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· Stage
Welcome
Kyra Wills-Umdenstock
2021-04-09T11:00:00Z 2021-04-09T11:05:00Z America/New_York Welcome https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fwaffle-games-2021 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Stage
Building Better Worlds through Game Culturalization
Join Kate Edwards for an overview of content culturalization and how it can assist game creators with building better game worlds that reach players globally.
Kate Edwards
2021-04-09T11:05:00Z 2021-04-09T11:50:00Z America/New_York Building+Better+Worlds+through+Game+Culturalization https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fwaffle-games-2021 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Relationship Marketing Panel
Learn about accounts management, influencer relations, and other positions in gaming that focus on building lasting relationships.
Peter Lam Andy Lunique Travis McGregor
2021-04-09T11:05:00Z 2021-04-09T11:50:00Z America/New_York Relationship+Marketing+Panel https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fwaffle-games-2021 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Stage
UX/UI Panel
Interested in a career in User Experience or User Interface Design? Meet designers from across the industry to discover what UX/UI is all about.
Anna Brandberg Coraly Rosario Lynda Mc Donald
2021-04-09T11:55:00Z 2021-04-09T12:40:00Z America/New_York UX%2FUI+Panel https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fwaffle-games-2021 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Sessions
Board Game Online Session 1
Drop-in any time and play a wacky 16-player digital board game with us! (CW: Game contains profanity and mature humor).
2021-04-09T11:55:00Z 2021-04-09T14:35:00Z America/New_York Board+Game+Online+Session+1 https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fwaffle-games-2021 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Stage
COVID-19: The Future of Tech and Gaming
Join us for a discussion on the impact COVID has had on the gaming and tech industry, how it adapted, and where we could potentially go post-pandemic.
Jon Radoff Patrick Klein Jae Lin Danny Martin
2021-04-09T12:45:00Z 2021-04-09T13:30:00Z America/New_York COVID-19%3A+The+Future+of+Tech+and+Gaming https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fwaffle-games-2021 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Sessions
Making It: Getting Through College
Having a tough time getting through college? Many students work, take longer than anticipated, or return to school after a break. Hear from folks who did it!
Ayan Abdu Jake Tonitrus Cloud Monteclaro
2021-04-09T12:45:00Z 2021-04-09T13:30:00Z America/New_York Making+It%3A+Getting+Through+College https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fwaffle-games-2021 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Game Production Panel
What is the difference between a Project Manager and a Producer? and many more philosophical questions will be answered during this production-role panel.
Milo Smiley James Seetal
2021-04-09T13:50:00Z 2021-04-09T14:35:00Z America/New_York Game+Production+Panel https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fwaffle-games-2021 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Sessions
Fireside with Jonathan Flesher
Head of Business Development at Discord, Jonathan Flesher (formerly of Zynga and EA) has 20 years of bizdev, strategy, and financial analysis experience.
Jonathan Flesher
2021-04-09T13:50:00Z 2021-04-09T14:35:00Z America/New_York Fireside+with+Jonathan+Flesher https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fwaffle-games-2021 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Stage
Art & Animation Panel
Hear from artists and animators of different disciplines, and learn what a day in the life is like.
Natalie Asport Jennell Jaquays Geoffrey Palmer
2021-04-09T14:40:00Z 2021-04-09T15:25:00Z America/New_York Art+%26+Animation+Panel https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fwaffle-games-2021 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Sessions
Jackbox Session 1
Drop-in any time to play Jackbox Party Pack!
2021-04-09T15:25:00Z 2021-04-09T18:00:00Z America/New_York Jackbox+Session+1 https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fwaffle-games-2021 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Stage
Game Narrative Panel
Hear from the folks who create the game’s story, characters, missions, and build the player’s emotional journey.
