The Game Developers Conference (GDC) is the world's largest professional game industry event.GDC brings together 28,000 attendees to exchange ideas
The Game Developers Conference (GDC) is the world’s largest professional game industry event.
GDC brings together 28,000 attendees to exchange ideas and shape the future of the industry with five days of education, inspiration, and networking at the Moscone Convention Center in San Francisco.
Attendees include programmers, artists, producers, game designers, audio professionals, business decision-makers and others involved in the development of interactive games and immersive experiences.
The market-defining GDC Conference features 750 lectures, panels, tutorials and roundtable discussions on a comprehensive selection of game development and VR/AR topics taught by leading industry experts.
The GDC Expo showcases the latest game development tools and services from 550 leading technology companies such as Amazon, Google, Intel, Nvidia, Oculus, Sony, and Unreal Engine. Attendees can use GDC Connect business matchmaking to set up meetings and explore new partnerships and business opportunities.
GDC attendees can relax, play inventive and innovative games, and meet new people throughout the week at interactive spaces, themed areas for indie games, retro games, alternative controllers, and more. This year marked the debut of the GDC Film Festival, one of the first ever documentary & narrative film fests focused on the art and culture of video games.
GDC hosts two award ceremonies recognizing the creativity, artistry and technical genius of the finest developers and games. The Game Developers Choice Awards are the leading peer-based video game awards show celebrating the industry’s top games and developers. The Independent Games Festival honor the most innovative and exemplary projects in indie game development.
GDC is organized by UBM, which in June 2018 combined with Informa PLC to become a leading B2B information services group and the largest B2B Events organizer in the world. To learn more and for the latest news and information, visit www.ubm.com and www.informa.com
march 18 (Monday) - 22 (Friday)
Moscone Convention Center
Celebrating games culture and generating games business in the capitalLondon Games Festival features 12 days of activity including the Games Finance Market, EGX Rezzed, the Now Play This exhibition, BAFTA
Celebrating games culture and generating games business in the capital
London Games Festival features 12 days of activity including the Games Finance Market, EGX Rezzed, the Now Play This exhibition, BAFTA Games Awards, industry talks, cosplay parade and more. Use the buttons below to find an event for you.
april 2 (Tuesday) - 14 (Sunday)
Excel London, UK
On April 18, 2019 in Czech Republic, Smile-Expo will gather webmasters, online casino operators, SEO specialists, and arbitrage experts, among others, for the Prague iGaming Affiliate Conference. This one-day
On April 18, 2019 in Czech Republic, Smile-Expo will gather webmasters, online casino operators, SEO specialists, and arbitrage experts, among others, for the Prague iGaming Affiliate Conference. This one-day affair will be filled with discussions on the latest trends in affiliate marketing and online betting.
Among the specific topics to be covered in this event are the following:
- arbitraging using Facebook and Instagram
- boosting ones ranking in niches that have high competition
- increasing profitability through affiliate network expansion
- formulating effective strategies for content curation
The list of topics is still expected to expand as more industry players are yet to be added to the speaker lineup. Participants can expect to witness presentations from Endorphina Vice President for Sales Jan Urbanec, Austrian Association for Betting and Gambling Secretary General Raffaela Zillner, and WH Partners Head of Blockchain and Gaming & Gambling Advisory Joseph Borg.
Tickets sales for Prague iGaming Affiliate Conference 2019 are now open, so interested participants may book their slots as early as today.
All Day (Thursday)
Hotel Grandium Prague
Politických vězňů 913/12, 110 00 Nové Město, Czechia
What awaits you at the upcoming Crypto Games Conference ?2 days of networking, learning and doing business; • 1000+ delegates
What awaits you at the upcoming Crypto Games Conference ?
- 2 days of networking, learning and doing business;
• 1000+ delegates from over 30 countries;
• 100+ speakers in 3 business tracks full of talks and panel discussions;
• CGC Showcase for startups and indie developers to demonstrate their games;
• Legendary CGC networking events (pre-party, party, mingle, etc.).
Join the main blockchain gaming event of 2019!
Get your ticket at the best rate: https://cryptogames.events/tickets/
Conference site: https://cryptogames.events/
april 25 (Thursday) - 26 (Friday)
The Crypto Games Conference is the world’s largest and definitive business event for crypto gaming industry.The third international conference will once again take place in Minsk, Belarus, gathering over 1000
The Crypto Games Conference is the world’s largest and definitive business event for crypto gaming industry.
