Announcing the IGEA Educates Summit 2023: Access All Areas
IGEA is thrilled to announce that the IGEA Educates Summit is returning this year. Featuring talks, panels and studio visits, the theme this year is ‘Access All Areas’ and will be online and in person on 17 and 18 July 2023. Attendees will learn about the latest game development practices and ensure that newcomers to the scene have the resources to help them make a successful debut.
The first day is The Summit, an online conference that features two tracks:
- The Educator Track is focused on helping educators to build a stronger understanding of the modern game development industry.
- The Student Track for early career/emerging developers features talks designed to bring them closer to the industry and tips on securing employment.
Featuring high quality presentations from AWS, Two Bulls/DEPT, Mighty Kingdom, Organa, mod.io, The Tech Council, ACS and The Stem Video Games Challenge to name a few, the schedule offers a backstage pass to the Australian games industry. The full schedule can be found here, but we have prepared a handy guide for students and educators below.
The IGEA Educates Summit will continue to connect students directly to industry via 2 pathways:
- AMA’s with industry experts – 30 minutes with an industry professional and get them to ask anything related to their discipline and the wider industry. Bookings will be available via The Summit’s online platform.
- Student Showcase – Students will get a chance to present their work in an online showcase allowing the industry to check their demos and possibly “recruit them to their band”. This is an opportunity for final-year students and fresh graduates to put their best foot forward and present their work to game industry professionals all over Australia. Those students who submit have a chance to win a ticket to GCAP, Australia’s premier professional development and networking event for the games industry. Submissions will be accepted via The Summit’s online platform.
On day 2, we are inviting our educator guests to go ‘backstage’ and visit two prominent, leading Melbourne-based studios PlaySide Studios and Two Moos. Game development educators will be able to immerse themselves in the latest industry practice, studio cultures, and networks. Peer behind the curtain of a modern development studio and stay up to date on what your students can expect when they enter the workforce.
To grab your tickets, which are FREE (except for the Studio Tours) please follow the link below and bring your friends too!
IGEA thanks PlaySide Studios and Two Moos for their generous support of the 2023 Educates Summit!
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IGEA (Interactive Games & Entertainment Association) is the peak industry association representing the voice of Australian and New Zealand companies in the computer and video games industry. IGEA supports the games industry’s business and public policy interests through advocacy, research and education programs. For more information, please visit www.igea.net