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Attend GDC

GDC is the world's largest event for the professional game industry, with unparalleled education and networking opportunities. Choose from five days of expert-led sessions, tutorials and roundtable discussions on a full range of game development topics. Visit the GDC Expo to meet 550+ companies, relax and network in interactive spaces, celebrate innovation in the Awards, attend special events throughout the week, and leave GDC inspired to make great games.

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Who Should Attend

Hone your game development skills at GDC 2012
Visual Artists
(Art Director, 2D/3D Artist, Character Artist, Environment Artist, Technical Artist, Visual Effects (VFX) Artist, Animator)
Meet artists with various art styles and concepts, and explore the inspiration and process behind their work. Learn methods to create quality art and animations for all kinds of games.

Suggested Content: Visual Arts, Art Direction, Technical Artist, Visual Effects, Animation
Network at GDC 2012
Business Development Professionals and Venture Capitalists
(CEOs / Presidents / Directors / VPs / Consultants)
Take advantage of a multi-billion dollar industry by networking with top studio heads, international developers and investors. Gain knowledge of opportunities in digital entertainment and communities that will garner new ventures, and mold the future of video games.
Suggested Tracks: Business & Marketing, Monetization, Production & Team Management
Studio Managers & Heads of Studios
Studio Managers & Heads of Studios
(Executive Managers / Directors / Studio Management)
Gather new methods for studio management during lean economic times and learn the pros, cons, and techniques of developing and marketing on new emerging game platforms to target every demographic.
Suggested Tracks: Business & Marketing, Production & Team Management, Monetization
Executive Producers
Executive Producers and Team Management
(Localization Managers / Producers / Video Directors / QA Leads)
Sessions will help you stay up-to-date on current developer processes with a global perspective. Develop best-practices from game studios that have produced games with international and domestic audiences. Learn new strategies for effective game production and team management, and share ideas with fellow colleagues. Sessions in production offer insight into streamlining your production process and improving your game's quality.
Suggested Tracks: Production & Team Management, Design
Exhibitors and Sponsors at GDC 2012
Virtual and Augmented Reality Producers
(Designers / Programmers / Visual Artists / Audio)
Learn from creators of astounding virtual experiences for games and non-game entertainment of all kinds. Explore the technology constraints and techniques to overcome design challenges and create high-quality content.
Suggested Tracks: Game VR/AR, Entertainment VR/AR
Exhibitors and Sponsors at GDC 2012
Vendor Companies and Sponsors
(Hardware / Software / Middleware / Services)
GDC attracts over 26,000 attendees, creating the industry's most dynamic and concentrated game development community; engage this audience over three days by showcasing your company's products, services, and innovations.

Find a Job and Network at GDC
Career Seekers & Recruiters
(Seasoned Veterans / Students / Schools / Expanding Companies)
Get your name out to the best new talent in the industry. Meet face-to-face with the top talent worldwide committed to making better games. Job seekers, meet companies and recruiters who are hiring now. Bring your portfolios, reels, and resumes, make productive connections.

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