We’re about 18 days away from GamesBeat 2015. But we wanted to let you know when our next big events are coming.

GamesBeat Summit 2016 is May 3-May 4 at the Cavallo Point resort in Sausalito, California. It’s intimate, invitation-only event for the GamesBeat community, with about 180 CEOs, executives, investors, venture capitalists, marketers, developers, and other notable names in gaming. We’ll gather the right people in the room so you can do deals, strategize, and network.

Our theme will be Exploring New Worlds. By that, we mean all of the new places where people can enjoy games. New markets, new game genres, and new platforms are opening up for game companies. Virtual reality and augmented reality are re-energizing developers. Mobile is becoming a vast market around the globe. The consoles and PC games are going strong. Our speakers will shed light on the landscape and help you make the right decisions so your company can grow.

Meanwhile, GamesBeat 2016, our larger event, takes place August 1-August 3 next year. It should draw about 500 people to Terranea Resort in Rancho Palos Verdes, California. We don’t have a theme yet, but you can bet it will focus on the fresh trends and topics in game industry.

You can plan for these events now and help us make them our best yet. For potential sponsors, contact sponsors@venturebeat.com. The site pages have links for applications to attend (for the invitation-only summit) and to apply as a speaker.

Nolan Bushnell, speaking at length about the future of video games, with GamesBeat Summit moderator Dean Takahashi

Above: Nolan Bushnell, speaking at length about the future of video games, with GamesBeat Summit 2015 moderator Dean Takahashi

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