GDC 2024


When: 18 – 22 March, 2024

IGDA Booth: South Hall, S1341
Where: Moscone Convention Center
747 Howard St.
San Francisco, CA 94102
United States

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Member Discount

IGDA members can save 10% on GDC 2024 All Access, Core, Online Only, and Summits passes, and 10% off the GDC Vault. Discount codes are available on the Member Benefits page.

The IGDA discount code cannot be combined with other discount promotions, including group discounts, alumni rates, exhibitor discounts, other special discount offers or previously purchased or registered passes. All discount codes are subject to review and are limited to one discount per registration. The IGDA discount code is available for online registration only and will not work for onsite registration.

IGDA Booth

Visit our booth in the South Hall booth #1341 – we’ve partnered with Dell and Nvidia to bring you games, demos and more! We’ll also be showcasing games through our friends at WIGI. Stay tuned for more details!

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IGDA Schedule of Events @ GDC 2024

All times are in PST. Event lists includes all “Presented by the IGDA” Roundtables as well as IGDA Leaders who are speaking!

If you are an IGDA Leader and do not see your event listed here, please email and provide your full name, job title, company name, a link to your GDC conference schedule, the title of your talk/presentation, date/time, and GDC room.

Monday, 18 March

9:30am – 10:30am | Community Management Summit: How to Grow Your Game by Fostering Inclusivity and Diversity in your Game Communities (3002, West Hall)
9:30am – 10:30am | Future Realities Summit: Identity and Involvement: What Players Really Want from AR Games (301, South Hall)

10:00am – 11:00am | Mental Health SIG Meetup (203, South Hall)

2:00pm – 3:00pm | Game Economics SIG Meetup (211, South Hall)

3:00pm – 4:00pm | Game Education SIG Meet Up (211, South Hall)

3:00pm – 5:00pm | Localization Mixer (203, South Hall)

5:00pm – 6:00pm | eSports SIG Meetup (211, South Hall)

5:50pm – 6:50pm | Fair Play Workshop: Digital Thriving in a Post Pandemic World: A Prosocial Blueprint (209, South Hall)

7:00pm | Monday Write Club with the IGDA Game Writing SIG (Golden Gate Tap Room)

Tuesday, 19 March

10:ooam – 12:00pm | Game Art SIG Portfolio Review (203, South Hall)

10:00am – 6:00pm | Climate Crisis Workshop: Use Your Game Developer Superpowers to Fight the Climate Crisis (209, South Hall)

12:00pm – 2:00pm |Game Writers Park Lunch (Yerba Buena Park)

2:00pm – 3:00pm | How to Network and Look for a Job @ GDC (203, South Hall)

2:00pm – 4:00pm | Incubation SIG Board Meeting (211, South Hall)

3:00pm – 4:00pm | Neurodivergent in Games Networking (203, South Hall)

Wednesday, 20 March

9:00am – 10:00am | Building a Climate Resilient Games Industry: Collaborations Between Developers, Scientists, and Industry Partners (203, South Hall)
9:00am – 10:00am | Latine in Gaming Roundtable (211, South Hall)

10:30 – 11:30am | Antisemitism in the Games Industry (203, South Hall)
10:30 – 11:30am | Not Just a Task Tracker: Resolving Conflict and Increasing Team Productivity as a Producer (211, South Hall)
10:30 – 11:30am | Local Game Community Organizers Roundtable (314, South Hall)

2:00pm – 3:00pm | Game Art: Artists’ Rights and Policies in the Age of A.I. (203, South Hall)
2:00pm – 3:00pm | LGBTQA2S+ & Global Queer Community Roundtable (211, South Hall)

3:30pm – 4:30pm | What Matters To Us: Neurodivergent Community Roundtable (203, South Hall)
3:30pm – 4:30pm | Serious Games Roundtable (211, South Hall)

5:00pm – 6:00pm | Localization Roundtable (203, South Hall)
5:00pm – 6:00pm | Cooperative Design: Collective Creativity in Game Design & Music (211, South Hall)

Thursday, 21 March

10:00am – 11:00am | Staying in Play: Gender-Specific Strategies Amidst Game Industry Layoffs (203, South Hall)
10:00am – 11:00am | Black Developers Matter Roundtable: Embracing Diversity in Tech from Developer Teams to Inclusive Products (211, South Hall)

11:30am – 12:30pm | Roundtable for Incubators & Accelerators (203, South Hall)
11:30am – 12:30pm | Accessibility – From Workplace to Games (211, South Hall)

12:45pm – 1:45pm | IGDA Annual General Meeting (207, South Hall)

2:00pm – 3:00pm | Muslims in Games Roundtable (203, South Hall)
2:00pm – 3:00pm | The Future of Game Narrative and Working as a Game Writer (211, South Hall)

4:00pm – 5:00pm | Analytics and Data Science SIG Roundtable (203, South Hall)
4:00pm – 5:00pm | Games for Health Update (211, South Hall)

5:30pm – 6:30pm | Games Research and User Experience Roundtable: Insights and Innovation (203, South Hall)
5:30pm – 6:30pm | Open Source Roundtable (211, South Hall)

5:30pm – 7:00pm | IGDA Mentor Cafe (205, South Hall)

6:00pm | IGDA Game Writers SIG Dinner (Golden Gate Tap Room)

6:00pm – 10:00pm | IGDA @ GDC Networking Mixer (See below)

Friday, 22 March

Friday, March 22

10:00am – 11:00am | Business & Legal Roundtable (203, South Hall)
10:00am – 11:00am | The Kids Might Be Alright, But What About You? Devs with Kids Roundtable (211, South Hall)

11:30am – 12:30pm | Switching to Unreal: Considerations, Challenges, and Benefits (203, South Hall)
11:30am – 12:30pm | Being an Effective Ally (211, South Hall)

1:30pm – 2:30pm | Love and Sex in Games: A Rousing Roundtable (203, South Hall)
1:30pm – 2:30pm | Voice in Gaming Roundtable (211, South Hall)

3:00pm – 4:00pm | Unity SIG Roundtable (203, South Hall)
3:00pm – 4:00pm | Refactoring Systems at Scale (211, South Hall)

3:00pm – 4:00pm | Building a Resilient Industry Through Worker Organizing & Empowerment Roundtable (306, South Hall)

IGDA @ GDC Networking Mixer

Join IGDA in celebrating 30 years of supporting the games industries! Let’s meet with games industry communities over good food and drink, memorable entertainment, and inclusive and meaningful networking opportunities. While this event is free, thanks to our sponsors, RSVP is required!

Activities include:

  • Free food and beverages, including beer, wine, and mocktails
  • Networking opportunities with developers, IGDA global community leaders, and game changers within the industry
  • Entertainment (Karaoke, Photobooth, Board games)
  • Connect with event partners about their current projects
  • Giveaways & raffles

Note: This event includes designated alcohol and non-alcohol spaces. Attendees must abide by the IGDA Event Code of Conduct here.

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