GDC Diamond Partner Program

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

The Game Developers Conference is proud to launch the GDC Diamond Partner Program for our elite partners. The GDC Diamond Partner Program provides qualifying companies with exclusive benefits at GDC San Francisco as well as our other GDC Events across the globe.

Benefits address key exhibitor pain points, such as registration, booth build-out, early move-in, priority hotels, while providing premium marketing benefits onsite and exclusive access to events.

How to Qualify for Diamond Partner Status:

  • $250,000 annual investment across Events and Media
  • Exhibit at 3 GDC Events, or Exhibit at 2 GDC Events and advertise on Gamasutra.com

Diamond Partner Exclusive Benefits:

  • VIP Registration
    • A separate Registration counter just for Diamond Partners!  All persons registered for Diamond Partner companies can individually pick up their badges at the Diamond Partner registration counter.  Includes booth staff badges, and conference passes.  Bulk pickup is also available if you are the group coordinator. Diamond partner badges will also be unique with a separate color, ribbon and Diamond Partner logo. Contact gdcsaleshelp@ubm.com for more information.
  • $5,000 GES Credit
    • Can be applied toward booth build-out at GDC San Francisco or GDC Next
  • Priority early move in at GDC SF
    • Have a large booth at GDC San Francisco?  GDC Diamond Partners will be the first companies allowed to move in and setup, including on Sat!
  • Priority hotel block at GDC SF
    • Sending a large group to GDC San Francisco?  GDC Diamond Partners will get first priority in reserving a hotel block before group lodging is opened up to the public
  • 5 VIP All Access Conference Passes (or equivalent) at each GDC Event
    • Get premium access to all onsite activities with VIP All Access conference passes
  •  Premium onsite signage location
    • Diamond Partners will receive a prime banner, lightbox or standing sign location at all GDC Events
  • Dedicated Logo on all GDC event homepages
    • Premium visibility on the homepage of all GDC websites, and additional exposure on the Diamond Partner page
  • Dedicated logo on all GDC Update newsletters
    • Premium visibility on our weekly communication with over 50,000 opt-in subscribers
  • VIP seating at the IGF and Choice Award Shows
    • Table for 10 in the VIP area at the gold standard of award show’s for the professional and indie communities
  • 2 invites to the Level 99 Party at GDC SF
    • Access to the most exclusive party at GDC.  Mingle with top speakers and industry VIP’s.
  • 1 Q & A Interview in Game Network Newsletter
    • Share your companies latest news and strategy. Featured on the GDC homepage and distributed to 20,000 subscribers
  • 1 Micro App on each GDC event’s Mobile App
    • Micro Apps appear on the main navigation as a company logo and can link out to a mobile friendly webpage
  • GDC Social Media Campaign per event
    • 2 sponsored tweets, and 2 Facebook posts prior to each event sent out by GDC on sponsors behalf
  • Diamond Sponssor inclusion in Expo Newsletter
    • Highlighting all the great activities at GDC. 
  • "Thank you" Sign to our Diamond Partners
    • Featured at all GDC Events
*Diamond Partner deliverables are final and cannot be redeemed for cash, exchanged or used as credit toward other items.


For more information, fill out a Request for Proposal Form.