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GDC + VRDC 2019 Session Scheduler

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Diversity Advocates Roundtable Day 1: Strategies, Success and Inclusion Beyond Women-in-Games

Speakers: Rebecca Cohen-Palacios (Pixelles), Tanya Depass (I Need Diverse Games)

Location: Room 215, South Hall

Pass Type: All Access, GDC Conference + Summits, GDC Conference, GDC Summits, Expo Plus, Expo, Audio Conference + Tutorial, Indie Games Summit

Topic: Advocacy

Format: Roundtable

Diversity Advocates Roundtable Day 2: Safety, Caring for Burn Out and Coming Back Stronger

Speakers: Rebecca Cohen-Palacios (Pixelles), Tanya Depass (I Need Diverse Games)

Location: Room 206, South Hall

Pass Type: All Access, GDC Conference + Summits, GDC Conference, GDC Summits, Expo Plus, Expo, Audio Conference + Tutorial, Indie Games Summit

Topic: Advocacy

Format: Roundtable

Depass, Tanya

Title: Director

Company: I Need Diverse Games

Tanya DePass is the Founder and Director of I Need Diverse Games, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization based in Chicago, that is dedicated to better diversification of all aspects of gaming. I Need Diverse Games serves the community by supporting marginalized developers attend the Game Developer Conference by participating in the GDC Scholarship program, helps assist attendance at other industry events, and is pending a change to becoming a non-profit organization. Tanya is a lifelong Chicagoan who loves everything about gaming, #INeedDiverseGames spawn point, and wants to make it better and more inclusive for everyone. She's now a recurring guest host on Spawn On Me where games culture is discussed and viewed through a lens of intersectionality and diversity. She's the Diversity Liaison for GaymerX and often speaks on issues of diversity, feminism, race, intersectionality and other topics at multiple conventions throughout the year. She's also the editor of Game Devs and Others: Tales from the Margins, an anthology featuring stories from marginalized game developers and others adjacent to the industry. The book released on June 13th, from CRC Press. Her writing about games and games critique appears in Uncanny Magazine, Polygon, Wiscon Chronicles, Paste Games, Vice, Mic, and other publications.

Hear more from Tanya DePass in the book Game Devs & Others: Tales from the Margins HERE!