The East Coast Game Conference (ECGC), the largest gathering of video game professionals on the east coast, returns for its eleventh year. The focus of the conference is to provide video game developers an engaging program and opportunities for networking and collaboration. In 2019, in addition to great keynote speakers, there will be plenty of networking opportunities with some of the greatest minds in the industry.
The Research Triangle Park of North Carolina is home to more than 40 companies developing, publishing, or providing technology or services to the video game industry. These companies employ more than 1,100 people directly involved in creating video games, simulations and video game technology.
The Triangle Game Initiative was founded in 2008 to support and promote the video game industry in this area. In 2009, TGI wanted to hold a local gathering of the local game developers, and the Triangle Game Conference was born. The organizers hoped to attract 200 programmers, artists, and producers and were delighted when more than 500 attended. The conference grew to more than 800 in 2010, and after rebranding as the East Coast Game Conference it has grown to over 1,500 in 2015.