GamesBeat Summit 202o

When? April 28-29, 2020
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Dawn of a New Generation
April 28-29 | Two Bit Circus | Los Angeles, CA
Join gaming thought leaders for two days of powerful talks and unbeatable networking.
GamesBeat Summit 2020 Speakers Include


Two Bit Circus- America's First Micro-Amusement Park

We had so much fun last year we are heading back again to Two Bit Circus, a 40,000 square-foot games-meets-Ready Player One virtual reality playground in the up-and-coming Arts District of downtown Los Angeles.  


This year we will roll out more immersive entertainment experiences for our guests including a fun scavenger hunt with cool prizes for the winners.  And of course you will have the opportunity to immerse yourselves in the showroom with multi-person virtual reality, narrative-based escape/story rooms, indie arcades, and more. 

Attendees can book hotel accommodations ten minutes from this unique venue with Millennium Hotels. Reserve your room online here


You asked, we listened — New this year

More sessions

Three different stages will feature more speakers to cover more content than ever before.

More fun  

To take advantage of our setting at Two Bit Circus we're planning fun activities between sessions including a prize-winning contest.  

More networking

We're building in more time for conversations among our guests to facilitate deeper dialogues and connections.

More tech exposure 

New to GamesBeat will be a games expo where we will showcase new gaming technologies you need to know about. 





Women have made incredible inroads in gaming, but there is still a lot of ground to cover and battles to be won. This year, GamesBeat Summit is placing special emphasis on diversity by hosting a Women in Gaming Breakfast.

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Once again, GamesBeat Summit will be recognizing the most innovative developers and companies in the industry for their unique contributions, especially at the dawn of a new generation.

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With your VIP ticket, you will have access to an exclusive VIP lounge and networking area complete with complimentary cocktails.

Los Angeles April 28-29

The Dawn of a New Generation
Curated by VentureBeat’s very own Dean Takahashi and our esteemed board of advisors, this year’s overarching theme is “The Dawn of a New Generation.” With the release of next-gen consoles from Sony and Microsoft, the on-going evolution of Google Stadia, and the emergence of players like Apple, HBO, and Netflix to the industry, GamesBeat 2020 will focus on how companies can best navigate these transitions to new machines, new markets, and new business models.
Who you'll find at GamesBeat Summit 2020
Executives & Business

34% Executives          

17% Managers          

16% Directors          

15% VPs

3 stages focused on:

Strategic insights 

The future of games 

Indies and human interest angles

Industry thought leaders





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GamesBeat Summit News & Updates

The DeanBeat: GamesBeat Summit 2020’s first speakers on the Dawn of a New Generation


The best thing about GamesBeat is that everyone’s engaged in [the sessions] but the lobby networking is unparalleled. We’ve had some of the greatest of the greats in the games industry just chatting and bumping into each other — which is frankly why you come.

The unique thing about GamesBeat is the great content. And at the same time, you have decision makers, pretty senior folks together and [you] see old friends and meet new people in the industry that can actually move your business forward.

I have to be very selective when I go to a games event. And the events done by VentureBeat and Dean are the best. I don’t want to mention names [of other events], but most of them are not curated, they’re not attended by C-level guys.

People who attend [GamesBeat] are serious about being here because they know the quality.

I’m just astounded by the line-up.  If you go somewhere like E3, they might have a similar line-up but you have to fight tooth and nail just to have a chance to speak with them.

This is where the money is going to be made, this is where the excitement is going to come. I couldn’t be happier to be here to see it all in action before it happens.

GamesBeat 2020 Sponsors
Media Partners


GamesBeat's speaking platform is for gaming industry leaders with interesting perspectives on the future of the industry. If you have a story to share we want to hear it. 


GamesBeat is hosting its first games expo which will showcase the hottest gaming companies.


Get in front of the valuable GamesBeat  audience – and network with senior level execs from some of the most notable brands in the industry.


GamesBeat Summit 2020 Advisory Board

William Grosso Scientific Revenue

Jim Ying CVCapital

Perrin Kaplan Zebra Partners

Sibel Sunar Fortyseven

Beth Schulte Capital Research

Brandon Sheffield Necrosoft Games

Joe Minton DDM 

James Zhang Concept Art House

Michael Metzger Drake Star Partners

Mike Vorhaus Vorhaus Advisors

Michael Chang NCSoft

Michael Condrey Sledgehammer Games

Eric Goldberg Crossover Technologies

Don Daglow Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences Foundation

Elizabeth Olson

Franco de Cesare Facebook

Ryan Schneider Insomniac Games

Leo Olebe Facebook

Lisa Cosmas Hanson Niko Partners

David Hoppe Cross Media International Inc. 

Renowned gaming journalist Dean Takahashi is the host of this year's GamesBeat Summit 2020.


Join Dean, the GamesBeat Summit advisory board, and 500+ gaming executives for two days of intimate networking and next level speakers as we explore 'The Dawn of a New Generation.'

Dean Takahashi, Lead Writer, GamesBeat 

Highlights from GamesBeat 2019