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Wednesday, October 9 • 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Building Community Panel

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This panel session gathers some of the community leaders from Australia and New Zealand to discuss what works, what doesn't and what's changed along the way in terms of community building in the local game development sector.  

It will address questions such as how do we create spaces and opportunities for games practitioners? What have we done right and wrong and how can we support each other in developing our development community.

Speakers
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Lisy Kane

League of Geeks
Lisy Kane is a videogames producer currently making waves in the industry. In 2017, Lisy was recognised by Forbes in its prestigious top 30 list Forbes 30 Under 30 2017 Games. Ranked alongside the world’s best game makers, Lisy was the only Australian to make the who’s who of... Read More →
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Cass Gray

Cass Gray is the Chairperson of the New Zealand Game Developers Association and the Assistant Event Manager in Weta Workshop’s game studio. Prior to moving into events she was Assistant Producer on Weta Workshop’s debut title ‘Dr. Grordbort’s Invaders’, released in 2018.Cass... Read More →
avatar for Jon Hayward

Jon Hayward

Jon Hayward-Crichton is a producer who has a varied history.  Starting with co-founding the now largest (running) lanning group in Australia, he’s been a IGDA scholar, helped build a fan convention over ten years and completed Founders Institute.  More closely related to games... Read More →
avatar for Giselle Rosman

Giselle Rosman

A longstanding community leader in Australia, Giselle runs the Melbourne chapter of the International Game Developers’ Association (IGDA), has been Executive Producer of Global Game Jam (GGJ) has run the Melbourne jam site since 2011. Giselle's work in the community was recognised... Read More →
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Chad Toprak

Chad Toprak is an experimental game designer and independent curator. He is a first generation Turkish-Australian Muslim immigrant, and currently serves as director of Freeplay, Australia's longest-running and largest independent games festival. He is also ½ of Melbourne's Hovergarden... Read More →


Wednesday October 9, 2019 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Room 110

Attendees (80)