Francesca Carletto-Leon Tori Schafer Alexander Horn David Kuelz
2021-04-09T15:35:00Z 2021-04-09T16:20:00Z America/New_York Game+Narrative+Panel https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fwaffle-games-2021 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Stage
XR Panel
Interested in Virtual Reality or Augmented Reality development? Meet people who work with these types of environments.
Lawrence Yang Jessica Kantor Will Roberts Noelle Mazurek
2021-04-09T16:25:00Z 2021-04-09T17:10:00Z America/New_York XR+Panel https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fwaffle-games-2021 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Sessions
SSBU Singles Ladder
2021-04-09T17:00:00Z 2021-04-09T23:00:00Z America/New_York SSBU+Singles+Ladder https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fwaffle-games-2021 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Stage
Music & Audio Panel
Are you looking towards a career in music composition or sound design for games? Learn about the differences between scoring for games and other types of media.
John Fio Robbie Dolan Esin Aydingoz Josh Mancell
2021-04-09T17:15:00Z 2021-04-09T18:00:00Z America/New_York Music+%26+Audio+Panel https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fwaffle-games-2021 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Sessions
Broadcasting Panel
Interested in the live production of broadcasted events and content? This panel will cover it!
Matthew Walters Lara Lunardi Geoffrey Lachapelle Alex Chan
2021-04-09T17:15:00Z 2021-04-09T18:00:00Z America/New_York Broadcasting+Panel https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fwaffle-games-2021 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Sessions
League of Legends Howling Abyss 2v2
2021-04-09T17:30:00Z 2021-04-09T20:00:00Z America/New_York League+of+Legends+Howling+Abyss+2v2 https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fwaffle-games-2021 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Sessions
The Future of Games Education
Games are still a rapidly-changing and developing field. As such, our approach to preparing students for our industry will change with it.
Eunice Chen Michael Aguilar Suzanne Freyjadis Jeff Price Nate Meeker
2021-04-09T18:10:00Z 2021-04-09T19:45:00Z America/New_York The+Future+of+Games+Education https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fwaffle-games-2021 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Sessions
Internships 101 - Esports
Meet people who have gotten esports-related internship offers from CORSAIR, Pittsburg Knights, Epic Games, Gen.G, EGD, Inven Global, TSM, iBUYPOWER, and more!
Vivian Lam Rachel Cronson Jamie Albright Oshin Tudayan
2021-04-09T18:10:00Z 2021-04-09T18:55:00Z America/New_York Internships+101+-+Esports https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fwaffle-games-2021 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Internships 101 - Game Studios
Meet people who have gotten studio and dev-related internship offers from Vicarious Visions, EA, Disney, Activision Blizzard, Roblox, Cornell Tech, and more!
Shanice Smith Mike Woltmann Eva Yan
2021-04-09T18:10:00Z 2021-04-09T18:55:00Z America/New_York Internships+101+-+Game+Studios https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fwaffle-games-2021 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Stage
Asexualitea Time
Join EGD's dog psychologist-in-training for tea-brewing, waffle-making, and a discussion about ace representation in games, featuring special industry guests.
Jiaxin  Santos
2021-04-09T18:15:00Z 2021-04-09T18:55:00Z America/New_York Asexualitea+Time https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fwaffle-games-2021 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Sessions
Overwatch FFA Tournament
2021-04-09T19:00:00Z 2021-04-09T21:00:00Z America/New_York Overwatch+FFA+Tournament https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fwaffle-games-2021 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Stage
Game Design Panel
Systems design. Level design. Economy design. Technical design. Combat design. There are many disciplines for game designers that exist!
Mary Georgescu Chao Jin Alexander King
2021-04-09T19:00:00Z 2021-04-09T19:45:00Z America/New_York Game+Design+Panel https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fwaffle-games-2021 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Sessions
Starting Up a Startup: Advice for Aspiring CEOs
