GDC Career Sponsorships

GDC 2015
March 2-6, 2015
Expo Dates: March 4-6
Moscone Convention Center
San Francisco, CA


The Career Center at GDC is the evolutionary epicenter of career development resources at the game industry's largest, most prestigious developer-centric event in the world. The Career Center will be located near registration in North Hall for maximum visibility and high levels of foot traffic. Co-located with GDC Play and the GDC Business Center, the Career Center will attract a broad range of industry professionals interested in career development opportunities around a broad spectrum platforms and verticals, including; console, online, mobile/tablet, free2play, indie, casino gaming and more.

Career Sponsorships

Career Center Exhibits Marketing/Promotion
Sponsorships Game Career Seminar

Career Center Exhibits


10'x20' Career Center Booth Package

Rate Deadlines

Early Bird

3/21/14-1/5/15

Post Early Bird

1/6/15-3/1/15

10x20 $14,000 $15,200

 

10'x20' Career Center Booth Package includes:

  • In open area of booth:
    • Two (2) chairs
    • One (1) 6' draped table
    • Black carpet
    • Gem walls (black)
    • Header with company name (black text)
    • Five (5) amp electricity via a single drop
  • In meeting room:
    • 10'x10' Meeting room of GEM walls
    • One (1) starbase round table
    • Four (4) chairs
    • One (1) wastebasket
  • For passes included with this package, see pass grid here

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20'x20' Career Center Booth Package

Rate Deadline

Early Bird

3/21/14-1/5/15

Post Early Bird

1/6/15-3/1/15

20x20 $28,000 $30,400

 

Booth Options*:

Layout 'A' 1 Meeting Room


Layout 'B' 2 Meeting Rooms

20'x20' Career Center Booth Package includes:

  • In open area of booth:
    • Two (2) chairs
    • One (1) 6' draped table
    • Black carpet
    • Gem walls (black)
    • Header with company name (black text)
    • Ten (10) amp electricity via a single drop
  • 1 or 2 Meeting Rooms:
    • 10'x10' meeting room(s) of GEM walls
    • One (1) starbase round table per room
    • Four (4) chairs per room
    • One (1) wastebasket per room
  • For passes included with this package, see pass grid here

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20'x30' Career Center Booth Package

Rate Deadline

Early Bird

3/21/14-1/5/15

Post Early Bird

1/6/15-3/1/15

20x30 $42,000 $45,600

 

Layout 'A' 1 Meeting Room

Layout 'B' 2 Meeting Room

Custom graphics can be ordered through GES.

20'x30' Career Center Booth Package includes:

  • In open area of booth:
    • Four (4) chairs
    • Two (2) 6' draped table
    • Black carpet
    • Gem walls (black)
    • Headers with company name (black text)
    • Twenty (20) amp electricity
  • 1 or 2 Meeting Rooms:
    • 10'x10' meeting room(s) of GEM walls
    • One (1) starbase round table per room
    • Four (4) chairs per room
    • One (1) wastebasket per room
  • For passes included with this package, see pass grid here

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30'x30' Career Center Booth Package

Rate Deadline

Early Bird

3/21/14-1/5/15

Post Early Bird

1/6/15-3/1/15

30x30 $63,000 $68,400

 

30'x30' Career Center Booth Package includes:

  • Passes:
    • Sixty (60) Expo Passes
    • Sixty (60) Exhibitor Staff badges
    • Fifteen (15) Single Session Passes
    • 25% discount on up to fifteen (15) Conference Passes
  • In booth:
    • Black carpet
    • Two (2) twenty (20) AMP electricity drops
    • OR
    • GES credit for amount equal to carpet and electricity above

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Overarching Career Center Sponsorship- Platinum (2 available) - $75,000

Stand above and apart from other studios as a key sponsor of the game industry's biggest and most anticipated annual career fair. Each sponsorship includes everything needed for maximum event ROI, from pre-event marketing to on-site signage and premium booth space/locations.

