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gamescom congress 2021

What can games do for learning, healthcare, technological innovation and cultural discourse?

You will see in the over 30 program items of gamescom congress 2021 that there is a lot more to games than mere entertainment.
This year, a key focus is digital learning and how games can enrich everyday school life. Amid the pandemic, the role of games in the field of didactics has taken greater importance than ever before, which we will explore in depth in our presentations and hands-on workshops.

gamescom congress Streams
  • gamescom congress – be there!
  • Healing in Relationship with Technology
  • Gaming for resilience?
  • Beyond Gamification
  • Debatt(l)e Royale 2021 - Die Politik-Arena auf der gamescom
  • Video Games & the Future of Entertainment
  • Zur Machbarkeit von Games in der schulischen Bildung
  • Machine Playing: Mit KI in neue Spielwelten
  • Die Zukunft des Autos als mobile Entertainment-Plattform
  • Real Racing and Gaming Simulations
  • Brücken bauen mit Fusion Campus
gamescom congress

The gamescom congress is Europe’s leading conference on the potential of computer and video games in society and the economy. Covering a broad spectrum of topics, the congress shows that game technologies help to inspire innovations and master digitalization in nearly all economic and social spheres.

In 2021, the congress will be taking place for the 13th time as part of gamescom, the world’s largest event for computer and video games.

The gamescom congress addresses guests far beyond the games industry. They include experts from the fields of culture, education, pedagogy, politics, science, media and business representatives from all sectors.

The congress is organized by Koelnmesse GmbH and game – the German Games Industry Association.

Felix Falk

Felix Falk – Game

This year too, the gamescom congress will provide an exciting look into the future with discussions on how games affect society and what this means for our future. Now, almost one and a half years into the coronavirus pandemic, the incredible potential of games, their technologies and approaches is more evident than ever – even for many skeptics. Computer and video games have played a major role in helping millions of people cope with the pandemic and its effects …

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Gerald Böse – Koelnmesse

The gamescom congress will take place purely digitally this year for the second time in a row. And although the physical encounters that normally distinguish such an event won't be possible as a result, the purely digital nature also presents an unbelievable number of possibilities. Whereas previously only a limited number of people could exchange ideas in the panels on location, the knowledge and the drive of a worldwide community can now be tapped into online …

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Nathanael Liminski

Nathanael Liminski – Chef der Staatskanzlei NRW und Staatssekretär der Landesregierung, Staatskanzlei NRW

At the beginning of its legislative period, the state government agreed to significantly expand the Digital Media State NRW, especially North Rhine-Westphalia as a site for games. Every year, the gamescom congress plays a significant role in helping us successfully realize this goal. This is because we highlight and discuss the rich diversity and potential that the wide range of games offer …

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Henriette Reker

Henriette Reker – Mayor of the City of Cologne

How can computer games promote learning? Where are games drivers of innovation for the economy? What roles do games play for cooperation across generations? The gamescom congress will also answer these and many other questions this year …

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