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Wednesday, July 14 • 4:30pm - 5:20pm
New Approaches To Mentorship In A Pandemic

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The pandemic has made major impacts on our industry. The impact especially on aspiring game developers has halted opportunities to further their education, network with other developers in person, and find job openings.

Now more than ever, mentorship has become a necessary bridge for that gap. Join us as we discuss how mentorship has evolved in times of isolation and uncertainty, and what approaches can help those breaking in achieve the best chances for success.

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Estelle Tigani

Cinematics Producer, Santa Monica Studio
Estelle has worked in the games industry for 7 years, and is currently the Cinematics Producer on the next God of War at Sony. She has previously worked as a producer at companies like Treyarch, Disney, and Loot Crate. Outside of work, Estelle has sat on a number of Diversity and... Read More →

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John Wie

Content & Marketing Manager, Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences
John is an experienced digital and social media marketer who has worked in games, non-profits, tech, and entertainment. He currently works at the Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences as the content + marketing manager and also teaches social media policy and marketing at UC Irvine... Read More →
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Kate Edwards

CEO / Executive Director, Geogrify / Global Game Jam
Kate Edwards is a 27+ year veteran and an award-winning advocate of the game industry and the Executive Director of the Global Game Jam, as well as the former Executive Director of the International Game Developers Association (IGDA). She is also a professional geographer and corporate... Read More →
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Leah Hoyer

VP, Creative, Wizards of the Coast
Leah Hoyer is the Vice President of Creative for a new IP incubation Studio at Wizards of the Coast. She has developed and produced television series, video games, and interactive experiences for some of the world’s most successful companies (Disney, Xbox, Telltale Games, Bungie... Read More →
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Alanah Pearce

Writer, Santa Monica Studio
Alanah Pearce has been a writer in the games industry for 10 years. She’s also a voice actor, host, and charity streamer.

Wednesday July 14, 2021 4:30pm - 5:20pm EDT