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.
You asked, we listened — New this year
Three different stages will feature more speakers to cover more content than ever before.
To take advantage of our setting at Two Bit Circus we're planning fun activities between sessions including a prize-winning contest.
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 IN GAMING
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.
Los Angeles April 29
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.
Los Angeles April 29
GamesBeat Summit 2020 Agenda
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.
Join us here for CEO interviews, keynotes and fireside chats from some of the biggest names in the gaming industry.
Dive into the strategic insights you need to build and grow your gaming business.
As a gaming executive, source valuable market intelligence to help you stay competitive.
With a focus on consumers and triple-A developers, don’t miss the discussions that will shape the future pipeline of games to come.
The convergence of sci-fi, tech, and games opens up new possibilities for game creators, providers, and players.
Get inspired to up your game (pun intended!) and stay innovative to attract gamers.
Game design trends
Psychology of games
Rise of influencers
Role of AI
Blockchain and cryptocurrency
Get ready for the provocative speakers and topics on this stage.
Covering indies, human interest angles, and debates, you’ll leave with food for thought for both your professional and personal development.
As a gaming community member, get informed on the role and impact of what you do on a daily basis.
Addiction and loot boxes
Games for peace
Who you'll find at GamesBeat Summit 2020
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GamesBeat Summit News & Updates
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
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.
Highlights from GamesBeat 2019
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
Franco de Cesare Facebook
Ryan Schneider Insomniac Games
Leo Olebe Facebook
Lisa Cosmas Hanson Niko Partners
David Hoppe Cross Media International Inc.