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GDC Summer 2020 announced in place of GDC 2020

Posted on March 19, 2020 by (@NE_Brian) in General Nintendo, News

The 2020 Game Developers Conference was originally planned for this week. Due to the coronavirus, the whole event was essentially cancelled. We did hear that something would likely take place later this summer, and first details on the new event have surfaced.

Known as GDC Summer 2020, the event will be “a three-day celebration of the art, craft and business of game development”. Attendees can expect “the same high level of expert-led talks as the traditional GDC, along with a freestyle two-day expo show floor”.

We have additional information about GDC Summer 2020 below.

GDC Summer will be a unique Game Developers Conference experience but will retain the same high level of expert-led talks as the traditional GDC, along with a freestyle two-day expo show floor August 5th and 6th.

GDC Summer’s conference program will consist of high-quality technical content, mixed with valuable roundtable discussions to foster conversation and connection.

The event will host a new series of microtalks and fireside chats, as well as a dedicated space for comprehensive career development sessions covering topics such as how to pitch your game, effective communication strategies, how to land an investor/publisher and business development strategies.

As a celebration of the game development industry, GDC Summer 2020 will roll out a new community partnership program. Organizations will have the opportunity to apply for space onsite to host meetings and gatherings alongside the main event. Qualifying organizations could include SIG meetings, non-profit board meetings, local meet-ups, hosted “office hours” by community professionals, portfolio review rooms, podcast recording and more.

This program enables GDC as an organization to reach areas of the industry previously untapped due to space restrictions. Meanwhile, sponsorship packages are designed to be easy to execute, with a shorter-than-average runway compared to other industry events.

GDC Summer will give the game development community a chance to come together in a way that hasn’t currently been possible due to COVID-19. Safety remains the GDC organizers’ paramount concern and the GDC team will continue to monitor the latest information from health officials to ensure a safe and compelling event for everyone at GDC Summer, GDC 2021 and beyond.

GDC Summer 2020 will take place between August 4 and August 6 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco.

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