The gamescom congress is Europe’s leading conference on the potential of computer and video games for society as well as the economy. This year’s congress on 22nd August 2018 provides visitors with an impressively wide range of topics, and will demonstrate that gaming technology will be helpful in mastering digitalisation in almost all economic and societal fields. The congress will be held for the tenth time in 2018, as part of gamescom, the largest event for computer and video games worldwide.
With over 850 participants and speakers from all over the world, the gamescom congress in 2017 served as a digitalisation think tank that extended far beyond the gaming sector. The conference is geared towards creative artists, educators, politicians, scientists, journalists, and representatives from all industries.
How can games impart knowledge? Where can industry benefit from games? How do games influence how we coexist? These and many more questions will be answered during the schedule of over 30 events, subdivided into five tracks:
- Living with games
- Learning with games
- Innovation with games
- Economy and games
- Law and games
The congress will be hosted by Koelnmesse GmbH and game e.V., the German Games Industry Association. The gamescom congress is sponsored by the State of North Rhine-Westphalia and the City of Cologne.