The Game Developers Conference is a community committed to sharing values of diversity and inclusion. We firmly believe that creating an inclusive space that supports all individuals is critical to fostering a culture of open-mindedness and compassion.
Code of Conduct
As stated in the Code of Conduct, GDC expects attendees to be considerate and respectful. Refrain from demeaning, discriminatory, or harassing behavior and speech. Unacceptable behavior will not be tolerated whether by other attendees, media, speakers, volunteers, organizers, venue staff, sponsors, or exhibitors.
GDC is proud to partner with a variety of organizations through which qualified candidates can apply to receive a complimentary GDC Conference+Summits pass. Learn more about partner organizations, each with their own scholarship program guidelines and apply to participate in the GDC Scholarship Program.
GDC has partnered with KiddieCorp to provide childcare services for children ages 6 months through 12 years old. KiddieCorp is a leading childcare services provider, with a team of screened, experienced professionals who are racially/ethnically diverse, gender-mixed, and age-diverse.
Attendees can enroll their children at a rate of $12/hour. KiddieCorp hours are Mon-Tues. 9am-7pm, Wed. 8:30am-6:30pm, Thurs. 9:30am-7pm, Fri. 9:30am-4:30pm. Snacks and beverages will be provided, but meals need to be supplied by parents each day. Advance registration ends is February 17. For more information, or to register, click here.
Mamava Lactation Pods
Open Sunday, March 15 - Friday, March 20, 8:00am-6:00pm. West Hall, Level 2 and South Hall, Lower Mezzanine
GDC supports the flourishing diversity in our community, and do our best to create a space to reflect that. As such, when arriving to pick up event badges for GDC, attendees will also be given the option to pick up pronoun tags as well.
Gender Neutral Bathrooms
Gender neutral bathrooms are available during the conference, and their locations will be marked for attendees.
Low Income Pass Lottery
By entering the Low Income Pass Lottery you have the opportunity to win a complimentary Expo Pass to GDC 2020. These passes are intended for participants who would otherwise not be able to attend without considerable financial assistance. Learn more.
Amplifying New Voices
Held in conjunction with GDC, the amplifying new voices program provides a full day of hands-on training where participants work closely with mentors while learning more about PR and enhancing their public speaking and presentation skills. They will be introduced to likeminded members of a community that inspires to boost new voices to change the face of games, VR & AR industries.
IGDA Speaker Diversity Initiative
GDC aims to achieve diversity of voice, experience, and perspective. When considering who would be best to speak on behalf of your company or department, please take this goal into consideration. To that end, GDC is pleased to announce the IGDA Foundation's new Speaker Diversity Initiative that supports this goal by helping remove financial barriers to public speaking by covering travel costs for diverse speakers.