The Game Developers Conference (GDC for short) is an American based annual conference that happens a week in late February to late March usually in San Francisco, California. It is the largest meeting of professional game developers in the world where people network, explore an expo, and attend tutorials, lectures and roundtables. The hardware manufacturers often give keynotes. There are also two sets of awards revealed on the last night of the event; the Independent Games Festival and Game Developers Choice Awards. A couple events have spun off from this one like GDC Europe and GDC China.
Independent Games Festival
Game Developers Choice Awards
At GDC, various developers give roundtables and talks about various aspects of game development. Nintendo has done regular talks about their independent developer publishing on their systems as well as had a few development leads discuss the development of their games. These include: