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  • GDC Yearbook Call For Materials is Open READ MORE
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The 25th Edition of GDC

From humble beginnings in a developer’s living room in 1988, the Game Developers Conference has grown to the largest professionals only gathering of videogame industry professionals. True to its original vision, GDC continues to be the nexus point of learning, networking and inspiration for developers looking to imagine and deliver the next breakthrough.

GDC 2011 marks the 25th edition of this mission and serves as a testament of how far the industry has come and as a celebration of its bright future. Learn more about the history of the GDC here.

Participate in the creation of the GDC Yearbook here.

GDC 2011 Alumni Invitations

GDC 2011If you were a paid conference attend (All Access, Main Conference) from GDC 2010, you qualify to receive an alumni discount to attend GDC 2011! The GDC Alumni discount is the deepest discount to GDC. You can save almost up to 50% off your GDC All Access or Main Conference pass if you register before December 1, 2010.

You should have received your invitation in your inbox starting October 4, 2010. Please check your inboxes and spam filters for an email from with your alumni offer. If you still do not see your invitation and believe you qualify please contact our Registration Department or (415) 947-6926 or (866) 535-8997 Monday - Friday, 9am - 4pm PT

Book your hotel

HotelGDC has designated Convention Housing Partners as the official housing company for GDC 2011.

Discounted rates based on hotel availability are guaranteed up to Friday, February 4, 2011. After February 4 all rooms and rates will be based on availability.

Book a hotel reservation here.




Sponsorship Opportunities

ExpoThe GDC attracts over 18,000 industry professionals, and is the primary forum where programmers, artists, producers, game designers, audio professionals, business decision-makers and others involved in the development of interactive games gather to exchange ideas.

Learn more about sponsorship opportunities for GDC 2011 now.

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