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Black Characters Matter Roundtable (Presented by the IGDA)

Carl Varnado  (Executive Director, Black in Gaming)

Dennis Mathews  (CEO, Revelation Interactive)

Location: Room 211, South Hall

Date: Thursday, March 24

Time: 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

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Topic: Advocacy

Format: Roundtable

Viewing Experience: In-Person

Vault Recording: Not Recorded

"Black Characters Matter
""""The importance of how characters are portrayed in the game industry is a critical component in our understanding of how the game industry impacts black people as consumers. As the industry evolves, a critical analysis of how people are portrayed within the games is an important step. This roundtable discusses the importance of developing authentic black voices, culture and representation in the game development pipeline. Studios need to be aware of the impact representation has in their content and what it communicates to the industry and to the world."""


Attendees will take away an understanding of how to approach creating a more welcoming and diverse environment within their particular companies. They will also come to an understanding of their role in creating diverse content throughout the industry.

Intended Audience

Recruiters, Senior Management, Entry Level Talent, D&I Executives.