LA Games Conference Online is a high-end favorite among game, media, and investment leaders for the high energy, focused environment for networking, meetings, and deal-making. This 3 day online conference is part of a new complementary series to Digital Media Wire’s live events - a new venture in serving our community and sharing ideas.
LA GAMES CONFERENCE DATES
LA Games Conference Online will be presented May 10-12, 2021. Registration for this online conference is open! We look forward to having you.
LA Games Conference Online features 3 tracks over 3 days - with fireside chats, roundtables, panels, and presentations on digital game investment, creation, distribution, marketing, and monetization. Stay tuned for speaker announcements!
With stay at home orders in place during most of 2020, global gaming sales rose nearly 20% to approximately $180 billion in 2020 (source: IDC), and most experts expect growth to continue in 2021 and beyond. This panel of industry leaders will discuss the current state of the games industry... Read More
Investments, M&A and IPOs in the games industry reached a total value of $33.6 billion in 2020, with venture capital and corporate investments accounting for $5.9 billion across 363 deals (source: InvestGame). This panel of venture capital and corporate investors will discuss the current climate for investmenting in the games... Read More
Gamers in the United States are almost evenly split between men (54%) and women (46%) (source: Entertainment Software Association), however, just 24% of game developers are women and only 2% identify as black (source: International Game Developers Association). Further, in-game toxicity and harassment related to sexual orientation, race, or ethnicity... Read More
While Neal Stephenson’s sci-fi classic Snow Crash may have popularized the term “metaverse” in 1992, today some of the brightest minds in the tech and games industries are bringing the concept to life in new ways as they focus on developing massive virtual worlds and experiences where users can have... Read More
Non-fungible tokens (NFTs) shot into the public eye earlier this year, in part, due to the enormous success of NBA Top Shot, a blockchain-based trading card system that has generated over $230 in gross sales. Musicians, artists and brands have moved fast to capitalize on what is perceived as a... Read More
Major movie studios, television networks and gaming studios have increasingly embraced the notion of storytelling across mediums with a focus on building long-lasting entertainment franchises that engage audiences through the artful and well-planned use of multiple-media platforms. The panel will discuss the important role that games and interactive entertainment are... Read More
Mobile gaming saw a huge increase in popularity during 2020’s lockdowns. Nearly every metric is up — in-app purchases, engagement, conversion rates and ad demand – and it’s translating into revenue. However, creativity and innovation is needed for growth to sustain for the long-term. How will mobile games developers and... Read More
We will talk with experts from some of the leading Asian gaming companies about the growth of gaming in Asia, the success of Asian companies in the West, and the future for Asian and Western gaming – both in their own markets and in the worldwide markets.
The panel will discuss esports teams, games-focused brands, competitive gamers, streamers and influencers and the rapidly growing market for esports and gaming culture and lifestyle content. What content strategies are working? Which platforms are driving the most engagement? What is the expected esports monetization mix from in-person, digital, and hybrid... Read More