CDE, Industrial and Academic Events

Find out more about events that the CDE is arranging or taking part in.  Here you will also see notable upcoming industrial and academic conferences.  You can click on the date within the calendar to see whats on, or you can view the events and conferences by list.  If you would like any additional events added to the CDE calendar, please email Zoe Leonard.

Our Upcoming Events

Feature Event

Thursday 17th October 2019

Venue: NEC. Birmingham

EGX 2019

EGX is the UK’s biggest games event, and an established part of the global games scene. Hosting 75,000 gamers over four days and showcasing everything from the newest blockbusters to vintage boardgames.

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Thursday 7th November 2019

Venue: Natural History Museum, London

TIGA Games Industry Awards 2020

Welcome to the 9th annual TIGA Games Industry Awards, the UK’s most prestigious celebration of the video games industry. The TIGA Games Industry Awards uniquely recognises excellence in games development, business and education and celebrates the achievements of both small and large games development studios.

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Sunday 17th November 2019

Venue: Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre (BCEC), Brisbane, Australia

Siggraph Asia 2019

The 12th ACM SIGGRAPH Conference and Exhibition on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques in Asia-Pacific will take place from 17 – 20 November 2019 at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre (BCEC) in Brisbane, Australia.

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Wednesday 20th November 2019

Venue: Edinburgh

Beyond 2019

Beyond is the research and development conference and showcase for the creative industries. It explores the dynamic relationship between research, academia and business innovation, and brings together 350-400 business leaders, creatives, researchers, policy makers, journalists and funders. The two-day programme features a single-track conference, a creative research-led innovation showcase and an early career researchers poster exhibition.  

Doctoral Candidates and Early Career Researchers working in the areas of research that address one of the Beyond 2019 conference themes: Artificial Intelligence (AI); Machine Learning; Creative Technology and Data and their application for, and influence on, the creative industries are invited to submit a short abstract for a poster. 

The abstract should be between 250-300 words and describe the research project and its relevance to the conference themes; this can be work-in-progress or completed research. All abstracts will be peer reviewed by suitably qualified reviewers, and selected based on novelty, significance and rigour of the research. Deadline for the abstract submission is midday on the 15th July 2019.

All selected participants will be invited to showcase their research projects at Beyond 2019 Poster Exhibition, which is being held on the 20-21st November at the Assembly Rooms in Edinburgh.

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Tuesday 26th November 2019

Venue: Olympia, London

VR World

Now in its 4th year, VR World 2019 is a 1 day conference and exhibition focused on Augmented, Mixed and Virtual Reality and its impact beyond gaming.

With multuiple in-depth event tracks and over 100 leading speakers, no other European event covers the market in as much detail.

Amid unparalleled networking opportunities, attendees will have access to visionary speakers and case-study led content. Hear from inspirational keynotes and thought-provoking panel discussions from key players redefining the boundaries for technology.

Register now to reserve your place for THE VR, AR and MR event of the year.

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Tuesday 17th December 2019

Venue: British Film Institute, Southbank, London

CVMP 2019

Welcome to the ACM SIGGRAPH European Conference on Visual Media Production (CVMP). For the years, CVMP has built a reputation as the prime venue for researchers to meet with practitioners in the Creative Industries.

CVMP brings together production and post-production specialists from the worlds of film, broadcast and games with imaging and graphics researchers; it brings together expertise in video processing, computer vision, computer graphics, animation and physical simulation.

CVMP provides a European forum for presentation of the latest research and application advances, combined with keynote and invited talks on state-of-the-art industry practice.

In this 16th edition of the conference, we are proud to be officially affiliated to and sponsored by ACM SIGGRAPH.

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Thursday 30th January 2020

Venue: TBC

Interactive Futures 2020

Games. Culture. Creativity – The three words that define Interactive Futures. Whether you already work in the video games industry, work in an associated creative field, perhaps you want to start a new career, or, quite simply, you just love playing games – there is something for you.

We showcase the latest developments and opportunities, uncover career and industry insights and form new collaborative partnerships.

