Phelps and Consalvo to Keynote ICGJ 2018

We are proud to announce our ICGJ 2018 keynote speakers, Andy Phelps and Mia Consalvo.

The International Conference on Game Jams, Hackathons and Game Creation Events (ICGJ) is the world's only academic conference dedicated to game jams. Taking place on March 18, 2018 in San Francisco, the conference brings together academics and practitioners of game creation events. In its third year, the annual conference proceedings are published at the ACM Digital Library.

Andrew "Andy" Phelps is an educator, digital artist, and technologist with over 15 years experience. He currently serves as the founder and director of the RIT Center for Media, Arts, Games, Interaction and Creativity (MAGIC), and holds the rank of Professor in the School of Interactive Games & Media that he founded in 2011. His work in games education, digital media, and interactive software has been published in numerous articles, journals and periodicals, as well as by the popular press (CNN, USA Today, NPR, The NY Times, etc.). He is the president of the Higher Education Video Games Alliance.  

Mia Consalvo is the Canada Research Chair in Game Studies and Design at Concordia University in Montreal. She was previously a professor at at MIT, Ohio University and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. She has served as President of the Digital Games Research Association (DiGRA) and has authored several books including Atari to Zelda: Japan's Videogames in Global Contexts, Cheating: Gaining Advantage in Videogames and Players and Their Pets: Gaming Communities from Beta to Sunset. 

This year's event is being held at Github headquarters in San Francisco. Seating is limited. Early-bird registration closes on March 12.

ICGJ 2018 is managed by the Global Game Jam Inc. and chaired by Johanna Pirker. It is sponsored by Github, Unity and Amazon. Find out more about ICGJ 2018 or last year's event, ICGJ 2017.