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IGDA @ GDC 2018
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When: 19 - 23 March
IGDA Booth: North Hall, Booth #N4818
Where: Moscone Convention Center
747 Howard St.
San Francisco, CA 94102


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

 

Member Discount

IGDA members can save US$75 on All Access, GDC Conference + Summits, and GDC Conference passes. 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 registration only and will not work for onsite registration. Online registration closes at 11:59PM PT on Saturday, 17 March.

 


 

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IGDA @ GDC 2018 Daily Schedule

 

IGDA GAConf, 9AM - 6PM

Hosted by the IGDA Game Accessibility SIG, GAConf 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 the results of tackling accessibility early in indie development, AAA vs blind accessibility, streaming as a means of inclusion, prototyping with accessibility switch users, implementing an accessibility function at publisher level, and the varying perspectives of deaf gamers.

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

IGDA's Annual Networking Event, 6PM - 10PM
Children's Creativity Museum, 4th & Howard

Join the IGDA for its annual GDC Networking Event from 6PM - 10PM PST at the Children's Creativity Museum. Highlights of this year's event include:

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

RSVP now at https://2018igdagdc.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.

 

Game User Research Summit, 8AM - 6PM

The 9th 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://gamesurconf.com/us/. Please note that a separate ticket purchase is required for this event.

IGDA Booth, 10AM - 6PM, North Hall, Booth #N4818

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.

 

IGDA Special Interest Group Roundtables

South Hall, Room 104 (Street Level)

South Hall, Room 105 (Street Level)

 

IGDA Booth, 10AM - 6PM, North Hall, Booth #N4818

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.

 

IGDA Special Interest Group Roundtables

South Hall, Room 104 (Street Level)

South Hall, Room 105 (Street Level)

 

IGDA Annual General Meeting, Thursday, 22 March from 12:45 - 1:45PM, Location TBA

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 2018. 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.

IGDA Booth, 10AM - 3PM, North Hall, Booth #N4818

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.

 

IGDA Special Interest Group Roundtables

South Hall, Room 104 (Street Level)

South Hall, Room 105 (Street Level)

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IGDA Mentor Cafés

The IGDA is excited to bring the IGDA Mentor Café back to GDC 2018 to kick of year three of the program. IGDA Mentor Cafés are designed to provide bursts of meaningful learning and each one is as unique as its participants. IGDA Mentor Cafés are open to anyone in the game development community seeking mentorship regardless of years of experience and provide a great opportunity for newcomers to the game industry to become an active member through short mentoring sessions. Topics range from diversity initiatives, career advice, indie studio start-up and much more.

The IGDA will host two IGDA Mentor Cafés during the week of GDC 2018:

  • Wednesday, 21 March from 6:30-9:30PM - Diversity Event - learn from mentors who can specifically help with creating a more inclusive studio culture, hiring practices, and management challenges
  • Thursday, 22 March from 6:30-9:30PM - General Event

 

Apply to be a Mentee

Interested in being mentored? Want to get advice and ask questions to industry leaders?
Apply for mentoring at one of the IGDA Mentor Cafés at GDC 2018 here.

 

Be a Mentor

We are looking for industry leaders interested in giving back and sharing advice to eager minds in 20 minute mentoring sessions.
For more information on becoming a mentor at this year's GDC, please sign up here.

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IGDA Special Events

IGDA GAConf, Monday, 19 March from 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, Tuesday, 20 March from 8AM - 6PM

The 9th 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://gamesurconf.com/us/. Please note that a separate ticket purchase is required for this event.

 

IGDA's Annual Networking Event, Tuesday, 20 March from 6 - 10PM
Children's Creativity Museum, 4th & Howard

Join the IGDA for its annual GDC Networking Event from 6 - 10PM PST at the Children's Creativity Museum. Highlights of this year's event include:

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

RSVP now at https://2018igdagdc.eventbrite.com

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

 

IGDA Annual General Meeting, Thursday, 22 March from 12:45 - 1:45PM, Location TBA

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 2018. 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 GDC 2018 Program Recipients

Congratulations to the IGDA Foundation's 2018 GDC program recipients!

 

IGDA Scholars

 

Women in Games Ambassadors

  • Meagan Byrne
  • Meagan Canning
  • Vania Castagnino
  • Nicole Caverley
  • Allison Comrie
  • Sofie Debloudts
  • Narges Farazan
  • Janice Ho
  • Courtney Kidd
  • Natasha Kononenko
  • Elisabet Largo Iglesias
  • Vhalerie Lee
  • Lauren Lynch
  • Raquel Robinson
  • Andrea Sacchi
  • Beatriz Santos
  • Amanda Steig
  • Emilee Trower
  • Danielle Uneus
  • Caroline Womack
  • Chris Wratt

 

Next Gen Leaders

  • Jennifer Ashiru
  • Alyssa Askew
  • Anna Brandberg
  • Safyra Brown
  • Brian Chung
  • Rebecca Cohen-Palacios
  • Osama Dorias
  • Caroline Guevara
  • Matthew Lee
  • Sara Lempiainen
  • Karen McCarthy
  • Llaura McGee
  • Maria Mishurenko
  • Taha Rasouli
  • Fernando Reyes Medina
  • Wyn Rush
  • Jennifer Scheurle
  • Steven Taarland
  • Juan Vaca
  • Leena van Deventer

Each recipient will receive a travel stipend and a complimentary all-access pass courtesy of the Game Developers Conference, and thanks to the efforts and generosity of our partners, speakers, and scholarship committees, these selected recipients will also receive exclusive local studio tours, one-on-one mentorship from industry veterans, and special Q&A sessions with some of the most influential developers in the industry.

Make sure to follow @IGDAFoundation, @IGDAScholars, #IGDAScholars, #WiGAm and #IGDANGL on Twitter for live updates as the IGDA Foundation team and recipients experience GDC 2018!

To learn how you or your organization can support these programs, please contact info@igdafoundation.org.

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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 2018 Sponsors

Complete list coming soon!

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