Sweden Game Conference 2019 speaker submissions now open!

Sweden Game Conference strives to find a variety of interesting speakers from all over the world and from different parts of the games industry and academia. Do you wish to propose a talk for Sweden Game Conference 2019? We are inviting prospective speakers to submit a proposal for a talk.

The theme for SGC 2019 is Sustainability & Games. The theme is to be perceived in a broad sense and we encourage submissions to connect to in when suitable and to a suitable extent.

Submit your talk HERE

 

THEME: SUSTAINABILITY & GAMES

“Far from being a burden, sustainable development is an exceptional opportunity – economically, to build markets and create jobs; socially, to bring people in from the margins; and politically, to give every man and woman a voice, and a choice, in deciding their own future.”–Kofi Annan, Former UN Secretary General

Today we often hear about the importance of sustainable development, particularly with technology. But what does this mean in terms of games? How do we balance the needs and demands of our current game markets and cultures to create a robust and dynamic future for all of our key ‘players’ across industry, education, politics, and society?

At Sweden Game Conference 2019, we will explore the topic of Sustainability and Games and consider many important questions:

  1. What opportunities do games offer developers to be future-oriented and to anticipate the needs and demands of emerging technologies and markets, both globally and locally?
  2. How might we design and develop games to include relevant themes for sustainability: environmental threats, climate change, inequality, peace and justice, globalization, radical political movements, social activism, poverty and hunger, immigration?
  3. As we consider the future, how might we be more inclusive in our game content, but also in our industries and educations? What must change now to secure the future of games? Who (and what) is at the margins of gaming, and how can we shift them to the center? Whom should we educate and how?

BASIC INFO

Before considering a submission, please review your possibility to attend Sweden Game Conference.
Sweden Game Conference is held in Skövde, Sweden,  16-18 of October 2019.

PRESENTATION FORMATS

A regular talk should be around 30 minutes and fit within a 45 minute session, including questions and discussion.

EXPENSES

Each accepted speaker will be provided with the following (free of charge):

  • Full Conference Pass

  • Lunches Thursday and Friday

  • Ticket to the Award Dinner

  • In certain cases, other expenses, may also be considered and provided

SUBMISSION EVALUATION CRITERIA

All presentations must be submitted and delivered in-person by individuals and by the original authors of the presentation.

We evaluate proposals continuously so please feel free to submit at any time after the call is opened.

 

Submit your talk HERE