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Letter from the ED – May 2022

18 May 2022


Dear Game Development Community, 


I hope this message finds you safe and healthy. 

I am thrilled to inform you that I have accepted the appointment of Executive Director of the International Game Developers Association! 

It is an honor to serve the global game development community in this capacity, and I am further excited about the opportunity to continue collaborating with the current IGDA Board of Directors, which includes several new additions (see below for more details).

In new fashion for our Insider, I have added a video to tell you a bit more about my appointment as Executive Director, along with an underlying influence that drives my passion for supporting game developers around the world. In the coming weeks and months, I look forward to sharing more information about IGDA’s new strategic initiatives and goals.

Lastly, I end the video with an invitation to connect with me on LinkedIn, via email, or whichever way best suits you.


Wishing you all the best,

Dr. Jakin Vela

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