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View, browse and sort the ever-growing list of sessions by pass type, topic, format and viewing experience. Use the experience filter to view sessions and roundtables that will be available on the virtual GDC event platform. Virtual sessions will be available to watch on-demand through April 1st, 2022 at 5pm PT. All days/times are displayed in Pacific Time.

Use the Viewing Experience filter to see which sessions will be available on-site, on the virtual platform, or both:

  • In-Person: offered on-site, not available within the virtual platform. Check the session’s listing to see if it will be recorded for GDC Vault after the conference.
  • Virtual: offered in the virtual platform at its scheduled time.
  • In-Person/Virtual: offered onsite and the recording will be available to watch-on-demand within 36 hours of the session start time on the virtual platform until April 1st at 5pm PT
  • In-Person/Virtual Livestream: offered on-site and will be livestreamed to watch on the virtual platform at its scheduled time. The recording of the video will be available to watch-on-demand within 36 hours of the session start time on the virtual platform until April 1st at 5pm PT.

All registered attendees will be able to build their personal schedule in the virtual GDC event platform and mobile app. Download the Informa Tech Events app to gain access to the Game Developers Conference 2022 virtually. Login with the email address you used to register.

  • Location:   Room 3001, West Hall
    Monday, 4:40pm - 5:10pm
    Sponsor Speakers:
    Joanna Van Gansen  (Unity Technologies), Khaled Abdel Rahman  (Unity Technologies)
    Pass Types: All Access Pass, Core Pass, Summits Pass, Expo Plus Pass, Audio Pass, Independent Games Summit Pass
    Topic: Programming
    Format: Sponsor Developer Summit
    Viewing Experience: In-Person
  • Location:   Room 3005, West Hall
    Tuesday, 2:10pm - 2:40pm
    Summit Speaker:
    Gregg Katano  (HOLOGATE)
    Pass Types: All Access Pass, Summits Pass
    Topic: VR/AR
    Format: Session
    Viewing Experience: In-Person
  • Location:   Room 2014, West Hall
    Tuesday, 4:40pm - 5:10pm
    Summit Speaker:
    Patrick Moran  (Kongregate)
    Pass Types: All Access Pass, Summits Pass
    Topic: Free-to-Play
    Format: Session
    Viewing Experience: In-Person
  • Location:   Room 2016, West Hall
    Tuesday, 4:40pm - 5:10pm
    Summit Speakers:
    Jeremy Bond  (Michigan State Univ. / ExNinja), Brian Winn  (Michigan State University / Will Winn Games Inc.)
    Pass Types: All Access Pass, Summits Pass
    Topic: Educators
    Format: Session
    Viewing Experience: In-Person
  • Location:   Room 2009, West Hall
    Wednesday, 9:00am - 10:00am
    Sponsor Speakers:
    Steve Beckett  (Zwift), Stephen Waits  (Zwift)
    Pass Types: All Access Pass, Core Pass, Summits Pass, Expo Plus Pass, Audio Pass, Independent Games Summit Pass, All Access Online Only Pass
    Topic: Business & Marketing
    Format: Sponsored Session
    Viewing Experience: In-Person/Virtual
  • Location:   Room 3001, West Hall
    Wednesday, 10:30am - 11:30am
    Sponsor Speakers:
    Tabithia Graves  (Amazon Web Services), Chris Lee  (Amazon Web Services), Antony Passemard  (Amazon Web Services), John Kennedy  (Amazon Web Services), Chris Byskal  (Amazon Web Services), Toufeeq Hussain  (Amazon Web Services)
    Pass Types: All Access Pass, Core Pass, Summits Pass, Expo Plus Pass, Audio Pass, Independent Games Summit Pass, All Access Online Only Pass
    Topic: Programming
    Format: Sponsored Session
    Viewing Experience: In-Person/Virtual
  • Location:   Virtual GDC Platform
    Wednesday, 11:30am - 12:00pm
    Sponsor Speakers:
    Jen MacLean  (Xbox), Annette Gonzalez  (Xbox)
    Pass Types: All Access Pass, Core Pass, Summits Pass, Expo Plus Pass, Audio Pass, Independent Games Summit Pass, All Access Online Only Pass
    Topic: Game Career Development
    Format: Sponsored Session
    Viewing Experience: Virtual
  • Location:   Room 2009, West Hall
    Wednesday, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
    Sponsor Speakers:
    Omar Zohdi  (Imagination Technologies), Alekos Caporali  (Imagination Technologies), Jonny Galloway  (Amazon), Anton Michels  (Amazon)
    Pass Types: All Access Pass, Core Pass, Summits Pass, Expo Plus Pass, Audio Pass, Independent Games Summit Pass
    Topic: Design
    Format: Sponsored Session
    Viewing Experience: In-Person

    Matches Found in Session Description:

