About The Conference

About GDS
Prague 2023

Game Developers Session is the oldest Central European conference dedicated to games development, game technologies, business and marketing.

Our story began back in 2003 with the first community event. GDS Prague conference is now the only event of its kind in Prague, Czech Republic with a 21 years long tradition.

Unique kind of conference

GDS Prague is unique in many ways. It regularly hosts 1000+ game developers, producers and journalists. Over 150 game studios are participating every year. It is a great platform to present your company and projects, give talks and negotiate business cooperation. At GDS Prague we are bringing the community together.

To add to this, the conference features renowned speakers, who cover art, business, design, programming and other topics. They share their unique experience, give valuable advice and join networking events.

Conference topics

  • Audio
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Business & Marketing
  • Design
  • Education
  • Game Career Development
  • Game Narrative
  • Independent Games
  • Production & Team Management
  • Programming
  • Visual Arts
  • UX
  • Free-to-Play
  • VR/AR

What you can expect

GDS in Prague: the city of breathtaking medieval architecture and charming atmosphere

The conference venue in the Prague Congress Centre is a unique and prestigious location in the center of Prague with a stunning view of the city panorama. Enjoy GDS Prague and a breathtaking city view in the vicinity of the most beautiful tourist sights.

GDS Prague opens up to the public and even more students than before

Fostering the community is going to be at the center of GDS Prague 2023. We are going to bring onboard even more students and partner schools to enable the next generation to learn from the best in the industry.

At the same time the general public will be welcome at GDS Prague. Our goal is to manifest the awareness and promote the game development industry to hobbyists and players from all over Europe and beyond.

GDS Prague 2023 is bringing more content than ever before

During two days of the conference five stages will be available with five parallel streams of talks. GDS Prague 2023 will feature more renowned speakers. Attendees will have access to workshops, training and other side events as part of the programme.

GDS Prague 2023 brings more value in every sense

This year’s ambition for the event goes beyond attendee satisfaction. Our goal is to involve more global partners to make it a truly prestigious event. We are also bringing investors and publishers onboard in 2023 to highlight the significance of the conference. GDS Prague 2023 is leveling up the game with even better attendee service and overall event quality.

Government involvement

The event is held in cooperation with the Capital City of Prague, the Creative Prague agency and the Prague Innovation Institute. At GDS Prague you will be among the first ones to learn news and details about the upcoming Prague Game Accelerator and other forms of support for developers.

At GDS Prague 2023 there will also be space for meetings with representatives of government departments responsible for game development and representatives of the capital city of Prague and other regions in general.

Universities and schools at GDS Prague 2023

Over the years our mission has remained the same: to empower tomorrow’s world and foster the community of the next generation of game developers.

In order to achieve that, we are closely cooperating with Czech universities and schools. The list of our educational partners is growing every year. In 2023 we have invited a total of 50 schools and 20 universities to attend GDS Prague. We are doing our best to empower the developers of tomorrow.

The format

The conference is designed as an international event. It is open and accessible for foreigners. The programme in the Main Conference Hall will be translated into Czech and English.

The Industry program line, side events and workshops are in English unless stated otherwise.

GDS Prague takes place under the auspices of the Deputy Mayor of Prague 4, Mr. Filip Vácha.
Conference is organized by Eventia s.r.o. and Active Radio a.s. The official ticket seller is Ticketmaster Česká republika, a.s. Terms & Conditions
Financed by EU Národní plán obnovy Ministerstvo kultury Financed by European Union – Next Generation EU