Connect with the top gaming leaders in Los Angeles at GamesBeat Summit 2023 from May 22-23. Register here.
We are proud that our GamesBeat Summit 2023 event on May 22-23 in Los Angeles in person (and online May 24) will feature our first Diversity in Gaming breakfast.
How do you find diverse talent for your gaming and metaverse experiences? That’s the topic of our panel over breakfast, which will take place on day two of the event on May 22 from 7:50am to 9:10am. The session is open to all registered participants at the top.
And this code GBSDIV23 gives the user free access to the Diversity in Gaming Breakfast and the entire conference, taking place May 22-23 at the Marina del Rey Marriott and on May 24 for an online day.
Our panel runs from 8:20 am Pacific to 9:00 am. And our panelists are:
- Leanne Loombe, one of the outside games on Netflix
- Bryna Dabby Smith, CEO of Brass Lion Entertainment
- Sheloman Byrd, COO of Streamline Studios
- Veronica Costa Orvalho, CEO of Didimo
- Moderator: Latoya Peterson, Co-Founder, CXO and Director of Culture at Glow Up Games
As gaming and the metaverse continue to grow, it’s important to ensure that different perspectives are represented in the development process. This panel explores strategies for finding and recruiting diverse developers to build your gaming and metaverse experiences. Panelists discuss the benefits of diverse teams, share best practices for recruiting from underrepresented groups, and provide insight into how to create an inclusive culture that fosters creativity and collaboration.
As one of our other sessions will point out, studies of the International Association of Game Developers have shown that the gaming industry has a pipeline problem, where it needs more women and people of color in the industry, and a promotion problem, where women and people of color and non-binary people of all ethnicities are underrepresented in management.
I would also like to remind you that our sixth Women in Gaming Breakfast will take place a day early on May 22, also at the Marina del Rey Marriott, from 8:00 AM to 9:10 AM on the first day of our conference. If you want to attend the women’s breakfast, you can use the code GBSWIGB23. Both breakfast codes can be used up to 100 times.
The next level
I am pleased to note that this is our 15th annual event, and our theme is The Next Level, as in what will bring gaming the next level of growth. We’re in a bad downturn right now and we need to combine the thinking of our best minds – and maybe AIs – to figure out how to get to the other side.
And while times are tough, I still think it’s worth gathering in the industry center at the GamesBeat Summit and reflecting on the big questions gaming faces. Our themes include gaming and Hollywood, generative AI, user-generated content, mental health, sustainability, mobile gaming, diversity, blockchain games, and the metaverse.
Over the years, we’ve built GamesBeat Summit into THE event to meet gaming’s thought leaders. Whatever the latest gaming trend, whether it’s at the core of the industry or on the fringes, we’ll introduce you to the best thinkers – and let you draw your conclusions about what could disrupt gaming next.
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