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Freelancers and Independent Contractors Roundtable Day 1: New Freelancers

Toiya Kristen Finley  (Game Designer, Narrative Designer, Editor, Consultant, Schnoodle Media, LLC)

Alexander Bevier  (Game Production and Developer Support, Independent)

Location: Room 306, South Hall

Date: Wednesday, March 20

Time: 9:00 am - 10:00 am

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

Topic: Advocacy

Format: Roundtable

Vault Recording: Not Recorded

Audience Level: All

The industry is still in transition since the beginning of the pandemic, and the prevalence of AI is a growing concern, forcing freelancers to rethink their business strategies and places in games. This roundtable covers how freelancers are adjusting to these changes and what has and hasn't worked for them. Most importantly, this roundtable is a community of freelancers and independent contractors offering support and guidance. Everyone is encouraged to share practical advice and lessons learned through their hard-earned real-life experiences. Those who are new to freelancing or interested in freelancing are welcome, as well as more experienced freelancers.


During this roundtable, attendees will share what they've learned about their businesses, with the aim of helping each other develop better business practices, advocate for themselves, and improve their quality of life. The moderators will provide topics and facilitate discussions that are pressing issues for all freelancers.

Intended Audience

This roundtable is designed for devs interested in becoming freelancers, freelancers of all experience levels, devs who are looking to work with freelancers, and anyone who cares about the freelance community.

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