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IGDA @ GDC 2017
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When: 27 Feb - 3 Mar 2017
IGDA Booth: West Hall, Lobby
Where: Moscone Convention Center
747 Howard St., corner of 4th & Howard
San Francisco, CA 94102


Sponsorship Opportunities:
Contact sponsors@igda.org for more information!
   

 

GDC 2017 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 at 11:59PM PT on Saturday, 25 February.

 

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IGDA @ GDC 2017 Daily Schedule

 

IGDA Booth, 10AM-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.

Monday activities at the IGDA Booth

  • The Xenko team from Silicon Studio Corporation will be on hand to show off their open source, commercial game engine. Xenko offers developers a new choice for a full C# game engine, thanks to its high-end graphics and rendering features suitable for crafting a visually stunning and highly performant game or VR experience. The team will be showing off their new VR demo, the Xenko Game Studio and answering questions from developers.

 

IGDA GAConf, 9AM - 6PM

Hosted by the IGDA Game Accessibility SIG, CAConf is a day of talks and networking exploring recent and future advancements in the field of game accessibility. Updates, case studies, and in-depth guides.

Covering a wide range of topics, such as accessibility as a micro-indie, designing for older gamers, blind gaming, Uncharted 4's accessibility features, and the challenges of retrofitting accessibility into a live product.

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

IGDA Booth, 10AM-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.

Tuesday activities at the IGDA Booth

  • The Xenko team from Silicon Studio Corporation will be on hand to show off their open source, commercial game engine. Xenko offers developers a new choice for a full C# game engine, thanks to its high-end graphics and rendering features suitable for crafting a visually stunning and highly performant game or VR experience. The team will be showing off their new VR demo, the Xenko Game Studio and answering questions from developers.

 

IGDA Blacks In Games SIG Awards Luncheon, 12:30 - 2:30PM, Google Launchpad

The 1st annual IGDA Blacks in Games SIG Awards Luncheon is a informal celebration of distinctive individuals who have pushed our culture and medium forward in a progressive manner. Come support your fellow developers as they accept awards that pay homage to thier abilites, talents and accomplishments over a lifetime of contributions to the industry. Register now: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/igda-blacks-in-games-sig-awards-luncheon-tickets-31345992708

 

The Ally Skills Workshop: Presented by the IGDA Allies SIG, 1 - 4PM, North 110

The Ally Skills Workshop teaches simple, everyday ways to support women in their workplaces and communities. Participants learn techniques that work at the office, conferences, and online. At the end of the workshop, participants will feel more confident in speaking up to support women and be more aware of the challenges facing women in their workplaces and communities. The Ally Skills Workshop was designed by the Ada Initiative and is customized by the IGDA Allies SIG.

 

IGDA's Annual Networking Event, 6:30PM - 9:30PM
Children's Creativity Museum, 4th & Howard

Join the IGDA for its annual GDC Networking Event from 6:30 - 9:30PM PST at the Children's Creativity Museum. Sponsored by Microsoft, Silicon Studio, Mozilla, 1st Playable, HUB International, and more, highlights of this year's event include:

  • Drinks and light snacks
  • Stop-motion animation demo lab
  • Karaoke
  • and more!

RSVP now at https://2017igdagdc.eventbrite.comPlease 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.

 

Game User Research Summit, 8AM - 6PM

The 8th 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 Booth, 9:30AM-7PM, 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

  • The Xenko team from Silicon Studio Corporation will be on hand to show off their open source, commercial game engine. Xenko offers developers a new choice for a full C# game engine, thanks to its high-end graphics and rendering features suitable for crafting a visually stunning and highly performant game or VR experience. The team will be showing off their new VR demo, the Xenko Game Studio and answering questions from developers.

 

IGDA Special Interest Group Roundtables

North Hall, Room 110

North Hall, Room 111

 

Serious Games Networking Reception hosted by IGDA Serious Games SIG and IGDA Learning, Education, and Games SIG, 3 - 6PM

The 1st Annual Serious Games Networking + Awards Reception is an opportunity to network with others with practitioners in the field of serious games, and a celebration of those who have made dynamic contributions to this field through their abilities, talents, and efforts. Learn more and RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/gdc-2017-serious-games-networking-reception-tickets-31735949078

IGDA Booth, 10AM-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

  • The Xenko team from Silicon Studio Corporation will be on hand to show off their open source, commercial game engine. Xenko offers developers a new choice for a full C# game engine, thanks to its high-end graphics and rendering features suitable for crafting a visually stunning and highly performant game or VR experience. The team will be showing off their new VR demo, the Xenko Game Studio and answering questions from developers.

 

IGDA Special Interest Group Roundtables

North Hall, Room 110

North Hall, Room 111

IGDA Booth, 10AM-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.

Friday activities at the IGDA Booth

  • The Xenko team from Silicon Studio Corporation will be on hand to show off their open source, commercial game engine. Xenko offers developers a new choice for a full C# game engine, thanks to its high-end graphics and rendering features suitable for crafting a visually stunning and highly performant game or VR experience. The team will be showing off their new VR demo, the Xenko Game Studio and answering questions from developers.

