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Being an Ally Roundtable (Presented by the IGDA)

Josh Samuels (Studio Lead & Co-Chair, Raindrop Games & IGDA Allies SIG)

Location: Room 211, South Hall

Date: Thursday, March 19

Time: 10:00am - 11:00am

Pass Type: All Access Pass, Core+Summits Pass, Core Pass, Summits Pass, Expo Plus Pass, Expo Pass, Audio Pass, Independent Games Summit Pass - Get your pass now!

Topic: Advocacy

Format: Roundtable

Vault Recording: TBD

Audience Level: All

In this Being an Ally roundtable, we will have a group discussion on simple, everyday ways to support marginalized groups in their workplaces and communities. Participants learn techniques that work at the office, social events, conferences, and online. Attendees are encouraged to bring up personal experiences and hypothetical scenarios for group discussion.


At the end of the Being an Ally session, participants will feel more confident in speaking up to support marginalized groups and be more aware of the challenges facing them in their workplaces and communities.

Intended Audience

Being an Ally is intended for everyone interested in improving their skills in speaking up for and supporting marginalized groups. Anyone can be an ally and this discussion allows participants to practice how to handle uncomfortable situations in the real world.