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Pass options for GDC have changed. Check out our pass grid below to find the right pass for you. Scroll down for more detailed information on what each pass offers.

Register now for GDC SF 2013!


Please note: all GDC attendees must be at least 18 years old.

Registration Deadlines


  Early Bird
Ends Feb. 13
Regular
Ends Mar. 20
Onsite
March 25-29
All Access Pass $1,475 $1,975 $2,100
Main Conference Pass $995 $1,350 $1,475
Summits, Tutorials & Bootcamps Pass $695 $795 $895
Independent Games Summit Pass*** (Limited Quantity) $325 $325 $325
Audio Track Pass** $695 $795 $895
Expo Pass $195 $250 $250
Student Expo Pass N/A N/A $75

Pass Comparison Chart

         All Main Conference Sessions* (Wed. - Fri.)       Audio Only**     All Summits, Tutorials, & Bootcamps (Mon. & Tues.)     IGS Only*** Audio Only**     GDC Flash Forward (Wed.)          Game Career Seminar (Fri.)        GDC Play & IGF Pavilion (Wed. -Fri.)

Friday Only

GDC Expo Floor & Career Pavilion (Wed.-Fri.)       Friday Only Business Center (Wed.-Fri.)         IGF & Choice Award Shows (Wed.)         GDC Business Matchmaking              GDC Mobile App        GDC Expo Floor Happy Hour         All GDC Mixers          GDC Vault Content of all GDC 2013 Events****              GDC-Sponsored Events & Parties         

*All Main Conference Sessions include over 400 lectures, panels, poster sessions, and roundtables.
**Audio Track Pass only provides access to GDC Audio Track sessions and the Audio Bootcamp (Tuesday)
***Indie Games Summit Pass only provides access to the Independent Games Summit
****GDC Vault video and audio session recordings of GDC events in 2013. GDC Vault login information will be emailed out the week prior to GDC 2013.

Pass Descriptions

All Access Pass
The premier, all-inclusive pass for GDC 2013! This pass is good for people interested in attending everything that the GDC has to offer.



  • Over 400 lectures, panels, poster sessions and roundtables (Wed - Fri)
  • All summits, tutorials, and bootcamps (Mon & Tues)
  • All one-day and two-day sponsored developer days (Mon & Tues)
  • All sponsored sessions (Wed - Fri)
  • GDC Flash Forward (Wed)
  • Game Career Seminar (Fri)
  • GDC Expo Floor and Career Pavilion (Wed - Fri)
  • GDC Play and IGF Pavilion (Wed - Fri)
  • Independent Games Festival and Game Developers Choice Awards ceremony (Wed)
  • GDC Business Matchmaking
  • GDC Mobile App
  • GDC Expo Floor Happy Hour
  • All GDC Mixers
  • GDC Vault subscription (provides metered access to recordings of sessions for select GDC 2013 events via GDC Vault)
  • One-year digital subscription to Game Developer magazine (includes print version for qualified U.S.-based attendees)
 
 
Early Bird
Ends Feb. 13
$1,475
Regular
Ends Mar. 20
$1,975
Onsite
Starts Mar. 25
$2,100
 
 
Main Conference Pass
This pass is good for people who are interested in attending the GDC lectures, panels, and roundtables but not the summits, tutorials, or bootcamps.



  • Over 400 lectures, panels, poster sessions and roundtables (Wed - Fri)
  • All one-day and two-day sponsored developer days (Mon & Tues)
  • All sponsored sessions (Wed - Fri)
  • GDC Flash Forward (Wed)
  • Game Career Seminar (Fri)
  • GDC Expo Floor and Career Pavilion (Wed - Fri)
  • GDC Play and IGF Pavilion (Wed - Fri)
  • Independent Games Festival and Game Developers Choice Awards ceremony (Wed)
  • GDC Mobile App
  • GDC Expo Floor Happy Hour
  • All GDC Mixers
  • One-year digital subscription to Game Developer magazine
 


  • All summits, tutorials, and bootcamps (Mon & Tues)
  • GDC Business Matchmaking
  • GDC Vault subscription (provides metered access to recordings of sessions for select GDC 2013 events via GDC Vault)
 
 
Early Bird
Ends Feb. 13
$995
Regular
Ends Mar. 20
$1,350
Onsite
Starts Mar. 25
$1,475
 
 
Summits, Tutorials & Bootcamps Pass
This pass is good for people who are interested in attending the summits, tutorials, and bootcamps.



