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IGDA Board of Directors Application Open

30 Nov 2020

Applications for the IGDA Board of Directors are now open. If you are interested in serving on the Board of Directors, please fill out this survey.

As a member of the IGDA Board of Directors, you will help lead the vision of the IGDA while maintaining the health of the organization and of the members who are part of it. It is our mission to support and empower game developers around the world, and you will help pursue this mission with your input and skills.

After confirming your eligibility, you will be contacted by members of the Nominating Committee, who will schedule interviews with you to assess your potential contribution to the IGDA Board of Directors as well as answer any questions you may have. The Nominating Committee will recommend up to candidates for the two appointed positions, and candidates to fill the three elected positions, which will be voted on by the membership in 2021.

In addition to being an IGDA member in good standing for at least two years, Board of Directors candidates must also agree to abide by the IGDA Bylaws (PDF), to adhere to the Board Expectations (PDF) if selected, and to adhere to the IGDA Code of Ethics (PDF).

The following is the rough schedule for the 2021 election cycle. If any of these dates are unable to be maintained due to unforeseen circumstances, the Board of Directors will schedule it at the next most appropriate date:

30 November 2020: Begin call for board nominations.
21 December 2020: End call for nominations; all nominations must be received by this date. All voting eligible members of record as of this date may vote.
21 December 2020 – 8 January 2021: All submitted candidates are reviewed by the Elections Committee to confirm they meet the requirements.
11 January – 19 February: Elections Committee gathers recommendations for Board appointments.
18 January 2021: Final slate of candidates is approved by the Board to present to membership for voting.
20 January – 10 February 2021: Voting period.
10 February 2021: End of voting; ballots are counted.
19 February 2021: Elections Committee submits its recommendations for Board appointments.
22 February 2021: Board meets and certifies election results.
1 March 2021: Election results and appointments are announced and Board orientation of new members begins.
1 April 2021: Newly elected Directors take their seats.

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