Events

ESIO offers free conferences, networking events and skills workshops.

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Global Conferences and Markets

Information and links to global screen industries markets and conferences. View all Global Conferences and Markets

Local Networking Events and Skills Workshops

Local workshops and industry events providing skills development and networking opportunities. View all Local Events and Workshops

UPCOMING EVENTS

GDC is the game industry’s premier professional event, championing game developers and the advancement of their craft.

The Game Developers Conference (GDC) 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. Attendees include programmers, artists, producers, game designers, audio professionals, and business leaders. Some key features of GDC include:

  • The market-defining conference has a comprehensive selection of lectures, panels, and roundtable discussions.
  • The GDC Expo showcases the latest game development tools and services from leading technology companies such as Amazon, Epic, Google, Intel, Nvidia, Oculus, and Sony.
  • Dedicated community spaces where GDC attendees can take a break from all of the learning to relax and meet new people in themed areas for playable indie games, retro games, alternative controllers, and more.

Comic-Con

July 22 - 25, 2021

The SAN DIEGO COMIC CONVENTION (Comic-Con International) is a California Nonprofit Public Benefit Corporation organized for charitable purposes and dedicated to creating the general public’s awareness of and appreciation for comics and related popular art forms, including participation in and support of public presentations, conventions, exhibits, museums and other public outreach activities which celebrate the historic and ongoing contribution of comics to art and culture.

Gamescom

August 25 - 29, 2021

Gamescom is a trade fair for video games held annually at the Koelnmesse in Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. Since 2018, it has been organised by game – Verband der deutschen Games-Branche; and before that, by the Bundesverband Interaktive Unterhaltungssoftware.

Paris Games Week

October 1 - 1, 2022

Paris Games Week, or simply PGW, is a trade fair for video games held annually at the Paris expo Porte de Versailles in Paris, France. It is organised by SELL, a French organisation that promotes the interests of video game developers.

2021 dates to be announced.

Brasil Game Show

October 9 - 12, 2022

Brasil Game Show is a yearly Brazilian video game convention organized by business executive Marcelo Tavares, that is currently held in São Paulo and is the largest gaming convention in Latin America.

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