Game Developers Conference Next 2014 Featuring App Developers Conference Announces Call For Talks And Reveals Theme


GDC Next Featuring the App Developers Conference Taking Place in Los Angeles November 3-4; Highlighting Practical Paths to Success in the Competitive Market, and Cutting-Edge App Development

May 1, 2014

SAN FRANCISCO, May 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The call for submissions to present lectures and panels at the second annual Game Developers Conference® Next (GDC Next) as well as the featured App Developers Conference™ (ADC) is now open through Friday, May 30th. Organized by UBM Tech, GDC Next and ADC will take place simultaneously on November 3rd-4th, 2014 at the Los Angeles Convention Center.

Conference organizers and the distinguished GDC Next advisory board are programming this year's event to answer the question, "Once you've made your game, what comes next?" Submitters are asked to present high quality talks across five newly revised tracks: Community, Discoverability, Business & Marketing, Production, and Design. Notable app vertical markets covered at ADC include Entertainment, Enterprise, Lifestyle, Brand Marketing and Health & Wellness apps. Submissions will be accepted now through May 30th – the submission form for GDC Next and ADC can be found here

Today's games market is saturated with new titles, and GDC Next 2014 will feature detailed sessions dedicated to creating future game experiences that stand out in this crowded field. GDC Next aspires to educate attendees to increase discoverability, gain exposure, broaden audiences and differentiate work while increasing fiscal and creative success. Organizers aim to bring the biggest industry leaders and innovators together to share their experiences and insight to inspire game developers and companies to thrive in these areas.

Featured at GDC Next, the second annual ADC focuses on app development outside of games and includes practices on UI, marketing and business. ADC brings together leaders in app development to offer their expertise in their craft, whether apps are marketed toward iOS, Android or other emerging platforms.

"Last year's inaugural GDC Next and ADC were a huge success, and helped solidify the essential need for events like these to help game and app developers steer the future in their fields." said Meggan Scavio, general manager of all Game Developers Conference events. "We expect speakers to once again bring quality content this year and look forward to seeing how these enlivening discussions will inform and embolden our next generation of great game and app developers."

The 2014 GDC Next and ADC will offer business and networking opportunities to all attendees, with a developer-focused Expo Floor area and a variety of networking events. For more information on the conferences, please visit

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