February 27—March 1, Boston, USA
PAX East 2020 will welcome more than 100,000 of Bostonians and people from all over the world for the annual celebration of games. PAX East will host hundreds of the most anticipated unreleased games, available for hands-on demos. The convention brings together fan-favorite YouTube stars and the biggest names in game development for live competitions, entertaining panels, concerts and other industry events.
March 16—20, San Francisco, USA
GDC is the game industry's premier professional event, championing developers and the advancement of their craft. Conference brings the game development community together to exchange ideas, solve problems and shape the future of the industry across five days of education, inspiration and networking.
March 16—20, San Francisco, USA
Game Connection is an international event where 2700+ developers, publishers, distributors and service providers come to find new partners and/or clients. For the last 19 years the conference has been a place where key players from the games industry meet & do business together.
Game Access Conference
March 15—16, Brno, Czech Republic
Game Access brings together thousands of people every year from all walks of life, connected by their boundless creativity and passion for making games. Famed for its relaxed atmosphere, inspiring speakers, outstanding design and rich accompanying program, Game Access is fast becoming one of the beloved game dev events in Eastern Europe.
April 20—21, Berlin, Germany
QUO VADIS is the core B2B event during two days of gamesweek Berlin. It is integrated into one week full of gaming events connecting business, technology and culture. QUO VADIS consists of keynotes, talks, roundtables and workshops focusing on individually tailored tracks for business developers, game developers, community developers and other professionals interested in digital games.
April 22, Copenhagen, Denmark
CPH MatchUp is a 1-day event during Games Week Denmark 2020, on April 22nd. It aims to do the best match-up’s possible between investors, publishers and Danish Game Studios.
Reboot Develop: Blue
April 23—25, Dubrovnik, Croatia
In 2020 the seventh edition of the conference is being set to grow again and go level higher than the previous iteration, reconfirming it’s position as a unique, premier and high-end games industry and game developers event in Europe and one of the biggest worldwide industry events. It will feature more than 175+ speakers during 3 days at 9 parallel tracks/panels with giant B2B expo and indie expo areas.
Unreal Fest Europe
April 29—May 1, Prague, Czech Republic
Taking place in Prague, the event is shaping up to be one of the biggest and most exciting Unreal events. Unreal Fest Europe will be more than a conference: a celebration of all things Unreal, where you’ll have the chance to meet and network with fellow creators, exchange ideas, and make new contacts.
May 9—10, Kyoto, Japan
A summit designed to bring Japan’s finest indie game developers together with the Western (and Japanese) media and the industry’s best technology providers, to build lasting relationships and greater exposure.
May 15—16, Moscow, Russia
DevGAMM Moscow is the biggest conference for game industry professionals in Russia and CIS. This event offers quality content about game development, low entry threshold for beginner developers as well as a series of activities meant for productive pastime and effective networking.
May 18—19, Krakow, Poland
Digital Dragons is one of Europe's largest business events, addressed to the
representatives of the digital entertainment sector. Besides this, it features the Indie Showcase, the most prestigious competition for Indie developers in Poland.
May 27—29, Malmö, Sweden
Nordic Game is the leading games conference in Europe, and 2020 will be its seventeenth year. Gathering over 2,000 games industry professionals in Malmö annually, Nordic Game is a meeting place for the highly successful game developers of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden.
June 9—11, Los Angeles, USA
E3 is the world’s premier event for video games and related products. At E3, the video game industry’s top talent pack the Los Angeles Convention Center, connecting tens of thousands of the best, brightest, and most innovative talents in the interactive entertainment industry. For three exciting days, leading-edge companies, groundbreaking new technologies, and never-before-seen products will be showcased.
June 22, San Paulo, Brazil
BIG Festival has been held since 2012 and is considered one of the most influential and innovative indie gaming festivals in Latin America. This event produces a yearly international independent video game award competition offering significant cash prizes, a major exhibition showcasing hundreds of games including the awards nominees, a spectacular awards ceremony event, industry related lectures and business rounds.
White Nights Saint Petersburg
June 25—26, Saint Petersburg, Russia
The White Nights Conference is one of the leading B2B events for the game industry in Europe. It gathers key companies from European countries, Russia & CIS, Asia, and the US — over 4,500 attendees per year. The main reason to attend the White Nights events — according to the visitors' feedback — is an opportunity to meet decision-makers face-to-face.
July 14—16, Brighton, UK
Develop:Brighton is the UK's biggest conference and expo for game developers. It brings together the whole gamedev community for 3 days of insight, inspiration and networking by the sea.
July 31—August 3, Shanghai, China
ChinaJoy or China Digital Entertainment Expo&Conference is a digital entertainment expo held annually in Shanghai, China. Every year more than 300 thousand gamedev enthusiasts come to have a look at more than 4000 new games, both released and still in development.
