IGEA is bringing back its education summit, and this time it’s taking place across four physical locations: Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, and Adelaide. The aim is to bring together game industry professionals and educators to facilitate a direct dialogue between them through talks and workshops.
Australia’s industry is growing and the recently announced federal digital games offset initiative will accelerate that positive trajectory even further. Educators need to be ready for this exciting future but at the same time, the industry also needs to understand the context educators operate in.
Join us for the opening talk on how government funding and priorities steer the outcomes of games-related education and can lead to misaligned expectations. Hear about a day in the life of a small games company and why business skills need to be an integral part of any games course.
The summit will feature a panel on how the federal games offset is likely to influence games education in Australia. This mechanism will shape the industry for years to come and educators need to prepare for a new reality.
There will be a presentation on what drives the design of games curricula and how students can be best engaged in their education as well as a facilitated workshop on key challenges and opportunities for studios and educators in 2021. The summit will end with a panel discussion on the importance of soft skills in the games industry – and some networking over dinner.
Talks will be held at most locations and streamed to the other venues.
For a detailed overview of the day, please check this timetable with talks and speakers.
Date: Wednesday 21st of July
Time: 9am – 6pm AEST
Gameloft, Level 4/549 Queen St, Brisbane
Game Plus, 406/22 Mountain St, Ultimo
The Arcade, 164 Kings Way, South Melbourne
Game Plus, Level 22/44 Pirie St, Adelaide
*Please note*, this event is only open to people working in the games industry and educators (incl. sessional staff and contractors). It is not open to students or the general public.