 

IGDA Special Interest Group Roundtables

North Hall, Room 110

North Hall, Room 111

 

IGDA Annual General Meeting, Time and Location TBA (Lunchtime)

The International Game Developers Association’s Board of Directors and Executive Director provides developers with a summary of the association's progress over the past year, as well as an overview of what's in store for 2017. There will also be a Q&A period to get feedback and input from the community and a chance to meet the new board members. The IGDA is a non-profit professional association committed to advancing the careers and enhancing the lives of game developers worldwide.

Don't miss this critical membership meeting and overview of the organization's past year and its future! 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.

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IGDA Mentor Cafés

IGDA Diversity Mentor Café, Monday, 27 February

The IGDA Diversity Mentor Café, sponsored by Intel, Mozilla, Blizzard and Eidos Montréal, is an evening of one-on-one conversations with industry leaders focused on all things diversity related. Topics include: Diversity initiatives that help the industry grow positively, how to hire a diverse workforce, advice on creating an inclusive culture, and many personal stories of challenges and successes.

Interested in applying to join and benefit from conversations with mentors from Blizzard, WARGAMING.NET, Mozilla, IGDA, Intel, Eidos-Montréal and more? Apply here: https://goo.gl/forms/tscFfO1q256Mjodc2

 

IGDA Mentor Café, Thursday, 2 March

The IGDA Mentor Café, sponsored by Intel, Mozilla, Blizzard and Disruptor Beam, is an evening of one-on-one conversations with mentors from all areas of game development, such as: starting and running a studio, how to stand out and get the perfect job, all areas of programming and technology, diversity initiatives including recruiting and creating inclusive cultures, creative direction and art, industry initiatives and career advice.

Interested in applying to join and benefit from conversations with mentors from Blizzard, WARGAMING.NET, Mozilla, IGDA Intel, Disruptor Beam and more? Apply here: https://goo.gl/forms/tscFfO1q256Mjodc2

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IGDA Special Events

IGDA GAConf, 27 February, 9AM - 6PM

Hosted by the IGDA Game Accessibility SIG, CA Conf is a day of talks and networking exploring recent and future advancements in the field of game accessibility. Updates, case studies, and in-depth guides.

Covering a wide range of topics, such as accessibility as a micro-indie, designing for older gamers, blind gaming, Uncharted 4's accessibility features, and the challenges of retrofitting accessibility into a live product.

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

 

Game User Research Summit, 28 February, 8AM - 6PM

The 8th 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 Blacks In Games SIG Awards Luncheon, 28 February, 12:30 - 2:30PM, Google Launchpad

The 1st annual IGDA Blacks in Games SIG Awards Luncheon is a informal celebration of distinctive individuals who have pushed our culture and medium forward in a progressive manner. Come support your fellow developers as they accept awards that pay homage to thier abilites, talents and accomplishments over a lifetime of contributions to the industry. Register now: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/igda-blacks-in-games-sig-awards-luncheon-tickets-31345992708

 

The Ally Skills Workshop, 28 February, 1 - 4PM, Moscone North 110
Presented by the IGDA Allies SIG

The Ally Skills Workshop teaches simple, everyday ways to support women in their workplaces and communities. Participants learn techniques that work at the office, conferences, and online. At the end of the workshop, participants will feel more confident in speaking up to support women and be more aware of the challenges facing women in their workplaces and communities. The Ally Skills Workshop was designed by the Ada Initiative and is customized by the IGDA Allies SIG.

 

IGDA's Annual Networking Event, 28 February, 6:30PM - 9:30PM
Children's Creativity Museum, 4th & Howard

Join the IGDA for its annual GDC Networking Event from 6:30 - 9:30PM PST at the Children's Creativity Museum. Sponsored by Microsoft, Silicon Studio, Mozilla, 1st Playable, HUB International, and more, highlights of this year's event include:

  • Drinks and light snacks
  • Stop-motion animation demo lab
  • Karaoke
  • and more!

RSVP now at https://2017igdagdc.eventbrite.com

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

 

Serious Games Networking Reception, 1 March, 2:30 - 6PM
Hosted by IGDA Serious Games SIG and IGDA Learning, Education, and Games SIG

The 1st Annual Serious Games Networking + Awards Reception is an opportunity to network with others with practitioners in the field of serious games, and a celebration of those who have made dynamic contributions to this field through their abilities, talents, and efforts. Learn more and RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/gdc-2017-serious-games-networking-reception-tickets-31735949078

 

IGDA Annual General Meeting, 3 March, Time and Location TBA (Lunchtime)

The International Game Developers Association’s Board of Directors and Executive Director provides developers with a summary of the association's progress over the past year, as well as an overview of what's in store for 2017. There will also be a Q&A period to get feedback and input from the community and a chance to meet the new board members. The IGDA is a non-profit professional association committed to advancing the careers and enhancing the lives of game developers worldwide.

Don't miss this critical membership meeting and overview of the organization's past year and its future! 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.

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IGDA Foundation Scholar Recepients

Complete list coming soon!

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Special Thanks

The IGDA would like to thank its partners UBM and the 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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IGDA @ GDC 2017 Sponsors

Complete list coming soon!

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