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GDC 2024 Event Details

When is the Game Developers Conference 2024?

GDC 2024 will be take place from March 18 through March 22, 2024.


Where will the Game Developers Conference 2024 be located?

GDC 2024 will be held at the Moscone Center in San Francisco.


When and where can I pick up my GDC Badge?

Registration will be located in South Hall, Street Level. Enter on the corner of Third and Howard Street.

Registration hours for GDC 2024: 

Sunday, March 17 | 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm 
Monday, March 18 | 7:30 am – 5:00 pm 
Tuesday, March 19 | 8:00 am – 8:00 pm 
Wednesday, March 20 | 8:00 am – 6:00 pm 
Thursday, March 21 | 8:30 am – 6:00 pm 
Friday, March 22 | 8:30 am – 3:00 pm 

Please note, Sunday hours are subject to change.


How much does it cost to attend GDC?

Please visit our Passes & Prices page to find pass details and pricing.


When will GDC housing be available for attendees to book?

GDC and Convention Housing Partners have secured discounted rates on hotels near the event for attendees. Book your room now through the official site for the best availability and lowest rates. Groups with 8 or more rooms will require a sub block agreement.  

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How do I access the GDC 2024 event app?

The GDC 2024 event app is hosted on the Swapcard platform. Download the GDC app to create your very own GDC schedule. All registrants will recieve an invitation via email to enter the virtual platform a week before the event or you can login using the email address you used to register. Event app features include: Virtual Expo; Digital Tote Bag (featuring sponsor and exhibitor content); Livestreaming of GDC Main Stage and Awards ceramonies on Wednesday, March 20; and ability to schedule meetings with attendees and exhibitors.

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Are there complimentary or discounted passes?

More information on these programs can be found on our Diversity, Equity & Inclusion page. This information will be updated for GDC 2024 when registration starts.


How do I apply to become a Conference Associate at GDC?

Submissions for CAs closed December 21, 2023.

GDC Conference Associates receive a complimentary All Access pass in exchange for 25 hours during GDC week answering attendee questions, monitoring doors, checking badges, and other responsibilities. Learn more about the GDC Conference Associate program on our Diversity, Equity & Inclusion page and apply to participate. 


Does GDC have a code of conduct?

Yes. GDC is committed to providing a friendly, safe, and welcoming environment for all regardless of gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, ethnicity, or religion. The GDC Code of Conduct outlines expectations for participant behavior and consequences for unacceptable behavior.


How can I request assistance in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act?

If you require special assistance, auxiliary aids, interpreters or other reasonable accommodations while at the conference and/or expo, please contact Michelle Montoya by February 16, 2024.


Does GDC provide childcare services?

Yes. While no one under the age of 18 (including infants in strollers) is allowed to attend the conference including the expo floor, GDC provides on-site childcare services. Please visit the KiddieCorp website for more information or click here to register. Registration closes February 19, 2024.


Does GDC provide a private room for nursing mothers?

Yes. (2) Mamava nursing pods will be located on the Moscone South Lower Mezzanine next to Room 50. One of the pods is ADA-accessible. We also have (1) Mamava nursing pod on Level 2 of Moscone West by Room 2024.

Download the Mamava app to book an appt, and you will receive an access code to open the pods. App can be downloaded here: https://www.mamava.com/mobile-appMoscone 

There isn’t a refrigerator inside the pods to store milk, but we will allow Parents to store milk in the Show Office fridge (Room South 105).


Does GDC provide a private room for Prayer?

Yes. Attendees can access a Prayer Room with a quiet space for prayer onsite. The room location is South 305. The doors will be locked, but keys will be available to check out at the show office, South 105. If the room is being used a lot, we will proceed to leave the room open.

Other Questions

When/where will conference sessions dates and times be available?

Dates and times for the 2024 conference sessions are live! Visit the Session Viewer to start customizing your schedule.


What speaking opportunities are available at GDC?

The GDC 2024 Core Concepts Call for Submissions for lectures, panels and roundtables (Wednesday – Friday of GDC week) closed Thursday August 10, 2023.

The GDC 2024 Summits (Monday & Tuesday of GDC) and Game Career Seminar (Friday of GDC) Call for Submissions closed Thursday, September 28, 2023.

To stay up to date on information about speaker proposals and submission deadlines, subscribe to our Call for Submissions mailing list here!


Can I watch GDC sessions after the event?

Yes, GDC records most sessions and makes them available to view online throughout the year on GDC Vault.


Is there Internet access available at GDC?

Yes. Wi-Fi is available in the lobbies and session halls of the Moscone Center during the event, but not in the GDC Expo. There is no technical support for Wi-Fi at GDC.


Will there be a coat check?

Yes. there will be one in South Hall located in Esplanade Room 157.

Coat check hours:

Monday, March 18 | 8:30 am – 7:00 pm 
Tuesday, March 19 | 8:30 am – 7:00 pm 
Wednesday, March 20 | 8:30 am – 9:00 pm 
Thursday, March 21 | 9:00 am – 7:00 pm 
Friday, March 22 | 9:00 am – 4:30 pm 


What are the filming and recording guidelines?

Legitimate news media with approved credentials and media badges whose only intention is to gather film clips for a newscast can receive special clearance to film onsite at the Moscone Convention Center, with restrictions.

Please note that there are limitations (even for media badge holders) for filming or recording at the Moscone Center, and filming or recording of GDC content/sessions is strictly prohibited.

Documentary film crews are not considered legitimate news media and therefore union regulations require hiring a Local 16 IATSE representative, in addition to gaining filming approvals from the GDC organizers via the GDC Press Team.

GDC reserves the right to approve all filming and recording within the Moscone Center during the event. Learn more about filming guidelines, including how to hire a labor technician/union representative.


 

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