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|Session Name:||How to Talk About Games, Today|
|Speaker(s):||Lindsay Grace, Mia Consalvo, Roger Altizer, Andy Phelps|
|Company Name(s):||Miami University, Concordia University, University of Utah, Rochester Institute of Technology|
|Track / Format:||Advocacy|
|Overview:||In yet another year where video games have been blamed for violence, the World Health Organization proposed including gaming disorder in the International Classification of Disease, and news media implicate video games as a leading factor in unemployment, how do games industry professionals talk about the work they do? This fast paced, information rich panel provides attendees with the tools to have a meaningful dialogue about the games industry. The talk aims to provide industry professionals with the fodder they need to competently reply to those opposed to the work of the games industry. Much more pointed and logical than a rant, this panel aims to equip industry professionals with the knowledge to explain why many of the trending opposition to the games industry are misaligned.|