  • All summits, tutorials, and bootcamps (Mon & Tues)
  • All one-day and two-day sponsored developer days (Mon & Tues)
  • All sponsored sessions (Wed - Fri)
  • GDC Flash Forward (Wed)
  • Game Career Seminar (Fri)
  • GDC Expo Floor and Career Pavilion (Wed - Fri)
  • GDC Play and IGF Pavilion (Wed - Fri)
  • Independent Games Festival and Game Developers Choice Awards ceremony (Wed)
  • GDC Mobile App
  • GDC Expo Floor Happy Hour
  • All GDC Mixers
  • One-year digital subscription to Game Developer magazine
 


  • Over 400 lectures, panels, poster sessions and roundtables (Wed - Fri)
  • GDC Business Matchmaking
  • GDC Vault subscription (provides metered access to recordings of sessions for select GDC 2013 events via GDC Vault)
 
 
Early Bird
Ends Feb. 13
$695
Regular
Ends Mar. 20
$795
Onsite
Starts Mar. 25
$895
 
 
Independent Games Summit Pass (Limited Quantity)
This pass is good for people who are interested in independent games, and seeing what the Independent Games Festival has to offer.



  • The Independent Games Summit (Mon & Tues)
  • All one-day and two-day sponsored developer days (Mon & Tues)
  • All sponsored sessions (Wed - Fri)
  • GDC Flash Forward (Wed)
  • Game Career Seminar (Fri)
  • GDC Expo Floor and Career Pavilion (Wed - Fri)
  • GDC Play and IGF Pavilion (Wed - Fri)
  • Independent Games Festival and Game Developers Choice Awards ceremony (Wed)
  • GDC Mobile App
  • GDC Expo Floor Happy Hour
  • All GDC Mixers
  • One-year digital subscription to Game Developer magazine
 


  • Over 400 lectures, panels, poster sessions and roundtables (Wed - Fri)
  • All summits, tutorials, and bootcamps except the Independent Games Summit (Mon & Tues)
  • GDC Business Matchmaking
  • GDC Vault subscription (provides metered access to recordings of sessions for select GDC 2013 events via GDC Vault)
 
 
Early Bird
Ends Feb. 13
$325
Regular
Ends Mar. 20
$325
Onsite
Starts Mar. 25
$325
 
 
Audio Track Pass
This pass is good for people interested in attending the GDC Audio Track.



  • All GDC Audio Track sessions
  • The one-day Audio Bootcamp (Tues)
  • All one-day and two-day sponsored developer days (Mon & Tues)
  • All sponsored sessions (Wed - Fri)
  • GDC Flash Forward (Wed)
  • Game Career Seminar (Fri)
  • GDC Expo Floor and Career Pavilion (Wed - Fri)
  • GDC Play and IGF Pavilion (Wed - Fri)
  • Independent Games Festival and Game Developers Choice Awards ceremony (Wed)
  • GDC Expo Floor Happy Hour
  • All GDC Mixers
  • One-year digital subscription to Game Developer magazine
 


  • Over 400 lectures, panels, poster sessions and roundtables (Wed - Fri)
  • All summits, tutorials, and bootcamps except the Audio Bootcamp (Mon & Tues)
  • GDC Business Matchmaking
  • GDC Vault subscription (provides metered access to recordings of sessions for select GDC 2013 events via GDC Vault)
 
 
Early Bird
Ends Feb. 13
$695
Regular
Ends Mar. 20
$795
Onsite
Starts Mar. 25
$895
 
 
Expo Pass
This pass is good for people who are interested in an introductory look at GDC.



  • GDC Expo Floor and Career Pavilion (Wed - Fri)
  • GDC Play and IGF Pavilion (Wed - Fri)
  • Independent Games Festival and Game Developers Choice Awards ceremony (Wed)
  • Game Career Seminar (Fri)
  • GDC Mobile App
  • GDC Expo Floor Happy Hour
 


  • Over 400 lectures, panels, poster sessions and roundtables (Wed - Fri)
  • All summits, tutorials, and bootcamps (Mon & Tues)
  • GDC Flash Forward (Wed)
  • GDC Business Matchmaking
  • All GDC Mixers
  • GDC Vault subscription (provides metered access to recordings of sessions for select GDC 2013 events via GDC Vault)
  • One-year digital subscription to Game Developer magazine
 
 
Early Bird
Ends Feb. 13
$195
Regular
Ends Mar. 20
$250
Onsite
Starts Mar. 25
$250
 
 
Student Expo Pass (Available Onsite Only)
The Student Pass is only available at on-site registration on Friday, March 29, 2013 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, CA. You must be at least 18 years old and provide proof of current enrollment (i.e. a valid student ID) to be eligible for this pass.

This pass is good for students who are interested in breaking into and learning about the game industry, and getting an introductory look at GDC.



  • Game Career Seminar (Friday only)
  • GDC Expo Floor and Career Pavilion (Friday only)
  • GDC Play and IGF Pavilion (Friday only)
 
 
Early Bird
Ends Feb. 13
N/A
Regular
Ends Mar. 20
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