Partering with IGDA


The East Coast Game Conference, the largest gathering of video game professionals on the East Coast, returns for its 6th year! The conference provides video game professionals, academics and industry with an engaging program and opportunities for networking and collaboration. The conference is presented by the Triangle Game Initiative, a non-profit trade association of video game companies in North Carolina and the International Game Developers Association (IGDA), a non-profit trade association of video game developers around the world.

The core and focus of the two-day conference are seven simultaneous tracks of talks and panels covering a wide range of game development topics appealing to programmers, artists, designers, producers, students, academics and business executives. The six tracks are: Design, Programming, Art, Writing, Serious Games, Mobile, and Career.

In 2013, more than 1,300 people attended ECGC and this year we are expanding the content with additional tracks, content and speakers from around the world. We are expecting significant growth this year with our new IGDA partnership and are hard at work to bring you a bigger and better ECGC for 2014!

ECGC 2014 Hours

Registration Opens
Wednesday, April 23rd, 8:30am–5pm
Thursday, April 24th,  8:30am–4pm

Session Hours  
Wednesday, April 23rd, 10am–5:30pm
Thursday, April 24th, 10am–5:30pm

Keynote Hours
Wednesday, April 23rd, 2:00pm–3:00pm
Thursday, April 24th,

Expo Hours
Wednesday, April 23rd, 11:00am–5:00pm / Booth Beer Crawl with DJ April 23rd, 5:00pm-6:30pm
Thursday, April 24th, 10:00am–4:45pm

Lunch Break Hours
Wednesday, April 23rd, 12:15pm–1:45pm
Thursday, April 24th, 12:15pm–1:45pm

Events & Parties
IGDA Kickoff Party
Tuesday April 22nd, 8pm, IGDA NC-Triangle Chapter presents a kickoff event for ECGC 2014.
The IGDA NC Triangle chapter would like to extend a warm welcome to IGDA members and ECGC conference attendees. Let them help you kick off the conference right. Stop by to enjoy a cool brew, Irish fare, and excellent company in a relaxed atmosphere at Tir na nOg Irish Pub & Restaurant. Beer and light appetizers will be provided by our excellent sponsors. More information on the IGDA Party click HERE

ECGC 2014 Opening Night Party
Wednesday Night April 23rd, 8pm at the Lincoln Theatre. Opening Night Party FREE to all ECGC pass holders. Don't miss this one, It will be big!

VIP Events
VIP Lunches Wednesday 23rd and Thursday 24th, 12:15pm - 1:45pm

VIP Party Sponsored by Downtown Raleigh Alliance
Wednesday, April 23rd, 7pm - 9pm / 8pm - till ECGC General Party with VIP area