Monthly Meeting

The IGDATC Monthly Meetings are our “main event” and an excellent place to meet local game makers and learn new things. We generally have two presentations at each meeting covering game industry topics such as design, programming, marketing, art, audio, and everything in between. In addition to our main speaker, we have a shorter “member project” presentation that is great for first time speakers! Our events also open with announcements and an opportunity for you to pitch your latest project in front of the audience. At the end of the night, we head over to a local bar for more socializing.

Attend Monthly Meetings

We typically meet starting at 6:00pm every month on the second Wednesday at Nerdery in the south metro. These events are free and open to the public, but require registration to attend. We always try and post dates and locations of future events on our blog, but you can also check our Eventbrite for the latest event listings.

It is also recommended that you join the IGDATC Google Group or follow us on either Twitter or Facebook.

Call for Speakers

Almost every topic relating to the gaming industry is welcome at our event. We are a very casual and friendly crowd. If this is your first time speaking, the 20-30 minute “member project” slot might be perfect for you! Please email us at if you are interested in speaking at the IGDATC Monthly Meeting.

Event Schedule

This is a typical schedule, but it varies:

6:00 – Socializing and Pizza (Thanks to Nerdery!)
6:45 – Announcements / Pitch Your Thing
7:15 – Member Project
7:45 – Main Presentation
8:45 – Wrap up, head to Joe Sensers for socializing

Sponsor Shout Out

We’d like to extend a huge thank you to Nerdery for providing us space and pizza for these events!


IGDA Twin Cities has been hosting meetings for local game developers since 2004!

Beginning around 2011, we began posting our events as blog posts here on the website. Sometime after that we switched to mostly posting them on Eventbrite. We do also host a page with a list of our events before 2011.

Feedback / Contact Us

Got a question, concern, or idea? Please email or find an organizer at the event.


This is the International Game Developers Association (IGDA) chapter for the Minneapolis/St Paul (Twin Cities) metro area in Minnesota, USA. We are an active chapter and usually meet monthly. New visitors are always welcome (with or without IGDA membership).

Thank You to Our Sponsors

Web hosting donated by Abstract Puzzle
Monthly meeting space generously donated by Nerdery