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Now's the time to pitch great Business & Marketing talks for GDC 2018

If you aim to speak at the Game Developers Conference next year, better hurry -- time is running out to submit your talk! The deadline is next Thursday, August 17th.

If you aim to speak at the Game Developers Conference next year, better hurry -- time is running out to submit your talk! GDC 2018 organizers will be accepting submissions to present lectures, roundtables, panels, posters and tutorials through Thursday, August 17th

Happening March 19-23 at the Moscone Convention Center in San Francisco next year, GDC 2018 will once again play host to thousands of game developers from all around the world for a week of learning, networking and inspiration.

This will be the 32nd edition of GDC, and organizers want to make sure you have all the info you need if you're thinking about pitching a talk that would fit well into the event's Business & Marketing track of talks. If you are, these are the areas that organizers are especially interested to hear pitches on:

Key Software Platforms of Today & Tomorrow

  • Platform analyses and cases studies including real data
  • Development and marketing budget planning for new platforms

Marketing & User Acquisition

  • Innovative marketing strategies including social, influencer, search & discovery optimization
  • Community management, customer service, and open development
  • User acquisition techniques, including real data
  • Impact of marketing, live ops and on-going development on the wider business

Financing

  • Crowdfunding, presales, ICO's, and traditional options like VC, project financing, and publisher financing

Company Values

  • Building culture, setting goals, developing talent

Streaming

  • Working with streamers, and building games for streaming
  • Data on streamers impact on revenue, retention
  • How to monetize streaming of your game
  • VR and ARVR platform analyses with real data
  • AR / Mixed Reality platform opportunities

Esports

  • Building a game for esports, or developing your esports scene
  • Revenue opportunities in esports

Also, those interested in submitting for any of the GDC Summits (AI, Community Management, Game Narrative, GDC Education, GDC Mobile, Indie or UX) or [email protected] (all of which take place on the Monday & Tuesday of the event) or Friday's Game Career Seminar should know that the call for submissions will open later: August 28 through September 29, 2017.

For more details on the submission process or GDC 2018 in general visit the show's official website, or subscribe to regular updates via Facebook, Twitter, or RSS.

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