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The GDC Advisory Board is made up of extraorinary game industry professionals who help build the GDC conference program. The Board's expertise and dedication is critical to the success of the conference, and they work to ensure that the quality of the content provided to attendees is high-level, relevant, and timely.

GDC Advisory Board Members

Ian Baverstock

Tenshi Ventures

Jessica Brunelle

Ember Entertainment

Chris Butcher


Louis Castle

Amazon Games

Mark Cerny

Cerny Games Inc.

Jamie Cheng


Christina Coffin


Geoff Evans

Infinity Ward

Halldor Fannar


Andreas Fredriksson

Unity Technologies

Christian Gyrling

Naughty Dog

Jeff Hanna


Chris Hecker

definition six, inc.

Amy Hennig


Clint Hocking


Chelsea Howe

Owlchemy Labs

Soren Johnson

Mohawk Games

Carolin Krenzer

Trailmix Ltd

Julien Merceron

Bandai Namco Studios

Rob Pardo

Bonfire Studios

Lee Petty

Double Fine Productions

Nick Popovich

Monomi Park

Dave Ranyard

Dream Reality Interactive

Siobhan Reddy

Media Molecule

Adam Saltsman


Brian Schmidt

Brian Schmidt Studios

Caryl Shaw

Double Fine Productions

Angie Smets

Guerilla Games

Justin Thavirat

Blizzard Entertainment

Steve Theodore

Undead Labs

Ru Weerasuriya

Ready At Dawn Studios

Alan Yu


GDC Audio Advisory Board

Penka Kouneva


Scott Selfon


Kenny Young

GDC Advisory Board Emeritus

  • Kathy (Schoback) Astromoff
  • Mike Capps
  • Carey Chico
  • Doug Church, Valve
  • Mark DeLoura, THQ
  • Jullian Eggebrecht
  • Rod Fergusson, Black Tusk Studios
  • Brenda Romero
  • Rob Huebner, Nihilistic Software
  • Noel Llopis, Snappy Touch
  • Cyrus Lum
  • Masaya Matsuura
  • Ichiro Otobe, Square Enix Co., Ltd.
  • Dave Perry,
  • Bob Rafei, Big Red Button Entertainment
  • Steve Reid, Red Storm Entertainment
  • Paul Steed, Exigent
  • Tommy Tallarico. Tommy Tallarico Studios
  • Chance Thomas,
  • Laura Fryer. Oculus
  • Dan Fiden, FunPlus

GDC Summit Advisory Board Emeritus

  • Daniel Pagelina 
    Double Fine Games
  • Miguel Bernal Merino 
    Roehampton University
  • Mary DeMarle 
    Eidos Montreal
  • Steve Swink
    CubeHeart Games
  • Chris Pruett
    Robot Invader
  • Tracy Fullerton
  • Mario Vasquez 
  • Fabio Minazzi 
    Binari Sonari
  • Matthew Wegner
    Flashbang Studios
  • Frank Lantz
    Area/Code, NYU Game Center
  • Susan Gold
  • Ben Wibberley 
    VMC Game Labs
  • Sulka Haro 
  • Patrick Miller
    Radiant Entertainment
  • Lilian 'Lil' Chen
    YouTube Gaming
  • Donna Prior
    Catan Studio

VRDC Advisory Board Emeritus

  • Colin Northway
    Northway Games




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