SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The organizers of Game Developers Conference (GDC) have unveiled a brand new event, featuring two market leading conferences and a shared expo floor, debuting in Los Angeles in November 2013.
Game Developers Conference Next will be the reimagined successor to GDC Online, whose final iteration is set to take place in Austin this year from October 9th-11th. App Developers Conference (ADC) is a brand new event dedicated to key takeaways in app technology, creation, business and marketing outside of gaming. GDC Next and the App Developers Conference will debut as a co-located event November 5th-7th, 2013 at the Los Angeles Convention Center.
GDC Next (the successor to GDC Online) focuses on what's next in smartphone & tablet, social, independent, cloud and other major forms of games. Whether a designer, programmer, architect, producer, artist, marketer, businessperson or all of the above, the new show will prove vital to making great games and making money in the most vibrant new areas of the game industry.
From the creators of GDC, the App Developers Conference (ADC) is a brand new event focusing on the very best development, UI, marketing and business of apps. Organizers will be recruiting the very best app creators, whether they be on mobile devices, on the web, or beyond, and getting them to present their best practices to attendees.
"We're delighted to announce our next generation of events dedicated to both games and apps", said Simon Carless, EVP, UBM Tech. "As the boundaries blur between games and other content across both hardware and software, we're delighted to be expanding our Fall GDC event onto the West Coast, and adding a whole new event showcasing learnings from the entire app ecosystem."
Attendees will be able to sign up individually for the GDC Next 2013 and ADC 2013 conferences (Nov 5-7, 2013) or attend both at a special price. The shared expo floor for the two shows will be open to all attendees on Nov. 5th and 6th. For further information please visit http://www.gdcnext.com/ (GDC Next) or http://www.adconf.com (ADC).
SOURCE UBM TechWeb Game Network