Announcing the Amplifying New Voices Bootcamp
As a robust industry, we know that mentoring begets stronger and more articulate professionals. To encourage constant learning and sharing of new perspectives in our field, we are hosting a workshop focused on helping people from under-represented backgrounds sharpen their presentation skills. This includes women, people of color, members of the LGBTQ community, and anyone who is willing to share how their perspective adds to the “diversity of thought” in our community.
“Amplifying New Voices” will coincide with GDC in San Francisco on Sunday March 13, 2016. The bootcamp one-day course will focus on coaching 36 professionals to grow as emerging industry leaders. Coaches will provide one-to-one and group training for public speaking, presentations, media training, and more. Sponsors and coaches come from the GDC organization, Oculus, Telltale, Intel, Funomena, and Zebra Partners.
Applications and nominations will be accepted now through Jan 29th, and candidates will be chosen and notified by Feb 8th. If you believe you are ready to share your perspective in games and VR development, or if you know of a professional who has much to offer the greater industry, please fill out the simple form linked above.
Sunday March 13, 9am-6pm
747 Howard St, San Francisco
This workshop is fully sponsored, and a travel stipend of $1,000 will be provided to all attendees to ensure inclusivity from all backgrounds. Meals at the bootcamp will also be provided by the hosts, including an optional happy hour / light dinner following the bootcamp. Those accepted will receive a complementary full registration to the GDC conference. More questions? Check out the FAQ page here.