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Submit talks now for the GDC 2017 Community Management Summit!

Got a great idea for a talk that would fit in well at the 2017 Game Developers Conference Community Management Summit? Great news: Now's the time to submit it & potentially become a GDC 2017 speaker!

Got a great idea for a talk that would fit in well at the 2017 Game Developers Conference Community Management Summit?

Great news! GDC organizers are now accepting Community Management Summit talk submissions through Friday, September 23rd.

Next year is a great time to be speaking at the event. This will be the 31st edition of GDC, which continues to be the world's largest and longest-running event serving professionals dedicated to the art and science of making games. 

The week-long conference takes place Monday, February 27 to Friday, March 3, 2017 at the Moscone Convention Center in San Francisco, California, and will once again host thousands of game developers from all around the world for a week of learning, networking and inspiration.

The one-day Community Management Summit will cover every corner of a quickly-evolving, crucial facet of video game development. Summit content will focus on how to inspire, build and maintain user loyalty and enthusiasm through the ups and downs of community opinion and adoption.

It will discuss how to manage your community's needs and interests to align with your company's goals. Attend the summit to learn best practices and hear industry experts share case studies and postmortems on cutting edge community management strategies. 

We are soliciting the following topics for the 2017 program: 

  • How to inspire, build and maintain user loyalty and enthusiasm. How to manage an enthusiastically negative community..
  • How to promote a positive in-game community experience.
  • Retention and requisition technique case studies.
  • How to get users involved in early game development and stay involved.
  • Social media case studies: how to leverage social media.
  • How to run in-game events.
  • Managing your community's needs and interests to align with your organization's goals.

For more details on the submission process, please visit the GDC website.

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