View, browse and sort the ever-growing list of sessions by pass type, track, and format. With this Session Viewer, you can view session and speaker details for the 2024 Game Developers Conference. New sessions are regularly added leading up to GDC, and all dates and times will be announced about 4 weeks before the event. Once live, you will be able to build your schedule with the GDC Mobile App.
Sessions do fill up and seating is first come, first serve, so arrive early to sessions that you would like to attend.
Speakers: Micaela Mantegna (Berkman Klein Center Harvard University (Affiliate), TED Fellow), Ryan Black (DLA Piper), Mirjana Prpa (Northeastern University), Gaetano Dimita (Queen Mary University, QMUL School of Law), Andrew Maximov (Promethean AI)
Pass Type: All Access Pass, Core Pass, Summits Pass, Expo Pass, Audio Pass, Indie Games Summit Pass
Company: Berkman Klein Center Harvard University (Affiliate), TED Fellow
Known as the 'Abogamer', Micaela stands as an international authority on digital ethics, XR policy, and the intertwining of generative AI with creativity and copyright. With an unique intersection of expertise, she is recognized as a videogame scholar and activist who brings a powerful voice to the frontier of digital realities. As a TED Fellow, she challenged the world with the question, "How to stop the metaverse from becoming the internet's bad sequel?" in a TED talk that garnered over 1.5 million views worldwide. A very sought after speaker, she has presented in conferences like GDC, TED, GamesBeat Summit, Ada Lovelace Festival, More Than Just a Game, RightsCon and many more, reaching audiences in over 28 countries. Micaela currently serves on Chatham House's AI Taskforce, and as a member of the World Economic Forum's 'Global Council on the Future of the Metaverse'. As an affiliate at the Berkman Klein Center at Harvard University, she started and is co-leading the "Video Game and XR Policy Working Group". Result of over 6 years of research, her debut book, "ARTficial: Creativity, Artificial Intelligence, and Copyright" (2022) is a deep dive into the intricate world of AI, art, ethics, and copyright law, which accurately predicted a lot of the current questions and problems posed by the rise of Generative AI. Her forthcoming book, "Braindancing in the Metaverse : a capitalism of cognitive surveillance" (2024), unpacks the trajectory of the metaverse as an evolution of digital capitalism, -as opposed to the post-scarcity future promised by generative AI and web3 ideals-; connecting the dots between neurotechnology, XR, AI and the role of intellectual property in regulating digital ownership, to paint the picture of a dystopian future that challenges human agency, mental privacy and dignity. Her work and insights echo across global platforms, having been featured in prestigious outlets like The Verge, WIRED, GamesBeat, IGN, DW, Gamernet Japan, and Le Monde. Micaela holds a Master's degree in Intellectual Property from the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and San Andres University, where she also teaches AI Governance and Ethics at San Andres' Center for Technology and Society (CETyS). She has been recognized for her research on algorithmic governance, with the 2017 Google Policy Fellowship. Micaela's unique blend of expertise is frequently sought after by institutions and governments, being the lead drafter of Argentina's National AI Plan's "Ethics and regulation" chapter in 2019. She has also contributed to OpenAI's DALL·E 2 external red teaming process in March 2022. A passionate advocate for inclusion, she founded Women In Games Argentina (WIGAr), aiming for a more equitable gaming industry. For her trailblazing career, she was honored by Women in Games International (WIGJ) as their 2021 "Outstanding Individual Ambassador of the Year", being also spotlighted as a 2021 "Gamechanger" by GamesIndustry.biz. Proving the transformative impact of video games on her journey and her profound connection with 'Mass Effect' , one of the highlights of her career as the Abogamer is being featured by EA Games in their 'Legendary Edition Community Tribute'. The game's exploration of synthetic life and the profound quote 'Does this unit have a soul?', has been the catalyst for her pursuit of AI ethics, guiding her academic and professional trajectory. Aligned with her admiration for the ethos of Star Trek, Micaela advocates for a future where artificial intelligence can lead us towards a post-scarcity society. She underscores the need for diligent governance and ethical practices now to steer our path towards such an equitable future, a message she passionately communicates through her work.