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The Number One Educational Resource for the Game Industry

Session Name: #1ReasonToBe
Speaker(s): Leigh Alexander, Katherine Cross, Sela Davis, Amy Hennig, Elizabeth LaPensee, Brenda Romero, Constance Steinkuehler, Adriel Wallick
Company Name(s): Gamasutra, CUNY Graduate Center, Microsoft, Electronic Arts / Visceral Games, Odaminowin Studio, UC Santa Cruz/Romero Games, Universty of Madison Wisconsin, MsMinotaur
Track / Format: Advocacy

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Overview: Inspired by the #1ReasonWhy and #1ReasonToBe hashtag discussion, join us for a rapid, fun microtalk-style celebration and exploration of what it means to be a woman in games. Each panelist will share their experience, its highs and lows, and explore a vision for a future industry that is inclusive for all. Hosted by Brenda Romero and Leigh Alexander, panelists include Constance Steinkuehler, (Professor at Universty of Madison Wisconsin), Elizabeth LaPensee, (Game Designer at Odaminowin Studio), Adriel Wallick, (Programmer at MsMinotaur), Sela Davis, (Software Engineer at Microsoft), Amy Hennig (Creative Director at EA) and Katherine Davis (PhD candidate at CUNY).

GDC 2015

Leigh Alexander


Katherine Cross

CUNY Graduate Center

Sela Davis


Amy Hennig

Electronic Arts / Visceral Games

Elizabeth LaPensee

Odaminowin Studio

Brenda Romero

UC Santa Cruz/Romero Games

Constance Steinkuehler

Universty of Madison Wisconsin

Adriel Wallick


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