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Being an Effective Ally Roundtable (Presented by the IGDA)

Josh Samuels  (Creative Director, Raindrop Games)

Location: Room 203, South Hall

Date: Wednesday, March 22

Time: 9:00 am - 10:00 am

Pass Type: All Access Pass, Core Pass, Summits Pass, Expo Pass, Audio Pass, Independent Games Summit Pass

Topic: Advocacy

Format: Roundtable

Vault Recording: Not Recorded

In Being an Effective Ally, participants will discuss simple, everyday ways to support marginalized groups in their workplaces and communities. Participants will 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.


Participants will leave feeling 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

This is for anyone 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.