San Francisco, CA
March 16 - 20
The Game Developers Conference (GDC) is an annual conference for video game developers. The event has learning, inspiration, and networking. The event includes an expo, networking events, and awards show like the Game Developers Choice Awards and Independent Games Festival, and a variety of tutorials, lectures, and round-tables by industry professionals on game-related topics covering programming, design, audio, production, business, and management, and visual arts. If you are looking to provide a service to the gaming industry this is the place to be. Outside of the show floor, there is a robust calendar of events and parties vying to bring in as many developers as possible. If you want your party or event to stand out, you should aim for something creative and entertaining to put yourself above your competition.