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NVIDIA GTC 2024 will take place Mar. 18–21 in San Jose, California and online. This annual event caters to developers, researchers, and thought leaders looking to shape the world with AI and OpenUSD. From the highly anticipated keynote by NVIDIA CEO Jensen Huang to over 600 inspiring sessions, 200+ exhibits, and tons of unique networking events, GTC delivers something for every technical level and interest area. 

As part of the AOUSD community, you are able to take advantage of an exclusive promotional offer — 40% off any GTC pass, with the code GTC24AO. Take advantage of this benefit and register here!

At this year’s GTC, AOUSD members including Pixar, Adobe, Apple, Autodesk, Cesium, Hexagon, Meta, and Siemens will be in attendance. The conference will offer many OpenUSD-related sessions, including an AOUSD members panel and hands-on training labs:

Recommended for You at GTC

The Big Bang of OpenUSD | Hear from AOUSD members — Pixar, Adobe, Apple, Autodesk, and NVIDIA — as they share how OpenUSD has become the standard for their workflows and the 3D ecosystem on Monday, Mar. 18 at 10:00 a.m. PT.

Transforming Discrete Manufacturing With Hexagon Smart Digital Reality and NVIDIA Omniverse | Hexagon | Learn how Hexagon’s Nexus and HxDR platforms bring design and simulation digital threads to physically accurate digital twins to enable virtual validation and optimization of manufacturing processes on Monday, Mar. 18 at 9:00 a.m. PT.

OpenUSD Day | Get access to a full day of OpenUSD-focused sessions featuring those led by Adobe, Autodesk, Cesium, and Siemens. Join us on Tuesday, Mar. 19 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. PT.

OpenUSD Training Labs | Whether you’re an OpenUSD novice looking to learn the fundamentals or an expert working on building your own native OpenUSD application, there will be an opportunity to get hands-on training from NVIDIA experts throughout Mar. 18–21.


The Game Developers Conference (GDC) will take place Mar. 18–22 in San Francisco, California. It’s a week-long celebration of the art, craft, and business of game development and represents a unique opportunity for developers to get up to speed on advances in the field.

Several AOUSD members will have a presence at this year’s show, including Adobe, Autodesk, Epic Games / Unreal Engine, Meta, and NVIDIA. Be sure to check out the following sessions, including many from AOUSD members, if you’re attending:

Recommended GDC Sessions

Meta Developer Summit: Build Next Generation XR Experiences with Meta Quest and Presence Platform | Meta | Interested in developing your next title in VR or MR for Meta Quest? Join speakers from Meta as they take you from project setup to an XR app in less than one hour. The session will take place on Tuesday, Mar. 19, at 9:30 a.m. PT.

Meta Developer Summit: Haptics + Interactions: Building More Immersive Apps with Meta’s Presence Platform | Meta | Developing for XR interactions and haptics is now easier with the improved Interaction SDK and the new Meta Haptics Studio. Attendees will learn how to use these tools to increase the interaction quality and immersion of their VR apps. Check out the session Tuesday, Mar. 19, at 2:10 p.m. PT.

Real-Time Content Creation with Path Tracing Visuals in UE5 | NVIDIA | Learn how RTX features impact content creation in UE5, focusing on technical aspects of real-time path-traced direct lighting and how it’s leveraged with Lumen enhancements and optimizations to obtain dynamic scenes. The session takes place on Wednesday, Mar. 20, at 9 a.m. PT.

State of Unreal | Epic Games | Join this session for a first look at what’s in store for the future of game development. Learn about the latest advancements in Unreal’s tools, hear news from partners, and find out how you can take even more advantage of Epic’s ecosystem.  The session will take place on Wednesday, Mar. 20, at 9:30 a.m. PT.

Modernizing Games with NVIDIA RTX Remix and Generative AI | NVIDIA | Discover how NVIDIA created a next-level modding platform for creators with RTX Remix. It is a first of its kind modding tool that allows modders to capture game scenes into OpenUSD format, making them easy to manipulate. Check out the presentation on Wednesday, Mar. 20, at 10:30 a.m. PT.

Pushing Next-Gen Real-Time Technology | Epic Games | This talk will cover how the latest in Unreal Engine’s real-time technology enables AAA creators to bring photorealism to their graphics simulation and animation. It will occur on Wednesday, Mar. 20, at 12:30 p.m. PT.

The Universal Scene Description (USD) Roundtable | In this session, attendees can gather to talk about Universal Scene Description. Come meet, discuss, and find out what everyone has been doing with USD. The roundtable will occur on Friday, Mar. 22, at 1:30 p.m. PT.

Check out the session viewer for the complete list of Meta, Unreal Engine / Epic Games, and NVIDIA sessions at GDC.


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