The USA 2022 event is shifting to a hybrid format. The same stream+Discord format as the past couple of years, but with an additional in-person event alongside.
The talks are scheduled for US timezones, spread over two short days to maximise time-zone crossover for Europe. They will be broadcast on Zoom, from 9am to 4.30pm PST each day (12pm – 7.30pm ET, 5pm – 12.30am BST)
They are also simulcast to Youtube on the IGDA Game Accessibility SIG’s channel. Zoom offers the better viewing experience, with flexible captions and interpreting. The YouTube stream is primarily a re-windable backup for people who aren’t able to catch some of the sessions live.
Networking is via discord only (the chat functionality for Zoom and YouTube will not be enabled). The link to the Discord will be sent to registered attendees only. If you have any problems accessing, contact us.
A two day gathering for face to face networking, at the Archer Hotel, Redmond. The talks will be streamed to the venue, attendance includes lunches and a closing evening drinks reception on the second day. Room discounts are available for anyone wishing to stay at the hotel, just mention GAconf when you book the room.REGISTRATION
See you there!
COVID safety remains a priority for us. Attendance at the in-person even is conditional to proof of vaccination AND proof of a negative test, and attendance is strictly capped at 100 attendees.
But we are aware that no event can be fully COVID safe, and that a significant number of our regular attendees are still unable to attend physical events. So the balance between in-person and online has been designed to ensure that it is not weighted towards one or the other, the in-person event is essentially an extension of Discord.
While Zoom and Discord are not perfect, they offer a more accessible experience than their competitors. As part of this we’ll be using Zoom’s functionality to provide full live captioning and ASL interpreting for all talks, and our speakers are provided with guidance on producing accessible presentations.
The physical event is spread across multiple rooms, all on the ground floor. The main event space, a separate area for lunches and evening reception, and a dedicated quiet room. Assistants attend for free but must register, please contact us for a 100% discount code to use for their registration.