GDC 2020

 

When: 16 – 20 March
IGDA Booth: North Hall, N2717
Where: Moscone Convention Center
747 Howard St.
San Francisco, CA 94102
United States


Sponsorship Opportunities
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View our IGDA @ GDC 2020 partnership opportunities deck (PDF) or contact sponsors@igda.org for more information.
IGDA @ GDC 2020

Member Discount

IGDA members can save 10% on GDC 2020 All Access, Core + Summits, Core, and Summits passes. Click here to log in and get your discount code.

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.

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IGDA @ GDC 2020 Daily Schedule


Tuesday, 17 March

IGDA’s Annual GDC Networking Event sponsored by Skillz

Join the IGDA for our annual GDC Networking Event from 6 – 9PM PT at the Children’s Creativity Museum. Highlights of this year’s event include:

  • Drinks and light snacks
  • Tournaments with great prizes hosted by sponsor Skillz
  • Product demonstrations and giveaways by sponsor Dell
  • Stop-motion animation demo lab
  • Fun photos in the Magbooth Photobooth
  • Game demos from Epic’s Unreal GameJam winners and the IGDA Foundation GDC program participants and alumni
    and more!

RSVP now at https://2020igdagdc.eventbrite.com!
Note: This event will explicitly adhere to the GDC Code of Conduct; unacceptable behavior will not be tolerated.

Sponsored by:


Wednesday, 18 March

IGDA Booth, North Hall, N2717

The IGDA booth is the heart of the IGDA throughout the week; meet IGDA staff and board members, volunteers, and other members, as well as catch up with all things IGDA, and more. Also meet with product experts from Dell to learn about new IGDA member benefits and enter for a chance to win Dell products!

IGDA Special Interest Group Roundtables

Location: South Hall, Level 2, SF Ballroom 203

Location: South Hall, Level 2, SF Ballroom 211

Thursday, 19 March

IGDA Booth, North Hall, N2717

The IGDA booth is the heart of the IGDA throughout the week; meet IGDA staff and board members, volunteers, and other members, as well as catch up with all things IGDA, and more. Also meet with product experts from Dell to learn about new IGDA member benefits and enter for a chance to win Dell products!

IGDA Special Interest Group Roundtables

Location: South Hall, Level 2, SF Ballroom 203

Location: South Hall, Level 2, SF Ballroom 211

IGDA Annual General Meeting: 12:45-1:45PM, Location TBA

The International Game Developers Association’s Board of Directors and Executive Director provides developers with a summary of the association’s progress over the past year, as well as an overview of what’s in store for 2020. There will also be a Q&A period to get feedback and input from the community and a chance to meet the new board members. The IGDA is a non-profit professional association committed to advancing the careers and enhancing the lives of game developers worldwide.

Don’t miss this critical membership meeting and overview of the organization’s past year and its future! Any interested individual is encouraged to attend, you don’t need to be an IGDA member.

NOTE: Lunch will not be provided, but attendees are encouraged to bring their own.

IGDA Mentor Café sponsored by Glu

The IGDA Mentor Café returns to GDC 2020 for its fifth year! IGDA Mentor Cafés are designed to provide bursts of meaningful learning and each one is as unique as its participants. IGDA Mentor Cafés are open to anyone in the game development community seeking mentorship regardless of years of experience. Topics range from advancing your career, indie studio start-up, diversity initiatives, and much more.

The IGDA Mentor Café will take place on Thursday, 21 March from 6-8PM PT.
Applications for matched mentoring sessions will close on 4 March and mentor signups are estimated on Thursday, 12 March.

Apply to be a Mentee

Interested in being mentored? Want to get advice and ask questions to industry leaders?
Apply now!

Be a Mentor

We are looking for industry leaders interested in giving back and sharing advice to individuals at all stages of their careers in 20 minute mentoring sessions.
Sign up now!

Sponsored by:


Friday, 20 March

IGDA Booth, North Hall, N2717

The IGDA booth is the heart of the IGDA throughout the week; meet IGDA staff and board members, volunteers, and other members, as well as catch up with all things IGDA, and more. Also meet with product experts from Dell to learn about new IGDA member benefits and enter for a chance to win Dell products!

IGDA Special Interest Group Roundtables

Location: South Hall, Level 2, SF Ballroom 203

Location: South Hall, Level 2, SF Ballroom 211

IGDA’s Annual GDC Networking Event sponsored by Skillz

Join the IGDA for our annual GDC Networking Event from 6 – 9PM PT at the Children’s Creativity Museum. Highlights of this year’s event include:

  • Drinks and light snacks
  • Product demonstrations from Dell Tech Experts
  • Stop-motion animation demo lab
  • Karaoke
  • Game demos from IGDA Foundation GDC program participants and alumni
    and more!

RSVP now at https://2020igdagdc.eventbrite.com!
Note: This event will explicitly adhere to the GDC Code of Conduct; unacceptable behavior will not be tolerated.

Sponsored by:

IGDA Mentor Café sponsored by Glu

The IGDA Mentor Café returns to GDC 2020 for its fifth year! IGDA Mentor Cafés are designed to provide bursts of meaningful learning and each one is as unique as its participants. IGDA Mentor Cafés are open to anyone in the game development community seeking mentorship regardless of years of experience. Topics range from advancing your career, indie studio start-up, diversity initiatives, and much more.