    This talk focuses on sharing Imagination's experiences getting started with the Open 3D engine (O3DE) - (fully open-source, modular, cross-platform engine created by Amazon and currently managed by the Linux Foundation. It will delve deep into the key aspects and challenges Imagination faced building its "Buongiorno" ray traced global illumination demo, which was built from the ground up using the engine's editor and powered by O3DE's Atom Renderer. It will also discuss how Imagination brought hardware ray tracing to its mobile GPUs.
  • Location:   Room 3009, West Hall
    Wednesday, 3:30pm - 4:00pm
    Sponsor Speakers:
    Rahul Naryani  (Amazon Web Services), Rohan Dubal  (Amazon Web Services)
    Pass Types: All Access Pass, Core Pass, Summits Pass, Expo Plus Pass, Audio Pass, Independent Games Summit Pass, All Access Online Only Pass
    Topic: Programming
    Format: Sponsored Session
    Viewing Experience: In-Person/Virtual

    Matches Found in Session Description:

    We are excited to introduce the new Amazon GameSparks! Amazon GameSparks is a managed service providing backend feature tools for building, running, and scaling games. This new service will enable developers to spend less time thinking about backend services, and instead focus their time on delivering the best player experiences. Join us as we explore the feature list from the public preview and talk about the future plans we have for the service.
  • Location:   Room 3009, West Hall
    Wednesday, 4:00pm - 4:30pm
    Sponsor Speaker:
    Antony Passemard  (Amazon Web Services)
    Pass Types: All Access Pass, Core Pass, Summits Pass, Expo Plus Pass, Audio Pass, Independent Games Summit Pass, All Access Online Only Pass
    Topic: Production & Team Management
    Format: Sponsored Session
    Viewing Experience: In-Person/Virtual

    Matches Found in Session Description:

    Technologies for game creation are converging and evolving faster than ever for game artists, designers, and developers. Game studios are under increasing pressure to keep the project moving while balancing remote work and overall job satisfaction for their teams. Where is it all leading us? Join Antony Passemard, GM Amazon Nimble Studio, to learn how AWS services and solutions are not only pulling core game development technologies together but are also enabling remote teams to maintain productivity with better work-life balance.
  • Location:   Room 208, South Hall
    Wednesday, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
    Speakers:
    Richard Ludlow  (Hexany Audio), Brian Schmidt  (Brian Schmidt Studios)
    Pass Types: All Access Pass, Core Pass, Audio Pass
    Topics: Audio, Business & Marketing
    Format: Roundtable
    Viewing Experience: In-Person
  • Location:   Room 2009, West Hall
    Thursday, 10:00am - 11:00am
    Sponsor Speakers:
    Steve Beckett  (Zwift), Stephen Waits  (Zwift)
    Pass Types: All Access Pass, Core Pass, Summits Pass, Expo Plus Pass, Audio Pass, Independent Games Summit Pass
    Topic: Business & Marketing
    Format: Sponsored Session
    Viewing Experience: In-Person
  • Location:   Room 3009, West Hall
    Thursday, 10:00am - 10:30am
    Sponsor Speaker:
    Benedikt Neuenfeldt  (Sony Interactive Entertainment)
    Pass Types: All Access Pass, Core Pass, Summits Pass, Expo Plus Pass, Audio Pass, Independent Games Summit Pass, All Access Online Only Pass
    Topic: Programming
    Format: Sponsored Session
    Viewing Experience: In-Person/Virtual
  • Location:   Room 3009, West Hall
    Thursday, 10:30am - 11:00am
    Sponsor Speaker:
    Lionel Sellam  (Ubisoft Montréal)
    Pass Types: All Access Pass, Core Pass, Summits Pass, Expo Plus Pass, Audio Pass, Independent Games Summit Pass, All Access Online Only Pass
    Topic: Programming
    Format: Sponsored Session
    Viewing Experience: In-Person/Virtual

    Matches Found in Session Description:

