The East Coast Game Conference (ECGC) is the leading forum for game industry professionals on the East Coast. ECGC’s goal is to provide opportunity for students, indie to AAA developers and related interactive entertainment companies to network, share industry trends, and build careers as well as look to the future of the industry. The conference features panels and lectures by game industry experts covering a wide variety of topics, as well as an exhibit hall, career lounge, and social events.
ECGC 2017 has a variety of Summits and Tutorials to choose from. These events take place over a day, providing detailed focus on each topic. Grab a seat, come listen and learn from some of the best and brightest in the game development industries.
Summit and Tutorials seating is limited and requires a separate registration so make sure you register early because they will fill up fast!
One of the most popular events at the East Coast Game Conference, the Career Lounge and portfolio critique sessions will have its own private room this year during both days of the conference. This is where professionals in the games industry will participate in open floor, informal, and collaborative session discussions on day-to-day operations in their prospective fields.
The East Coast Game Conferences announced John Romero as the keynote speaker for their annual event at the Raleigh Convention Center. Romero is an award-winning game designer, developer and programmer. He is best known as the co-founder of id Software and is credited with the iconic games Commander Keen, Wolfenstein 3D, DOOM and Quake.
ECGC will be located at the Raleigh Convention Center, a bustling hub for the culture, commerce, and technologies that makes the Triangle one of the most admired and sought after regions in the United States. The modern, 500,000 sq ft facility includes a soaring street-level lobby, an elegant ballroom and a massive exhibit hall as well as cutting edge tech amenities and award-winning culinary delights.
The convention center is home to the iconic Cree Shimmer Wall, closely associated with the Downtown Amphitheater and Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts, and just steps from the city’s restaurants and hot spots. In 2011, the center earned the honor of “Most Creative Place to Host a Meeting” from ConventionSouth magazine.