We are thrilled to announce the first DMG Scholarship Program for GDC, aimed at getting dames to GDC!
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Interested in attending the annual Game Developers Conference in San Francisco next March? Are you a game developer/artist/designer/maker and a student, unwaged/low-income, retired, or freelance? We are thrilled to announce the first DMG Scholarship Program for GDC, aimed at getting YOU to GDC!
Game Developers Conference has donated 25 All-Access Conference passes (each valued at $2,095 USD) for DMG community members to attend GDC 2015 via the DMG Scholarship Program.
Applications will be accepted online from 12:01 a.m. on November 20, 2014 to 11:59 p.m. on December 17, 2014. A panel of DMG board and committee members will review all applications submitted.
We especially encourage submissions from Black and indigenous individuals, people of colour, individuals living with disabilities, transgender people, women, LGBTQ people, and those who identify as genderqueer and/or non-binary.
While applications are open to all, priority will be given to GTA-based DMG community members.
Travel costs (airfare, accommodations, food, etc.) are still your responsibility, and we realize this can be a significant barrier to your participation, even with the pass covered. We are looking into some options for reducing these additional costs for all scholarship recipients, and encourage you to apply even if you’re not sure you’ll be able to afford the related expenses.
GDC will take place March 2-6, 2015 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. It’s the world’s largest and longest-running game industry event, featuring over 400 lectures, panels, tutorials and round-table discussions on a comprehensive selection of game development topics.
Plus, you’ll be able to join the fun of Lost Levels, a hyperinclusive “unconference” that runs parallel to GDC at Yerba Buena Gardens, meet radical games people working outside the industry, and have a grand time with a group of swell dames and friends!
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Is your employer paying for your pass? Already registered but haven’t booked your flight or accommodations? We’re planning on arranging discounted travel options for any member or friend of the DMG community traveling from Toronto. Get on the GDC Convoy mailing list to stay in the loop and let us know you’re interested!
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Interested in attending the Game Developers Conference? Are you a game developer, artist, designer, or maker and a student, unwaged/low-income, retired, freelance, or otherwise unable to attend GDC without financial assistance and a pack of pals to travel with? We are thrilled to announce the second annual DMG Scholarship Program for GDC, aimed at getting YOU to San Francisco next spring!
GDC has once again donated 25 All-Access Conference passes (each valued at $2,095 USD) for DMG community members to attend GDC 2016 via the DMG Scholarship Program.
Travel costs (airfare, accommodations, food, etc.–which can run upwards of $1,000 CAD) are still your responsibility. We realize this can be a significant barrier to your participation, even with the pass covered. We encourage you to apply even if you’re not sure you’ll be able to afford the related expenses, as we will support group fundraising activities early in the new year to help offset them.
GDC will take place March 14-18, 2016 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. It’s the world’s largest and longest-running game industry event, featuring over 400 lectures, panels, tutorials and round-table discussions on a comprehensive selection of game development topics.
Applications will be accepted online from 12:01 a.m. on October 28, 2015 to 11:59 p.m. on November 17, 2015. All applicants will be notified of their status by December 1, 2015. A panel of DMG board and committee members will review all applications submitted.
We especially encourage submissions from Black and indigenous individuals, people of colour, and those living with disabilities. Additionally, please note that this scholarship is open only to trans and cis women, trans men, nonbinary, queer, genderqueer and gender nonconforming individuals. By submitting the application you affirm you identify within this broad spectrum. This information is never shared publicly, and the identities of individual scholarship applicants and recipients will not be shared without explicit consent.
Within the application, there is a question that is used to assess the overall (racial, ethnic, cultural, language, ability, etc.) diversity of the pool of applicants (not used in scoring specific applications). If on the closing date the pool of applicants represents > 50% positive response to this question, the jurying process will begin. If the pool represents < 50% positive response, DMG may choose to keep applications open longer.
After applications close, a panel of DMG board and committee members will collaboratively review, categorize and rank all applications submitted using a checklist of criteria. All identifying information (such as name and email address) is hidden from reviewers at all times during the selection process.
We're looking for:
Additionally, priority is given to DMG members and those who have never attended before.
Then, the panel will finalize a group of the top 25 applicants, and let those selected know they have one month to confirm their spot. If spots open up, they will be offered to other applicants in an order determined during the jurying process.
If you would like more information about our selection process and how we strive to ensure a diverse pool of applicants and an equitable selection process, or have any feedback or suggestions on the jurying process, please contact us at email@example.com.
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