Fundamental advice to all aspiring startup owners, whether you are looking to start your own studio, esports team, or other venture.
Milo Ocampo Jon Radoff Jeremy Dela Rosa David Strashnoy Richard Terrell
2021-04-09T19:00:00Z 2021-04-09T20:35:00Z America/New_York Starting+Up+a+Startup%3A+Advice+for+Aspiring+CEOs https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fwaffle-games-2021 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Sessions
Valorant 5v5
2021-04-09T19:30:00Z 2021-04-10T00:00:00Z America/New_York Valorant+5v5 https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fwaffle-games-2021 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Sessions
Teamfight Tactics Tournament
2021-04-09T19:30:00Z 2021-04-10T00:00:00Z America/New_York Teamfight+Tactics+Tournament https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fwaffle-games-2021 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Stage
Community Management Panel
Community is one of the most powerful aspects of gaming. Hear from folks who are in charge of a game studio's or brand's community engagement.
Tamara Hughes Kamille Catala Adam Baugh Libby Kamen
2021-04-09T19:50:00Z 2021-04-09T20:35:00Z America/New_York Community+Management+Panel https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fwaffle-games-2021 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Sessions
Board Game Online Session 2
Drop-in any time and play a wacky 16-player digital board game with us! (CW: Game contains profanity and mature humor).
2021-04-09T19:50:00Z 2021-04-09T22:20:00Z America/New_York Board+Game+Online+Session+2 https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fwaffle-games-2021 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Sessions
Indie Roundtable
Have you wondered what it's like to start your own studio or work with indie teams? This roundtable will discuss the diverse experiences of indie developers.
Mandisa Washington Mikhail Favorov Khalil Abdullah Ryan Whittle
2021-04-09T20:45:00Z 2021-04-09T21:30:00Z America/New_York Indie+Roundtable https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fwaffle-games-2021 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Stage
Level Up: Collegiate Programs
Learn how you can take advantage of student programs from CORSAIR, MSI, and NVIDIA!
Dominic Nguyen Cat Tompkins Carolyn Yee
2021-04-09T20:45:00Z 2021-04-09T21:30:00Z America/New_York Level+Up%3A+Collegiate+Programs https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fwaffle-games-2021 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Stage
Partnerships Panel
Victoria Sun Jimmy Bauer Hauk Nelson Victor Davila
2021-04-09T21:35:00Z 2021-04-09T22:20:00Z America/New_York Partnerships+Panel https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fwaffle-games-2021 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Games Industry and Crunch Time
"Crunching" is both constructive and harmful. Join Logan Cavaliere as he talks about how his experiences have helped him overcome the need/desire to crunch.
Logan Cavaliere
2021-04-09T21:35:00Z 2021-04-09T22:20:00Z America/New_York Games+Industry+and+Crunch+Time https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fwaffle-games-2021 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Sessions
Jackbox Session 2
2021-04-09T22:20:00Z 2021-04-10T01:00:00Z America/New_York Jackbox+Session+2 https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fwaffle-games-2021 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Stage
Event Management Panel
Learn what it takes to run gaming events, and how you can pursue it too.
Jacen Garriss Dylan Liu MC Moffit Cel C
2021-04-09T22:35:00Z 2021-04-09T23:20:00Z America/New_York Event+Management+Panel https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fwaffle-games-2021 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Stage
Game Programming Panel
For all our coders out there, hear from folks who work as engineers or programmers in gaming.
Kate Smith Jay Villacis Jyro Blade
2021-04-09T23:25:00Z 2021-04-10T00:10:00Z America/New_York Game+Programming+Panel https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fwaffle-games-2021 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Cards Against Humanity Tournament
Late night antics, with prizes donated by your friends at Cards Against Humanity!
2021-04-10T00:15:00Z 2021-04-10T01:00:00Z America/New_York Cards+Against+Humanity+Tournament https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fwaffle-games-2021 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)