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Thursday 27th February 2020

Venue: Valletta, Malta

GRAPP 2020

The International Conference on Computer Graphics Theory and Applications aims at becoming a major point of contact between researchers, engineers and practitioners in Computer Graphics. The conference will be structured along five main tracks, covering different aspects related to Computer Graphics, from Modelling to Rendering, including Animation, Interactive Environments and Social Agents In Computer Graphics.

Conference Areas

1. Geometry and Modeling

2. Rendering

3. Animation and Simulation

4. Interactive Environments

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Tuesday 10th March 2020

Venue: London

Wearable Technology Show 2020

The Wearable Technology Show is the largest trade event for anyone working in or around wearables, AR/VR, iOT and digital health. For the fifth year running, the conference programme will offer an unrivalled insight into how and why wearables are the fastest growing market in technology. The breadth of delegates span multiple industry sectors, all looking to apply and commercialise wearable technology.

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Tuesday 10th March 2020

Venue: London

AVR 360 Show 2020

AVR360 will bring together the leading exponents of this exciting and fast developing market from across the globe, including industry-leading delegates and speakers as well as engaging debates, presentations, product demonstrations, networking and so much more!

As the leading event for AR, VR and mixed reality, AVR360 offers delegates access to the conference and our expo floor.

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Monday 16th March 2020

Venue: Moscone Center, San Francisco, CA

GDC 2020

GDC brings together 28,000 attendees to exchange ideas and shape the future of the industry with 5 days of education, inspiration, and networking at the Moscone Convention Center in San Francisco.

Attendees include programmers, artists, producers, game designers, audio professionals, business decision-makers and others involved in the development of interactive games and immersive experiences.

This market-defining conference features 750 lectures, panels, tutorials and roundtable discussions on a comprehensive selection of game development and VR/AR topics taught by leading industry experts.

The GDC Expo showcases the latest game development tools and services from 550 leading technology companies such as Amazon, Google, Intel, Nvidia, Oculus, Sony, and Unreal Engine. Attendees can use GDC Connect business matchmaking to set up meetings and explore new partnerships and business opportunities.

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Monday 16th March 2020

Venue: Moscone Center, San Francisco, CA

VRDC 2019

Learn about virtual reality and augmented reality in game development across disciplines including Design, Production, Programming, and Visual Art at VRDC@GDC. Be inspired by interesting and current work happening in VR and AR game development with valuable, actionable, and inspiring takeaways. Register for an All Access Pass or add VRDC to your GDC conference pass to attend.

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Saturday 25th April 2020

Venue: Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaiʻi, USA

CHI 2020

The ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems is the premier international conference of Human-Computer Interaction. CHI  – pronounced ‘kai’ – is a place where researchers and practitioners gather from across the world to discuss the latest in interactive technology. We are a multicultural community from highly diverse backgrounds who together investigate new and creative ways for people to interact. This will be the first time that CHI has taken place in the UK and it will be hosted at the Scottish Event Campus in Glasgow.

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Tuesday 5th May 2020

Venue: Stuttgart, Germany

FMX 2020

FMX is Europe’s most influential conference dedicated to Digital Visual Arts, Technologies, and Business.

Every year, VFX specialists, Animation experts as well as Games and Transmedia talents come to FMX to present cutting edge achievements, state of the art tools and pipelines, fascinating real time technologies, spectacular immersive experiences, innovative business models and more. More recently they have been joined by VR, AR, and 360° creatives who have introduced a new dimension into movie making and, more general, into entertainment. Every single one of them defines the diverse scope of the Conference program.

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Sunday 14th June 2020

Venue: Seattle, WA. USA

CVPR 2020

CVPR is the premier annual computer vision event comprising the main conference and several co-located workshops and short courses. With its high quality and low cost, it provides an exceptional value for students, academics and industry researchers.

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Wednesday 9th September 2020

Venue: Lecco, Italy

17th International Conference on Computers Helping People with Special Needs

ICCHP focuses on Assistive Technology (AT) and eAccessibility enabling a more independent life, participation, inclusion and improved services and support for people with disabilities and older adults.

 

 

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