Otronicon Keynote Speaker: Kate Edwards of Geogrify
Jan 01, 2019
Kate Edwards Presents: Don’t Just Play Games – Create Them!
The countdown to Otronicon is on! From hands-on workshops to interactive exhibits, all ages are invited to ignite their passion for STEM learning!
With Otronicon quickly approaching, we invite you to join us as we highlight brand-new performances like Synthestruct's Viscerality and gaming competitions like Otronicon Game Jam. Now, we'd like to introduce you to Otronicon's keynote speaker, Kate Edwards.
Do you play video games? If so, you're enjoying the most popular form of entertainment today! Games are changing the way we experience stories and how we play together. But have you ever thought of creating your own game? Today, game creation tools are powerful and free, and more and more people are using games as a form of artistic expression.
This is your chance to get behind the scenes of making games and learn how you can become part of the future of game creation!
Title: Don't Just Play Games – Create Them!
Date: Saturday, January 19, 2019
Times: 12:30 p.m. and 2:00 p.m.
Location: Digital Adventure Theater, Level 2
Format:20-minute presentation followed by a Q&A
*Schedule is subject to change. Check the daily schedule or Otronicon mobile app upon arrival to confirm times.
About Our Keynote:
Kate Edwards is the CEO and principal consultant of Geogrify, a consultancy for content culturalization, and was the former Executive Director of the International Game Developers Association (IGDA) from 2012 to 2017.
In addition to being an outspoken advocate for changing the game industry, she was Microsoft’s first Geopolitical Strategist and worked on many game franchises such as Halo, Age of Empires, Tomb Raider, and Mass Effect. Following 13 years at Microsoft, she has consulted on many game projects for BioWare, Ubisoft, LEGO, Facebook, and many other companies.
Fortune Magazine named her as one of the "10 most powerful women in gaming" and GamesIndustry.biz named Kate as one of their six "People of the Year." She is also profiled in the December 2018 publication Women in Gaming: 100 Professionals of Play.