Speakers

Francesca Carletto-Leon

Game Designer @ Fullbright Games

Natalie Asport

Weapons & Vehicles Artist @ Avalanche Studios

John Fio

Music Curator @ Wonderville & Freelance Composer

Anna Brandberg

Senior UX Designer @ King

Victoria Sun

Partnerships Community Manager @ Hamul

Milo Ocampo

CEO @ 8-Bit Esports

Jon Radoff

CEO @ Beamable

Tori Schafer

Senior Narrative & Content Designer @ Proletariat Inc.

Shanice Smith

Incoming Software Engineering Intern @ Electronic Arts

Mary Georgescu

Game Designer @ Exploding Kittens

Agatha Yu

Senior Design Manager, 3D & Mixed Reality @ Adobe

Geoffrey Lachapelle

Co-Founder @ IQ Esports

Lara Lunardi

Video Producer & Interviewer @ DotEsports & Content Specialist @ SK Gaming

Matthew Walters

CEO & Head of Production @ XLNC Broadcasting

David Strashnoy

CEO @ Betti Games

Jeremy Dela Rosa

CEO @ Leyline.gg

Carolyn Yee

Marketing Specialist, Student Programs @ CORSAIR

Cat Tompkins

Program Manager, Esports and Education @ MSI

Dominic Nguyen

GeForce Student Program Lead @ NVIDIA

Tamara Hughes

Trust & Safety Team Lead @ Rec Room

Patrick Klein

Chief Strategy Officer @ eFuse

Logan Cavaliere

Lead Game Designer @ Glass Robot Games

Michael Aguilar

Director of Esports & Co-Curricular Innovation @ University of Oklahoma

Jamie Albright

Operations Intern @ Gen.G

Rachel Cronson

Ambassador @ CORSAIR

Vivian Lam

Partnerships Specialist @ iBUYPOWER

Dylan Liu

CEO @ Uconnect Esports

Jacen Garriss

Collegiate Tournament Admin @ Activision Blizzard & Co-Founder @ Collegiate CoD

Chao Jin

Game Designer @ Dots

James Seetal

Digital Producer, Games @ Andrews McMeel Universal

Eunice Chen

Owner @ Enlight.gg

Milo Smiley

Production Coordinator @ Infinity Ward

Mikhail Favorov

Indie Game Developer

Andy Lunique

Senior Strategic Account Manager @ Discord

Peter Lam

Brand Strategist @ Hansai.gg

Ayan Abdu

Business Development Manager @ Hearo.live & DE&I Advisor YDX Innovation

Hauk Nelson

Partnerships Manager @ NRG Esports

Jimmy Bauer

Partnerships Account Coordinator @ Gen.G

Lynda Mc Donald

Freelance UX/UI Designer

Coraly Rosario

Senior UX Designer @ Niantic

Mandisa Washington

Game Developer @ Studio Disa

Suzanne Freyjadis

Former Chair @ IGDA Game Education SIG

Jennell Jaquays

Art & Content Creation Veteran

Travis McGregor

Partnership & Influencer Manager @ Gamer Advantage

Lawrence Yang

UX Designer @ Valve

Geoffrey Palmer

Freelance Animator & Motion Designer

Alexander Horn

Narrative Director @ Impulse Gear

Jiaxin Santos

Animal Behavior Student @ Hunter College

Kate Smith

Game Development Lead @ Craftsman+

Khalil Abdullah

Co-Founder @ Decoy Games

Kamille Catala

Associate Community Manager @ Wildlife Studios

Jay Villacis

Software Engineer @ Electronic Arts

Jake Tonitrus

Freelance Graphic Designer

Jeff Price

Chair of Game Design & Esports Director @ Oklahoma City University

Jessica Kantor

Executive Producer @ The Look Club & Freelance Creative Director

Robbie Dolan

Sound Designer & Music Composer @ Pixel Toys

Bernabe Villegas

Operations Specialist @ PlayVS

Jae Lin

Programs Manager @ Games and Online Harassment Hotline

Alex Chan

Founder @ Broadcast.gg & Product Marketing Manager @ NZXT

Richard Terrell

CEO @ Design Oriented

Jyro Blade

CTO @ BumbleBear Games

Cloud Monteclaro

Esports Coach @ XP League

Oshin Tudayan

Marketing Specialist @ Turtle Beach & Tournament Admin @ Space Productions

David Kuelz

Narrative Designer @ Awkward Pegasus

Cel C

Events Coordinator @ Nerd Street Gamers

Adam Baugh

Marketing & Community Specialist @ Andbox

Nate Meeker

Director of Esports @ University of Akron

Jonathan Flesher

Head of Business Development @ Discord

Esin Aydingoz

Lead Composer @ Audiobrew

Victor Davila

Retail Merchandising Manager @ MSI & Head of Sales and Partnerships @ Space Productions

