GDC (Game Developers Conference) is viewed by many as the main event for the world’s developers and creators. Over 25,000 people from around the world descend upon San Francisco to learn, educate, build relationships, network, share stories, and show off their creations.
We love GDC. We’re a Diamond Partner of the show and many of our developers will be presenting in the sessions. However, this year we wanted to try something different and go beyond what we could achieve with our usual booth on the show floor. We’re going big, with a set of locations and events that exceed anything we’ve ever done before. Unity at GDC will take place at three main locations: Unity Central, Unity Mix, and Unity Lounge. This week-long program features hours worth of unique content, both on the ground in San Francisco and online!
Welcome to our house: Unity Central
Unity Central is located just blocks away from Moscone Center, where GDC is being held, so we thought it was only appropriate to open our offices up to our developer family. Go behind-the-scenes and learn about our newest technologies and initiatives from the people who make them.
From March 19-23, 30 Third Street will serve as a destination where thousands of developers can meet with innovators, attend sessions with tech leaders, and view the latest Made with Unity creations during GDC. More information about sessions, mixers, office tours, and office hours will be coming soon — stay tuned!
Unity Mix, located in Room 151 of Moscone Center South, will serve as a place to gather and connect with other developers, as well as Unity staff. This is the perfect spot to stop by and get to know others in the community, ask the expert Unity technologists here about the latest features, and also tune in live to some of deeper sessions happening up the road at Unity Central.
Located down the street at Hotel Zetta, the Unity Lounge is the best spot to grab a drink and relax alongside other developers, even if you don’t have a GDC badge. Here we will be showcasing some of the newest games made with Unity, so stop by and meet your fellow Unity developers, grab a drink, and recharge.
Our annual GDC keynote will take place on March 19th at 6:30PM (Pacific Time). Building on the foundation of the 2017 cycle, which introduced powerful artist tools that give teams of artists and engineers the power to do more together, the keynote will be the first deep dive into Unity 2018. We are thrilled to share with you our latest innovations covering graphics, performance, artist tools and more!
The keynote will be hosted by Lucas Meijer (Technical Director) and will feature John Riccitiello (CEO), Brett Bibby (VP of Engineering),Natasha Tatarchuk (Director of Global Graphics), Joachim Ante (CTO) and Yibing Jiang (Technical Art Supervisor). The event is invite-only, but never to fear — we will be live streaming it in full on Facebook and YouTube.
Experience Unity Live at GDC
What if you are unable to join us on the ground in San Francisco? We’ll be bringing the GDC experience to you. Tune in on March 20 – 22 morning for Unity Live at GDC, a talk show featuring interview style conversations between special guests and Unity hosts Will Goldstone (Product Manager) and Liz Mercuri (Technical Evangelist), which will be streamed on Facebook and YouTube. Catch a glimpse of all the latest announcements and news in the Unity ecosystem, with Made with Unity developers, industry partners, and Unity team members.
Beyond Unity Live at GDC, we will be bringing you behind the scenes with a glimpse into the Unity at GDC experience on our social channels throughout the week.
Party with us
It wouldn’t be GDC without a Unity party! Space will be limited, but information on how to enter for a chance to attend will be revealed soon on the Unity at GDC website.
We can’t wait to spend the week with you during Unity at GDC! For information about sessions, the keynote, Unity at GDC Live, and more, visit us here.