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Volunteer Opportunities at GDC 2016

Posted By Krzysztof Solarski, Saturday, January 9, 2016

Hi All,

GDC 2016 is just over 3 months away and the IGDA is accepting applications from members interested in volunteering to help run our activities in exchange for a free, non-transferable Expo Pass. Volunteer information can be found here—the application is at the bottom. Applications will close on Monday, 11 January 2016 at 10PM PST.

The IGDA is still putting together the organisation's GDC 2016 page with information regarding all of the activities that will be happening, but you're welcome to keep an eye on it here:

All the best,

IGDA Switzerland Chapter Coordinator

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IGDA Scholarships

Posted By Krzysztof Solarski, Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Last chance to apply for IGDA Scholarships to GDC. Scholarship applications are due 15 December 2015. Students can apply here.

Applicants who excel in the area of AI and who apply to attend GDC 2016 as an IGDA Scholar automatically qualify at a chance to receive the Eric Dybsand Memorial AI Scholarship. This is awarded to one student each year who shows an excellence in, significant interest in, and commitment to the field of artificial intelligence in their applications. 

GDC will take place 14-18 March 2016 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, USA. The world's largest and longest-running professionals-only game industry event features over 400 lectures, panels, tutorials and round-table discussions on a comprehensive selection of game development topics taught by leading industry experts. Awarded to the best and brightest students in game development disciplines, the IGDA Scholars program organizes for its recipients an unforgettable experience including an all-access pass, industry mentorship, Q&A sessions with industry veterans, and local studio tours. 

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IGDA 2015 Leadership Summit Videos

Posted By Krzysztof Solarski, Tuesday, December 15, 2015

There's a great series of talks from the 2015 IGDA Leadership Summit over on the IGDA's YouTube channel. Here's a video about leadership that everybody in a leadership role should watch: 'Commanders Intent: Managing Through Uncertainty' by James Gwertzman.

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Volunteers Wanted for Ludicious Zurich Game Festival

Posted By Krzysztof Solarski, Wednesday, December 9, 2015
Ludicious Zurich Game Festival is fast approaching, and promises an exciting line-up of international speakers from Nintendo, Ready at Dawn Studios (The Order: 1886) and Romero Games. The organisers are currently seeking volunteers to help out at the festival taking place 21-24th January 2016. Volunteers will receive a free conference ticket (CHF 160 regulars / CHF 70 students), a festival T-shirt, as well as food and drink vouchers on the days of engagement. For more info please visit the homepage: 

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