Student SIG Roundtable #2: Hosting Game Jams

December 15, 2016 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm UTC Timezone

Hey everyone!

Our first online roundtable went pretty well! We ran into some technical difficulties with the recording, but we’re getting better at hosting these event. Now, it’s time to announce our next roundtable:

Student SIG Roundtable #2

Topic: Hosting Game Jams. What are some lessons that your chapter learned from hosting game jams? What would you recommend to chapters who are hosting their first game jam?

Date & Time: Friday, December 15th at 1:00pm EST. The event will last 90 minutes. Other timezones are listed below for reference:

  • Friday 10:00am PST (Vancouver, Seattle, Los Angeles)
  • Friday 12:00pm CDT (Mexico City, Houston)
  • Friday 1:00pm EST (New York, Toronto, Atlanta)
  • Friday 6:00pm GMT (London)
  • Friday 9:00pm GMT+3 (Istanbul)
  • Friday 11:30pm IST (Mumbai)
  • Saturday 2:00am PHT (Manila)
  • Saturday 3:00am JST (Tokyo)
  • Saturday 5:00am AEDT (Sydney)
  • Convert to your local timezone

Location: We’ll use GoToMeeting, so it’s best to join the call from a laptop or computer. When the event starts, look for the join link which will either be sent to your email or posted on our socialmedia accounts.

What is a Roundtable?

A roundtable is a format for hosting discussions with a large group of people. You may be familiar with it if you’ve ever been to one of the roundtable events at GDC. Participants are encouraged to speak openly, bring up questions, and contribute to each other’s points, while a moderator keeps the conversation organized and on track.

The goal of this event is to allow chapter leaders to share tips with each other on how to best run their communities. This is a great opportunity to see how other chapters do things and to get help with any problems that your chapter may be experiencing.

Who is allowed to attend?

This event is designed for anyone who helps run an IGDA academic chapter, or a student club that’s in the process of becoming a chapter. If you’d like to invite a few non-officer members from your chapter to participate, that’s fine.

How do I sign up?

To register for the roundtable, fill out this poll to help us determine the date and time of the event. A few days before the event, we’ll send out emails and post announcements with the final date and time. At the start of the event, we’ll post the link to join the call.

What if I miss the event?

We won’t be able to accommodate every timezone, but we will try to make a recording that’s available to everyone.

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