Game Developers Conference

Mar 16, 2020 - Mar 20, 2020 
Moscone Convention Center, San Francisco, United States
747 Howard Street, between 3rd & 4th Streets, San Francisco, CA 94103

The Game Developers Conference (GDC) is the world's largest professional game industry event. Each year, at the Moscone Convention Center in San Francisco, GDC defines market innovations and provides insight into the future of games. In 2019, the fair brought together 29,000 professionals.

GDC offers its attendees unparalleled education and networking opportunities. The show features 750 lectures, panels, tutorials and roundtable discussions on a comprehensive selection of game development and VR/AR topics taught by leading industry experts. Further, participants can play games from independent developers in GDC Play, alt.ctrl.GDC, IGF Pavilion, and other community spaces. The event hosts two award ceremonies recognising the finest developers and games - The Game Developers Choice Awards and The Independent Games Festival. The 2019 edition marked the debut of the GDC Film Festival, one of the firsts of its kind.

As one of the most popular events for game development Game Developers Conference 2020 will once again attract professionals and decision makers from around the world. Hotels near the Moscone Convention Center in San Francisco are in high demand, especially for the CDG 2020 dates, 16 - 20 March. If you wish to stay conveniently close to the venue and benefit from lower rates, plan your trip to The Golden City early on. Request your free accommodation quote today and secure your trouble-free stay.

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Game Developers Conference is organised by UBM, which combined with Informa PLC in June 2018 to become a leading B2B information services group and the largest B2B events organiser in the world.

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Organiser:Informa PLC
Founded:1987
Frequency:every year
Next Edition:Game Developers Conference 2021
Sectors: Information technology / Consumer electronics / Software
Website:Game Developers Conference 
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important facts

  • 29,000 industry professionals attended in 2019
  • 550 exhibitors
  • more than 780 lectures, panels, tutorials and roundtable discussions
  • The Game Developers Choice Awards
  • Independent Games Festival Pavilion
  • GDC Film Festival

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