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A Week of Learning and Inspiration

GDC delivers five days of expert-led education on key game development topics, as well as several special features throughout the week. Attendees have the opportunity to gain insight into the future of games, be inspired by new techniques, and discover creative new approaches. Discover what GDC week has in store for you below.

Conference Hours:

  • Monday: 9:30am-6:30pm
  • Tuesday: 9:30am-6:30pm
  • Wednesday: 9am-6pm
  • Thursday: 10am-6:30pm
  • Friday: 10am-4pm

Conference Topics

Design

Get ideas for new games, tips to push your project forward using UX, and learn how to create compelling interactions and design great games.

Learn more about Game Design at GDC 2023

Programming

Learn the latest tools, middleware, and technical skills to develop games across platforms and solve difficult development problems.

Learn more about Game Programming at GDC 2023

Business & Marketing

Gain insight into game industry trends, identify business opportunities & partners and learn new strategies for marketing games.

Learn more about Game Business & Marketing at GDC 2023

Production & Team Leadership

Learn tactics for managing game production, from massive budget AAA console games to emerging platforms with new challenges.

Learn more about Game Production & Team Leadership at GDC 2023

Visual Arts

Be inspired by leading artists' work from stellar concept art to post-production and learn about the process behind the work.

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Free-to-Play

Learn the nuts and bolts of great game design and successful business strategies for free to play games on mobile, console, and desktop platforms.

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Game Narrative

Learn about interactive narrative in all forms, including AAA blockbusters, indie games, mobile, and social projects from theory to practical case studies.

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Independent Games

Hear from the best and brightest indie game creators representing diverse voices, experiences and perspectives, including many IGF finalists and winners.

Learn more about Independent Games at GDC 2023

Future Realities

Be inspired, learn from experts, and share best practices to create augmented and virtual reality for games, films, and other forms of entertainment.

Learn more about Future Realities at GDC 2023

Educators

Discover the most innovative and exciting ideas in game education. Learn new experimental approaches and best practices to bring back to your classrooms.

Learn more about Game Educators at GDC 2023

Game Audio

Share knowledge and top game audio professionals addressing audio's unique aesthetic, technical, business, and logistical problems.

Learn more about Game Audio at GDC 2023

Sponsored Content

Hear from leading game technology companies in sponsored summits and sessions throughout the week at GDC to learn firsthand about the latest products, tools, services, and techniques.

See sample sessions from past GDC events

Advocacy

Address topics ranging from diversity to censorship to quality of life within the realm of social advocacy in the game industry.

Learn more about Advocacy at GDC 2023

GDC Main Stage

The GDC Main Stage Keynote hosts a lineup of entertainment and prominent industry leaders sharing their experiences around important game industry themes.

Learn more about Main Stage at GDC 2023

Game Career Development

Discover strategies for pitching your game, effective communication, how to land an investor/publisher, business development, and how to build your career in the game development directly from industry experts.

Learn more about Game Career Development at GDC 202

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