GDC 2012 organizers have issued a reminder that the Summit call for submissions will close Monday, October 31, leaving just a few days to submit proposals for the San Francisco show submarket-specific events.
The Summits will kick-off Game Developers Conference 2012
during the first two days of the conference -- which runs March 5th-9th, 2012 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco -- and will cover pertinent topics in key sub-markets of the games industry, particularly focusing on broadening the scope of the medium to encompass new audiences, new platforms, and of course new gameplay ideas.
This year, the Summit lineup will cover topics such as AI
, Independent Games
, Smartphone & Tablet Games
, and Social & Online Games
, all of which return from GDC 2011.
New to the show in 2012 are two new summits: Games For Change @ GDC and the Game IT Summit. As previously announced
, Games For Change @ GDC is an event hosted in partnership with the Games for Change non-profit organization
, which facilitates the creation and distribution of games that exist for humanitarian or educational purposes.
This new GDC event, which complements the annual Games for Change Festival in New York, will allow funders, educators, governmental agencies, and other organizations to interact with indie and commercial game developers to help leverage interactive entertainment for social good.
The Game IT Summit, on the other hand, will explore how video games can be used to tackle common organizational goals, and will discussions about the link between games and the technology.
To submit a proposal for any of these Summits, simply head to the official GDC 2012 website
, where you can find information on submission guidelines, restrictions, and more. Submissions will remain open though Monday, October 31 at 11:59pm ET. Main Conference submissions for GDC 2012 closed in September.
For more information about GDC 2012 as the event takes shape, please visit the event's official website
-- GDC is owned and operated by UBM TechWeb, as is this website. And to submit your Summit proposal, please visit the GDC 2012 Summits page