Amplifying New Voices is a full-day workshop that focuses on hands-on training for applicants from diverse backgrounds. The workshop takes place right before the Games Developers Conference in San Francisco. ANV’s goal is to cultivate and train applicants in how to be spokespeople and role models in the industry.
Specifically the participants will work with mentors to hone their PR, public speaking and presentation skills. They will also be introduced to many members of the industry and will be encouraged to work on their community building.
If your application is accepted, besides attending the workshop, you will also get a pass to the Game Developers Conference, and you will be given a stipend to help pay for your flight and hotel.
In order to be eligible for acceptance into the workshop, you will need to meet the following criteria:
- Create games that focus on aspects of diversity or identity OR you personally identify as being a part of an underrepresented group in the Games or AR/VR industry
- Are involved in developing games (artist, designer, engineer, producer, sound designer, writer) and want to grow as a public role model
- Are mid-career in the industry, aka have worked in the field for 3-8 years, and having at least 1 shipped title is preferred
You can either apply for yourself or you can nominate others for the workshop. The applications or nominations are due January 11, 2017. The chosen attendees will be announced on January 20, 2017, with the Amplifying New Voices workshop taking place February 26, 2017 in San Francisco. The workshop takes place right before GDC.