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Event Details

When is the Game Developers Conference 2022?

GDC 2022 takes place from March 21 through March 25, 2022.

Where will the Game Developers Conference 2022 be located?

GDC 2022 will taking place physically in the Moscone Center in San Francisco along with a robust virtual offering online.

What is GDC doing to ensure in-person events will be safe to attend?

The event will be organized in accordance with the Informa AllSecure health and safety standards. GDC will feature fixed hand sanitization units throughout the facility, contactless registration, enhanced cleaning, and more. GDC works in conjunction with state and local health authorities and will adhere to all regulations and guidelines at the time of the event.

Additionally, Moscone Convention Center was awarded the Global Biorisk Advisory Council (GBAC) STAR facility accreditation by ISSA, the world’s leading trade association for the cleaning industry. Considered the gold standard for safe facilities, the GBAC program was designed to control the risks associated with infectious agents, including the virus responsible for COVID-19.

What are the details for my pass that was transferred to GDC 2021?

Transfer pass details have been sent via email from GDC Registration as of March 31, 2021. If you are still having trouble finding this information, please contact GDC Registration.

What is the GDC Masterclass program?

The GDC Masterclass program is comprised of day-long or multi-day, small-group virtual workshops that deliver in-depth, hands-on training around some of the most important challenges facing game developers today.

When will the next round of GDC Masterclass courses be offered?

Registration for the GDC Masterclass program is now closed. Subscribe to the official GDC Newsletter to receive info on future GDC Masterclass courses and other offerings.

How will I access the GDC Masterclass program?

All GDC Masterclass courses will be hosted on Zoom. After registering, you will be sent instructions on how to use and access the platform via email in the weeks leading up to your class.

Diversity & Inclusion

Are there complimentary or discounted passes?

GDC provides limited discounts to sponsors, media partners, and association partners. More information on these programs can be found on our Diversity & Inclusion page.

Does GDC have a code of conduct?

Yes. GDC is committed to providing a friendly, safe, and welcoming environment for all regardless of gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, ethnicity, or religion. The GDC Code of Conduct outlines expectations for participant behavior and consequences for unacceptable behavior.

How can I request assistance in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act?

If you require special assistance, auxiliary aids, interpreters or other reasonable accommodations while at the conference and/or expo, please contact Michelle Montoya at least four weeks prior to the event date.

Other Questions

When/where will conference sessions dates and times be available?

Dates and times for 2022 conference sessions will be added in the months leading up to the event.

What speaking opportunities are available at GDC?

The GDC Advisory Board is no longer accepting submissions for the GDC 2022 conference program.

Core Concepts Call for Submissions closed August 31, 2021 at 11:59pm PT.

GDC Summits, Game Career Seminar, and GDC Masterclass call for submissions closed October 5, 2021 at 11:59pm PT.

Can I watch GDC sessions after the event?

Yes. GDC records most sessions and makes them available to view online throughout the year in the GDC Vault.


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