2020 was not able to occur this month because of the coronavirus pandemic. The GDC staff stated that there would be some kind of replacement for the event later this year, and have just announced what it will be. GDC Summer, a "three-day celebration of the art, craft and business of game development", will be taking place in San Fransisco from August 4th to 6th. According to the GDC staff, the event will be "a unique Game Developers Conference experience but will retain the same high level of expert-led talks as the traditional GDC, along with a freestyle two-day expo show floor August 5th and 6th". It is not known at this time if
will be attending.