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Different Games Conference

Friday, October 12, 2018 to Sunday, October 14, 2018

Different Games Collective announces its new partnership with the Interactive Media & Game Development (IMGD) Program at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) for the 2018 edition of Different Games Conference.

Different Games Conference is an event on diversity and inclusivity in games, which strives to amplify the creative and critical voices of marginalized participants in games culture. Geared towards accessibility and radical inclusivity, our annual volunteer-led conference welcomes panels, workshops and playable games from presenters of all professional backgrounds and levels of expertise. Our programming is diverse and interdisciplinary with a focus on featuring emerging voices and representing identities and perspectives not typically supported by the commercial industry.

Our conference is comprised of panels, workshops, and a curated arcade for conference participants to explore methods of fostering diversity in gaming culture and gaming communities. For our 2018 conference, we are excited to announce that we have 6 presentation and workshop tracks chaired by amazing scholars, developers, and activists. Additionally, our 2018 conference marks the premiere of a Different Games Conference arcade track.

Our calls are now closed, but you may still read them. To help plan your travel, check out our conference schedulelodging, and register. Any further questions may be directed to