Special Programs

Two days of traditional and special programing, networking with hundreds of innovative leaders.

GamesBeat Summit brings together the brightest minds within the gaming industry to share their updates on latest developments, their take on the future of gaming, and provide attendees an opportunity to expand their network.

Special Networking Breakfasts

GamesBeat Summit is including two special sessions of open dialogue regarding obstacles and hurdles we face as our industry strives for diversity and inclusion.

Day 1 – The Women in Gaming BreakfastImplementing Change & Bringing Women to the Forefront in the Gaming Industry
The breakfast will feature a panel of gaming veterans who will share their experiences, insights and inspirations for gaming. It will address breaking into the industry and breaking barriers, as well as opportunities to implement change on a high level in games. The idea behind our sixth Women in Gaming breakfast is to help women network, listen to each other, and take away some positive and practical inspirations for change, creativity, innovation and business success.

Presented by

Jen Oneal
Magic Soup Games

Catharina Mallet
VP/GM, Maxis & The Sims
Electronic Arts (EA)

Michelle Torrey
Director of the Gaming Industry

Rachel Kaser

Day 2 – Diversity in Gaming Breakfast How to find diverse developers to build your gaming and metaverse experiences
As gaming and the metaverse continue to grow, it’s important to ensure that diverse perspectives are represented in the development process. This panel will explore strategies for finding and recruiting diverse developers to build your gaming and metaverse experiences. Panelists will discuss the benefits of diverse teams, share best practices for recruiting underrepresented groups, and provide insights on how to create an inclusive culture that fosters creativity and collaboration.

Presented by

Sheloman Byrd
Streamline Studios

Verónica Orvalho

Latoya Peterson
Co-founder & CXO
Glow Up Games


An important aspect of GamesBeat Summit is providing a space for our community to connect including: Woman in Gaming Breakfast, several receptions, topical roundtables, networking lunches, gaming awards ceremony, and 1:1 in-person meet-ups

Visionary Awards

The Visionary Awards celebrate forward-thinking and innovative leaders in the video game industry who have fearlessly pushed boundaries and redefined the future of gaming. These trailblazers represent the best of the industry, with remarkable insight and determination to chart bold courses forward. By showcasing their groundbreaking contributions, the awards inspire new generations of leaders to surpass the boundaries of possibility and create their own bold visions for the future of gaming.

Take a look at last year’s winners.

GamesBeat Summit Past Attendees


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