A two-day conference about how we make games and why we make them

  • The goal of No Show Conference is to give game industry professionals a space to explore our skillsets, our motivations, and our limits as developers.

    September 14- 15, 2013 at the Microsoft New England Research & Development Center. Follow @noshowconf on Twitter for updates.

    Coming in from out of town? Fly to Logan Airport and stay at the Kendall Hotel.

    All online ticketing has closed. Tickets will be available at the door. See you at No Show!

    The Rules:

    • Held on a weekend – so you can save your vacation time for an actual vacation
    • Low admission fee – so you can keep your money in your game/life/pocket
    • No panels – so your time isn’t wasted listening to strangers agree with each other


    The Event:

    • Presentations – a single track of talks throughout the weekend covering all aspects of game development, from up in the clouds to under the microscope
    • Game Jam – get inspired by a talk? go make a prototype now, or just visit to absorb the energy


    The Tickets:

    • All-Access Pass – does what it says on the tin; gets you into everything happening throughout the weekend
    • Game Jam Pass – make a game over the weekend and show it off in the conference’s closing keynote post-mortem
    • Sponsor Someone! – help both the conference and someone without financial means to attend by sponsoring an attendee


    Refunds and Cancellations:

    • If you need to cancel, email courtney@noshowconf.com no less than 30 days before the conference for a refund less a $10 processing fee.
    • Cancellations received less than 30 days prior to the conference are non-refundable.


    The Venue:

    MCS_NERD_LogoThe Microsoft New England Research & Development Center (NERD) is a research and software innovation campus located in the heart of Cambridge, Massachusetts. The NERD vertical campus spans two buildings with its primary presence and conference center located at One Memorial Drive and a recently renovated and expanded space located at One Cambridge Center. NERD is home to some of Microsoft’s most strategic teams including Microsoft Research New England, Microsoft Application Virtualization (App-V), SharePoint Workspace, Microsoft Technical Computing, Microsoft Advertising, Microsoft Lync, Microsoft Office 365 and more. NERD has become a hub of activity for the local tech community and has hosted more than 900 events and welcomed more than 80,000 visitors during the past three years.