Volunteer with the IGDA @ GDC 2020

Last day to submit your application is 3 February @ 10PM PST (UTC-8)!

Earn your attendance by completing approximately 12-15 hours of on-site work with the IGDA at the 2020 Game Developers Conference!

IGDA @ GDC volunteer montageGDC 2020 runs from Monday-Friday, 16-20 March. Volunteers have a required orientation on Tuesday afternoon, 17 March. If you are accepted into the IGDA @ GDC 2020 volunteer program, you are expected to be on-site from the start of orientation (Tuesday, 17 March) through the end of the conference on the evening of Friday, 20 March, during conference hours. Plan accordingly so you have no conflicts during that time.

Benefits of Volunteering with the IGDA @ GDC

  • A free, non-transferable Expo Plus Pass to the event – a US$475 value (unless you already have a pass; unfortunately, refunds and transfers are not available)
  • Access to various IGDA networking events and GDC parties
  • Ability to network with some of the top people in the game industry
  • An opportunity to “give back” to the development community
  • Priority access to future IGDA volunteering opportunities
  • Experience and our recommendation (if requested)

Not Included

  • Travel Expenses (including but not limited to airfare, gas, taxis, and parking fees)
  • Lodging Expenses
  • Food Costs


  • Basic understanding of what the IGDA is and its benefits
  • Professional, friendly, and respectful attitude
  • Ability to be flexible, understanding, and patient in a quick-paced and changing environment
  • Provide support for the IGDA and each other
  • Excellent in-person and online communication skills
  • Available from the orientation until conference officially ends (Tuesday afternoon, 17 March – Friday late evening, 20 March)
  • Must be at least 18 years old

Volunteer Schedule Example

  • Pre-Conference Orientation on Tuesday (3 Hours)
  • Runner shift on Wednesday (2.5 Hours)
  • Special Events assistant on Wednesday (2 Hours)
  • Booth Assistant Shift on Thursday (2 Hours)
  • On Call availability on Friday (4 Hours)


Last day to submit your application is 3 February @ 10PM PST (UTC-8)!

The application to volunteer is now closed. Click here to join our waitlist!