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Registration & Policies

Cancellations, Substitutions, Downgrades & Upgrades

To cancel, change, or substitute your pass, please download the Registration Update Form and submit your request via email, fax 218-740-6883 or mail it to:

UBM Events Registration Department
GDC 2018
131 W First Street
Duluth, MN 55802

Requests for registration refunds must be received before February 23, 2018. All Access, GDC Conference + Summits, GDC Conference, GDC Summits, and Audio Conference+Tutorial Passes are subject to a $300 service charge. Independent Games Summit, Educators Summit, Expo Plus, and Expo passes are subject to a $100 service charge. Refunds are not available after February 23, 2018, and are not available for no-shows.

Written requests for a downgraded pass must be received no later than Friday, February 23, 2018 for a full refund on the difference of registration fees between the value of the original and downgraded pass. Requests received for downgrades after Friday, February 23, 2018 cannot be accommodated. Written requests for an upgraded pass will be accepted throughout the event. If you have any questions, please contact

Event Badges

Badges will not be mailed in advance of the event. Please pick up your badge in person, on-site with your photo ID. Collecting multiple badges by a single person is not allowed. Please bring a copy of your receipt as verification of your registration. Touch 'N Go NFC badges will be in use at GDC.

PLEASE TREAT YOUR BADGE/BADGE HOLDER AS CASH: Both the badge and badge holder are required for entry at GDC 2018. A non-refundable replacement fee equal to the original purchase amount will apply to all lost, duplicate, misplaced, stolen, or forgotten badge/badge holder requests. If your badge was complimentary, the fee will be the current on-site rate.

Request for taxpayer ID Number

Please email your W-9 requests to Registration Customer Service at The Federal Tax ID number for the Game Developers Conference 2015 is 11-2240940.

Code of Conduct

GDC believes our community should be truly open for everyone. As such, we are committed to providing a friendly, safe and welcoming environment for all, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, disability, ethnicity, or religion. Please review the Code of Conduct.

Hotel Reservations

If you have not yet made hotel arrangements, we urge you to do so immediately. For hotel reservations, please refer to the Travel Page.

Age Limit

Due to safety concerns, no one under the age of 18 (including infants in strollers) will be permitted on the premises at any time during the conference.

Americans with Disabilities Act

If you require special assistance, auxiliary aids, interpreters or other reasonable accommodations while at the conference, please email Jessica De Robinson at least four weeks prior to the event date.

Discount/Promotion Code Usage

Only one discount/promotion code is allowed per registration at the time of registration, and no codes may be added after registration has been completed.

IGDA Member Discounts

Please visit the International Game Developers Association website for more information on activities at GDC and member discounts.

Questions & Changes

If you have any questions, please contact our registration team or contact us.


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