The IGDA Mentor Café will take place on Thursday, 21 March from 6-8PM PT.
Applications for matched mentoring sessions will close on 4 March and mentor signups are estimated on Thursday, 12 March.

Apply to be a Mentee

Interested in being mentored? Want to get advice and ask questions to industry leaders?
Apply now!

Be a Mentor

We are looking for industry leaders interested in giving back and sharing advice to individuals at all stages of their careers in 20 minute mentoring sessions.
Sign up now!

Sponsored by:

IGDA Special Events

IGDA’s Annual GDC Networking Event, Tuesday, 17 March
sponsored by Skillz

Join the IGDA for our annual GDC Networking Event from 6 – 9PM PT at the Children’s Creativity Museum. Highlights of this year’s event include:

  • Drinks and light snacks
  • Product demonstrations from Dell Tech Experts
  • Stop-motion animation demo lab
  • Karaoke
  • Game demos from IGDA Foundation GDC program participants and alumni
    and more!

RSVP now at https://2020igdagdc.eventbrite.com!
Note: This event will explicitly adhere to the GDC Code of Conduct; unacceptable behavior will not be tolerated.

Sponsored by:

IGDA Annual General Meeting: 12:45-1:45PM, Location TBA

The International Game Developers Association’s Board of Directors and Executive Director provides developers with a summary of the association’s progress over the past year, as well as an overview of what’s in store for 2020. There will also be a Q&A period to get feedback and input from the community and a chance to meet the new board members. The IGDA is a non-profit professional association committed to advancing the careers and enhancing the lives of game developers worldwide.

Don’t miss this critical membership meeting and overview of the organization’s past year and its future! Any interested individual is encouraged to attend, you don’t need to be an IGDA member.

NOTE: Lunch will not be provided, but attendees are encouraged to bring their own.

IGDA Mentor Café, Thurday, 19 March
sponsored by Glu

The IGDA Mentor Café returns to GDC 2020 for its fifth year! IGDA Mentor Cafés are designed to provide bursts of meaningful learning and each one is as unique as its participants. IGDA Mentor Cafés are open to anyone in the game development community seeking mentorship regardless of years of experience. Topics range from advancing your career, indie studio start-up, diversity initiatives, and much more.

The IGDA Mentor Café will take place on Thursday, 21 March from 6-8PM PT.
Applications for matched mentoring sessions will close on 4 March and mentor signups are estimated on Thursday, 12 March.

Apply to be a Mentee

Interested in being mentored? Want to get advice and ask questions to industry leaders?
Apply now!

Be a Mentor

We are looking for industry leaders interested in giving back and sharing advice to individuals at all stages of their careers in 20 minute mentoring sessions.
Sign up now!

Sponsored by:

IGDA Foundation GDC 2020 Program Recipients

Congratulations to the IGDA Foundation’s 2020 GDC program recipients!

IGDA Scholars

  • Nicole Abuid
  • Alonso Canales
  • Hsiao Wei (Michielle) Chen
  • Jivitesh Dhaliwal
  • Mara Gagiu
  • Kshitij Gajapure
  • Julia Gstoettner
  • Raushon Henry
  • Jordan Kegler
  • Bahiyya Khan
  • Zaire Lanier
  • Nathan Navarro Griffin
  • Kate Olguin
  • Anam Sajid
  • Mandisa Washington

Velocity

  • Dayna Ambrosio
  • Michelle Bae
  • Nessa Cannon
  • Monica Fan
  • Brandae Grein
  • Mariska Harasymiw
  • Anita (YinTing) He
  • Cameron Hopkinson
  • Siqi Jiang
  • Katherine Jones
  • Adela Kapuscinska
  • Joyce Lin
  • Ethan Lupinska
  • Shirley McPhaul
  • Karen Morrison
  • Briana Priddle
  • Julia Rässa
  • Abigail Sherlock
  • Sofia Syjuco
  • Adeline Tushabe
  • Bisma Zia

Next Gen Leaders

  • Sally Blake
  • Emily Buck
  • Rosa Carbo-Mascarell
  • Tomás Cofré
  • Rosa Dachtler
  • AnnMarie DeMars
  • Zach Deocadiz
  • Nika Dvoravic
  • Kirsty Fraser
  • Ashwath George
  • Elaine Gusella
  • Ashraf Heikal
  • Joseph Hooker
  • Jean Leggett
  • Hannah Mackintosh
  • Asia Mleczak
  • Yadu Rajiv
  • Jasmine Roberts
  • Sophie Rossetti
  • Sol Sánchez

These programs are made possible by the generosity of our sponsors and the Game Developer Conference, the support of our judges, alumni, and volunteers who helped to review our applicants and create the experiences they receive, and the speakers and mentors who commit their time to our programs.

Make sure to follow @IGDAFoundation, @IGDAScholars, #IGDAScholars, #IGDAFVelocity and #IGDANGL on Twitter for live updates as the IGDA Foundation team and recipients experience GDC 2020!

To learn how you or your organization can support these programs, please contact info@igdafoundation.org.

IGDA @ GDC 2020 Partners and Sponsors

The IGDA would like to thank its partners UBM and the Game Developers Conference for helping the IGDA fulfill its mission of enhancing the careers and lives of game developers through networking, advocacy, and professional development by providing passes, booth concessions, and room space at the conference – among many other things!

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