    Managing and preparing for the launch of a AAA live game can be overwhelming at times, especially with a small team. In this session, hear how Ubisoft Montréal launched Rainbow Six Extraction with a dedicated deployment pipeline built with automation and redundancy in mind as well as leveraging the Amazon GameLift multi-Region feature. Hear how they managed to deploy, monitor, and optimize game servers on 18 data centers without any downtime or infrastructure issues.
  • Location:   Room 3014, West Hall
    Thursday, 11:30am - 12:30pm
    Speakers:
    Catherine P. Foster  (Cultural Antiquities Task Force, U.S. Department of State), Kate Edwards  (Geogrify / Global Game Jam), Paul J. Fischer  (Cultural Antiquities Task Force, U.S. Department of State)), Victor Bankler  (University of Skövde / An Otter Team), Vania Castagnino  (Sweden Game Arena / An Otter Team), Joaquin Concha  (Kay Pacha Studio), Mateo Alayza  (Hermanos Magia / University of Lima)
    Pass Types: All Access Pass, Core Pass, Summits Pass, Expo Plus Pass, Expo Pass, Audio Pass, Independent Games Summit Pass
    Topic: Advocacy
    Format: Session
    Viewing Experience: In-Person
  • Location:   Virtual GDC Platform
    Thursday, 11:30am - 12:30pm
    Sponsor Speakers:
    Fiona Cherbak  (Xbox Game Studios), Mary McGuane  (Xbox Game Studios), Kate Rayner  (The Coalition), Shannon Loftis  (World’s Edge), Helen Chiang  (Minecraft Franchise), Kim Swift  (Xbox Game Studios Publishing), Bonnie Ross  (343 Industries)
    Pass Types: All Access Pass, Core Pass, Summits Pass, Expo Plus Pass, Audio Pass, Independent Games Summit Pass, All Access Online Only Pass
    Topic: Game Career Development
    Format: Sponsored Session
    Viewing Experience: Virtual
  • Location:   Room 3022, West Hall
    Thursday, 11:30am - 12:00pm
    Sponsor Speakers:
    Amit Bhojwani  (Meta), Scott Willoughby  (Brainium), Greg Carroll  (Activision Blizzard)
    Pass Types: All Access Pass, Core Pass, Summits Pass, Expo Plus Pass, Audio Pass, Independent Games Summit Pass, All Access Online Only Pass
    Topic: Business & Marketing
    Format: Sponsored Session
    Viewing Experience: In-Person/Virtual
  • Location:   Room 3020, West Hall
    Thursday, 2:00pm - 2:30pm
    Sponsor Speakers:
    Oliver Messenger  (Meta), Andrew Mo  (Meta)
    Pass Types: All Access Pass, Core Pass, Summits Pass, Expo Plus Pass, Audio Pass, Independent Games Summit Pass, All Access Online Only Pass
    Topic: Business & Marketing
    Format: Sponsored Session
    Viewing Experience: In-Person/Virtual
  • Location:   Room 2024, West Hall
    Thursday, 2:00pm - 2:30pm
    Sponsor Speaker:
    Peter Abilla  (Harmony)
    Pass Types: All Access Pass, Core Pass, Summits Pass, Expo Plus Pass, Audio Pass, Independent Games Summit Pass
    Topic: Business & Marketing
    Format: Sponsored Session
    Viewing Experience: In-Person
  • Location:   Room 215, South Hall
    Thursday, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
    Speakers:
    Richard Ludlow  (Hexany Audio), Brian Schmidt  (Brian Schmidt Studios)
    Pass Types: All Access Pass, Core Pass, Audio Pass
    Topics: Audio, Business & Marketing
    Format: Roundtable
    Viewing Experience: In-Person
  • Location:   Room 2001, West Hall
    Friday, 10:00am - 11:00am
    Speakers:
    Micaela Mantegna  (Berkman Klein Center at Harvard), Avi Bar-Zeev  (RealityPrime), Kurt Opsahl  (Electronic Frontier Foundation), Andres Guadamuz  (University of Sussex), Dylan Urquidi  (Unity Technologies & Unity Labs)
    Pass Types: All Access Pass, Core Pass, Summits Pass, Expo Plus Pass, Expo Pass, Audio Pass, Independent Games Summit Pass, Career Development Pass, All Access Online Only Pass
    Topic: Advocacy
    Format: Session
    Viewing Experience: In-Person/Virtual
  • Location:   Room 2009, West Hall
    Friday, 10:00am - 10:30am
    Sponsor Speakers:
    Aliasgar Dahodwala  (Amazon Web Services), Nick Delos Santos  (Amazon Web Services)
    Pass Types: All Access Pass, Core Pass, Summits Pass, Expo Plus Pass, Audio Pass, Independent Games Summit Pass, All Access Online Only Pass
    Topic: Programming
    Format: Sponsored Session
    Viewing Experience: In-Person/Virtual
  • Location:   Room 2009, West Hall
    Friday, 10:30am - 11:00am
    Sponsor Speaker:
    Tristan Greaves  (Amazon Web Services)
    Pass Types: All Access Pass, Core Pass, Summits Pass, Expo Plus Pass, Audio Pass, Independent Games Summit Pass, All Access Online Only Pass
    Topic: Production & Team Management
    Format: Sponsored Session
    Viewing Experience: In-Person/Virtual
  • Location:   Room 208, South Hall
    Friday, 11:30am - 12:30pm
    Speakers:
    Richard Ludlow  (Hexany Audio), Brian Schmidt  (Brian Schmidt Studios)
    Pass Types: All Access Pass, Core Pass, Audio Pass
    Topics: Audio, Business & Marketing
    Format: Roundtable
    Viewing Experience: In-Person