Game Developers Conference (GDC) organizer Informa Tech launched its all-digital show in 2021 on Monday, and has confirmed plans to return to an in-person event next year.
GDC 2022 will return as a physical conference at the Moscone Center in San Francisco from March 21 to 25, 2022, the organizer said Monday. Submissions to present conferences, round tables and panels will be accepted from August 3-31, 2021.
GDC 2021, which started on Monday, is comprised of live lectures, tutorials, roundtables and more, covering topics such as design, business and marketing, visual arts and classic postmortem games.
While it was originally planned to be a “hybrid” conference that will take place physically in San Francisco alongside a “robust virtual offering,” Informa Tech confirmed in February that it had dropped the component in person this year.
Informa Tech made no mention of an online item for the 2022 show in Monday’s announcement.
GDC 2021 will also host the 21st Annual Game Developers Choice Awards (GDCA), and the 23rd Annual Awards at the Independent Games Festival (IGF), Wednesday, July 21 from 4:30 p.m. PT.
Those interested in following GDC 2021 can still register to attend now from home, for the entire end of the conference at the official GDC site.
“We are excited to launch the most robust virtual GDC event to date, offering a huge amount of unique content from across the industry and benefiting from our learnings from the past more than a year of GDC digital events,” he said. said Katie Stern, who oversees GDC at Informa Tech, in a prepared statement.
“We are also absolutely looking forward to GDC 2022’s return to San Francisco next year and for the opportunity to see this vibrant community together again in person.”