Student SIG Roundtable #1: Student-Run Game Projects

October 29, 2016 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm UTC Timezone

Hello everyone!

The new school year has been off to a great start. Most of the academic chapters have now finished the yearly renewal process, which means the Student SIG is now ready to start hosting events. As promised, our first event will be a virtual roundtable discussion with other academic chapter leaders.

Student SIG Roundtable #1

Topic: Student-Run Game Projects. How does your chapter encourage students to develop games on their free time? What tips and resources do you provide to help student projects succeed?

Date & Time: Saturday, October 29th at 4:00pm EST. The event will last 90 minutes. Other timezones are listed below for reference:

  • 1:00pm PST (Vancouver, Seattle, Los Angeles)
  • 3:00pm CDT (Mexico City, Houston)
  • 4:00pm EST (New York, Toronto, Atlanta)
  • 9:00pm BST (London)
  • 11:00pm GMT+3 (Istanbul)
  • 1:30am IST (Mumbai)
  • 4:00am PHT (Manila)
  • 5:00am JST (Tokyo)
  • 7:00am AEDT (Sydney)
  • Convert to your local timezone

The date and time were selected from this poll. The next roundtable event will be held during a different time of day in order to balance out the needs of other timezones.

Location: We’ll use Google Hangouts, so you will be able to join the video call from a phone or computer. At the start of the event, look for the join link which will either be sent to your email or posted on our social media 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. During the week prior to the event, you will receive an email with the final date and time. At the start of the event, you will receive another email with the link to join the video call through Google Hangouts.

What if I miss the event?

We won’t be able to accommodate every timezone, but we will record the call on YouTube. The recording will be available to everyone.

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