19 — 23 March
Moscone Center at 747 Howard Street San Francisco, CA 94103
Game Developers Conference (GDC) 2018
The Game Developers Conference (GDC) is the world’s largest professionals-only game industry event. Presented every spring in San Francisco, GDC attracts more than 26,000 attendees and is the primary event where programmers, artists, producers, game designers, audio professionals, business decision makers and others involved in the development of interactive games gather to exchange ideas and shape the future of the industry.
19 — 21 March
AT&T Park at 24 Willie Mays Plaza, San Francisco, CA 94107
Game Connection America 2018
Game Connection is the international event where 2700+ developers, publishers, distributors and service providers come to find new partners and/or (in the case of service providers) find new clients. The industry leading Game Connection Meeting App enables attendees and exhibitors to organise meetings in advance of the event – optimising their time on-site.
2 — 3 April
China National Convention Center at China, 7
GMGC Beijing 2018
Every year, over 200 renowned speakers and more than 15,000 industry professionals participate in this Conference from around the world. Keynote Speaker Series, Interactive Workshops/Exhibition, 11th edition of the Indie Pitch Arena, Exclusive Developer-Publisher Matchmaking, Networking Parties, are the highlights among many other attractive sessions.
5 — 8 April
Pax East Boston, MA
Created in 2004, PAX has been hailed as a celebration of gamer culture. Defining characteristics of the festival include an opening keynote speech from an industry insider, game-culture inspired concerts, panels on game topics, exhibitor booths from independent and major game developers and publishers, a LAN party, tabletop game tournaments, and video game freeplay areas.
12 — 13 April
Hub Zero & Fountain Area at Hub Zero, CITY WALK - Dubai
United Arab Emirates
Digital Games Conference Dubai 2018
Digital Games Conference in Dubai is the leading Conference & Exhibition for the MENA region Games Industry. 500+ companies participated to the 2017 edition from more than 35 countries, in addition to the presence of 54 renowned speakers. DGC is both industry and community oriented , bringing together developers and publishers , as well as companies servicing the games industry from the MENA region. It is also the best platform for International Games Companies to access and tap into the great potential of the region and its 300+ Million Gamer and more.
13 — 16 April
TAP1 at 10 Raffinaderivej København
Nordic Game Jam Conference 2018
The first Nordic Game Jam was held in 2006.It went on to inspire the Global Game Jam, and we are still jamming! Over the years the event has grown from a classic 48 hours game jam to including two days of conference with talks, workshops, roundtables and an amazing pre-party. Everyone can join for an inspiring weekend of creating games, networking, and learning.
24 — 25 April
STATION Berlin at Luckenwalder Str. 4-6, 10963 Berlin
Quo Vadis 2018
Growing from its humble beginnings in 2003, when Quo Vadis was just a small conference in the Ruhr area with around 120 attendees from the German development scene, the event now attracts game developers from all over the world.
21 — 22 May
ICE Kraków at 17 Marii Konopnickiej Kraków, małopolskie
Digital Dragons 2018
Digital Dragons is one of the Europe’s largest business events, addressed to the representatives of the digital entertainment sector
29 — 31 May
Queen Elizabeth II Centre at Broad Sanctuary, Westminster, London SW1P
Casual Connect Europe 2018
As the premiere events for the casual games industry, over 6,000 professionals attend Casual Connect Events each year. Casual Connect brings together the most talented and knowledgeable experts in the casual gaming field to further the casual games industry with the best of networking and learning.
26 — 28 October
Pax Aus 2018
We've dedicated two days before PAX West to the developer community for the craft that is game making. PAX Dev is about elevating the art and creating a place to share, debate and learn.