GDC plans replace summer event in August
The Game Developers Conference (GDC) is back this summer with a smaller-scale gathering.
This year’s Game Developer Conference postponement was the first of several video game-related activities impacted by the continuing COVID-19 crisis.
Event organizer Informa Tech has confirmed plans for GDC Summer, a smaller gathering that will fill the void before 2021 returns to the main conference. The (maybe slightly optimistic) plan is to host the event from August 4-6, 2020 at Moscone Center in San Francisco.
GDC Summer will feature talks with developers and a two day exhibition floor. The conference program will have less structure than normal, and aims to combine technical material with roundtable conversations that “foster dialogue and interaction.” There will also be an increase in micro-talks and fireside chats, as well as a emphasis on innovation, publishing and business growth.
In addition, the revamped event will include a new community engagement platform that will include on-site space for non-profit meetings, portfolio updates, podcast recordings and more.
And as for that summer date, Informa Tech says it will “continue tracking the latest updates from health officials to ensure a healthy and convincing experience for everyone at GDC Summer, GDC 2021 and beyond.”
For more updates, visit the GDC website.