GDC 2020 Postponed Until August as a Three-Day Event
GDC 2020 may still be happening as a three-day event known as GDC Summer and it’s being planned for August 4th until August 6th. The Game Developers Conference is an annual event but 2020’s GDC was cancelled due to the spread of coronavirus. The original plan was to hold the conference from March 16th until March 20th but it has been pushed back further. GDC Summer will be located at the San Fransico at the Moscone Center.
Although GDC Summer is being planned for August, it’s unclear if it’ll be prepared with the current pandemic in mind or if 2020 will just not have a GDC because of it. “Safety remains the GDC organizers’ paramount concern and the GDC team will continue to monitor the latest information from health officials to ensure a safe and compelling event for everyone at GDC Summer, GDC 2021 and beyond,” says an insert from the GDC Summer page.
GDC Summer will include a series of microtalks and fireside chats and will be the celebration of the game development industry that GDC 2020 was intended to be from the beginning. There will be meetings and gatherings that will be planned for the event as well, with the potential for indie developers to get in touch with important industry veterans. According to the GDC Summer page, “sponsorship packages are designed to be easy to execute, with a shorter-than-average runway compared to other industry events.”
At the new Summer event, career development sessions will cover topics such as how to pitch a game, effective communication strategies, how to land an investor/publisher and business development strategies. These sessions will likely benefit any new developers who are able to attend the San Francisco event.
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Source: Game Rant