18th Annual Women in Gaming Rally - BUST

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18th Annual Women in Gaming Rally
Tuesday, March 20, 2018, 12:00pm - 09:00pm




2018 Women in Gaming Rally presented by Xbox

At Xbox we believe every woman has a place in games – whether you’re a player, streamer, competitor or worker - women contribute every day to make our industry special. We’re inspired and want to celebrate all you do to make the games we love happen – which is why we’re excited to announce that we’re expanding the Women in Gaming event at GDC from a luncheon to a full-day Rally on Tuesday, March 20th! 

Join us during the day as we host a series of interactive sessions, workshops and discussions by impactful women from across the industry. Later in the evening we will wrap up the day with our keynote address and an evening reception in partnership with our friends from the Gaming & Disability community.

We’re proud to announce that Lisy Kane (League of Geeks, Forbes 30 under 30) will be headlining our keynote address at 6pm PST.


Lisy Kane


Every year we support an organization through a charitable donation, and this year we’re proud to support Girls Who Code! If you’d also like to donate, please visit this portal, which will be open through our event in March.


We all make games happen – so mark your calendars and stay tuned to @WomeninGaming on Twitter and Instagram for updates on registration and speakers. We promise a day that will be insightful, refreshingly candid, and judgement-free. We can’t wait to rally with you!




Is this a ticketed event? Yes. You must RSVP to receive a ticket. Please bring your ticket and proof of identification with you to receive entry to the Rally.

Session attendance will be on a first-come, first-serve basis due to limited capacity of the space.

When will registration for the 2018 Women in Gaming Rally open? Registration is currently open! Follow Women In Gaming on Twitter and Instagram for upcoming details on the exciting schedule we have planned.

What do you mean by Rally? A rally for us means the coming together of people to show support for the same cause, and in this case it’s a rallying of women to connect, empower each other and celebrate all our success. We see our rally as a positive day to feel great about being a woman in games.

What speakers / programming will be available? We have not announced our lineup of speakers or programming, but will make that available when registration opens in the new year.

Do I need to stay for the whole day? No. We understand you may have a busy schedule with GDC and other events happening. Your ticket allows you to drop in and out of the Rally throughout the day.



We are throwing multiple events at GDC! Please consider joining us at any of these other community gatherings:

Blacks in Gaming Green Room

Celebrating Latinx in Gaming

Gaming & Disability Community Reception

LGBTQIA in Gaming



If you require accessibility accommodations please do not hesitate to contact us through this site.



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Location Contemporary Jewish Museum: 736 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94103
Cost: Free