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IGDA @ GDC 2016
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When: 14-18 March 2016
IGDA Booth: West Hall, Lobby
Where: Moscone Convention Center
747 Howard St., corner of 4th & Howard
San Francisco, CA 94102


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GDC 2016 Discount

IGDA members can save US$75 on their All Access Pass or Main Conference pass registration. Click here to log in and get your discount code.

The IGDA discount code cannot be combined with other discount promotions, including group discounts, alumni rates, exhibitor discounts, other special discount offers or previously purchased or registered passes. All discount codes are subject to review and are limited to one discount per registration.

The IGDA discount code is available for online/regular registration only and will not work for onsite registration. Online registration closes Wednesday, 9 March.

 

Activities

IGDA Booth, 9AM-5:30PM, West Hall Lobby

The IGDA booth is the heart of the IGDA throughout the week; meet your IGDA staff and board members, other members, keep up with all things IGDA, and more.

Monday activities at the IGDA Booth

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IGDA Booth, 9AM-5:30PM, West Hall Lobby

The IGDA booth is the heart of the IGDA throughout the week; meet your IGDA staff and board members, other members, keep up with all things IGDA, and more.

Tuesday activities at the IGDA Booth

  • TBA

 

Game User Research Summit, 8:30AM - 6:15PM

The 7th Annual Games User Research Summit, hosted by the IGDA Games User Research SIG, is the best opportunity for members of our community to learn, share, and discuss high quality Games User Research work. This year will be full of interesting, useful, and interactive content for senior professionals, novice researchers, and academics.

To learn more or register, visit http://gursummit.com/us/. Please note that a separate ticket purchase is required for this event.

 

IGDA's Annual Networking Event, Tuesday, 15 March from 6PM - 9PM
Children's Creativity Museum, 4th & Howard

Join the IGDA for its annual GDC Networking Event from 6 - 9PM PST at the Children's Creativity Museum. Sponsored by G2A, Hub International, Amazon Web Services and more, highlights of this year's event include:

  • Drinks and light snacks
    • IGDA members will receive one (1) complimentary drink ticket (while supplies last)!
  • Stop-motion animation demo lab
  • Karaoke
  • Classic video games to play, provided by the Museum of Art and Digital Entertainment
  • Fun photos in the Magbooth Photobooth sponsored by Amazon Web Services
  • Game demos from by the IGDA Foundation's 2016 GDC Scholars and Women in Games Ambassadors
  • The IGDA Developer Credit SIG will be making various announcements regarding the award credit tracking initiative which tallies career nominations by people, games, and companies. In the theatre space, attendees can participate in video testimonials of their Developer Heroes who made the top of the list, roast their colleagues, start 2017 nomination buzz via graffiti wall, and caucus with fellow supporters to debate and predict winners of upcoming GDC, GANG, BAFTA, and NAVGTR Awards.

RSVP now at https://2016igdagdc.eventbrite.com! Please note that RSVP is requested for planning purposes only. An RSVP is not required to attend and does not guarantee admittance should the event reach capacity.

Note: This event will explicitly adhere to the GDC Code of Conduct; unacceptable behavior will not be tolerated.

IGDA Booth, 8:30AM-6PM, West Hall Lobby

The IGDA booth is the heart of the IGDA throughout the week; meet your IGDA staff and board members, other members, keep up with all things IGDA, and more.

Wednesday activities at the IGDA Booth

  • 10 - 11AM: IGDA US-Midwest Social: Meet with folks from the US-Midwest region
  • 11:30AM - 12:30PM: IGDA European Social: Meet with European developers
  • 2 - 3PM: IGDA Latin America Social: Meet with Latin American developers
  • 3:30 - 4:30PM: IGDA Women in Games, LGBTQ+, and Romance & Sexuality SIGs' Social: Meet with individuals interested in Women in Games, LGBTQ+, and/or Romance & Sexuality in Games
  • 5 - 6PM: IGDA Game Design, Analog, and Serious Games SIGs' Social: Meet with people interested in Game Design, Analog development, and/or Serious Games

 

IGDA Special Interest Group Roundtables

North Hall, Room 110

North Hall, Room 111

IGDA Booth, 8:30AM-6:30PM, West Hall Lobby

The IGDA booth is the heart of the IGDA throughout the week; meet your IGDA staff and board members, other members, keep up with all things IGDA, and more.

Thursday activities at the IGDA Booth

  • 10 - 11AM: IGDA US-Mid-Atlantic Social: Meet with folks from the US-Mid-Atlantic region
  • 11:30AM - 12:30PM: IGDA Game User Research, Accessibility, and Game Education SIGs' Social: Meet with people interested in Game User Research, Accessiblity, and/or Game Education
  • 2:30 - 3:30PM: IGDA US-Northeast Social: Meet with individuals from the US-Northeast region
  • 4 - 5PM: IGDA US-South + Southeast Social: Meet with people from the US-South & Southeast region
  • 5:30 - 6:30PM: IGDA Jewish Game Developers SIG Social: Meet with Jewish game developers

 

IGDA Special Interest Group Roundtables

North Hall, Room 110

North Hall, Room 111

 

IGDA Mentor Café sponsored by Amazon, 6-8PM

The IGDA Mentor Café, sponsored by Amazon, will take place Thursday 17 March from 6-8pm at the Amazon loft (nearby Moscone Center). Amazon will also be providing drinks and refreshments (including beer/wine). After the speed dating-styled mentor sessions, there will be networking time with the group.

