What's the Game Developers Conference®?
The Game Developers Conference (GDC) is the world's largest and longest-running professionals-only game industry event.
The GDC attracts over 26,000 attendees, and is the primary forum where programmers, artists, producers, game designers, audio professionals, business decision-makers and others involved in the development of interactive games gather to exchange ideas and shape the future of the industry. The GDC is produced by the UBM Tech Game Network.
This market defining conference features over 400 lectures, panels, tutorials and round-table discussions on a comprehensive selection of game development topics taught by leading industry experts. In addition, the GDC expo showcases all of the most relevant game development tools, platforms and services helping to drive the industry forward. The conference also features the seventeenth annual Independent Games Festival, the longest-running and largest festival relating to independent games worldwide, where original games compete for the attention of the publishing community, and the fifteenth annual Game Developers Choice Awards, the premier accolades for peer-recognition in the digital games industry.
The Game Developers Conference commemorated its 25th edition in 2011, serving as a testament of how far the industry has come. This year's conference continues the celebration of our industry's bright future.
GDC returns to San Francisco March 14-18, 2016 (Monday - Friday) for five days of lectures, panels, tutorials and roundtable discussions on a comprehensive selection of game development topics taught by leading industry experts. From year to year, the GDC continues to define market innovations and future vision, providing insight into the future of gaming.
The Game Developers Conference is the most prestigious event in the world for professional game developers. Whether you are looking to show new products, make new business contacts, or recruit new team members, the GDC Expo Floor puts you face-to-face with the industry's top talent.
GDC ATTENDEE STATS:
Over 26,000 attendees
Have an average of 6 years of game development experience
Have worked on an average of 10 game titles
Spend an average of 5 hours on the Expo Floor