Leadership Day by IGDA Finland

There are no dedicated games leadership conferences in Europe... so we decided to make one! Leadership Day by IGDA Finland, September 30th, 2019 in Helsinki, is an international event about how we build companies, teams and working cultures to build better games.



Games companies, their inner workings and cultures are some of the least documented aspects of game development. Yet we and our work are all defined by these choices every single day. Join us in learning and challenging the cutting edge of leadership in games from some of the brightest minds in the industry!

Like all things IGDA Finland, the conference is non-profit and made possible by our volunteers and partners.

Less, but better

This one day event is designed around a thought provoking speaker track and ample room for networking with industry peers. We will be organising an IGDA Mentorship Cafe to help you grow your professional network and to finish it all off we’ll be throwing an evening party right next to the venue.

In cooperation with Women in Games Finland, there will be free daycare for children of conference attendees on-site.


Event Agenda


Speaker Sessions

In five sessions, thought leaders from both Finland and abroad challenge you to think about leadership from new angles.

Networking Lunch

Never eat lunch alone! We’ll have an extra long slot to really dig in to that discussion.


Evening Mixer & Party

Start the evening with a relaxed mixer and continue to the wee hours at the Leadership Day party.


Detailed schedule coming after summer holidays!



Speakers will be announced after summer holidays!



City Hall / Helsingin Kaupungintalo

Pohjoisesplanadi 11-13, 00170 Helsinki

Note: you can reach the venue very easily with public transport. No special arrangements or taxis needed!



This event wouldn’t be possible without help from our partners.

We are looking for sponsors for the event. If you’d like to help us take games leadership to another level please contact us and let’s talk!



We’ve been pushing since 2018 to make this event happen and still more needs doing. Drop us a line via firstname.lastname@igda.fi to join the fun!


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