY Mobile Entertainment Summit

Game Professionals Expo (GPXPO)

DevBeat 2013

Game Connection Asia @The_GameCo


Rescheduled to July 2014 Vienna Game AI Conference in Vienna, Austria @GameAiConf

The largest independent event about artificial intelligence and game development.  Discounted tickets available at €397 (regular price will be €497).

1 Comment(s)

  1. There are tons of video game trade shows out there, thank you for making it easy to follow them here.

    Skyline Miami | Nov 14, 2013 | Reply

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