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Session Name: Diversity and Inclusion Starter Kit
Speaker(s): Joahanna Thomas
Company Name(s): Avalanche Studios
Track / Format: Advocacy
Overview: It's known that the game industry is predominantly white and male. You have listened to talks and seen data that it is a problem. You agree improved diversity and increased inclusion is good for this industry fueled by creativity and passion. But how do you make that happen? Avalanche Studios New York, which makes AAA games in an indie culture, has started D&I and maintains an active D&I initiative. How did they start it and how they we able to maintain it? What does it cost and how much time is needed, how many people does it require? This talk is your starter kit for D&I, so you can achieve impeccable results in just 2 years.

GDC 2019

Joahanna Thomas

Avalanche Studios

free content

Advocacy

Advocacy