IGEA announces the IGEA Educates Summit 2022


Sydney, May  09 2022, IGEA is thrilled to announce an expanded program for the IGEA Educates Summit, which will be held virtually from 18-20 July 2022.


The IGEA Educates Summit is entering its 3rd iteration.  As employment and revenue for the local game development industry increase, this year’s Summit aims to bring together industry professionals and educators to continue their work on meeting sector needs.  Given the skills shortage and pipeline issues the Australian game development industry is experiencing, the guiding principle of the IGEA Educates Summit 2022 is Developing talent.


The IGEA Educates Summit program will highlight how the entire industry can develop talent to ensure it keeps flowing and delivering best practice learnings from other industries when it comes to hiring, training and retaining talent.


2022 will see the Summit program expand to a second day, focusing on delivering presentations and educational content for students and emerging/early career game developers looking to enter the industry or advance their careers.  Summit attendees have the option of their portfolios being reviewed privately by highly qualified and experienced local games studios. This provides invaluable feedback to early-career developers and expands their personal network of local studios.


Jens Schroeder, Director of Industry & Member Relations at IGEA, says, “Australia’s industry is growing and the recently announced federal Digital Games Tax Offset 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 in which educators operate.


“The inclusion of students and early career developers at the IGEA Educates Summit is exciting and ensures IGEA facilitates industry development and assists the local industry in their quest for talent.”


For Tickets: https://igea-education-summit-2022.eventbrite.com.au

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