Gamesforum Seattle | The B2B conference about the business of games

The B2B conference about the business of games

Meet the biggest names and learn about the biggest trends at our cross platform games industry event.

Taking place at the Bell Harbor Conference Center on the 23rd/24th October, Gamesforum Seattle offers you an unrivalled opportunity to meet the people who matter in our $110bn global industry.

Headline Speakers

Alim Jaffer

VP of Product

Heroic Labs

Ariella Lehrer


Hitpoint Studios

Dave Pottinger


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Elise Kates


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Ellie Moon

UX Director


Sean Lee

Chief Corporate Development Officer


Day 1, 23rd October 2018

Registration for Gamesforum Seattle will open at 08:30 at the Bell Harbor Conference Center. Attendees will then have an hour to check out the venue, enjoy the sea views and grab some food before the first keynote session takes place, followed by our 3 tracks:

Video Game Marketing

Sample topic titles

  • How to get bang for your buck from your marketing budget.
  • The role of influencers and the press in video game marketing.
  • Top tips for effective community management.
  • The price is right: how to monetise your game (whatever its business model).

Design and Development

Sample topic titles

  • How to create a durable multiplayer matchmaking system.
  • The dos (and don’ts) of UI design.
  • How to scale an MMO.
  • The best way to tell great stories in video games.

Video Games Business

Topics at a glance

  • The current state of play in global – and local – game markets.
  • How to get your game published.
  • Top tips for monetising games as a service.
  • How cryptocurrency is changing the games industry.

Day 2, 24th October 2018

The second day of Gamesforum Seattle will open a little bit later than the first day. Giving you time to catch up on your emails – or on some much needed sleep – we’ll then provide you with another full day of excellent talks. Here are the 3 tracks on day 2:

Reality bending gaming

Topics at a glance

  • VR and AR – how related are they?
  • Developing an immersive VR game experience.
  • The role of mobile gaming in the growth of AR.
  • How to monetise reality bending tech.

Video Game Culture

Sample topics

  • How to build a healthy company culture.
  • The intersection between video games and video based media.
  • How video games are used to serve broader societal purposes.
  • Increasing representation in the video games sector.


Sample topics

  • An overview of the esports sector today.
  • How to create a compelling competitive digital sport.
  • Maintaining rosters: the best way to support teams and players in a growing market.
  • The business of esports – a panel discussion about generating revenue in the esports space.

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