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Pass options for GDC have changed. Check out our pass grid below to find the right pass for you. Scroll down for more detailed information on what each pass offers.

Please note that attendees with event-specific passes (Independent Games Summit (IGS), the GDC Education Summit, and VRDC) will receive priority access to their respective event, with many additional seats available on a first-come, first-seated basis for All Access and Summits, Tutorials & Bootcamps Pass holders. All sessions for the above listed events will be available to you in GDC Vault after the event.

All GDC attendees must be at least 18 years old, including for the Student Expo Pass.

Registration Deadlines


  Early
CLOSED
Regular
CLOSED
Onsite
CLOSED
All Access Pass
$1,599 $1,999 $2,099
Main Conference Pass $999 $1,399 $1,699
Summits, Tutorials & Bootcamps Pass $799 $899 $999
VRDC Pass* SOLD OUT SOLD OUT SOLD OUT
Independent Games Summit* SOLD OUT SOLD OUT SOLD OUT
GDC Education Summit* SOLD OUT SOLD OUT SOLD OUT
Audio Track $699 $799 $899
Expo Pass $199 $249 $249
Student Expo N/A N/A $79

*Limited number of passes available

Pass Comparison Chart

  All Access Main Conference Summits Indie Games Audio Expo Students VRDC edcuation
All Main Conference Sessions*
(Wed. - Fri.)
Check Check     Audio Only        
All Summits, Tutorials, & Bootcamps (Mon. & Tues.) Check   Check IGS Only Audio Only       GDC EDU only
Virtual Reality Developers Conference sessions (Mon. & Tues.) Check   Check         Check  
GDC General Session (Wed.) Check Check Check Check Check     Check Check
All Advocacy Track sessions (Wed. - Fri.) Check Check Check Check Check Check

Friday Only

Check Check
Game Career Seminar (Fri.) Check Check Check Check Check Check Check Check Check
GDC Play (Wed.-Fri.) Check Check Check Check Check Check

Friday Only

Check Check
IGF Pavilion (Wed. -Fri.) Check Check Check Check Check Check

Friday Only

Check Check
GDC Expo Floor & Career Center (Wed.-Fri.) Check Check Check Check Check Check Friday Only Check Check
Business Center (Wed.-Fri.) Check Check Check Check Check Check   Check Check
IGF & Choice Award Shows (Wed.) Check Check Check Check Check Check   Check Check
GDC Business Matchmaking Check                
GDC Mobile App Check Check Check Check Check Check Check Check Check
GDC Expo Floor Happy Hour Check Check Check Check Check Check   Check Check
All GDC Mixers Check Check Check Check Check     Check Check
GDC Vault Access** Check                
GDC-Sponsored Events & Parties Check Check Check Check Check     Check Check

*All Main Conference Sessions include over 400 lectures, panels, poster sessions, and roundtables
**GDC Vault provides access to recordings of all events through March 1, 2017

Pass Descriptions

All Access Pass
The premier, all-inclusive GDC pass! This pass is good for people who are interested in attending everything that GDC has to offer.

Includes

  • Over 400 lectures, panels, and roundtables (Wed - Fri)
  • All summits, tutorials and bootcamps (Mon & Tues)
  • All Virtual Reality Developers Conference (VRDC) sessions (Mon & Tues)
  • All one-day and two-day sponsored developer days (Mon & Tues)
  • All sponsored sessions
  • All poster sessions
  • GDC General session (Wed)
  • Game Career Seminar (Fri)
  • GDC Expo Floor and Career Center (Wed - Fri)
  • GDC Play (Wed - Fri)
  • IGF Pavilion (Wed - Fri)
  • Independent Games Festival and Game Developers Choice Awards ceremony (Wed)
  • GDC Business Matchmaking
  • GDC Mobile App
  • GDC Expo Floor Happy Hour
  • All GDC Mixers
  • GDC Vault subscription (provides metered access to recordings of sessions for select GDC events via GDC Vault)
 
Pass Pricing
 
Early Bird
Ends Feb. 3
$1,599
Regular
Ends Mar. 9
$1,999
Onsite
Mar. 14-18
$2,099
 
 
Main Conference Pass
This pass is good for people who are interested in attending the GDC lectures, panels, and roundtables but not the summits, tutorials, or bootcamps, or the Virtual Reality Developers Conference (VRDC)