The third international conference will once again take place in Minsk, Belarus, gathering over 1000 delegates and hundreds of companies from more than 30 countries for two days of networking, learning and doing business.
Conference topics revolve around three segments of blockchain gaming – crypto games, iGaming, and gaming ecosystems and services. Join the community of decision makers of the best crypto gaming companies from all over the world.
Get deep insights on fundraising, regulatory considerations, marketing, blockchain centric game development and operations. Meet and mingle with bright minds behind paradigm bending products and services.
april 25 (Thursday) - 26 (Friday)
Minsk Marriot Hotel
Pocket Gamer Connects – THE Global Mobile Games Industry Conference NOW INCORPORATING PC CONNECTS! Leading mobile gaming industry conference, Pocket Gamer Connects, returns to the US in 2019
Pocket Gamer Connects – THE Global Mobile Games Industry Conference
NOW INCORPORATING PC CONNECTS!
Leading mobile gaming industry conference, Pocket Gamer Connects, returns to the US in 2019 – and lands in Seattle for the first time. More than 950 delegates will gather for the two days on May 13-14 to hear from 150 of the world’s leading authorities from the mobile and PC gaming industries. Filling 10 wall-to-wall conference tracks across both days, they will share their expert insight on everything from live ops to monetization to the latest development trends.
One Ticket, Two Conferences
An exciting addition for this year is our shiny new dedicated event, PC Connects. Find out why 2019 will be the ‘PC revolution’ – and why everything you know is wrong. Detailing how and why the PC games industry will change significantly and forever are 50 speakers representing every corner of the ecosystem, who will educate and inspire through an agenda set to cover trends, marketing, publishing, development knowhow, and strategies to thrive in this evolving sector.
New conference tracks for 2019 keep our audience at the cutting edge of the industry, including live ops, hypercasual & instant messenger games, AI, future tech, influencer marketing and blockchain gaming, as well as company culture, market overviews, industry trends, indie development, and case studies.
Networking For All
As ever, the conference schedule will be packed with our trademark short, sharp seminars. With no time to waffle, our speakers get straight down to business – which is what you’ll be able to do too, networking with some 1,000 industry professionals.
The event is called Connects because that’s what we help you do; connect with the whole gaming industry, from students and indie studios to the media, international investors and publishers. Unlike other events, we offer our Pitch & Match meeting scheduler free and unlimited to all delegates, so you can find that perfect contact and arrange to meet them in person.
No other event puts you in touch with the entire mobile gaming industry like our Connects conferences.
Pairing Developers With Publishers And Investors
Our SpeedMatch and Investor Connector sessions pair developers in rapid succession with a series of publishers and investors in a series of speed-dating style meetings. These short, sharp encounters enable first contact for you to follow up with a longer meeting if you find a potential partner. It’s a shop window for devs to display their wares and a pipeline of prospects for anyone looking to sign up-and-coming talent.
Meet The Media
We welcome regional and international specialist media to our events so that your work reaches the widest audience possible. With our own publishing powerhouse behind us, you are guaranteed that our industry journalists will be onsite for demos, interviews, consultancy and other ways to raise awareness of your brand or project to the online community outside the walls of the event.
All About The Indies
Indie devs are the lifeblood of the mobile games industry and Connects champions their work to our international audience. The showfloor has a dedicated Big Indie Zone for known names and newcomers alike to display their talent to an industry audience. This is a vibrant and varied expo area for publishers looking to sign promising titles.
And of course, our hugely popular Big Indie Pitches will be back in force with indie devs competing to impress a panel of expert judges. The winners walk away with armfuls of prizes and online marketing worth thousands of dollars.
Established International Audience
More than 18,000 industry professionals have attended the Connects international conference series since 2014. Since then, the roadshow has landed in the UK, North America, Canada, Finland, and India with a genuinely international client base; on average, delegates from more than 45 countries attend each event.
In 2016, we became the biggest dedicated mobile games industry conference series in Europe and have stayed on top ever since. Every event has been bigger and better than the last – and our US event continues to grow year-on-year.
Not only have our previous delegates voted Connects the ‘best value conference’, but 97% would recommend it to a colleague and 96% tell us they’ll come back for more.
