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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 happened 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 were able to successfully stream recorded versions of their GDC sessions on the official GDC Twitch channel on March 16-20.

All the pre-recorded GDC 2020 videos are now available to watch at your leisure on GDC Vault for free.


What happened to the Independent Games Festival and Game Developers Choice Awards?

Virtual awards ceremonies for The Independent Games Festival (IGF) and Game Developers Choice Awards (GDCA) and a virtualized 2020 edition of the Day of the Devs showcase were streamed on March 18 and can be viewed on GDC Vault for free.


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. Learn more here.

 

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