Includes

  • Over 400 lectures, panels and roundtables (Wed - Fri)
  • All one-day and two-day sponsored developer days (Mon & Tues)
  • All sponsored sessions
  • All poster sessions
  • GDC General session (Wed)
  • Game Career Seminar (Fri)
  • GDC Expo Floor and Career Center (Wed - Fri)
  • GDC Play (Wed - Fri)
  • IGF Pavilion (Wed - Fri)
  • Independent Games Festival and Game Developers Choice Awards ceremony (Wed)
  • GDC Mobile App
  • GDC Expo Floor Happy Hour
  • All GDC Mixers
 
Does Not Include

  • All summits, tutorials and bootcamps (Mon & Tues)
  • GDC Business Matchmaking
  • All Virtual Reality Developers Conference (VRDC) sessions (Mon & Tues)
  • GDC Vault subscription (provides metered access to recordings of sessions for select GDC events via GDC Vault)
 
Pass Pricing
 
Early Bird
Ends Feb. 3
$999
Regular
Ends Mar. 9
$1,399
Onsite
Mar. 14-18
$1,699
 
 
Summits, Tutorials & Bootcamps Pass
This pass is good for people who are interested in attending the summits, tutorials, and bootcamps, and the Virtual Reality Developers Conference (VRDC).

Includes

  • All summits, tutorials and bootcamps (Mon & Tues)
  • All Virtual Reality Developers Conference (VRDC) sessions (Mon & Tues)
  • All one-day and two-day sponsored developer days (Mon & Tues)
  • All sponsored sessions
  • All poster sessions
  • GDC General session (Wed)
  • Game Career Seminar (Fri)
  • GDC Expo Floor and Career Center (Wed - Fri)
  • GDC Play (Wed - Fri)
  • IGF Pavilion (Wed - Fri)
  • Independent Games Festival and Game Developers Choice Awards ceremony (Wed)
  • GDC Mobile App
  • GDC Expo Floor Happy Hour
  • All GDC Mixers
 
Does Not Include

  • Over 400 lectures, panels and roundtables (Wed - Fri)
  • GDC Business Matchmaking
  • GDC Vault subscription (provides metered access to recordings of sessions for select GDC events via GDC Vault)
 
Pass Pricing
 
Early Bird
Ends Feb. 3
$799
Regular
Ends Mar. 9
$899
Onsite
Mar. 14-18
$999
 
 
Virtual Reality Developers Conference (VRDC) Pass
This pass is good for people who want to learn from experts in the fields of video game, entertainment and tech discussing the state of the art in making amazing, immersive VR (and AR) experiences.

Includes

  • All Virtual Reality Developers Conference (VRDC) sessions (Mon & Tues)
  • All one-day and two-day sponsored developer days (Mon & Tues)
  • All sponsored sessions (Wed - Fri)
  • All poster sessions
  • GDC General Session (Wed)
  • Game Career Seminar (Fri)
  • GDC Expo Floor and Career Center (Wed - Fri)
  • GDC Play (Wed - Fri)
  • IGF Pavilion (Wed - Fri)
  • Independent Games Festival and Game Developers Choice Awards ceremony (Wed)
  • GDC Mobile App
  • GDC Expo Floor Happy Hour
  • All GDC Mixers
 
Does Not Include

  • Over 400 lectures, panels and roundtables (Wed - Fri)
  • All summits, tutorials and bootcamps (Mon & Tues)
  • GDC Business Matchmaking
  • GDC Vault subscription (provides metered access to recordings of sessions for select GDC events via GDC Vault)
 
Pass Pricing
 
Early Bird
Ends Feb. 3
$699
Regular
Ends Mar. 9
$799
Onsite
Mar. 14-18
$899
 
 
Audio Track Pass
This pass is good for people who are interested in attending the GDC Audio Track and the one-day Audio Bootcamp.

