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Find answers to common questions about GDC

See answers to some of the most frequently asked questions regarding GDC.

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I am a current GDC 2020 paid conference or expo registrant – what are my options?

GDC 2020 registrants have the option to transfer their pass to GDC 2021 and receive a complimentary pass to GDC Summer at no additional cost or receive a full pass refund.

What information is available about GDC Summer?

GDC Summer will be a three-day celebration of the art, craft, and business of game development. Taking place August 4-6, 2020 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, GDC Summer will be a unique Game Developers Conference experience featuring non-traditional talks and roundtables along-side high-quality technical talks. The GDC Summer Expo will host the industry’s leading companies August 5-6 on a freestyle show floor. Learn more about GDC Summer.

What if I’d like a refund as a paid conference or expo attendee?

If you opted for a GDC 2020 pass refund, it will be processed in approximately 4-6 weeks.

What is the situation with hotels if I booked through the GDC hotel website/room blocks?

Individuals who have made hotel reservations inside the GDC room block will not have to pay penalties or fees associated with their reservations. More information will be available early next week on next steps.

What is happening to the talks that would have been presented at Game Developers Conference 2020?

Thanks to submissions from many of the speakers who had talks planned for GDC 2020, we will be streaming recorded versions of their GDC sessions on the official GDC Twitch channel. Find the most up-to-date schedule for the GDC 2020 virtual talks here.

Streaming session content will be featured on March 16-20 starting at 9am PT daily. They will then be added to the GDC YouTube channel and the free section of GDC Vault.

What is happening to the Independent Games Festival and Game Developers Choice Awards – will they still take place?

Virtual awards ceremonies for The Independent Games Festival (IGF) and Game Developers Choice Awards (GDCA) will be streaming on Wednesday, March 18 at 5pm PT (8pm ET) on the official GDC Twitch channel. Directly before the awards at 4pm PT (7pm ET), Double Fine & iam8bit will debut a virtualized 2020 edition of its Day of the Devs showcase.

I scheduled and requested meetings in GDC Connect – how can I reach out to my meeting counterparts?

You are now able to send your contact information through GDC Connect to the exhibitors and attendees you scheduled or requested meetings with. In turn, they will also have the option to share their contact information with you. You will receive an email from [email protected] with steps on how to share your information. Learn more here.




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