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Event Overview:

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.

Attendee Information:

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.

Exhibitor Information:

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.


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

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Conference/Event Dates: 03/14/2016 - 03/18/2016
Conference/Event Hours:
Expo/Exhibit Dates: 03/16/2016 - 03/18/2016
Expo/Exhibit Hours: Wednesday 10am-6pm; Thursday 10am-6pm; Friday 10am-3pm
Classification: B2B
Primary Industry: Gaming / Video Games
Other Industries: Gaming / Video Games, Technology
Estimated Attendance: 26,000
Cost to Attend:
Audience: Game Developers and other Professionals only
Notes: Attendees:
42% Programming/Engineering
44% Game Design
32% Other*
35% Business Management
32% Production
27% Visual Arts
12% Audio
*Other includes students, educators, press/media, and other job functions.
Venue: Moscone Convention Center North, South, & West Halls
Venue Phone: (415) 974-4000
Venue Type: Indoor - Convention Center
Official Conference Hotel:Hotel List:
Conference Hotel URL:
Number of Exhibitors:540+
Exhibit Floorplan:Click Here
Show Owner:UBM Game Network
Show Manager:UBM Game Network
Sponsorship: Yes
Sponsorship Details: Over 89% of GDC's Exhibitors and Sponsors experience a high level of success and satisfaction with - overall ROI, quality of leads, new business contacts made, brand awareness and booth traffic. The GDC Team looks forward to working with you to customize a program that aligns with your business objectives.

Booth Size Booth Cost   Available Amenities
10' x 10' $7,800   Electricity: Yes - Unknown Price
10' x 20' $15,600   Water: n/a
20' x 20' $31,200   Generator: n/a
30' x 50' $117,000   Marketing Vehicles Allowed: Yes
Other Booth Sizes Available: Yes

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Speaker Contacts:

Colleen Mickey for Main Conference questions

Victoria Petersen for Summit questions

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