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Local Game Community Organizers Roundtable

Tim Cullings  (Executive Director, Seattle Indies)

Marlena Abraham  (Lead Organizer, Bit Bridge Indies)

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Topic: Advocacy

Format: Roundtable

Vault Recording: TBD

Audience Level: Yes

Day 1: Local Game Community Organizers Roundtable: Q&A for Everyone
Day 2: Local Game Community Organizers Roundtable: Breakout Sessions

The Local Game Community Organizes roundtable is for people who are currently organizing events and communities in their areas for independent or professional game developers or people who are looking to start a game developer community. Organizing events and meetups for your local game development community can be a fun and rewarding experience that creates lasting friendships and memories for both organizers and participants. In building those communities, the organizers can often find themselves without a community of their own to lean on for knowledge and support. This roundtable invites games industry community organizers of all experience levels to come together, meet one another and learn from each other's experience in building and growing their respective communities and forming the basis for a support network for organizers around the world.

Day one is for everyone and will be a high-level Q&A style talk where participants will get a chance to meet, share stories and ask questions of other organizers. Day two is for people who are either experts in a certain subject and want to lead a small group around that topic or have questions about specific topics and want to be a part of small group discussions to drill down into your areas of need.


Day 1: Attendees will have the chance to meet game dev community organizers from around the world, share their experiences with each other and start building a support network to lean on as they grow their local communities.

Day 2: Attendees will break into small groups to focus on topics important to them as they relate to community organizing and will be surfaced through online voting and in our day one session. Topics such as funding, legal structure, organizer/volunteer health and retention and others will all be up for discussion we have a short summary from each group at the end of the session.

Intended Audience

The audience for this roundtable is current and aspiring game dev community organizers who are looking to meet and learn from other organizers around the world.