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.
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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 how to attract and support professional players and teams, journalists, content creators, and grassroots player organizations in a day-long series of panels and presentations. Join the Esports Summit and learn about growing your esports ecosystem alongside long-time developers, publishers, and esports community leaders.
Board Game Design
The Board Game Design Summit is a one-day deep dive into the art and science of designing non-electronic board (and card) games. Featuring multiple notable speakers from the world of board game design, this is an opportunity to get deep into the design mechanics behind innovative and popular board games.
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.
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.