You have 500 words to describe to the GDC Advisory Board what your talk will be about, and why it will be interesting to GDC attendees. This is not the abstract for your talk for the GDC website, it is not meant for attendees to read, it is not a teaser, and it is not a place for cute wordplay. It is for you to describe concretely and succinctly what is compelling about your talk to the Advisory Board, a group of people who have probably read 250 of these descriptions by the time they get to yours. Do not tease with something like, "My lecture will reveal amazing findings about how people play puzzle platformers," instead say, "We have found 90% of people only play puzzle platformers while eating pepperoni pizza," or whatever your amazing finding actually is. If you need more than 500 words to describe your lecture in this way, you can upload supplemental materials (.doc, .pdf, .txt) below.
The Game Developers Conference does not accept product or vendor related submissions. If your talk is a thinly-veiled advertisement for a new product, technology or service your company is offering, please do not apply.
The GDC 2019 Call for Submissions deadline is August 16, 2018 at 11:59pm PT.
The GDC Summits and VRDC Call for Submissions will open August 30 - October 5 at 11:59pm PT.
The submission form will ask you for:
When you agree to speak at GDC, you are making a commitment to deliver a well prepared talk and to speak on the topic you have proposed. We ask that you do not drastically change the submitted topic or content.
You will be evaluated by attendees on how well you delivered your presentation, aim to be among the top 50 presenters for GDC 2019.
We ask our speakers to submit the final version of their presentation to be made available on GDC Vault after it is presented at the conference.
You will receive an automated email response once your Phase 1 submission is received. We will notify you of the status of your Phase 1 submission in early October 2018. If you do not hear from us in October, please contact Victoria Petersen.