• Event Program

    Feeling nostalgic? To view the XDS 2014 schedule click here!

    Are you interested in contributing to the XDS 2015 program? Presentation Submissions are now open!

    Deadline to provide a submission is June 30, 2015.


    Mainstage Presentations: The mainstage sessions will feature presentations from key leaders in the external development community followed by audience Q & A. You will learn how to encourage creative leadership within your team, how to manage remote teams and external partners, and how to overcome changes in the development pipeline.

    Tech Innovation Sessions: Tech Innovation Sessions are designed to provide exposure to new and innovative technologies that support or enable external development. These 1 hour sessions serve to promote the benefits of industry tools, provide real-world case studies for usage, and have open dialogue with attendees.

    Unconference Roundtables: This open format will take advantage of crowd-sourced topics in the weeks leading up to the sessions through social media engagement and onsite voting. These 90 minute collaborative sessions will focus on real industry challenges and will drive toward a distinct outcome, whether it is determining a solution, or conceiving of a new innovate process to better enable external development.

    Breakout Sessions: These 90 minute Breakout sessions will feature special interest topics that are targeted to specific areas of the games industry in an intimate venue. These discussions will give you insight into partnerships, production pipelines, mobile development, and other tools for successful external development.

    Panel Discussion: These 45 minute mainstage discussions will be hosted by an industry expert and will feature small groups of buyers and sellers discussing best practices in their particular field. Through peer-to-peer learning the speakers will uncover the various angles of the topic and discover different solutions to common problems. Audience participation is encouraged.

    To view XDS 2014 presenter bios please see our Speakers page.