Pre-event Benefits

  • One (1) 160x600 run of site banner on Gamasutra / up to three (3) months / 600k impressions
  • Listed as Career Center Platinum Sponsor with logo, description and link on Sponsors page of GDC event website
  • Listed as Career Center Platinum Sponsor with logo, description and link on Career Center page of GDC event website
  • 1 ad slot in GDC Update. Includes logo, 50 word description and URL. Based on sign-on date and availability.
  • Listed as Platinum Sponsor within the 'Who's Hiring at GDC' flyer
  • Qualifies for 35% off job postings and resume database
On-site Benefits

  • 30'x30' booth space
  • One (1) 40'x10' double sided hanging banner alongside escalator to Career Center (production not included)
  • One (1) light box, location TBD (Show Management produces, sponsor to send artwork by deadline TBD)
  • One (1) tote bag insert (production not included)
  • One (1) full page ad in GDC Event Guide
  • Career Center Platinum Sponsor listing with logo in Event Guide
  • Two (2) All Access Passes
  • Fifteen (15) Expo Passes
  • Fifteen (15) Single Session Passes
  • 25% off 10 additional Conference Passes


Overarching Career Center Sponsorship - Gold (2 available) - $60,000

Stand above and apart from other studios as a key sponsor of the game industry's biggest and most anticipated annual career fair. Each sponsorship includes everything needed for maximum event ROI, from pre-event marketing to on-site signage and premium booth space/locations.



Pre-event Benefits
  • One (1) 160x600 run of site banner on Gamasutra / 30 day duration / 200k impressions
  • Listed as Career Center Gold Sponsor with logo and link on Sponsors page of GDC event website
  • Listed as Career Center Gold Sponsor with logo and link on Career Center page of GDC event website
  • Listed as Gold Sponsor within the 'Who's Hiring at GDC' flyer '
  • Qualifies for 25% off job postings and resume database
On-site Benefits
  • 20'x30' turn-key booth
  • One (1) floor graphic, light box, or cylindrical banner hanging banner alongside escalator to Career Center (based on availability, production may be included)
  • One (1) tote bag insert (production not included)
  • Career Center Gold Sponsor listing with logo in GDC Exhibitor Guide
  • Two (2) Main Conference Passes
  • Ten (10) Expo Passes
  • Ten (10) Single Session Passes
  • 25% off 5 additional conference passes

Career Center Sponsored Sessions- see below for prices

Career sponsored sessions provide the opportunity for publishers and studios to speak with top talent about career development opportunities. Sponsors can customize the session content to provide maximum ROI. The GDC Conference Management Team is happy to consult with you to ensure that your message is communicated in an effective and targeted manner.

Session Includes*:

  • One (1) room set theater style for all half or one hour sessions.
  • Detailed listing on gdconf.com includes*: session title, company name, 100-word session description, track, speaker, 50-word speaker bio, date/time/location. - Subject to change
  • Listing in GDC Event Guide includes the following: session title, speaker name, 100-word session description, track, date/time/location.
  • Session evaluation form during session to be run by Show Management. (Results will be provided.)
  • Two (2) Conference Associates at door.
  • Speaker will be registered for an Expo Pass.
  • One (1) screen, two (2) lav mics, one (1) podium mic, one (1) aisle mic. and one (1) data projector.
  • One (1) custom badge on GDC Mobile App to promote sponsored session (with purchase of 3 sessions or more)
  • Session listing on gdconf.com Career Center page
  • Text listing on on-site Conference-at-a-Glance (CAAG) and pocket CAAG
  • Sponsored sessions promoted via GDC newsletter
  • Pricing:

    30 min. Sponsored Session
    (Occupancy 70)
    $3,800
    60 min. Sponsored Session
    (Occupancy 70)
    $7,600

    *NOTE: Sponsored session title and abstract will need to be approved by GDC Content Team prior to messaging execution. Please note, once approved the sponsor should reference your sponsored session as [Session Title], a sponsored session within the Game Developers Conference. The sponsor may not reference the sponsored session as a standalone event at GDC or as a main conference, summit, or session programmed by the Game Developers Conference.

