It’s back.

March 11, 2023 @ The Great Hall

AMS Nest – UBC Vancouver Campus

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Countdown to Gaming Expo









After 3 long years, UBC Gaming Expo is finally coming back in person! Starting at 12pm, join us for a whole day of inspiring panels, creative vendors, cool cosplaying, exciting show matches, and more!

If you’re interested in anything and everything gaming, UBCEA’s Gaming Expo is the place to be.

Don’t miss out on learning from the best, diving into the esports industry, and networking with other gamers and members of the community. If that’s not enough, get a ticket to the afterparty and end the night partying with us and your friends!

UBC Gaming Expo is open to UBCEA members, UBC students, and non-students.


All times listed below are Pacific Standard Time (PST)

Schedule still tentative and subject to changes*

11:00 Doors Open & Check-In
12:00 Opening Ceremony
12:30 Panel 1 – Game Development
13:15 Panel 2 – Careers in Gaming
14:00 Intermission & Activity
14:15 Panel 3 – Building Creative Direction
15:00 Panel 4 – Navigating the Esports Industry
15:45 Networking Session
16:30 Valorant Showmatch
17:15 Break
17:30 Smash Top 4
19:30 Closing Ceremony


Getting Here

The venue is easily accessible by public transit with the R4, 44, 84, and 99 express buses all running directly to UBC’s Vancouver campus and most stops within walking distance to the Nest. For more information on transit routes and services in the area, refer to Translink’s trip planner.

UBC also offers a selection of parking lots and areas for students, staff, and visitors alike, with the University Blvd Lot being closest to the venue. Additionally, free parking is available on Marine Drive with a bit of a walk from the venue. For more information on parking areas and options, refer to UBC’s parking map (orange lots only available to students/staff with a valid permit).


What time is the event? Can I come at any time?

Check-in starts at 11am and the event starts at 12pm! Attendees can check-in or buy a ticket throughout the day as well as enter or exit the venue as long as they have an event badge!

Are panelists going to be in-person or virtual during the event?

All announced panelists are coming in-person to the event! Stay tuned to UBCEA’s social media to stay up-to-date on the various panels and panelists coming to the event!

Can I buy a ticket the day-of?

Yes, tickets will be sold at the entrance of the great hall on the day of the event!

Is card payment accepted at the event?

Yes, card payment will be accepted the event.

How do I connect to the UBC WiFi?

Students and faculty of UBC can use the school’s secure network to login. Additionally, students from other participating universities can use the eduroam network with their university student ID. More information on connecting to the eduroam network can be found on UBC’s website.

Visitors to UBC can connect to WiFi by selecting ubcvisitor. More information on connecting to the visitor network can be found on the UBC website.

How can I get a UBCEA membership?

UBCEA memberships can be purchased on Showpass.

What are the rules of the event?

Please refer to our code of conduct for the rules of the event.

Have a question that isn’t listed?

If you can’t find an answer to your question feel free to reach out to one of our execs on Discord!




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