Schedule

February 20, 2016

11:30 am | Check-in Opens

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12:00 pm | Keynote Speech (in Auditorium)

Sheri Graner Ray speaks about a lifelong career in game development, from Triple AAA to Indie titles, and how she established her place in a traditionally male-dominated industry.

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12:30 pm | What's Happening Now in Games?
Billy Joe Cain, Sarah Abraham, M.J. Johns, Shayna Moon, Matt Piersall, Matt Winters

Virtual Reality and wearable tech!  What's next?  Industry professionals discuss cutting-edge technology, and how games are evolving along new frontiers.

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1:30 pm | Diversity Roundtable

It’s all about talent. Or is it? A diverse group of game developers analyze the demographics they see trending in the game industry, how demographics affect creative content, and how games affect consumers and the marketplace as a whole. 

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2:30 pm | Resources Roundtable

Whether you are an independent contractor, an indie start-up, or work full-time at a AAA studio, there are valuable and vital resources that help you along the way. These vital resources can enhance your career, get you your next job, find the dream indie dev team you've always wanted, and more. What are existing and vital game industry resources? Our resource providers will discuss the resources they provide, among others, and how they are a vital part of the game industry.

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3:30 pm | Career Advancement Roundtable
Greg Short, Alicia Andrew, Beth Beinke-Schwartz, Kelly Huston, Ashley Ruhl, Rebekah Saltsman

Your career is at the mercy of marketplace whims. How do you cope with periods of unemployment or dissatisfying jobs? Game industry veterans discuss salary, quality of life, and the road to success.

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11:30 AMCheck-in OpensBoothsRefreshments 
12:00 PMOpening KeynoteBoothsRefreshments
Game Art Showcase
12:30 PMWhat's Happening Now in Games?BoothsRefreshments
1:30 PMDiversity RoundtableBoothsRefreshments
2:30 PMResources RoundtableBoothsRefreshments
3:30 PMCareer Advancement RoundtableBoothsRefreshments
4:30 PM
Awards Reception
BoothsRefreshments
5:00 PM
Buffet Dinner & Socialize
Buffet & Hosted Bar
5:30 PM