Today Informa Tech, organizer of the Game Developers Conference (also known as GDC) reached out with a press release that it will host GDC Summer.
The event, which follows the postponement of GDC due to the Coronavirus pandemic, will be hosted at the traditional San Francisco Moscone Center venue between August 4 and August 6, 2020.
There will also be a “freestyle two-day expo show floor” between August 5 and August 6.
Here’s what the organizers have to say about the event.
GDC Summer’s conference program will consist of high-quality technical content, mixed with valuable roundtable discussions to foster conversation and connection.
The event will host a new series of microtalks and fireside chats, as well as a dedicated space for comprehensive career development sessions covering topics such as how to pitch your game, effective communication strategies, how to land an investor/publisher and business development strategies.
As a celebration of the game development industry, GDC Summer 2020 will roll-out a new community partnership program. Organizations will have the opportunity to apply for space onsite to host meetings and gatherings alongside the main event.
Qualifying organizations could include SIG meetings, non-profit board meetings, local meet-ups, hosted “office hours” by community professionals, portfolio review rooms, podcast recording and more.
This program enables GDC as an organization to reach areas of the industry previously untapped due to space restrictions. Meanwhile, sponsorship packages are designed to be easy to execute, with a shorter-than-average runway compared to other industry events.
Of course, the organizers are still monitoring information from authorities about the Coronavirus pandemic to ensure a safe event for everyone involved.