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Last day to submit your application is 11 January 2016 @ 10pm (PST)!

Earn your attendance by completing approximately 12-15 hours of on-site work with the IGDA at the 2016 Game Developers Conference!

GDC 2016 runs from Monday, 14 March through Friday, 18 March. Volunteers have a required orientation on Sunday evening, 13 March. If you are accepted into the IGDA @ GDC 2016 volunteer program, you are expected to be on-site from the start of orientation through the end of the conference on the evening of Friday, 18 March, during conference hours. Plan accordingly so you have no conflicts during that time.

Benefits of Volunteering

  • A free, non-transferable Expo Pass to the event (unless you already have a pass; unfortunately, refunds are not available)
  • Access to various IGDA networking events and GDC parties
  • Ability to network with some of the top people in the game industry
  • An opportunity to "give back" to the development community
  • Priority access to future IGDA volunteering opportunities
  • Experience and our recommendation (if requested)

Not Included

  • Travel Expenses (including but not limited to airfare, gas, taxis, and parking fees)
  • Lodging Expenses
  • Food Costs


  • Professional, friendly, and respectful attitude
  • Ability to be flexible, understanding, and patient in a changing environment
  • Provide support for the IGDA and each other
  • Excellent in-person and online communication skills
  • Available from the pre-conference orientation until conference officially ends (Sunday late afternoon,13 March - Friday late evening, 18 March)
  • Must be at least 18 years old

Available Shift Roles

  • Booth Assistant (membership sign-up, information parsing, and promotions)
  • Runners (the "catch all” position for unanticipated needs)
  • Photography & Videography (must bring own equipment)
  • On-Call (available as emergency back-up)
  • Special Events

Volunteer Schedule Example

  • Pre-Conference Orientation on Sunday (3 Hours)
  • Runner shift on Monday (2.5 Hours)
  • Booth Assistant Shift on Tuesday (2 Hours)
  • Special Events assistant on Wednesday (2 Hours)
  • On Call availability on Thursday (4 Hours)


Last day to submit your application is 11 January @ 10pm (PST)!

The application to apply to be an IGDA @ GDC 2016 is now closed.

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