What is Tabletop Network?
Tabletop Network is an annual gathering of tabletop game designers, focused on professional development, networking, and collaboration. Over the course of two days, you will gain new insights and learn new strategies to help design tomorrow's best games.
Presentations and hands-on workshops are given each day by leading designers and experts in the tabletop industry, and focus on topics such as player engagement, game mechanics, systems design, and best practices. Attendees frequently break into smaller groups to help solidify the things they are learning and turn knowledge into action. And each evening, networking and playtesting events give attendees the opportunity to test out their new ideas and collaborate with their peers.
In partnership with BoardGameGeek, Tabletop Network will be hosted the two days leading up to BGG.CON in Dallas, Texas. Attendees will be able to attend both events, first developing their skills, and then enjoying some downtime playing games (or testing your latest design).
Together, let's hone the craft of game design.
We are currently working to secure presenters for this year's event. In addition to hearing from the top designers, we are focused on providing an opportunity for new and diverse voices to be heard.
Interested in presenting at Tabletop Network? We'd love to have you be involved. Let us know what you have in mind.
You can view a list of past speakers here.
Where is it Hosted?
In conjunction with BGG.CON, Tabletop Network 2021 will be hosted in downtown Dallas, in the Hyatt Regency Dallas hotel.
When is Tabletop Network?
Tabletop Network will be held November 14-16, 2021, the two days leading up to BGG.CON
Registration for the 2021 conference will be available through our conference partner, BoardGameGeek. Note that attendance to Tabletop Network is open to all game designers, regardless of published status. We look forward to seeing you there.