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The GDC Main Stage Keynote will return in 2020 focusing on the ‘The Developer’s Impact,’ a follow up to last year’s inaugural talk, ‘The Developer’s Journey.’

The multi-part presentation will be delivered by three esteemed game creators: Osama Dorias, lead game designer at Warner Brothers Games Montreal, Ziba Scott, the “Optimist” at Popcannibal, and Lyndsay Pearson, lead producer and GM for The Sims at Maxis, a studio of Electronic Arts.

Each of these three game makers has deep and varied development experience and will share with the GDC community their struggles and triumphs implementing socially conscious design decisions within each of their distinct projects.

The Main Stage presentation will take place at the Moscone Convention Center’s West Hall, on Wednesday, March 18, 2020 and will be open to all GDC Pass holders and live-streamed via the GDC Twitch channel.

Learn more about pass options for attending the GDC Main Stage events.

Missed last year's presentation? Watch the 2019 GDC Main Stage now on GDC Vault.

GDC Main Stage Presenters

Heart, the Secret Ingredient to Great Games

Osama Dorias

Lead Game Designer (WB Games Montreal)

Kind Words: Why Be Nice?

Ziba Scott

Optimist (Popcannibal)

Valuing Inclusive Game Design

Lyndsay Pearson

Lead Producer & GM ('The Sims', Maxis)




Connecting the Global Game Development Community