Game Developers Conference 2009
March 23-27, 2009
Moscone Center, San Francisco, CA
http://www.gdconf.com/?cid=GDC09_SCDEX1
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Welcome to the 2009 Game Developers Conference
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GANG Members use this code GDC09GANG and get $100 off an All Access or Main Conference Pass for GDC 2009. (cannot be combined with other discounts)

A new GDC season is upon us, the 23rd to be exact and my 10th.
What milestones have we crossed over the last 23 years? Quite
a few actually. Let me take you back to 1987 when we were
called the Computer Game Developers Conference and we were in
a living room with a few names you might recognize: Don Daglow,
Tim Brengle, Chris Crawford and Gordon Walton, to name a few.
Fast forward through Milpitas, Santa Clara, Long Beach, and
San Jose to our current landing spot: San Francisco.

Over the years, weíve witnessed the games industry mature into
a form of mainstream entertainment through generations of
increasingly accessible platforms and innovations. With maturity
and growth comes opportunity, and GDC 2009 hopes to remind you
of that. With content that speaks directly to the kinds of new
business ideas and development challenges you face, this yearís
GDC promises to inspire us all.

I look forward to seeing you in March as well as updating you
along the way on exciting GDC developments via the Bosslady blog.
Stay tuned for more!

Sincerely,
Meggan Scavio
GDC Event Director

Register by February 12th and save up to 30% on conference passes.
http://www.gdconf.com/register/?cid=GDC09_SCDEX1

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Registration is Now Open for GDC09
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Registration is now live for GDC09. Get ready for five days
of top keynotes, over 400 deep dive sessions, an
expanded summit line-up, expert technical tutorials and the
always exciting GDC Expo floor. Donít know what pass to
choose? Review the complete benefits and prices here. Donít
forget, GDC08 Alumni receive special discounts on All Access
and Main Conference passes.
 
Learn more about all GDC Pass Options here:
http://www.gdconf.com/register/?cid=GDC09_SCDEX1

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GDC09 Key Deadlines: March 23-27, 2009, San Francisco, CA
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GDC will be back before you know it. Donít miss out on
anything with these key deadlines:

*Housing is Now Open: Special conference rates at SFís best
hotels are now available at gdconf.com/travel. Rooms sell out
quickly so book your dates early
http://www.gdconf.com/travel/?cid=GDC09_SCDEX1

*GDC Content Available in November 2008: The GDC Advisory
board has been hard at work reviewing submissions to ensure
the top content and speakers are present in March 2009.
http://www.gdconf.com/aboutgdc/advisoryboard.html?cid=GDC09_SCDEX1

*Alumni Registration Deadline - December 18, 2008: 2008 GDC
Alumni receive additional discounts on select GDC Passes. You
will receive your unique registration URL via email tomorrow.
http://www.gdconf.com/register/?cid=GDC09_SCDEX1

*Sponsor & Exhibitor Opportunities:  Floor space sells out
quickly- contact your sales representative early to ensure
optimum pre-show and onsite exposure.
http://www.gdconf.com/expo/?cid=GDC09_SCDEX1

*Early Rate Deadline ñ February 12, 2009: Save up to 30%
on Conference Passes
http://www.gdconf.com/register/?cid=GDC09_SCDEX1

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Whatís New for GDC 2009
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Expanded Summit Line-up 
The 2009 Game Developers Conference features nine focused
summits to foster community-building within emerging sectors
of the game industry. These summits run on Monday, March 23rd
and Tuesday, March 24th and are accessible with GDC
Summits & Tutorials Pass and GDC All Access Passes.

**Artificial Intelligence Summit (new)
**Casual Games Summit
**Game Outsourcing Summit
**GDC Mobile
**IGDA Education Summit
**Independent Games Summit
**Localization Summit (new)
**Serious Games Summit
**Worlds in Motion Summit

http://www.gdconf.com/conference/summits.htm?cid=GDC09_SCDEX1

myGDC: Tools to Optimize Your GDC Experience 
The official professional networking  site is back for 2009 with
an improved suite of tools to help you get the most out of GDC.
Connect with over 5,000 programmers, designers, publishers and
game developers and:

**Create a customizable profile where you can message your friends
**Build personalized conference schedules that you can print, save and share with     other myGDC members
**Engage in myGDC Forums to share advice, project ideas, and more

New for GDC All Access registrants is the myGDC vault, a
virtual hub with video, audio and other premier content from GDC.

Learn more about the myGDC community here: http://mygdc.gdconf.com/