About MIGS

Your Access to Experts!

“You’d best believe that we are coming back to MIGS next time around! The experience was more than we expected and we received much love from the Montreal Community!”

BareHand Team

“Very high concentration of talented developers in one place”

Matt Sughrue

What you like the most at MIGS? “Seeing all of the developers

in Montreal in one room.”

Scott Jones

“Great atmosphere. Fun and interactive”

David Dumais

“The sessions were very valuable, full of relevant content & the speakers were knowledgeable”

Alexandra Kornilova

“The master class covers important material that is helpful for many different aspects of game development, and covers a skill set that most teams don’t have.”

Andrew Rubino

The Montreal International Game Summit brings together hundreds of international experts to one of the largest hubs of video games development in the world so that they can share their knowledge with the local and international developers attending the event.

Learn from the experts during conference sessions, masterclasses and one-on-one coaching sessions before rubbing shoulders with them during the MIGS networking cocktails and other special events over the 2 days.

Unlike many other events in the industry, this really is an opportunity for attendees to meet with experts such as Ian Livingstone (Games Workshop), Amy Hennig (Electronic Arts), Brandon Beck (Riot Games), Marty O’Donnell (Compositor for Halo and Destiny), Ray Musika (Bioware) and many others who have joined us as speakers.

On top of the content programme, MIGS also hosts:

A recruitment section on the expo floor where hundreds of developers with all ranges of experience come to meet companies looking for new hires.

A Business Lounge where developers can meet publishers looking for new games to buy and service providers can find new clients (using the online meeting application that Game Connection and E3 use)

Expo floor where Indies and AAA companies can showcase their games to thousands of visitors and international press

Mentoring Lounge

Experts Club (by invitation)

Third party events (VGBA Summit, Global Affairs Canada Round-tables, Jam Nation Gala)

Conference Code of Conduct
All attendees, speakers, sponsors and volunteers at our conference (“Participants”) are required to follow this code of conduct. Organisers will enforce this code throughout the event. We expect cooperation from all Participants to help ensure a safe environment for everybody.

All determinations of appropriate or inappropriate behavior are in the conference organisers’ sole discretion and the decision(s) of the conference organiser’s representatives onsite will be final.

The Quick Version

Our conference is dedicated to providing a harassment-free conference experience for everyone, regardless of, but without limitation, gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, religion (or lack thereof), or technology choices. We do not tolerate harassment of Participants in any form. Sexual language and imagery is not appropriate for any conference venue. Participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the conference at the discretion of the conference organisers.

The Less Quick Version

Harassment includes, but is not limited to, offensive verbal comments related to gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, religion, technology choices, sexual images in public spaces, deliberate intimidation, stalking, following, harassing photography or recording, sustained disruption of talks or other events, inappropriate physical contact, and unwelcome sexual attention.

Participants asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately.

Sponsors are also subject to the anti-harassment policy. In particular, sponsors should not use sexualised images, activities, or other material. Booth staff (including volunteers) should not use sexualised clothing/uniforms/costumes, or otherwise create a sexualised environment.

If a Participant engages in harassing behavior, the conference organisers may take any action they deem appropriate, including warning the offender or expulsion from the conference.

If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact a member of conference staff immediately. Conference staff can be identified as they’ll be wearing branded clothing and/or badges. You can also address your concerns to the customer care booth.

Conference staff will be happy to help Participants contact venue security or local law enforcement or otherwise assist those experiencing harassment to feel safe for the duration of the conference. We value your attendance.