GDC Summit Sponsorships

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

The Game Developers Conference features focused summits to foster community building within specific sectors of the game industry. Reach targeted developers within these emerging sectors by sponsoring one of the summits.

2015 Summit Lineup: AI Summit, Community Management, eSports, Free to Play, Game Narrative Summit, GDC Education Summit, Independent Games Summit, Smartphone & Tablet Games Summit

Summit Sponsorships

Title Sponsorships Networking Opportunities

Title Sponsorships


Platinum Sponsor (3 available) - $46,000 or $58,000 with GDC Vault taping

Associate your company with one of the following GDC Summits and reach developers and decision makers in your target market.

Add GDC Vault taping to your summit sponsorship. The GDC Team will professionally record the content and host it online post-event at GDC Vault, where you will collect the leads of everyone who opts-in to views the sponsored session.

Summits available for Platinum Sponsorship: AI Summit, Community Management, eSports, Free to Play, Game Narrative Summit, GDC Education Summit, Independent Games Summit, Smartphone & Tablet Games Summit

Pre-event Exposure:

  • Inclusion in one (1) dedicated GDC Summit newsletter delivered to registered pass holders. Sponsor to provide logo and content. Based on sign-on date and availability.
  • Platinum listing, logo and link on participating summit details page, example: Smartphone Summit Page
  • One (1) ad listing in a GDC Update e-newsletter (includes logo/link and 50 word company description). Delivered to 60,000+ opt-in professionals. Based on sign-on date and availability.
  • 160x600 run of site banner on gdconf.com. See banner spec details
  • Platinum listing with logo and 50 word description on gdconf.com Sponsors page & printed event guide
  • Two (2) pre-event, one (1) on-site sponsorship promotion via official GDC social media channels (Twitter & Facebook)

On-Site Exposure:

  • Tabletop near participating GDC Summit event (includes one 6ft draped table, 2 chairs, 5 amp electrical drop)
  • 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 representative for available locations
  • One (1) spinning tower banner. Production included. Sponsor to send artwork by TBD.
    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 or survey 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.
  • One (1) custom badge on GDC Mobile App to promote booth or sponsored session.
  • Platinum listing and logo on GDC Summit page in Event Guide
  • Full page advertisement in Event Guide
  • Five (5) All Access Passes to Game Developers Conference
  • Fifteen (15) GDC Expo Passes

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Gold Sponsor (3 Available) - $30,500 or $42,500 with GDC Vault Taping

Associate your company with one of the following GDC Summits and reach developers and decision makers in your target market.

Add GDC Vault taping to your summit sponsorship. The GDC Team will professionally record the content and host it online post-event at GDC Vault, where you will collect the leads of everyone who opts in to view the sponsored session.

Summits available for Gold Sponsorship: AI Summit, Community Management, eSports, Free to Play, Game Narrative Summit, GDC Education Summit, Independent Games Summit, Smartphone & Tablet Games Summit

Pre-event Exposure:

  • Gold listing, logo and link on participating summit details page, example: Smartphone Summit Page
  • Gold listing in a GDC Update e-mail (includes logo/link and 50 word company description). Delivered to 60,000 opt-in professionals. Based on sign-on date and availability
  • 160x600 run of site banner on gdconf.com. See banner spec details
  • Gold listing with logo and 50 word description on gdconf.com Sponsors page & printed event guide

On-site Exposure:

  • Tabletop near participating GDC Summit event (includes one 6ft draped table, 2 chairs, 5 amp electrical drop)
  • One (1) lightbox in convention center: See representative for availability
  • 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
  • Half page advertisement in Event Guide
  • Sponsor logo on GDC Summit page in Event Guide
  • One (1) tote bag insert distributed to all conference attendees, speakers and press at GDC. See guidelines here
  • One (1) custom badge on GDC Mobile App to promote booth or sponsored session.
  • Three (3) Summit and Tutorial Passes
  • Ten (10) GDC Expo Passes

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Networking Opportunities


Summit Mixers (3 Mixers available per day) - $22,000

GDC features targeted summits that foster community-building within emerging sectors of the game industry. Summit Mixers are the perfect way to network with developers and decision makers in your target market.

Summit Mixers available to sponsor: AI Summit, Community Management, eSports, Free to Play, Game Narrative Summit, GDC Education Summit, Independent Games Summit, Smartphone & Tablet Games Summit

Date: TBD (see representative for availability)

Pre-Event Exposure:

  • Logo and link on Parties & Networking page of GDC website
  • Mixer listing, logo and link on participating Summit details page, example: Smartphone Summit Page
  • Mention in Parties & Networking e-newsletter. Based on sign-on date and availability.
  • 160x600 run of site banner on gdconf.com. See banner spec details
  • Sponsor listing with logo and 50 word description on gdconf.com Sponsors page & printed Event Guide

Reception Exposure:

  • 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.
  • Lead retrieval device to scan attendee badges
  • Mobile Push notification to promote competition to attendees via GDC Mobile App
  • 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. Sponsor to send artwork. (Show Management produces)- See representative for availability.
  • One (1) spinning tower banner. Production included. Sponsor to send artwork by TBD.
    Spinning Towers Banner example
  • One (1) custom badge on GDC Mobile App to promote event.
  • 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 Event Guide
  • Logo to appear on two 22"x28" thank you signs provided by Show Management to be set up during reception
  • Two (2) All Access Passes to Game Developers Conference
  • GDC Show Management will place the order for food and beverage based on food for 200 people - (Total allotment is $8,500). 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
  • Text listing on on-site Conference at a Glance (CAAG) and pocket CAAG

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Summit Tabletops


Rate Deadlines

Early Bird
3/21/14-1/5/15

Post Early Bird
1/6/15-3/1/15

 
$7,000
$7,600
 


GDC features targeted summits that foster community-building within emerging sectors of the game industry. Reserve a table top display at one of these summits and target developers and decision makers in your target market.

Tabletops Available at: TBD

Pre-event Exposure:

  • Tabletop listing, logo and link on participating summit details page
  • Tabletop listing with logo and 25 word description on gdconf.com Sponsors page & printed event guide

On-site Exposure:

  • Tabletop near respective Summit (includes one 6ft draped table, 2 chairs, 5amp electrical drop)
  • Logo listing on respective Summit page of GDC Event Guide
  • Lead retrieval device
  • Five (5) GDC Expo Passes.
  • 25% off on 5 Conference Passes.

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