GDC Summit

GDC San Francisco features summits focused on specific sectors of the game industry. Reach targeted developers within these key industry verticals by sponsoring a Summit.

2018 Summit Lineup: AI Summit, Community Management, Game Narrative Summit, GDC Education Summit, Independent Games Summit, Mobile Summit, UX Summit. (Subject to change)


Platinum Sponsorship (3 available) $60,000

Be seen as a thought leader in the market by becoming the Platinum Sponsor of one of the following GDC Summits.  Reach developers and decision makers in your targeted vertical.  Includes exclusive branding, speaking opportunity and a networking event.

CHOOSE NETWORKING MIXER (DAY 1, DAY 2) OR CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST (DAY 1, DAY 2)

Pre-Show Platinum Exposure:

  • Platinum listing, logo and link on participating GDC summit webpage
  • Inclusion in one GDC email to 50,000+ subscribers. Sponsor to provide logo, 50 words, and a URL. Based on sign-on date and availability.
  • 160x600 ROS banner on GDConf.com. See banner spec details
  • Platinum listing with logo and 50-word description on gdconf.com Sponsors page and GDC Mobile App
  • Two (2) Twitter posts, one (1) Facebook post via official GDC channels. Sponsor to provide image and text that must begin with the designation "Sponsored:". Message must pertain to GDC presence and be approved by GDC show management

Pre-Show Networking Event Exposure:

  • Mixer listing and logo on the Parties & Networking page of GDConf.com
  • Mixer listing, 50-word company description and logo on Sponsor page of GDConf.com
  • Mixer listing and logo in one GDC Newsletter to registered attendees. Based on sign-on date and availability

On-Site Platinum Exposure:

  • Tabletop near participating GDC Summit event (includes one 6ft draped table, 2 chairs, 5 amp electrical drop)
  • (1) lead retrieval device to scan attendee badges
  • Platinum billing and sponsor logo on summit sign directly outside of summit classroom
  • One 60 minute session – please check with representative for time and room availability. If interested in GDC Vault recording information, click here.
  • Hanging horizontal single-sided banner in participating GDC Summit classroom during lunch session (Size up to 8'w × 5'h provided by sponsor). Banner will be removed after lunch speaking slot. Banner must arrive in warehouse.
  • One (1) lightbox near participating GDC Summit classroom. Sponsor to provide artwork (Show Management produces).
  • One (1) large hanging banner in Moscone Convention Center (Sponsor produces, needs to be shipped to warehouse) see rep for available locations
  • One (1) spinning tower banner. (Spinning Towers Banner example)
  • One (1) coffee break sponsorship with branded sleeves and napkins (opportunity to place materials on tables during one coffee break at participating GDC Summit)
  • Logo on sponsor Thank You sign at coffee break
  • One (1) tote bag insert distributed to all conference attendees, speakers and press at GDC. See guidelines here
  • 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
  • Platinum Summit listing and Sponsor logo in GDC Mobile App
  • Five (5) GDC All Access Passes
  • Fifteen (15) GDC Expo Passes
  • One (1) Twitter post and one (1) post in Facebook event listing on official GDC channels. Sponsor to provide image and text that must begin with the designation "Sponsored:". Message must pertain to GDC presence and be approved by GDC show management

On-Site Mixer:

  • Tabletop during reception (includes one 6ft draped table, 2 chairs) AV and electrical not included and must be ordered and paid for by sponsor. GDC Operations Team will provide AV contact.
  • Five (5) minute welcome speech to attendees. Microphone & speaker provided
  • (1) lead retrieval device to scan attendee badges
  • Hanging single-sided banner at reception venue hung by pipe and drape (size no larger than 8'w × 5'h provided by sponsor). Must arrive at advance warehouse
  • One (1) lightbox in Convention Center classrooms. Sponsor to send artwork. (Show Management produces). Ask sales rep for availability
  • One (1) spinning tower banner. (Spinning Towers Banner example)
  • Handouts can be placed on table at reception. Sponsor to provide handouts. Must arrive at advance warehouse
  • Mixer listing and logo in Events section of GDC Mobile App
  • Logo to appear on two 22"x28" Thank You signs provided by Show Management to be set up during reception
  • GDC Show Management will place the order for food and beverage based on food for 200 people. Any additional food needs to be paid for by Sponsor. Operations can provide contact info for venue caterer and sponsor can order and pay directly
  • Special Event listing in Pocket Guide and GDC Mobile App, includes logo, description and time/location
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