Future Game Designers Eagerly Await the GDC 2015 Future game designers are eagerly awaiting the Game Developers Conference (GDC) that takes place from March 2nd through the 6th at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, California. The GDC has been a staple in the game design industry since its informal inception 27 years ago. Since the beginning, the conference has been a major draw for those in the industry with over 20,000 people attending the week-long event. It’s always been a priority of the GDC Advisory Board to present those in attendance with the most relevant, engaging and up-to-date information as possible and of the highest quality. The Advisory Board doesn’t disappoint either as the GDC conference is a melting pot of all that is great in the gaming industry and is reflective of the 28 different areas of expertise held by the board members. There are events scheduled all week long that will pique the interests of nearly everyone in attendance. However, current and future game design students may take particular interest in the GDC Education Summit taking place on March 2nd and 3rd. The GDC Education Summit gives attendees a front row seat to get a first look at the newest, most exciting and innovative developments taking place in some of the game design programs available to college students. This two day event will give both students and educators an idea of where courses for game development are going and what hurdles may be encountered along the way. Another notable session is the one presented by a panel of experts from NYU, USC, Northeastern University and UCSC. “When Intuition and Experience are NOT Enough: Perspectives on Teaching Students Advanced User Research Methods to Create Winning Designs” is for sure one to watch, especially when you’re given the opportunity to listen in on experts whose universities have some of the top ranking game design programs. USC, NYU and UCSC came in 1st, 7th and 9th place on The Princeton Review list of “Top Graduate Schools for Video Game Design” There are entirely too many great conference sessions to list here and we don’t want you to miss out on anything. So don’t! Head on over to the GDC 2015 Session Scheduler and plan out your whole week in advance. There is an app available through the Google Play store and iTunes that will enable you to export your session schedule to ensure that you get the most out of your time at the conference.