Interested in being mentored? Fill in this attached form with information on your current project, your industry goals, and let us know what type of advice would most benefit you and/or your studio: http://bit.ly/IGDA-GDC16-Mentee.

Interested in being a mentor? Email staff -AT- igda -DOT- org for more information.

IGDA Booth, 8:30AM-4PM, West Hall Lobby

The IGDA booth is the heart of the IGDA throughout the week; meet your IGDA staff and board members, other members, keep up with all things IGDA, and more.

Friday activities at the IGDA Booth

  • 10 - 11AM: IGDA Canadian Social: Meet with Canadian developers
  • 11AM - 12PM: IGDA AU & NZ Social: Meet with folks from Australia and New Zealand
  • 1:30 - 2:30PM: IGDA US-West Coast Social: Meet with developers from the US-West Coast
  • 3 - 4PM: Game Coworking / Shared Space Community Social: Connect with others building and managing game developer coworking / shared spaces

 

IGDA Annual Meeting, 12:15-1:15PM, West 2010

Don't miss this critical membership meeting and overview of the organization's past year and its future! There will also be a Q&A period to get feedback and input from the community. Any interested individual is encouraged to attend. You don't need to be an IGDA member.

Note: Lunch will not be provided, but attendees are encouraged to bring their own.

 

IGDA Special Interest Group Roundtables

North Hall, Room 110

North Hall, Room 111

 

IGDA Foundation's GDC Scholars

Congratulations to the IGDA Foundation's 2016 GDC Scholars!

  • Gabriela Aveiro-Ojeda (George Brown College, Canada)
  • Max Birk (University of Saskatchewan, Canada)
  • IJke Botman (UT Austin, USA)
  • Alexander Holzmann Ekholm (Erasmus University, Netherlands)
  • Anna Kolesnichenko (Michigan State University, USA)
  • Ma’idah Lashani (UNC School of Law, USA)
  • Charlotte Madelon van Grunsven (Utrecht School of Arts, Netherlands)
  • Camila Magrane (University of Advancing Technology, USA)
  • Louise Adelaide Mckeown (Dublin Institute of Technology, Ireland)
  • Ashley Miller (University of Illinois Springfield, USA)
  • Andre Morales (Parsons The School For Design, USA)
  • Andrew Reid (Glasgow Caledonian University, Scotland)
  • Alexandria Ripple (Berklee College of Music, USA)
  • Philomena Schwab (Zurich University of the Arts, Switzerland)
  • Sean Simon (Milwaukee School of Engineering, USA)
  • Divij Sood (Abertay University, Scotland)
  • Nicolaas VanMeerten (University of Minnesota – Twin Cities, USA)

In addition, this year's Eric Dybsand Memorial AI Scholar is Juliette Lemaitre (Université de Technologie de Compiègne, France)!

Each recipient will receive an all-access pass to GDC courtesy of UBM, studio tours, an industry mentor, and the chance to sit in on exclusive Q&A sessions with industry legends. This year, thanks to the IGDA Foundation's partnership with the Intel Diversity Initiative, scholars will also receive a travel stipend to help them offset the cost of this once-in-a-lifetime experience. To learn how you or your organization can support the program, please contact scholarships@igda.org.

 

IGDA Foundation's GDC Women in Games Ambassadors

Congratulations to the IGDA Foundation's 2016 GDC Women in Games Ambassadors!

  • JoDee Allen (Concordia University, USA)
  • Michelle Auyoung (NYU, USA)
  • Tonia Beglari (University of Southern California, USA)
  • Caroline Bitterly (Supinfogame Rubika School, France)
  • Tove Brantberg (Aalto University, Finland)
  • Meagan Budgell (George Brown College, Canada)
  • Andrea Cao (University of Southern California, USA)
  • Allison Kyran Cole (NYU, USA)
  • Kate Compton (UC Santa Cruz, USA)
  • Christina Curlee (UT Austin, USA)
  • Laureen Dessing (University of the Arts Utrecht, Netherlands)
  • Miranda Due (University of Southern California, USA)
  • Caitlin Goodale (Abertay University, Scotland)
  • Raheel Hassim (University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa)
  • Teriann Khargie (RCC Institute of Technology, Canada)
  • Ariel Marcy (University of Queensland, Australia)
  • Jacqueline McGraw (Rochester Institute of Technology, USA)
  • Victoria Smith (Media Design School, New Zealand)
  • Jenny Xu (MIT, USA)

As part of our Women in Games Ambassadors program, these women will receive a once-in-a-lifetime GDC experience with All-Access passes, travel stipends, and a week full of exclusive insider events and opportunities.

 

Special Thanks

The IGDA would like to thank its partners UBM and Game Developers Conference for helping the IGDA fulfill its mission of enhancing the careers and lives of game developers through networking, advocacy, and professional development by providing passes, booth concessions, and room space at the conference - among many other things!

 

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