IGDA Las Vegas May 2019 Meetup feat. Kate Edwards

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Every 1st Tuesday of the month until June 3, 2019

Innevation Center

6795 Edmond Street · Las Vegas, NV

How to find us

Elevator to 3rd floor, right side/follow signs to Stage 2

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Details

Our speaker for the May chapter meeting will be former IGDA Executive Director Kate Edwards from Geogrify.

Join the IGDA Las Vegas Discord community: https://discord.gg/igdalasvegas

Immediately after the meeting concludes at 8pm, there will be an informal optional after-meeting at the nearby Pizza Rev:
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Kate Edwards is the CEO and principal consultant of Geogrify, a consultancy which pioneered content culturalization, a Board Member of Take This, and is the former Executive Director of the International Game Developers Association (IGDA) from 2012 to 2017. In addition to being an outspoken, award-winning advocate who serves in several advisory/board roles, she is a geographer, writer, and corporate strategist. Following 13 years at Microsoft, she has consulted on many game and non-game projects for BioWare, Google, Amazon, Facebook, and many other companies. Fortune magazine named her as one of the "10 most powerful women" in the game industry in 2013 and in 2014 was named by GamesIndustry.biz as one of their six People of the Year. In 2018, she was honored with Reboot Develop’s annual Hero Award and also presented with IndieCade’s annual Game Changer Award. She was also profiled in the December 2018 publication Women in Gaming: 100 Professionals of Play.

Each session will feature speakers with industry backgrounds and attendees will have the opportunity to network.
Admission is free and all are welcome.