The GIC is the best place for experience sharing in gamedev. With special impact being put on the quality of talks and their advanced and non-generic content the GIC gathers over 3000 attendees. Speaking at the GIC is your opportunity to present yourself as professional.
Scope and requirements for talks
Instead of limiting talks with some strict scope we prefer primary distinction of qualifying being a positive answer to question ”Will audience of game developers benefit from this talk?”. The submissions might fit the list of tracks given in the form, but we are always willing to open new tracks if there is the purpose behind that.
The GIC uses attendee experience level system for talks (– basic, – intermediate, – advanced). We are strongly encouraging speakers to go for more advanced and specialized topics. Beginner level talks or generic content are the easiest to find and conferences and even students events are abundant with that. Ideal talk is a practical one, where you are sharing your real experience of solving some game development problems, with the takeaway that developers can learn from and reuse some ideas in their own work.
Submission and review process
Please submit your talk proposal below. Submissions are open until August 11th (much earlier this year!).
GIC uses one of the most advanced review systems around. Submissions will be assessed by the Boards of the conference. You will be usually assessed by three of them, that will score the talk and comment on its strengths and weaknesses or how the talk can be made better.
You are always getting feedback from the GIC, even if your talk is rejected. Our review procedure also includes the step of replying to reviewers, that is used if the submission was not deep enough, reviewers have questions, their scores differ by a lot or in any other way this can help in reviewing process. You might be asked to reply to reviewers doubts, supplement some parts of submission or even provide the slides in advance.
Accepted speakers will be notified no later than on September 11th, but we will attempt to process early submissions sooner, where possible.
Speakers benefits and responsibilities
By submitting, you confirm that you are going to attend the conference and present your talk live. As the GIC is NOT reimbursing speakers for travel or accommodation you also confirm that you are able to cover these costs on your own or receive funding for that purpose elsewhere. By submitting you also confirm that you are knowledgeable on your presentation topic, have all the rights to the presented content and that you are going to spend an appropriate amount of time preparing the presentation and the talk. We strongly recommend spending at least one workday to prepare the presentation and at least one trial of the entire talk before the conference. Please note, that on the GIC the speakers are given scores by the audience using a mobile app.
As a speaker, you will be granted a Business Pass for the GIC. It covers full conference access including all talks, all expo zones, access to Pitch and Match business meetings, to business lounge with drinks, snacks, and lunches as well as invitations to evening parties, again with free drinks and food.
Please fill the form below carefully and complete all required fields to help our Boards in assessing your talk. Information in fields marked with [public] will be used publicly to promote your talk, your person, and your company. The text might be subject to editorial work. The remaining fields are for internal use only.
If you submitted a talk to GIC2015 or 2016 you are invited to log in using your original details. You can use forgotten password reminder option, if necessary.
If you have any questions regarding the process, please do not hesitate to contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Note that this form is used form submitting talk proposals — if you’d like to organise a workshop during GIC, please contact email@example.com directly.