    All press releases sent by sponsoring company must be approved by GDC Show Management.

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    Career Center Happy Hour with Pass Giveaway (2 available) - $25,000

    The Career Center Happy Hour is simply the place to be at GDC for networking. And this year attendees will have a chance to win 3 All Access Passes to the GDC Event of their choice – and they have you to thank!

    Location: South Hall
    Happy Hours: Wednesday or Thursday

    Pre-event Exposure:

    • Sponsorship title, company logo and 50 word description on gdconf.com Parties & Networking page
    • Sponsorship title, company logo and 50 word description on gdconf.com Career Center page
    • Company logo/link mention in one GDC Update e-newsletter highlighting events at GDC. Based on sign-on date and availability.
    • Sponsorship title, company logo and 50 word description on gdconf.com sponsors page & printed event guide
    • 160x600 run of site banner on gdconf.com. See banner spec details.
    • One (1) pre-event and one (1) on-site social media promotion (Twitter & Facebook)
    • Four (4) enhanced weekly refresh job posting credits
    • One (1) ad sponsorship in Gama Jobs weekly newsletter

    On-Site Exposure:

    • Logo on Events page of the GDC Event Guide
    • Full page in Who's Hiring @ GDC Brochure
    • Mobile Push notification to promote competition to attendees via GDC Mobile App
    • 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 recognition on all Career Center Happy Hour signage. Signage in Moscone Center to be produced by Show Management if logo received no later than the print deadline provided.
    • Includes set allotment for food and beverage. GDC Show Management will place the order for food and beverage based on 450 people in consultation with the sponsor. If the sponsor wishes to add to the initial order on-site they are able to do so at own cost.
    • One (1) medium hanging banner in convention center (produced by client, see show management for locations)
    • One (1) spinning tower banner. Production included. Sponsor to send artwork by TBD.
      Spinning Towers Banner example
    • Text listing on on-site Conference-at-a-Glance (CAAG) and pocket CAAG

    Career Pavilion Happy Hour Career Pavilion

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    Career Center Gift Baskets - $14,000 (Exclusive)

    Put your message directly into the hands of the game industry's top recruiters with the Career Center Gift Basket. This high profile, exclusive sponsorship combines sponsor provided branded gifts with useful and fun event necessities in a "GDC"-branded soft-sided container that's delivered to every recruiter's booth in the GDC Career Center. Ideal for schools Career Services Department and Legal Firms specializing in work visas.

    Pre-event Benefits:

    • Listed as Sponsor with logo and link on Career Center page of GDC event website
    • Listed as Sponsor with logo and link on Sponsors Page of GDC event website
    • Full page advertisement in Event Guide
    • Two (2) enhanced weekly refresh job posting credits
    • Include one ad sponsorship in gamecareerguide.com bi-weekly newsletter
    • Sponsor to work with Show Management for gifts provided within allotment
    • One (1) All Access Pass
    • Three (3) Expo Passes

    Deadline to order: TBD


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    'Who's Hiring at GDC' Brochure with Kiosk (Exclusive)

    Reach attending developers of every experience level as they go about their business at GDC by sponsoring the popular 'Who's Hiring at GDC' brochure. A minimum of 8,000 brochures printed and distributed from special kiosks in each hall of GDC.

    • 8,000+ distributed from specially designed kiosks throughout GDC
    • Ideal for reaching lead / senior developers and business / marketing experts as they go about their business at GDC

    Platinum Level: $15,000 (exclusive)
    Pre-event Benefits:

    • Listed as sponsor on the GDC Career Center page of gdconf.com
    • Listed as sponsor on the GDC sponsors page of gdconf.com
    • Four (4) enhanced job postings with weekly refresh

    On-site Benefits:

    • Logo, booth number, and acknowledgment on distribution kiosks
    • Position #1 on brochure in call-out area, expanded company description, and listing of available positions
    • Back cover, full page, 4 color ad space

