Please note: this information refers to GDC 2016, check back for updates.
Mingle with colleagues after a long day of sessions or network with industry professionals. GDC parties and social events provide the perfect opportunity to enjoy yourself while expanding your game industry networks in a more informal setting.
Education Summit Mixer by HEVGA and ESA
Open to Education Summit attendees only
The Higher Education Video Game Alliance (HEVGA)–though the coordination and support of the Entertainment Software Association (ESA), the industry's U.S. association dedicated to serving the business and public affairs needs of companies publishing computer and video games–will be hosting their annual mixer during GDC's Education Summit on Monday, March 14 from 6-8pm in the West Hall, Third Level. Join us as we celebrate the field of games and higher education, announce the winners of our annual Alliance Awards, and network with colleagues, industry professionals, and friends.
GDC Play Networking Lounge
The Trade Commissioner Service will be hosting the Canada Business Lounge at GDC Play to connect Canadian companies with buyers from around the world. Trade Commissioners will be present to make introductions and provide information about investing in Canada. Canada will also be at Game Connection, on the margins of GDC.
Intel Sky Bridges
Bridging the gap between Experience and Engagement, Intel offers you the space to interact with the latest technology for game-development ecosystems, while engaging with our experts and other industry partners. We will showcase demos on the Bridges where you can test the latest systems, try out innovative game engines, challenge yourself on new games, and more. Beyond the Bridges, we are sponsoring the Waskul StudioXperience on the show floor where luminaries will discuss gaming, the future, and as well as featuring HTC, Oculus and Razer/OSVR who have joined with us share their vision of the future: VR!
Smartphone & Tablet Games Summit Mixer
Open to Smartphone & Tablet Games Summit attendees only
Get into the mix with WB! Enjoy a beverage with WB Games leaders and fellow mobile enthusiasts at the official GDC Smartphone & Tablet Games Summit Mixer.
WB Games studio representatives will be onsite to answer questions and discuss open positions!
Come meet up at the PlayStation Lounge, grab some coffee, play some games, and learn more about why we are the Best Place to Work and Play! Talk with Recruiters and Hiring Managers and see how Greatness Awaits You at PlayStation! See you there!
Samsung Galaxy Apps is a boutique store of expertly curated apps reaching millions of users each week. We offer a unique experience for our app partners across multiple Samsung devices. Seeking to generate ROI and monetize effectively? Look no further. Partner with us! Come visit us at the SAMSUNG Lounge located at GDC’s South Hall, Upper Lobby.
Ubisoft Lobby Bar
The Ubisoft Lounge welcomes GDC attendees all week for exciting talks with high-profile developers from our studios: discuss with our GDC speakers during exclusive Q&A sessions and test Ubisoft production’s latest live VR & tech demos. Meet us on 2nd floor, West Hall. Daily agenda available onsite.
Open to VRDC attendees only
Help celebrate the kickoff of VRDC with attendees, advisors, and speakers. VRDC brings together the best and brightest minds in the VR/AR community focused on development of immersive games and entertainment. Mix and mingle with these converging industries and discuss emerging development trends.
Xbox Lobby Bar
Come visit the Xbox Lobby Bar. Meet up with friends, grab a drink and check out the latest entertainment blockbusters for Xbox One.