Building Gaming Communities

Los Angeles, April 23 & 24, 2019

GamesBeat Summit 2019

Invite-only executive level event

2018 Featured Speakers

Andrea Rene


Star Wars

Battlefront II

Janina Gavankar

Join our community of thought leaders

Community matters more than ever to the success of gaming.  This year's Summit will show how the most successful game companies are putting communities at the center of their strategy and daily operations. 

GamesBeat Summit is the destination summit for networking, inspiration, and industry insight. With the right people in the room to make great deals happen, our flagship industry event attracts the hottest game developers and publishers, as well as industry CEOs, executives, marketers, and venture capitalists.

Yes, we’re headed to Two Bit Circus, what some are describing as a 40,0000-square-foot arcade game meets Ready Player One virtual reality playground. And, alongside our main-stage program, attendees will be able to dive in to the massive array of VR, escape rooms and carnival games that are sprinkled throughout the facility. 

As far as community goes, Two Bit Circus encourages all to maximize their social interaction, from the emphasis on multiplayer gaming to collaborative virtual story room experiences to communal dining. We’ll be taking full advantage of the environment by integrating contests and team play for all to participate in. 

But of course, you can also just spend time at the robot bar networking and chatting it up with your industry peers!

Two Bit Circus is also conveniently located 20 miles from LAX airport.

Los Angeles, California | TwoBit Circus

634 Mateo St, Los Angeles, CA 90021 


With this year's focus on building gaming communities, we're holding GamesBeat where we can see the benefits in action: The world’s first micro-amusement park located in the Arts District of Los Angeles.

GamesBeat Summit 2019 will dig deep into strategizing around the growing gaming communities such as:

  • The coming VR & AR communities
  • Exclusive and high-end game communities
  • esports communities
  • Divided & MMO communities
  • The sci-fi, game, and tech community 
  • Game jams 
  • Game technology & influencer communities

2019 Topics

What past attendees say

“People who attend [GamesBeat] are serious about being here because

they know the quality.”

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’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.”

“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.”

“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.”

GamesBeat Summit Advisory Board

James Zhang, CEO, Concept Art House

Peter Levin, President of Interactive Games and   

      Ventures, Lionsgate

Michael Metzger, Media & Tech Investment Banker,          Drake Star Partners

Mike Vorhaus, President, Magid Advisors

Michael Chang, Senior Vice President, NCSoft

Michael Condrey, Cofounder, Sledgehammer Games

William Grosso, CEO, Scientific Revenue

Jim Ying, Managing Director, Digital Entertainment, 

      Cross-Border Investment/M&A, CVCapital

Perrin Kaplan, CEO, Zebra Partners

Sibel Sunar, CEO, Fortyseven

Beth Schulte, Investment Analyst, Capital Research

Brandon Sheffield, Director, Necrosoft Games

Joe Minton, President, DDM

2018 Sponsors