Wednesday, 4 August

Workshop Day

The first day of the conference will be dedicated to various workshops. You can see the list of workshops available to sign up for below.

These will be free to attend for NZGDC conference pass holders but you will need to get a workshop ticket to register your interest as space is limited.*

Thursday, 5 August

Conference Talks Day 1

The schedule for talks will be released shortly.

Indie Biz Showcase

The Indie Biz Showcase evening event is  aimed at supporting New Zealand game developers. This is an opportunity to help up-and-coming game developers create connections and expand their professional networks to promote business development and career growth. 

This event will be held at Te Papa in the Oceania Room.

The Indie Biz Showcase is free to attend and is open to everyone regardless of if they have purchased a NZGDC pass.

We’re in Game Social (WinGS)

We’re in Games Social (WinGS) is a catered social event celebrating diversity in our industry and providing a safe and inclusive space for underrepresented groups. With this event we want to support a diverse and inclusive NZ games industry, that in turn creates diverse and inclusive games.

More information on this event will be coming soon.

This event is free to attend but due to limited space we will require those who want to attend to get a ticket to reserve their spot. As this is an event celebrating diversity in the industry all are welcome but underrepresented groups will get priority on the wait list once all the tickets are gone.

Friday, 6 August

Conference Talks Day 2

The schedule for talks will be released shortly.

NZGDC Networking After Party

The Networking After Party is a cocktail event held after the conference where sponsors, attendees, vendors, and enthusiasts can mingle and learn more about the industry.

This year the afterparty for NZGDC 2021 will be held on Friday August 6th at The Grand located at 69 Courtenay Place – a short walk from Te Papa.

If you purchase a NZGDC conference pass a ticket to the After party is automatically included. Tickets however can be purchased for $30 if you are not attending the main conference.

Saturday 7 August

Student Day

Student Day is a separate event that is held after NZGDC with a focus on giving workshops and talks aimed towards preparing the next generation of game developers for the industry.

These will be held at Massey University.