The Allies Workshop is a hands-on learning experience, based on work done by the IGDA Allies Special Interest Group, that uses an analytical framework as well as group discussions to help people recognize how to support diversity and inclusivity in game development and the larger gaming community. Come prepared to learn how to be an (even more) effective ally, challenge your assumptions, and discuss hard questions with the group.
As the Executive Director of the IGDA and IGDA Foundation, Jen MacLean works to build a more inclusive game development community and support game developers around the world in achieving sustainable, fulfilling careers. From the start of her career as a playtester at Microprose Software, through senior roles at AOL, Comcast, and StoryArc Media, Jen has managed game development, strategy, marketing, business development and partnerships across multiple gaming platforms. She was named one of the “Game Industry’s 100 Most Influential Women” by Next Generation, one of the “Top 20 Women in Games” by Gamasutra, and is a frequently-requested speaker at interactive entertainment industry events.
Monday, May 7, 2018
7:00 PM – 9:30 PM EDT
222 Third Street #4000
Cambridge, MA 02141