    Gold Level: $4,500
    On-site Benefits:

    • Full page, 4 color ad space inside
    • One (1) enhanced job postings with weekly refresh

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    Career Interactive Lounge - $55,000

    Pre-event Exposure:

    • Logo and link on Events page of GDC website
    • Logo listing on Career Center section of GDC website
    • Logo, link and 50 word company description on Sponsors page of GDC website
    • Mention in one GDC Update e-newsletter highlighting events at GDC: distributed to over 60,000 developers. Based on sign-on date and availability.
    • Full Page in Who's Hiring @ GDC Brochure
    • Four (4) enhanced weekly refresh job posting credits
    • One (1) ad sponsorship in Gama Jobs weekly newsletter
    • Additional GDC Job Board promotion via Gamasutra.com
    • 1 pre event and on-site social media post. Content to be provided by GDC Show Management

    On-site Exposure:

    • One (1) custom badge on GDC Mobile App to promote event.
    • One (1) bBranded 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. Note: GDC Show Management can create a mobile friendly page promoting your booth/sponsored session if needed
    • Logo near event description in Career section of GDC Event Guide
    • 20'x30' area for Interactive Lounge in Career Center Expo Floor - expo hours
    • Two (2) BOTM leather ottomans to be ordered by Show Management
    • Three (3) BVTK high bar tables, nine (9) BBSS barstools to be ordered by Show Management
    • Option to bring own furniture or customize for additional cost. Sponsor will need to order and pay directly to GES
    • Logo on one (1) 4x8 double sided hanging sign (Show Management will produce sign)
    • Four (4) 2'x2' floor graphics plus carpet (Show Management will produce graphics)
    • One (1) medium banner in convention center (sponsor produces). Banner must be mailed to warehouse. Ask rep for available locations.
    • One (1) spinning tower banner. Production included. Sponsor to send artwork by TBD.
      Spinning Towers Banner example
    • Includes daily cleaning
    • Two (2) Main Conference Passes

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    Career Networking Bar - $55,000

    Pre-Event Exposure:

    • Logo and link on Networking page of GDC website
    • Logo listing on Career Center Section of GDC website
    • Logo, link and 50 word company description on Sponsors page of GDC website
    • Mention in one GDC event e-mail update highlighting events at GDC: distributed to over 60,000 developers. Based on sign-on date and availability.
    • Full page in Who's Hiring @ GDC Brochure
    • Four (4) enhanced weekly refresh job posting credits
    • One (1) ad sponsorship in Gama Jobs weekly newsletter
    • Additional GDC Job Board promotion via gamasutra.com
    • 1 pre event and on-site social media post. Content to be provided by GDC Show Management

    On-site Exposure:

    • One (1) custom badge on GDC Mobile App to promote event.
    • 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. Note: GDC Show Management can create a mobile friendly page promoting your booth/sponsored session if needed.
    • Logo near event description in Career page of the GDC Event Guide
    • 20x30 space on Expo Floor - open during Expo hours
    • One (1) 4'x8' double-sided banner within space. Show Management to produce.
    • One (1) medium banner in convention center (sponsor produces). Banner must be mailed to warehouse. Ask representative for available locations.
    • One (1) spinning tower banner. Production included. Sponsor to send artwork by TBD.
      Spinning Towers Banner example
    • One (1) 22'x28' Look and feel sign in bar with hours. Show Management to produce.
    • Four (4) 2'x2' floor graphics (show management will produce graphics
    • Furniture provided includes three (3) black leather cube ottomans, two (2) leather chairs, one (1) glass table, one (1) bar, three (3) high boys tables, nine (9) barstools, black carpet, to be ordered by Show Management
    • Option to bring own furniture or customize for additional cost, will need to work directly with GES. No discounts allowed with furniture not used.
    • Includes daily cleaning
    • Full cash bar with staff. A sales minimum for each bar per day must be met or the sponsor will be responsible for the difference.
    • Two (2) Main Conference Passes

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