Includes

  • All GDC Audio Track sessions (Wed - Fri)
  • The one-day Audio Bootcamp (Tues)
  • All one-day and two-day sponsored developer days (Mon & Tues)
  • All sponsored sessions
  • All poster sessions
  • GDC General session (Wed)
  • Game Career Seminar (Fri)
  • GDC Expo Floor and Career Center (Wed - Fri)
  • GDC Play (Wed - Fri)
  • IGF Pavilion (Wed - Fri)
  • Independent Games Festival and Game Developers Choice Awards ceremony (Wed)
  • GDC Expo Floor Happy Hour
  • All GDC Mixers
 
Does Not Include

  • Over 400 lectures, panels and roundtables (Wed - Fri)
  • All summits, tutorials and bootcamps (Mon & Tues) except the Audio Bootcamp (Tues)
  • All Virtual Reality Developers Conference (VRDC) sessions (Mon & Tues)
  • GDC Business Matchmaking
  • GDC Vault subscription (provides metered access to recordings of sessions for select GDC events via GDC Vault)
 
Pass Pricing
 
Early Bird
Ends Feb. 3
$699
Regular
Ends Mar. 9
$799
Onsite
Mar. 14-18
$899
 
 
Independent Games Summit Pass
This pass is good for people who are interested in independent games, and seeing what the Independent Games Festival has to offer.

Includes

  • The Independent Games Summit (Mon & Tues)
  • All one-day and two-day sponsored developer days (Mon & Tues)
  • All sponsored sessions
  • All poster sessions
  • GDC General session (Wed)
  • Game Career Seminar (Fri)
  • GDC Expo Floor and Career Center (Wed - Fri)
  • GDC Play (Wed - Fri)
  • IGF Pavilion (Wed - Fri)
  • Independent Games Festival and Game Developers Choice Awards ceremony (Wed)
  • GDC Mobile App
  • GDC Expo Floor Happy Hour
  • All GDC Mixers
 
Does Not Include

  • Over 400 lectures, panels and roundtables (Wed - Fri)
  • All summits, tutorials and bootcamps (Mon & Tues) except the Independent Games Summit (Mon & Tues)
  • All Virtual Reality Developers Conference (VRDC) sessions (Mon & Tues)
  • GDC Business Matchmaking
  • GDC Vault subscription (provides metered access to recordings of sessions for select GDC events via GDC Vault)
 
Pass Pricing
 
Early Bird
Ends Feb. 3
$329
Regular
Ends Mar. 9
$329
Onsite
Mar. 14-18
$329
 
 
GDC Education Summit Pass
This pass is good for people who want to learn about the most innovative and exciting ideas in game education today.

Includes

  • The GDC Education Summit (Mon & Tues)
  • All one-day and two-day sponsored developer days (Mon & Tues)
  • All sponsored sessions
  • All poster sessions
  • GDC General session (Wed)
  • Game Career Seminar (Fri)
  • GDC Expo Floor and Career Center (Wed - Fri)
  • GDC Play (Wed - Fri)
  • IGF Pavilion (Wed - Fri)
  • Independent Games Festival and Game Developers Choice Awards ceremony (Wed)
  • GDC Mobile App
  • GDC Expo Floor Happy Hour
  • All GDC Mixers
 
Does Not Include

  • Over 400 lectures, panels and roundtables (Wed - Fri)
  • All summits, tutorials and bootcamps (Mon & Tues) except the GDC Education Games Summit (Mon & Tues)
  • All Virtual Reality Developers Conference (VRDC) sessions (Mon & Tues)
  • GDC Business Matchmaking
  • GDC Vault subscription (provides metered access to recordings of sessions for select GDC events via GDC Vault)
 
Pass Pricing
 
Early Bird
Ends Feb. 3
$329
Regular
Ends Mar. 9
$329
Onsite
Mar. 14-18
$329
 
 
Expo Pass
This pass is good for people who are interested in an introductory look at GDC, and are interested in visiting the Expo Floor.

Includes

  • GDC Expo Floor and Career Center (Wed - Fri)
  • GDC Play (Wed - Fri)
  • IGF Pavilion (Wed - Fri)
  • Independent Games Festival and Game Developers Choice Awards ceremony (Wed)
  • All one-day and two-day sponsored developer days (Mon & Tues)
  • All sponsored sessions
  • All poster sessions
  • Game Career Seminar (Fri)
  • GDC Mobile App
  • GDC Expo Floor Happy Hour
 
Does Not Include

  • Over 400 lectures, panels and roundtables (Wed - Fri)
  • All summits, tutorials and bootcamps (Mon & Tues)
  • All Virtual Reality Developers Conference (VRDC) sessions (Mon & Tues)
  • GDC General session (Wed)
  • GDC Business Matchmaking
  • All GDC Mixers
  • GDC Vault subscription (provides metered access to recordings of sessions for select GDC events via GDC Vault)
 
Pass Pricing
 
Early Bird
Ends Feb. 3
$199
Regular
Ends Mar. 9
$249
Onsite
Mar. 14-18
$249
 
 

Student Expo Pass (Available Onsite Only)
The Student Pass is only available at onsite registration on Friday, March 18, 2016 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, CA. You must be 18 years of age or older and provide proof of current enrollment (i.e. a valid student ID) to be eligible for this pass.

