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A Week of Learning and Inspiration

GDC delivers five days of expert-led education on key game development topics, as well as several special features throughout the week. Attendees have the opportunity to gain insight into the future of games, be inspired by new techniques, and discover creative new approaches. Discover what GDC week has in store for you below.


Get ideas for new games, tips to push your project forward, and learn how to create compelling interactions and design great games.

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Learn the latest tools, middleware, and technical skills to develop games across platforms and solve difficult development problems.

See all Programming sessions at GDC 2022

Business & Marketing

Gain insight into game industry trends, identify business opportunities & partners and learn new strategies for marketing games.

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Production & Team Management

Learn tactics for managing game production, from massive budget AAA console games to emerging platforms with new challenges.

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Visual Arts

Be inspired by leading artists' work from stellar concept art to post-production and learn about the process behind the work.

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Free to Play

Learn the nuts and bolts of great game design and successful business strategies for free to play games on mobile, console, and desktop platforms.

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Game Narrative

Learn about interactive narrative in all forms, including AAA blockbusters, indie games, mobile, and social projects from theory to practical case studies.

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Independent Games

Hear from the best and brightest indie game creators representing diverse voices, experiences and perspectives, including many IGF finalists and winners.

Learn more about Independent Games at GDC 2022


Be inspired, learn from experts, and share best practices to create augmented and virtual reality for games, films, and other forms of entertainment.

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Discover the most innovative and exciting ideas in game education. Learn new experimental approaches and best practices to bring back to your classrooms.

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Game Audio

Share knowledge and top game audio professionals addressing audio's unique aesthetic, technical, business, and logistical problems.

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Learn UX design and strategy best practices to improve overall game quality and increase the likelihood that your game will create and sustain engagement.

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Game Career Development

Discover strategies for pitching your game, effective communication, how to land an investor/publisher, business development, and how to build your career in the game development directly from industry experts. Attend the Game Career Seminar designed for students and others interested in starting a game development career.

Learn more about Game Career Development at GDC 2022

GDC Masterclass

Gain real-world, hands-on training around some of the most important challenges facing game developers today in our small-group workshops at GDC.

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Address topics ranging from diversity to censorship to quality of life within the realm of social advocacy in the game industry.

See all Advocacy sessions at GDC 2022

GDC Main Stage

The GDC Main Stage Keynote hosts a lineup of entertainment and prominent industry leaders sharing their experiences around important game industry themes.

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Classic Games Postmortem

Take a trip behind the scenes with the creators of some of the most innovative games of their time. Discover the lessons learned by the makers of these landmark game titles and find inspiration in understanding what it took to bring these games to life.

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Sponsored Content

Hear from leading game technology companies in sponsored summits and sessions throughout the week at GDC to learn firsthand about the latest products, tools, services, and techniques.

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Connecting the Global Game Development Community

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