GamesBeat 2023 Events

GamesBeat is known for having the most intimate gaming events in the industry, & now we’re expanding with more summits focused on different key gaming industry topics.

Join us in San Francisco for GamesBeat Next, October 23-24th.

GamesBeat Next

October 23-24, 2023

GamesBeat Next will assemble luminaries and forward-thinkers, offering a platform for immersive networking opportunities and stimulating dialogues. All these interactions will revolve around the central theme of “Playing the Edge,” encapsulating the innovative spirit and exploration that define GamesBeat Next.

We will examine the next big opportunities within the gaming industry within areas such as esports, user-generated content and the creator economy, influencers and the upheavals in marketing, generative AI, emerging markets, and the changing infrastructure of games.

GamesBeat at The Game Awards

December 7, 2023

GamesBeat at The Game Awards will bring together the gaming and entertainment industries to explore how they create unforgettable experiences for audiences worldwide.

This special event we’ll delve into the evolution of video games as a storytelling medium and its impact on the entertainment industry, from the early days of arcade games to the immersive worlds of virtual reality.

GamesBeat Insider Series

GamesBeat Summit 2023

May 22-23, 2023

Dean Takahashi and the GamesBeat team return to the stage for GamesBeat Summit 2023, hosted this May 22-23. Bringing together industry leaders for the 15th annual executive summit, the GamesBeat team aims to support content surrounding inclusion, mental health, next-gen updates, and major industry changes throughout all of gaming.

Attendees can expect an experience focused on connections, content, and community. We will also hold our usual Women in Gaming breakfast, our speaker lunch, and our annual Visionary Awards as well.

GamesBeat Insider Series

GamesBeat: Into the Metaverse 3

February 1 – 2, 2023

From major ad ecosystem changes to the imminent arrival of the metaverse, the gaming world is flush with change that industry folk need to pay attention to. That’s why GamesBeat, VentureBeat’s dedicated gaming channel, is excited to return again to bring our third annual metaverse event to life.

Hosted digitally, the event will bring leaders in the industry together to dig deep into the most essential topics facing developers and publishers now, including advertising and privacy changes, next-gen consoles, influencers, the rise of ad-games, the growth of triple-A mobile, and more.

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Past GamesBeat Speakers

Phil Spencer

Head of Xbox

Bobby Kotick

Bobby Kotick

Activision Blizzard

Hailey Gross

Halley Gross

Last of Us Part II

Laura Miele

Chief Studios Officer
Electronic Arts

Chris DeWolfe

Jam City

Yvette D. Clarke

Rep. 9th District of NY
US House of Representatives

Jens Hilgers

Bitkraft Ventures

Chelsea Blasko

Iron Galaxy Studios

Keisha Howard

Keisha Howard

Sugar Gamers

Robert Antokol


Adam Boyes

Iron Galaxy Studios

Brenda Romero

CEO and Co-founder
Romero Games

Nour Polloni

Studio Head

Geoff Keighley

Geoff Keighley

The Gaming Awards

Ed Fries

Founding Vice President
Microsoft Games

Wanda Meloni

CEO and Principal Analyst
M2 Insights

Anthony Crouts

Senior Director of Marketing
Tencent Games North America

Katie Jansen

Chief Marketing Officer

Stanely Pierre-Louis

President & CEO
Entertainment Software Association

Simon Zhu

Head of Strategy, Investment, Globalization & Key Partnership
NetEase Games

Lydia Bottegoni

EVP, Story & Franchise Dev.

Tim O’Brien

Chief Revenue Officer

Jen Oneal

EVP of Development

Mark Chandler

Mark Chandler

The International Games Summit for Mental Health Awareness

Laila Shabir

Co-founder & CEO
Girls Make Games

Nick Tuosto

M&A Adviser

Eunice Lee

SVP, Call of Duty Development

Matt Casamassina

Rogue Games

Cierra McDonald

Principal Program Manager

Keza MacDonald

Video Games Editor
The Guardian

Rob Lowe

Rob Lowe

Managing Director, Digital Play
LEGO Ventures

Eve Crevoshay

Executive Director
Take This

Eric Goldberg

Managing Director
Crossover Technologies

Lauren Higgins

Laura Higgins

Director of Community Safety & Digital Civility

Paul Doyle

Director of Product Management for Unreal Engine
Epic Games