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The GDC Advisory Board is made up of extraordinary game industry professionals who help build the GDC conference program. The Board's expertise and dedication are critical to the success of the conference, and they work to ensure that the quality of the content provided to attendees is high-level, relevant, and timely.

GDC Advisory Board Members

Amy Ackermann


Ian Baverstock

Tenshi Ventures

Jessica Brunelle

Crop Circle Games

Chris Butcher


Louis Castle

Deviation Games

Mark Cerny

Cerny Games Inc.

Chris Charla


M.E. Chung


Eve Crevoshay

Take This

Mark DeLoura

Level Up Games

Osama Dorias

Blizzard Entertainment

Kate Edwards

Geogrify / SetJetters

Liz England


Andreas Fredriksson


Kris Graft


Soren Johnson

Mohawk Games

Mitu Khandaker

Glow Up Games

Penka Kouneva


Trent Kusters

League of Geeks

Carolin Krenzer

Trailmix Ltd

Caroline Marchal


Julien Merceron

Bandai Namco Studios

Veronica Peshterianu

System Era

Lee Petty

Double Fine Productions

Dave Ranyard

Dream Reality Interactive  

Elan Ruskin

Insomniac Games 

Rebekah Saltsman


Brian Schmidt

Brian Schmidt Studios

Scott Selfon

Meta Reality Labs Research

Caryl Shaw


Grant Shonkwiler


Angie Smets

Guerrilla Games

Justin Thavirat

Blizzard Entertainment

Steve Theodore

Unity Technologies

Kimberly Voll

Fair Play Alliance

Walter Williams

Brass Lion Entertainment

Kenny Young

Chris Zimmerman

Sucker Punch

GDC Advisory Board Emeritus

  • Kathy (Schoback) Astromoff
  • Mike Capps
  • Jamie Cheng 
  • Carey Chico
  • Doug Church 
  • Christina Coffin 
  • Jullian Eggebrecht
  • Halldor Fannar
  • Rod Fergusson 
  • Dan Fiden 
  • Laura Fryer
  • Christian Gyrling 
  • Chris Hecker 
  • Amy Henning
  • Rob Huebner 
  • Noel Llopis
  • Cyrus Lum
  • Masaya Matsuura
  • Ichiro Otobe 
  • Rob Pardo 
  • Nick Popovich
  • Dave Perry 
  • Bob Rafei
  • Siobhan Reddy
  • Steve Reid 
  • Brenda Romero 
  • Adam Saltsman
  • Paul Steed 
  • Chance Thomas 
  • Sean Vanaman
  • Ru Weerasuriya 

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