The Game Developers Conference returns to San Francisco this month, with hundreds of sessions, talks, and special events for the game dev community. GDC 2022 offers several pass levels to make sure you're able to get everything you need from the event.
Thousands are expected to return to San Francisco from March 21 to March 25 for the in-person Game Developers Conference (along with the virtual option). If you're still deciding which in-person pass works best for you or your company, here's a handy list of pass details to help you get started!
The Expo Pass ($249) is perfect for those eager to get on the floor of GDC 2022 and check out the incredible booths and exhibits—both in-person and virtually. In addition, Expo pass holders get access to GDC Main Stage events, the 2022 IGF Awards and GDCA ceremony, GDC Industry Stage sessions, and Advocacy talks. For just an additional $50, the Expo Plus pass ($299) offers access to Sponsored Content sessions from Meta, Intel, Unity, and more.
- Sponsored Content (Expo Plus only)
- Virtual Networking with Exhibitors
- GDC Expo + Online Expo
- 2022 IGF Awards & GDCA
- Special Events (e.g. GDC Main Stage)
- Access to Online Content (Equal to Pass Type)
- Advocacy Sessions
New for 2022, we are offering a stand-alone All Access Online Only Pass ($649) if you are unable to make the event in person. This lower-cost pass provides some unique special features, along with full access to the entire virtual portion of GDC.
- 3-Month GDC Vault Access
- Selection of 100+ top-rated GDC 2022 sessions
- Live, interactive sessions
- Virtual Networking
- GDC Online Expo and Sponsored Content
- GDC Main Stage Sessions Livestream
GDC offers three specialty passes for specific groups to get exactly what they need out of the event.
Join the game industry's top audio professionals as they share real-world experience addressing the unique problems in game audio. An Audio Pass ($899) provides access to all Audio Core and Summits sessions throughout the week. It also includes access to the GDC Expo and Online Expo, Sponsored Content, Virtual Networking with Attendees & Exhibitors, Advocacy Sessions, Special Events, Select Online Content, and the 2022 IGF Awards and GDCA ceremony.
Hear from the best and brightest indie game creators with an Independent Games Summit Pass ($399—limited passes available) to attend only IGS-related sessions. The IGS Pass also includes access to the GDC Expo and Online Expo, Sponsored Content, Virtual Networking with Attendees & Exhibitors, Advocacy Sessions, Special Events, Select Online Content, and the 2022 IGF Awards and GDCA ceremony.
A Career Development Pass ($79) gets you access to Game Career Development sessions during the Friday of the event (March 25). The Career Development Pass also includes onsite access to the GDC Expo & Advocacy Sessions (Friday only), and online-only access to Special Events, Select Content, and the 2022 IGF Awards and GDCA ceremony.