Know a diverse speaker that is involved in the gaming industry? Apply over here!
“Applications and nominations will be accepted now through Jan 29th, and candidates will be chosen and notified by Feb 8th. If you believe you are ready to share your perspective in games and VR development, or if you know of a professional who has much to offer the greater industry, please fill out the simple form linked above.”
Interested in the program itself?
““Amplifying New Voices” will coincide with GDC in San Francisco on Sunday March 13, 2016. The bootcamp one-day course will focus on coaching 36 professionals to grow as emerging industry leaders. Coaches will provide one-to-one and group training for public speaking, presentations, media training, and more.”
Worried about travel costs? Aren’t local to the San Francisco area? Worried about going hungry during the event? Don’t worry about it!
“This workshop is fully sponsored, and a travel stipend of $1,000 will be provided to all attendees to ensure inclusivity from all backgrounds. Meals at the bootcamp will also be provided by the hosts, including an optional happy hour / light dinner following the bootcamp. Those accepted will receive a complementary full registration to the GDC conference.”
Check out the general website over here
The professional world is very heteronormative and generally non-diverse. Its great having programs like “Amplifying New Voices” which is trying to diversify unique industries like gaming. Usually diversity programs are focused in business and other non-technical industries. So it’s great that people are recognizing that diversity is needed in many other industries, such as gaming. Whats even more awesome about the program is that it recognizes other minorities such as female-identifying individuals and people of color.
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