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Friday, September 8 • 9:15am - 10:30am
Great workplaces by Design [Panel]

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This session will have a break from 10:00 to 10:10.

Many have been unfortunate enough to experience what it’s like toiling in a bad workplace – but it doesn’t have to be this way… This panel will explore what makes a workplace great, and how to structure teams and enable effective communications to maximize efficiency in a way which is both professionally fulfilling and as stress free as possible for everyone. During the session there will be the opportunity to share things that have gone wrong in the workplace, and more importantly, gone right!

Moderators
avatar for Liam Esler

Liam Esler

Narrative Consultant
Liam Esler is a narrative consultant, diversity advocate, producer and event manager from Melbourne, Australia. He works with the Game Developers’ Association of Australia to manage Game Connect Asia Pacific, Australia’s game development conference, and is Co-Director of GX Australia... Read More →

Speakers
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Emre Deniz

Director, Opaque Space
Emre Deniz has been working in Virtual Reality for the past four years, being one of the first developers in Australia to work on the HTC Vive as well as having worked as both lead game designer and artist on multiple projects in Virtual, Augmented and Mobile experiences. Emre has... Read More →
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Zoe Hobson

Managing Director, Runaway Play
Zoe is the Managing Director of Runaway Play, an independent game developer and publisher making beautiful games inspired by the natural world. Zoe has a strong background in the media industry. She has worked in game production, film production, digital media, print media and television... Read More →
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Jen MacLean

Managing Director, IGDA Foundation
From the start of her career in 1992 at Microprose Software, through senior roles at AOL, Comcast and StoryArc Media, Jen has managed game development, strategy, marketing, business development and partnerships across multiple gaming platforms. Jen earned a BA in international relations... Read More →
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Calliope Newman Ryder

Student and Game Designer, RohoBlanco
Calliope is a game art student in her second year at Media Design School. She previously worked for a public relations consultancy, and is currently developing a physical game commercially. She is a passionate advocate of the importance of mental health, and probably reads too much... Read More →


Friday September 8, 2017 9:15am - 10:30am NZST
WG308