GDC + VRDC 2019 Session Scheduler

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Beating the Burnout: Finding Success Under Stress

Raffael Boccamazzo (Clinical Director, Take This)

Kate Edwards (CEO and Principal Consultant, Geogrify)

Mike Wilson (Co-founder and CCO, Devolver Digital and Good Shepherd Entertainment)

David Edery (CEO, Spry Fox)

Tommy Refenes (CEO, Team Meat)

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Topic: Advocacy

Format: Session

Vault Recording: TBD

Audience Level: All

The opportunity to make games is a wonderful thing. Nevertheless, no industry is without its challenges or hurdles, and the games industry is no exception. For some, it might not be fitting in with a particular studio's culture. For others, it might be periodic, or worse, regular, long hours. How do people learn to overcome these challenges? Maybe it's learning to overcome personal factors like intense self-doubt? It could be all of the above and more. Regardless of what stressors you face, join this panel of respected, industry veterans as they discuss how they maintain both their careers and love of games in spite of the challenges.


Attendees will gain an increased understanding of how industry stressors affect people of all experience levels, as well as how highly-experienced industry veterans cope with and overcome these challenges.

Intended Audience

This panel is designed for industry professionals of all experience levels, as stressors exist at all experience levels. No specialized knowledge is required to attend.