Two annual summits are held in association with the IGDA Games Research and User Experience SIG. These summits are a great opportunity for those working in, studying, and interested in Games User Research and User Experience to come together, learn, and share knowledge.

For 2020, we’ve also added a smaller virtual event, #GRUXOnline, which will be taking place at EU-friendly times.

You can view some of the presentations from previous conferences here.




#GRUXOnline Conference

For 2020, we’ve added a smaller, virtual event – hosted at EU-friendly times!

This event is in addition to our #gamesUR NA & #gamesUR EU Summits – watch for more info about our NA Summit soon!

A free online conference dedicated to the design of player experience. #GRUXOnline is a one-day online event for knowledge-sharing in UX design and research in gamedev, being hosted by the GRUX community, and led by Steering Committee member Emma Varjo.

Find out more about #GRUXOnline on its own page.


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#gamesUR NA Summit

The #gamesUR NA Summit has, until 2020, been held annually alongside GDC in San Fransisco since 2010. Our 2020 Montreal-hosted event was unable to go ahead due to coronavirus, and for 2021, we will be hosting this event online.

In our decade of operations, it has grown from a handful of researchers, to a gathering of hundreds with multiple presentation streams, posters, workshops, and social events. We welcome professional game developers, user experience designers, and all who are interested in Games Research & User Experience!

Find out more about the next #gamesUR NA Summit on its own website.


#gamesUR EU Summit

The first #gamesUR EU Summit was London in July 2015. Since then this summit has provided thought provoking keynotes, insightful presentations, and excellent networking opportunities to attendees.

Find out more about #gamesUR EU Summit on its own website.


Games User Research Summit Presentations

#gamesUR Summits are held annually in North America, and in the EU. These summits are opportunities for those working in, studying, and interested in Games User Experience, and Games User Research to meet and learn from each others. Some presentations from past summits are available here.