The Game Devs of Color Expo specializes in having talks you won’t see anywhere else. Our speakers include a variety of people who are designers, writers, artists, programmers, influencers, and more from the global cultural games space. We want our talks to focus on the projects you work on, the art and tools you create, your unique talents that you bring to games, the communities you manage, and the many other ways you enrich games. Our mission is to push past diversity 101 talks, and as such, we specifically do NOT want talks that focus primarily on race or background as their core subject matter.
To see our previous talks check out our playlist from 2018 here. https://bit.ly/2Ijzu2t
We'd love to get all kinds of talk submissions, but we're VERY interested in talks about the following subjects:
Discussing getting your game project funded - either through crowdfunding or otherwise. Completing a full cycle of game development (pitch, design, develop, launch.) Unique ways of getting into game development, or interacting with games culture. The importance of community building, including social media, streaming, etc. Radical/experimental game design ideas, that work to broaden the boundaries of how we make games!
Don't worry too much over the minutiae of the form - fill in the descriptions as best as you can, be detailed, and be interesting! If you want to have other people on a panel, please note that in the last question, and encourage those people to submit forms as well.
The auditorium will be equipped with a PC laptop that your presentation will be loaded onto.
All speakers will receive a speakers fee based on funds availability, and a ticket to the event.
Submissions close at 11:59 pm Eastern on Friday, May 17th, 2019.
Application Timeline:May 17, 2019 -- Submissions close at 11:59pm Eastern.May 31, 2019 -- Curation team completes review of applications.June 1, 2019 -- Curation team begins sending acceptance, waitlist, and rejection letters. Due to the high volume of applicants, this process may take weeks.