Networking Opportunities

Exhibitors can maximize the efficiency of their GDC investment by extending their reach far beyond the GDC Expo Floor. GDC sponsorships provide exhibitors with the opportunity to reach attendees throughout their entire GDC experience, whether they are attending classes, eating, networking, or socializing.

*NOTE: Sponsorships are only available to exhibitors. To qualify as an exhibitor you must have one of the following: booth, meeting room, business suite or summit table top.


Expo Happy Hour with Pass Giveaway (2 available) $30,000

The Expo Happy Hour is simply the place to be at GDC for networking. This year, attendees will have a chance to win three (3) GDC All Access Passes, and they have you to thank!

Location: South Hall or North Hall

Happy Hours: Wed or Thurs (choose one)

Pre-Event Exposure:

  • Event listing, company logo and 50-word description on Parties and Networking page of GDConf.com
  • Inclusion in one GDC email highlighting events to 50,000+ subscribers. Based on sign-on date and availability.
  • Sponsorship title, company logo and 50-word description on GDConf.com Sponsors page
  • 160x600 run of site banner on gdconf.com. (See banner specs)
  • One (1) branded micro app on GDC Mobile App (appears on home menu screen with the "event brand" icons). Micro app icon can appear as company logo and link to mobile friendly webpage.

On-site Exposure:

  • Sponsor can hold raffle for GDC Pass Giveaway at booth. Three (3) total passes awarded - winners given the choice to attend any GDC event within the next 12 months.
    • Microphone and speaker will be provided to attract attendees and announce winners
  • Lead retrieval device to scan attendee badges
  • Logo on events page of the GDC Mobile App
  • Mobile push notification to attendees via GDC Mobile App
  • Logo recognition on all Expo Happy Hour signage. Signage in Moscone Center to be produced by Show Management.
  • GDC Show Management will place the order for food and beverage in stations closest to your booth and three (3) additional locations based on consultation with the sponsor. Sponsors can add to the initial order on-site for an additional cost.
  • One (1) medium hanging banner in convention center (produced by Sponsor, see Show Management for locations)
  • One (1) spinning tower banner. Production included. (Spinning Towers Banner example)
  • Text listing on pocket Conference-at-a-Glance (CAAG)