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Game Development Crisis Conference – Schedule Announcement

11 May 2020

We are excited to share the schedule for the May 14th Game Development Crisis Conference, hosted by the IGDA and Take This, and sponsored by Xbox.

The Game Development Crisis Conference will equip game developers and studio leadership with the knowledge and tools they need to sustain successful development in times of crisis. It will include talks and panels on technical tools for continuing development under stress and change, leadership and management of teams during crises, and ongoing coping tools for long-term isolation.

The already successful Game Development Crisis Webinar Series saw nearly 13,000 unique viewers its panels and sessions, all which can be viewed on the IGDA’s COVID-19 Resources page.

The Game Development Crisis Conference will be hosted on Twitch and be free for all to watch. All talks will be later available on YouTube. 

May 14th – Game Development Crisis Conference

Location: https://www.twitch.tv/igda 

Language: English 

May 14th, 2020, 9am-4pm PDT / 12-7pm ET / 4-11pm GMT


9-10am PDT / 12-1pm ET / 4-5pm GMT

Eve Crevoshay, Executive Director, Take This
Renee Gittins, Executive Director, IGDA

The Good of Games

10-11am PDT / 1-2pm ET / 5-6pm GMT

Arana Shapiro, Managing Director, Games for Change
Dr. Rachel Kowert, Research Director, Take This
Hans ten Cate, Ambassador, Game2Give
Travis Eriksen, Executive Director, Child’s Play
Kelli Dunlap, Program Manager, Take This

Current Network Environment & Gaming Future Vision

11am-12pm PDT / 2-3pm ET / 6-7pm GMT

Steve Glennon, Distinguished Technologist, CableLabs
Dean Avgiris, Senior Director Strategy and Planning, Comcast
Asher Kagan, Co-Founder, Blade
Sandesh Mouli, Founder, Vistara Growth Partners

Good Community Design for Crisis Periods

12-1pm PDT / 3-4pm ET / 7-8pm GMT

Rodrigo Tamellini, CEO, GamerSafer
Rich Weil, Senior Vice President, Global Operations, ModSquad
Ziba Scott, Founder, Popcannibal
Raffael “Dr. B” Boccamazzo, Clinical Director, Take This

Expats in Isolation

1-2pm PDT / 4-5pm ET / 8-9pm GMT

Milena Koljensic, Marketing & Business Development in Games
Tara Brannigan, Director of Community & Player Support, Behaviour Interactive
Nikita Zatsepin, Global Business Development, Unity
Eve Crevoshay, Executive Director, Take This

Mitigation Strategies for Technical Challenges

2-3pm PDT /5-6pm ET / 9-10pm GMT

Dr. Kimberly Voll, Co-Founder, Stray Bombay
Andy Moore, Lead Techromancer, absurd:joy
Renee Gittins, Executive Director, IGDA

Inclusive LiveOps

3-4pm PDT / 6-7pm ET / 10-11pm GMT
James Gwertzman, GM, PlayFab

Closing Words

4pm PDT / 7pm ET / 10pm GMT

Eve Crevoshay, Executive Director, Take This
Renee Gittins, Executive Director, IGDA

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