Australian Reception at GDC 2023


IGEA is proud to present the Australian reception at GDC 2023! Join us for networking at the Commonwealth Club in San Francisco from 6 pm – 9 pm on March 20 and celebrate Australian creativity.

This event is aimed at publishers, investors, and platform holders to allow you to immerse yourself in valuable networks and promote Australia as a great destination to make games.

The Australian reception is generously supported by:

  • Screen Queensland
  • Investment New South Wales
  • Creative Victoria
  • VicScreen
  • The South Australian Department of Trade and Investment
  • South Australian Film Corporation
  • Screen Tasmania
  • Screenwest
  • Screen Australia
  • Australia Council For the Arts


If you would like to attend the reception, please register via this form by March 6: Registrations for GDC Reception.

We will also add you to our Australians at GDC Discord server.

You will also be able to invite industry guests via the above form (via IGEA). However, please understand that numbers are strictly limited and that we may not be able to accommodate everyone.

As an IGEA event, the reception is subject to IGEA’s code of conduct.

GDC Package

In addition, thanks to the support of Screen Australia, we are proud to offer the “GDC Package” to 20 studios.

The package includes:

  • The ability to demo your game on a supplied monitor at the reception
  • Access to match-making service MeetToMatch (one account per studio)
  • Access to a physical meeting space within 5-minute walking distance of the Moscone Centre
  • Listing your contact details in an updated version of the Level Up! booklet. (Please let us know if you do not want to be included.)


If you would like to apply for the GDC Package, please fill out this form by February 5: GDC Package Application Form.

Please note: The GDC Package does not cover travel costs to GDC or tickets to the event. These must be covered by the studio.

Group Discounts

Bookings for more than 10 people attract a 10% discount on GDC tickets (GDC All Access, Core, and Summits passes). IGEA can buy tickets on behalf of the Australian industry and pass on the discount.

If you are interested in taking advantage of this, please fill out this form by the 23rd of January: GDC Group Discounts.


When and Where Is the Reception Taking Place?

The Commonwealth Club, San Francisco, 20th of March, 6 pm – 9 pm

Does It Cost Anything to Attend the Reception?

No, this is a free event for Australian developers and service providers.

Can I Bring Along a Guest?

If you would like to bring along a guest that is working in games, please let us know via the registration form. We will invite them on your behalf.

Please note: We are aiming to strike the right balance between Australian studios and international guests and numbers are limited to 200 attendees. This means that we may not be able to accommodate everybody.

It Cannot Attend the Reception Anymore – What Now?

Please let us know as soon as you can so we have an overview of free spots and can them asap.

Does the GDC Package Cost Anything?

Thanks to the generous support of Screen Australia, the package is free. There is, however, a selection process.

Studio selection will be based on the following criteria:

  • the level of creativity and entertainment value of the game
  • the commercial potential of the game and the team’s ability to deliver it
  • the level to which the project and key creatives reflect gender equity and/or the diversity of people and experiences from around Australia

Applications will be judged by Screen Australia in collaboration with the states supporting the reception.

What Kind of Monitor Do I Get Access to at the Reception?

LG 43″ 4K monitors with HDMI connections mounted on a floor stand. You will need to supply your own computer/console.

Please also note that these monitors will not include any branding. Any collateral will need to be supplied by you.

How Many MeetToMatch Accounts Will Recipients of the GDC Package Get Access to?

One account per studio. Additional accounts can be purchased for €89 via

Where Is the Physical Meeting Space Located?

We have booked two private rooms at 649 Mission St, #500 San Francisco, a five-minute walk from the Moscone Centre. One room can accommodate four people, and the other room can accommodate six people.

All room bookings will need to be made via MeetToMatch. (We will liaise with them to make sure it is in their system.)

How Does the Group Discount Work?

If we buy more than 10 tickets as a group, we qualify for a 10% discount. IGEA can buy tickets on behalf of the Australian industry and pass on the discount: You will need to reimburse IGEA but save 10%.

Tickets covered include GDC All Access, Core, and Summits passes.

I am Interested in Sponsoring the Event

Please reach out to Jens ( about sponsoring options.

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