GCAP 2020 – Call for Speaker Submissions


Thank you for taking the time to check out the call for submissions for GCAP 2020.  GCAP 2020 will be a predominantly digital event, with the theme ‘Pathways to Connect’. 

The schedule for GCAP 2020 will be significantly tighter than in previous years and will be a mix of submitted talks and carefully curated content from game developers in Australia and around the world. The content strategy for GCAP has been created based on feedback from and consultation with industry to specifically address current industrial issues.

GCAP 2020 speakers will be paid a $200 AUD stipend for their time.

We are looking for intermediate-to-advanced level talks based in practical reality and will be moving away from theoretical talks and panels this year. We want to see examples of techniques used in shipped projects, hands-on deep-dives into successful production methodology, pipeline walk-throughs, etc.

We are looking for practical examples and hard data that attendees can walk out with to immediately apply to their projects and careers!

In terms of topics, we’re looking for a mix of topics all focused on helping connect and lift each other up. Some of the things we’ll be looking for include:

Taking narrative design to new heights
Gameplay and systems design
Pitching to platforms, publishers and VCs
The funding landscape
Training and mentorship
Building sustainable businesses
Building powerful content pipelines
Creating psychological safety in the workplace
Creating the best tools for our teams
Engineering excellence
Production – shipping our products on time and on budget
Current audio best-practice
Risk management
Hiring the right people
Audience identification, marketing, understanding the press landscape
Working in small teams
Working in large teams
Art pipelines and practical demonstrations
Pricing and monetisation
Shipping in multiple regions
The process of shipping on new platforms

Speaker submissions close 27 July 2020

Please make your submission here

GCAP 2020 will take place predominantly virtually from 5-7 October 2020. We encourage speakers from all walks of life to submit, especially those under-represented in the industry.  Please note that speakers will need to be available from 10am – 5pm AEDT on the above mentioned dates.


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