Phil Ranta

COO @ Wormhole Labs

Danny Martin

Co-Founder & CEO @ Esposure

Will Roberts

Lead Experience Designer @ HarperCollins & Commissioner @ VR Diamond League

Libby Kamen

CMO @ Radiance Media

Eva Yan

Incoming UX Intern @ LinkedIn

Mike Woltmann

Former Game Design Intern @ Vicarious Visions

Kate Edwards

CEO @ Geogrify & Executive Director @ Global Game Jam

Noelle Mazurek

Production & Festival Coordinator @ Games for Change

Kyra Wills-Umdenstock

CEO @ EGD Collective

Ryan Whittle

Co-Owner @ Startale Games

Josh Mancell

Composer

MC Moffit

Executive Director @ Zeldathon

Alexander King

Game Designer

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Beamable

The Creator-Centric Platform for Building Live Games

NordVPN

Online security starts with a click

Maeca Art

Creating Infinite Worlds

Guesswork VR

VR Action-Adventure

Déjà vu Studios

We've been here before...

SMOOTHCADE

Puzzle-Platformer Adventure

buho Interactive Entertainment Co.

A Co-Op Cook Game

Lizardcat Studios

An Indie Game Dev Team

Gravia

Action/Puzzle Game

Live Artzy

Artist

Zwinzler Games

It's the Bees Knees!

Captilight Games

Story-Driven Games

Belli-buttons

One-stop for nerd products

Hikari wo Sagasu

Add a Little Sparkle to your Life

Serenity's Edge Studio

Top-Down Zombie Survival Game

Hitmarker

The Home of Gaming Jobs

The Dragon's Lair / Plushie Zoo

Plushies & Merch

fluffybiscotti

Artist

Hat on a Flower Studio

Dreams of Fear

Safe Place Studio

Venice 2089

Studio Kurahon

Handmade Dice & 3D Printed Items

Indigo Games

An Indie(go) Studio

Hellhound Games

Indie Game Publisher

Cammiluna

Artist & Streamer

Search for Surf

A Surfing Adventure

Charles Games

Svoboda 1945: Liberation

Ēsposure

Education + Esports = Opportunity

Studio Herald

Side Scrolling Action Adventure Game

Clarity Games

Indie Game Studio based in NYC

Catch Light Interactive

Project 4: New Light City

Flyover Games

Destined to Rule the World.

K.O. Koala Entertainment

Indie Game & Entertainment Studio

CUNY Baccalaureate

for Unique and Interdisciplinary Studies

Midi Mayo

Mischievously Cute!

IGDA

International Game Developers Association

Oasis Gaming

Become the king of monster musicians!

Juniper Edge Studios

We love RPG games

Rio Studios

Helena

Glass Robot Games

Friendly Neighborhood Game Developer

Sodium Studios

Elfbound

BeZenYo!

Cute Adventures

Eliosi’s Hunt

Gamecraft Studios

For Sparta

Gamecraft Studios

Rogue Summoner

Gamecraft Studios

Lootfeed

Helping Gamers Save Money

Free Text-Based Support

Games and Online Harassment Hotline

Really Games

We REALLY make games

Perditus Studios

We are very lost...

Butter Games Studio

Developing Mars Blitz

Rumen Petrov

Baby Goat Billy - Deckbuilding RPG

Intercollegiate Game Network

Independent-student ran Esports & Game Dev Network, join us for panels, game nights, and our mentorship program!

Mirabolis Studios

Two-person game development studio from Brazil. Creator of Evil Labs and Be Hero

Lazy Monday Games

A Micro Games Studio Based in Edinburgh, Scotland.

Zapowa Games

Z1 Project

Miooo Art

Arts and Crafts

CheapManga.com

The Best Prices for Manga and Art books

Indie Arcade Wave

Come ride the wave with us

Galactic Battleground made by Slackerz-Inc

Multi-Player Space Battle Arcade Game

Design Oriented

Designing the future of the games industry

SwiftSkill

Enabling gamers achieve their true potential using AI

Persona Theory Games

A Southeast Asian Indie Gamedev Studio

Lost Caves

A treasure hunting adventure where greed knows no bounds…