Previous speakers and delegates from all the key industry players include Supercell, King, Space Ape Games, Niantic, SYBO, Tencent, Mythical Games, Unity, Jam City, Skybound, Apple, Rovio, Disney, Super Evil Megacorp, Wargaming, Kabam, NetEase, NTT Docomo, Ubisoft, Facebook, Google, Square Enix, Microsoft, Electronic Arts, Gameloft, Sega, Capcom, Twitter, Snapchat, Twitch, NaturalMotion, N3TWORK and many, many, many more.
And if that all sounds a bit serious, Day 1 closes with our infamous Global Connects party – that’s where the networking goes on into the night and you might just make lifelong friends, fortunes and memories…
• 10 tracks
• 150 speakers
• 70+ sessions
• 40+ hours of content (talks + fringe)
• 500+ companies represented
• 1,000 delegates
- Entry to the main conference including access to all content tracks expo and dedicated meeting area on both days
- Access to fringe events such as The Very Big Indie Pitch, Workshops, Journalist Bar, SpeedMatch (if eligible)
- Entry to the Global Connects Party
- Free coffee, tea & refreshments on both days
- Free wifi
- A personal profile on the Pitch & Match meeting system and unlimited meeting invites
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may 13 (Monday) - 14 (Tuesday)
Seattle, Washington, United States
With theme of " Reconstructing M&E Experience with Trust ", hosted by The Blockchainer, this forum will be held in Tokyo, Japan, from May 16 to 17. It will focus
With theme of ” Reconstructing M&E Experience with Trust “, hosted by The Blockchainer, this forum will be held in Tokyo, Japan, from May 16 to 17.
It will focus on the technology and mode development of blockchain entertainment industry.
It will bring together blockchain game companies, asset management and trading platforms, distribution platforms, public chains, blockchain games developers, decentralized platforms, cultural assets trading platforms, content platforms, support tools (engines, DApp browsers, plug-ins, wallets, SDK) from China, Japan, Korea, Singapore, Malaysia, the United States, Europe and other countries and regions.
They will have in-depth communication in the development and distribution of blockchain games and content, asset trading, rule reconstruction, trust mechanism, payment etc.
Please kindly check the Brochure and Agenda of ChainPlus · Asia Blockchain M&E Industry Forum 2019 attached for your reference.
About ChainPlus · Asia Blockchain M&E Industry Forum 2019
Global entertainment market will reach $2 trillion in 2017. In the next five years, the global entertainment industry will continue to expand with an average annual compound growth rate of 4.4%. The market growth rate of 26 countries and regions including China and Japan will be higher than the global GDP growth rate.
As an important part of the service industry, entertainment plays an important role in the daily consumption. Under the Background of Upgraded Consumption, the awareness and willingness of new generation post-90s has been greatly enhanced.
However, in the development of entertainment industry, there are still some urgent problems to be solved, such as the concentration of head resources, lack of transparency.
The emergence and rapid development of blockchain technology has provided new ideas and possibilities for solving the problems of global entertainment industry.
With the development of blockchain technology, more and more industries are applying it to solve practical problems. The centralization and non-tampering of the blockchain has natural advantages in solving the problems of centralization in entertainment industry.
l New Trend of Global Digital Game Industry
l The Development of Token Economy and Entertainment Ecology
l Prospect of Trillion Game Consumption Market in Blockchain
l Looking ahead to the Digital World of Games
l Reconstructing the Value of Blockchain Games
l Making Original Expensive
l Solves the Pain Point of PGC/UGC Industry
l How to Create a True Blockchain Content Platform？
l The Orientation and Prospect of Venture Capital in Media and Entertainment Industry
l Design Concept and Location of Blockchain Game Engine
l the Natural Connection Between Sandbox Games and Blockchain
l Explore the Game Practicability of ERC-1155 Token Standard
l Infinite Possibility of Game Advertising and Liquidation
l Blockchain Game’s Optimization Based on Plasma Cash
l How NFT (Non-Fungible Token) Will Change Games?
l Private Wallet Improves User Experience in Blockchain Game
l AI Helps Copyright Protection and Remuneration Distribution
l How Blockchain Technology Enables Entertainment Content Creation
l Solving the Problem of Cultural Assets Transaction
l How do Pan-entertainment Avoid Getting Bogged Down in Traffic Monetization?
l Decentralized Entertainment Ecology of Film and Television Based on Blockchain Technology
l Blockchain Reshaping the Future Copyright Industry
may 16 (Thursday) - 17 (Friday)