Our friends over at Pixelles are also part of the 2016 GDC Scholarship program!


Go check out their application as well as ours. We hope everyone takes this opportunity to apply for an All Access pass to next year’s Game Developer Conference.

With thanks to the GDC Scholarship Fund, Pixelles has all access passes for women (cis/trans), trans men, and genderqueer members of our community! We’re really excited to organize a “Pixelles Ensemble at GDC” group trip this year!

What is GDC?
How does this work?

What is GDC?

GDC stands for the Game Developers Conference taking place in San Francisco (California, USA) from March 14 – 18, 2016. It’s one of the largest conferences on game development in the world and features panels, lectures, round tables, and tutorials on a variety of topics from AAA to indie to advocacy work.

There’s also lots of other fun events happening around the same time. You might have heard of Lost Levels, an unconference, outside in the park. Parties, social events, and luncheons also take place during GDC. If you’re low on energy take a break in the Mild Rumpus or enjoy the warm San Franciscan weather.

How does this work?

If your application is accepted you’ll receive a free all-access pass to GDC 2016. You’ll then head out to the conference for a full week of game dev talks and activities with a fun and friendly group of other games folks!

While Pixelles and the GDC Scholarship Fund provides the pass, you are responsible for costs associated with travel, lodging, food, etc. If you are applying please ensure you’ll be able to attend GDC 2016 and have the financial means to support your trip.

If it’s your first-time heading out to GDC or even visiting San Francisco, don’t worry! We’ll be there to guide you, point out the cheap (but delicious) food spots, share an Uber, set up a buddy system for social events, and make sure you have a great time!


You’re eligible to apply if:

  • identify as a woman (cis/trans), trans man, or as genderqueer
  • interested in or currently game-making professionally, as a hobbyist, artist, or form of expression
  • legally allowed to travel to the United States
  • understand and communicate in English (primary language of the country, conference, and attendees)
  • agree to our safer space policy

If you have any questions about your eligibility status or about GDC please don’t hesitate to contact us at info@pixelles.ca. We’ll be happy to chat with you!

Full information & application at the Pixelles GDC Scholarship application page.