GDC 2008 Breaks Attendance Record with Over 18K

As the Game Developers Conference swells larger each year, this year's show set a new attendance record with more than 18K industry professionals. GDC 2009 has been scheduled for March 23-27.

GDC 2008 Breaks Attendance Record with Over 18K

Officials for the Game Developers Conference have announced that this year's show has set yet another attendance record. More than 18,000 people attended the five-day event, which featured over 400 sessions along with an expo and career pavilion with more than 300 exhibitors and sponsors.

The show itself was highlighted by John Schappert's Microsoft keynote, futurist Ray Kurzweil's keynote on the next 20 years of gaming, and Valve's Portal, which won Game of the Year at the Choice Awards. Other important components of the show included the 10th Annual Independent Games Festival (IGF), Game Connection, Video Games Live and the Game Career Seminar.

"Every year, the GDC's goal is to deliver tailored learning and networking opportunities for the diverse groups of people who make games," said Jamil Moledina, executive director of the Game Developers Conference. "This year's conference not only exceeded our historical attendance record, but also surpassed expectations in terms of content quality and deal-making productivity."

GDC 2009 has already been set to return to the Moscone Center in San Francisco for March 23-27 next year.

via GameDaily

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