Registration Now Live for 25th Edition Game Developers Conference

By Ubm Techweb Game Network, PRNE
Tuesday, October 12, 2010

GDC 2011 to Take Place February 28 - March 4, 2011 at San Francisco's Moscone Center; Event to Honor the Past, Present and Future of the Games Industry

SAN FRANCISCO, October 13, 2010 - Registration and hotel booking is now open for the 2011 Game Developers
Conference(c) (GDC 2011), the 25th edition of the event, produced by UBM
TechWeb Game Network. The event returns to the Moscone Convention Center from
February 28-March 4 for five days of summits, tutorials, lectures, panels and
roundtable discussions presented by leading industry experts. In addition to
the rich selection of sessions at the main conference, the event will host
two days of summits and tutorials to start the week, including the debut of
the GDC Smartphone Summit, a specialized summit dedicated to game development
on emerging smartphone platforms, including Android, iOS, Windows Phone 7 and
BlackBerry operating systems. Alongside the full schedule of activities at
the conference, GDC 2011 will host a variety of special events, which include
the 11th Annual Game Developers Choice Awards, the 13th Annual Independent
Games Festival Awards, the GDC Expo, a Career Pavilion and many more. Now
celebrating its 25th conference, GDC 2011 continues to support the game
developer community and digital entertainment industry through learning,
networking and inspiration. Registration and conference information is
available online at the official GDC website

The comprehensive set of sessions at GDC 2011 will offer key learnings on
a variety of critical areas of game development: Audio, Business &
Management, Game Design, Production, Programming and Visual Arts. These
content tracks tackle the various challenges of game development with
hard-earned insights from leaders in the industry.

GDC 2011's full lineup of specialized summits include sessions focused on
the following forward-facing trends and topics:

    -- AI Summit
    -- Game Education Summit
    -- Game Localization Summit
    -- GDC Smartphone Summit
    -- Independent Games Summit
    -- Social & Online Games Summit
    -- Serious Games Summit

Alongside the main sessions are a variety of associated events hosted by
the conference. These include the following:

    -- 11th Annual Game Developers Choice Awards
    -- 13th Annual Independent Games Festival Awards
    -- The GDC Expo, Career Pavilion, and Business Center
    -- The Game Career Seminar
    -- Game Connection @ GDC

"Since its inception, GDC has been an important venue for professionals
to gain understanding, refine their craft, and network with their peers,"
said Meggan Scavio, the event director of the Game Developers Conference.
"This is an especially proud milestone for us. The continued growth in
technology and adoption of games coupled with the exciting evolution of the
art form of game creation have only reinforced the need for an event that
nurtures the skills and inspires the creativity of game makers."

Alumni registration for GDC 2011 ends 12/01/2010 and Early Bird rates end
01/27/2011. For more information on the 2011 Game Developers Conference,
visit at

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