August 6—7, Kiev, Ukraine
DevGAMM Kiev is the second conference per year from DevGAMM team. This event offers quality content about game development, low entry threshold for beginner developers as well as a series of activities meant for productive pastime and effective networking.
August 22— 24, Cologne, Germany
devcom is the official Gamescom game developer conference known as Europe’s annual “must attend” event for developers. Not only does it offer a diverse conference program tailored to the actual needs of the global game development community, it also serves as the perfect platform to easily meet and connect with industry and media representatives from all over the world.
August 25—29, Cologne, Germany
Gamescom is one of the biggest trade expo for video games, board games and peripheral devices in the world, bringing together thousands of visitors every year — both players and industry professionals. More than 1000 exhibitors from the smallest one-man teams to the biggest AAA developers and publishers will be present on the showfloor of Gamescom 2020 in order to present their newest projects to the press, public and fellow experts.
PAX Dev Seattle
August 27—28, Seattle, USA
PAX Dev is a game developer event taking place on the two days leading up to PAX Prime. It's designed specifically for the dev community centered around collaboration, education, and elevating the craft of making games.
August 30—September 2, Seattle, USA
PAX West is the first and most popular PAX convention, focused on celebrating game culture and the people who make it. It’s a four-day event full of contests, panels, tournaments and presentations. PAX West routinely attracts some of the biggest and best known names in gaming to show off their latest work and participate in panels.
September , Buenos Aires, Argentina
Since 2003, the Association of Video Game Developers of Argentina (ADVA) organizes the Exhibition of Video Games Argentina (EVA) annually. EVA is meeting, dialogue, training and business development space. This is the most important event for the local video game development industry, which continuously grows in participants, guests and sponsors. Each year EVA is visited by more than two thousand professionals and students.
Tokyo Game Show
September 12—13, Tokyo, Japan
Tokyo Game Show (TGS) is a venue for the evolving games industry to explore new technologies and promote Japanese games in Asia and the rest of the world. It’s a B2B and B2C event bringing together Japanese game developers and international video game corporations.
Game Industry Conference
October 8—11, Poznan, Poland
The Game Industry Conference takes place alongside the Poznan Game Arena, one of the most important and largest game expos in Europe. These two events are the best place to meet most of the people from the Polish Game Industry. Over 76 000 visitors enjoy the show by playing games and testing hardware from more than 220 expositors.
Brasil Game Show
October 9—13, São Paulo, Brazil
The Brasil Game Show (BGS) is the largest game fair in Latin America and one of the largest in the world both in public and venue space. In 2020 this event will reach its 13th edition.
White Nights Moscow
October , Moscow, Russia
The White Nights Conference is a B2B event for the game industry in Europe with over 4500 attendees from all over the world. It’s a great opportunity to meet decision-makers face-to-face and have direct communication with any conference attendee.
Game Connection Europe
October , Paris, France
Game Connection is an international event where 2700+ developers, publishers, distributors and service providers come to find new partners and/or clients. For the last 19 years this conference has been a place where key players from the games industry meet & do business together.
Reboot Develop RED
October 21—23, Banff, Canada
A boutique conference dedicated to game development and games industry, Reboot Develop RED is bringing more than a thousand international attendees together this year. It also has a B2B expo and indie expo areas to meet all the needs of North American and international professionals.
November 18—19, Montreal, Canada
These two conferences united to form a single massive event for Quebec’s video game industry. MEGA+MIGS is a place where attendees can learn more about local and international features of the video game industry. Canada’s largest B2B2C event brings together hundreds of video game creators from around the globe to meet thousands of players every year.
November 19—20, Minsk, Belarus
DevGAMM is a conference for game industry professionals in Russia and CIS. This event offers quality content about game development, low entry threshold for beginner developers as well as a series of activities meant for productive pastime and effective networking.
November 19—20, Helsinki, Finland
Slush is the focal point for thousands of startups, developers and tech talent to meet with top-tier international investors, executives and media.
WePlay Game Expo
December , Shanghai, China
WePlay is the first ever fan oriented game expo in China, attracting overseas game developers to bring their games directly to their fans. Both Indie and AAA-titles all share the stage at this fan fest designed for gamers. Special guests, Meet & Greets, and various onstage activities cover everything from Pop Culture, comics and anime, making WePlay just as much of a party as it is an expo.
Game Gathering Kiev
December 5—6, Kiev, Ukraine
As one of the biggest B2B conferences for game developers in Eastern Europe, Games Gathering is a great place to get news and learn about groundbreaking innovations in game development. With more than 3,000 industry specialists, it’s a great opportunity to meet new business partners, check out the latest indie games, and network.