Partering with IGDA


The East Coast Game Conference is the largest gathering of video game professionals on the East Coast, returns in 2016 for its 8th year to Downtown Raleigh! The conference provides video game professionals, academics and industries leveraging gaming technology an opportunities for networking, collaboration and learning. 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.

In 2016 we will continue the expansion from 2015 and deliver a 2.5 day conference with even more content. With all the great feedback from the addition of the Community Day in 2015 we will open up again with this event starting on Tuesday and then roll into 2 days of great content from industry experts and technologies around the gaming industry. The core and focus of the two-days are seven simultaneous tracks of talks and panels covering a wide range of game development topics appealing to programmers, artists, designers, producers, technologists, academics, business executives and students.

In addition to expanding to 2.5 days for the conference we are also adding the growing popularity of Virtual Reality with in the gaming industry to our tracks in 2016. This now expands the offering of seven tracks that are: Design, Programming, Art, Narrative, Serious Games, Audio and Virtual Reality. The ever popular Career Lounge will also be back in 2016 offering a great opportunity for how to get into the industry and having direct access to the best game makers in the industry.

In 2015, more than 1,500 people attended ECGC and in 2016 we are expanding the content with additional tracks, content and speakers from around the world. We had significant growth in 2015 with our IGDA partnership and are hard at work to bring you a bigger and better ECGC for 2016!


ECGC Volunteer Staff

Troy Knight Co-Director
Walter Rotenberry Co-Director
Tom Gross Treasurer
Jane Proctor Coordinator
Cindy Foster Registration
Suzanne Tudman Career Lounge
Ernest Britt Web support


ECGC 2016 Hours

Registration Opens
Tuesday, April 19th, 2:30pm–6pm
Wednesday, April 20th, 8am–6pm
Thursday, April 21st,  8am–4:30pm

Session Hours  
Tuesday, April 19th, 3pm–5pm (Community Connections - 2 sessions)
Wednesday, April 20th, 9am–6:45pm
Thursday, April 21st,  9am–5:30pm

Expo Hours  
Tuesday, April 19th, 3pm–6pm
Wednesday, April 20th, 10am–5pm
Thursday, April 21st,  10am–4pm

Lunch Break Hours
Wednesday, April 20th, 12:30pm–2pm
Thursday, April 21st, 12:30pm–2pm