This pass is good for students who are interested in breaking into and learning about the game industry, and getting an introductory look at GDC.

Includes

  • Game Career Seminar (Friday only)
  • All sponsored sessions (Friday only)
  • All poster sessions (Friday only)
  • GDC Expo Floor and Career Center (Friday only)
  • GDC Play (Friday only)
  • IGF Pavilion (Friday only)
 
Pass Pricing
 
Early Bird
Ends Feb. 3
N/A
Regular
Ends Mar. 9
N/A
Onsite
Mar. 18
$79
 
 

How to Register

Online

Register easily on our secure online system
Online

Download a registration form, complete, and email/mail with payment to:
Event Registration Services Group
Game Developers Conference 2016
303 Second St
Suite 900, South Tower
San Francisco, CA 94107
gdcregistration@ubm.com
Online

Download a registration form, complete, and fax to (415) 947-6011.
Need Help? Contact Registration Customer Service at:
(415) 947-6926 or
(866) 535-8997
Mon. - Fri., 9am-4pm PST

 

Group Registration

Group Registration Policies

For GDC 2016 you can mix and match GDC's most popular passes and save 10% off your total pass purchase*. GDC group registration discount applies to any combination of 10 or more All Access, Main Conference, Summits & Tutorials, VRDC, and Audio Passes. The Independent Games Summit Pass, GDC Education Summit, and Expo Pass are excluded from the group discount.

Note: Group discounts cannot be combined with any other discounts, including Alumni, IGDA and Exhibitor discounts.

*Terms & Conditions: The group discount of 10% is only valid off the current registration price, including early discount registrations for All Access, Main Conference, Summits & Tutorials, VRDC, and Audio passes. The Independent Games Summit Pass, GDC Education Summit, and Expo Pass are excluded from the group discount. Additional discounts, such as Alumni, Exhibitor or other special discounts are not combinable with the group discount.



How to Register

To get the GDC group registration discount, please send the completed group registration form for each registrant to the GDC registration department one of the ways below:

Mail
Email/mail the completed group registration form, along with check or credit card payment information, to:

Event Registration Services Group
Game Developers Conference 2014
303 Second St
Suite 900, South Tower
San Francisco, CA 94107
gdcregistration@ubm.com
Fax

Fax the completed group registration form, along with check or credit card payment information, to (415) 947-6011.

Need Help? Contact Registration Customer Service at:

(415) 947-6926 or
(866) 535-8997
Mon. - Fri., 9am-4pm PST


Press Registration

To prepare for the conference, press pre-registration for GDC and VRDC 2016 closed as of Tuesday, March 1st. All media badge applicants must now register onsite during the conference.
 
To apply for registration as media, please proceed directly to the press room located in the South Hall, Esplanade Level, Room 303.
 
Please note that all members of the media that wish to register onsite in the press room may be required to provide up to 3 of the following 4 credentials:

  1. Three published pieces that you have authored within the past six months about the videogame industry, virtual reality or a related topic
  2. Your business card at the media outlet you are representing
  3. An assignment letter on letterhead from your editor/producer
  4. IF YOUR OUTLET IS A WEBSITE, PODCAST, YOUTUBE CHANNEL or STREAM: Third-party verification of the count of your monthly visitors, readers or listeners

You can apply for a press badge at any time during the hours that the press room is open:
 
GDC/VRDC Press Room Open Hours:

Sunday, March 13th: 3pm - 5pm
Monday, March 14th: 8:30am - 5pm
Tuesday, March 15th: 8:30am - 5pm
Wednesday, March 16th: 8:30am - 6pm
Thursday, March 17th: 8:30am - 6pm
Friday, March 18th: 8:30am - 3:30pm

For all press matters, please contact the GDC/VRDC Press team.


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GDC/VRDC Press