GamesBeat Summit 202o

When? April 28-29, 2020

Where? Hosted online, join us for this virtual experience
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Dawn of a New Generation
A unique virtual experience
hosted April 28 - 29, 2020
GamesBeat Summit is going digital!
Join today's gaming thought leaders online for two days of powerful talks and unbeatable networking.
GamesBeat Summit - 2020 Speakers

Join us online to hear from the same great speakers this April 28 - 29th. 



In this year’s first ever digital GamesBeat Summit, we’re excited to provide the community with the same great speakers, unique panels, groundbreaking content, and a personalized networking experience that brings the best of GamesBeat Summit digital. 


Attendees will have access to livestreamed and recorded talks, the chance to engage in intimate breakout sessions and networking roundtables, 1:1 meetings with gaming thought leaders, access to our sponsors and gaming partners, and more. 


With GamesBeat Summit going digital, we’re excited to bring the #1 gaming event global.


Register today to save your spot!


GamesBeat Summit - 2020 Theme
The Dawn of a New Generation

It’s a time of change in the game industry. The console makers are moving ahead with new consoles. Sony is expected to launch the PlayStation 5 in 2020, while Microsoft has committed to launching the next Xbox in the holidays of 2020.

And it’s not just the hardware makers who are seeking renewal. Google Stadia has joined the fray with its new cloud gaming platform in November, with updates coming in 2020. Apple is also diving into the game subscription business with the launch of Apple Arcade, and HBO and Netflix are moving into games. PC digital delivery marketplaces are becoming more competitive. Esports teams and companies are trying to establish their footholds in the hopes of eclipsing traditional sports competitions. And VR and AR companies are looking to get off the ground with new generations of technology.

Games are moving into a wide variety of platforms and markets in the hopes of expanding the audience to billions more people. It’s an ever-widening circle of opportunity, and we’ll talk about how companies can best navigate these transitions to new machines, new markets, new business models, and adjacent opportunities.





 This year, GamesBeat Summit is placing special emphasis on diversity by hosting a special panel and networking hour for Women in Gaming.

Hosted online April 29



Once again, GamesBeat Summit will be recognizing the most innovative developers and companies in the industry for their unique contributions.

Hosted online April 29



Register today for access to VIP roundtables and networking sessions hosted virtually with leading executives. 

Hosted online April 28-29

GamesBeat Summit 2020 Sponsors
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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.

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Curated by VentureBeat's lead game writer, Dean Takahashi, we're exploring “The Dawn of a New Generation” with exciting speakers including:

  • Andrea Rene, Cofounder of What's Good Games

  • Doron Nir, CEO of StreamElements

  • Edward Saatchi, Cofounder of Fable Studios

  • Gary Whitta, screenwriter for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

  • Mari “AtomicMari” Takahashi, Cofounder of Smosh Games

  • Nicolo Laurent, CEO of Riot Games

  • Randy Pitchford, CEO of Gearbox Software

  • Tina Amini, editor-in-chief of games at IGN

  • and many more...


GamesBeat Summit is bringing quality networking to the virtual experience. 


Connect with the GamesBeat community through intimate round tables, 1:1 meetings, and personalized connections.


Join online and network with senior level execs, developers, investors, and thought leaders 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 

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