Power Leveling

We’re back with year five of Power Leveling, a guild-based professional development experience for the Game Developers Conference in 2020.

 

This year, we’re focused on creative leadership and supporting early stage founders in game development. We’ll reveal 2020 Guild Leaders and launch the application in December.

 

Interested? Feel free to chat with our team and ask questions in the #events-and-programs channel on Discord and subscribe to the newsletter below to be the first to know when applications are live.

How it Works

One guild leader, two guild members, unparalleled adventures together. Six Guilds will be traveling to GDC this year with the help of the Power Leveling program.

Adventure Awaits

Guild Leaders are responsible for scheduling 2-3 adventures during GDC. Members participate in activities such as lunch meetups, intimate site visits, or invitations to exclusive gatherings.

Complimentary Passes

Each participant will receive a complimentary Core+Summit Pass to GDC 2020 (valued at $2,199 USD), courtesy of the GDC Scholarship Program sponsored by UBM. 

Action-Oriented

Guild Leaders will act as a point of contact for Guild Members—from sharing conference tips before departure to answering questions at GDC, they will have your back!

Past Guild Leaders

Alice Ching

Alice Ching

Lead Engineer | Wattam

Celia Hodent

Celia Hodent

Sr UX Researcher | Epic Games

Stephanie Hurlburt

Stephanie Hurlburt

Co-Founder & Graphics Engineer | Binomial

Mike Mariano

Mike Mariano

Lead UI Designer | Disney / Lucasfilm Games

Jane Ng

Jane Ng

Lead Artist | Campo Santo

Linden Reid

Linden Reid

Technical Artist | Blizzard

Aubrey Scott

Aubrey Scott

Gameplay Engineer | Monster Games

Balázs Török

Balázs Török

Senior Tech Programmer | Techland

Application Preview

General information such as name, demographics, and contact information.

Have you attended GDC previously?

Please link us to your portfolio or company website.

What would you like to share about yourself or your creative leadership journey? (300 words or 3-minute video)

How do you want to grow your creative leadership and what skills do you need to make it happen?

Please select your three guild leader preferences.

How will your guild leader help you reach your goals during GDC?