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Out in Tech SF | Are You Game?

October 24, 2017 6:15 pm - 9:00 pm

Join an all-star panel of out and proud individuals working in the gaming worldon 10/24 to discuss gender roles and sexual identities within the industry. Attendees can expect to leave with a better understanding of the role queer culture in gaming as well as what the industry can do to create positive models in both games and workplaces.

Today, gaming companies and groups are tackling lack of LGBTQ+ representation in gamingby crafting more diverse characters as well as creating more inclusive environments for theiremployees. We welcome everyone, as everyone games! Register now – space is limited!


Unity Technologies
30 3rd St
San Francisco, CA 94103


Tuesday, October 24th
Check-in: 6:15-6:45pm
Panel: 6:45-7:45pm
Reception: 7:45-9pm




Drinks & snacks will be served. Must be 21+ to attend.A big thanks for our closing raffle of thelatest gaming products from Logitech G.










PANELISTS















MATT CONN
Founder & CEO, Midboss


Matt Conn is the founder and CEO of MidBoss, which puts on the annual GaymerX gaming convention. MidBoss also produces LGBTQ-focused gaming media, including the the cyberpunk story adventure gameRead Only Memoriesas well as the Gaymer documentaryGaming in Color. Conn is a major leader of the fight for inclusion of queer themes and developers in the video games industry and works out of San Francisco, where he lives.
















GINA GROSS GRAHAME
Founder, Gina Grahame Presents


Gina Gross Grahame is a 10 year veteran of the game industry and was the previous VP of Partnerships at GaymerX.Prior to joining GaymerX, Gina was the Global Recruitment & Education Sales Manager for the Game Developers Conference (GDC) and Gamasutra.Gina is an award winning keynote speaker, coach, and creator of Be Authentacious! where she empowers people to be their best, unique self.
















IAN DUNLAP
Asset Store Content Manager, Unity


Ian Dunlap originated in the games industry as a programmer and game developer. He has spent the past 5 years with Unity Technologies supporting the development community through his work as Content Manager for the Unity Asset Store. He has enabled thousands of content creators to find diverse opportunities of success through publishing, as well as empower millions of developers to expedite their production process through access to a plethora of tools, services, and content
















JEFFREY YOHALEM
Lead Writer, 2K Games


Jeffrey Yohalem began his career as a designer and writer at Ubisoft Montreal. He wrote onAssassin’s Creed 2and went on to win the U.S. Writers Guild Award as lead writer ofAssassin’s Creed Brotherhood. He then became the lead writer ofFar Cry 3, co-created and wroteChild of Light, and, most recently, was lead writer ofAssassin’s Creed Syndicate. Jeffrey now works for 2K Games in Novato on an unannounced project.






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