GDC 2017 — Women in Games Ambassadors Program Applications Now Open


The IGDA Foundation’s Women in Games Ambassadors (WIGAm) program is now accepting applications for the 2017 Game Developers Conference (GDC). The program is open to women-identified students and recent graduates in fields pertaining to game development. Applications should be submitted by or before 30 December 2016.

Apply HERE!

The WIGAm program provides a comprehensive event scholarship experience to the best and brightest up-and-coming women-identified individuals in games. It includes all-access passes, travel stipends, a week of insider industry events, and lifetime access to a tight-knit community of high-achieving peers. In addition, the WIGAm program creates opportunities for each recipient to engage with top industry professionals through Q&As and group mentorship. Our ambassadors leave the conference better equipped to jump-start their careers and advocate on behalf of diversity in games.

GDC will take place 27-3 March 2017 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, USA. It is the world’s largest and longest-running professionals-only game industry event features over 400 lectures, panels, tutorials and round-table discussions on a comprehensive selection of game development topics taught by leading industry experts.

You can learn more about the program, its history and how to apply HERE.

2016 IGDA Foundation Women in Games Ambassadors Announced

2016WIGThe 2016 IGDA Foundation Women in Games Ambassadors have been selected! Congratulations to our winners!

The competition was fierce, and we’re proud to showcase an exceptional group of women, who represent a diverse range of professional backgrounds and some of the most promising rising talent within games.

As part of our Women in Games Ambassadors program, these women will receive a once-in-a-lifetime GDC experience with All-Access passes, travel stipends, and a week full of exclusive insider events and opportunities.

Read more about these incredible women here.

The IGDAF Women in Games Ambassadors Program

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The IGDA Foundation is proud to announce year two of the IGDAF Women in Games Ambassadors program (formerly known as Intel Scholars). This program will enable twenty talented women students to attend the 2016 Game Developers Conference in San Francisco. The Women in Games Ambassadors program is a once-in-a-lifetime experience that provides all access event passes, travel stipends, and a week of special insider events.

The IGDAF Women in Games Ambassadors program team is already hard at work on making 2016 a banner year.

Our deepest gratitude goes out to our volunteers, generous donors, and the amazing team at GDC for making this program possible.

Click here for more information on the IGDA Women in Games Ambassadors program.