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PRACTICE: Game Design in Detail – the Game Center’s annual conference for game designers of all kinds returns for its new summer date in 2018, June 21st- 23rd.

Once again, thanks to the continued support of  Games for Change, we’re delighted to be able to again offer sponsored passes. We’re very proud of the diverse practices of design that the conference brings together – video game designers, tabletop game makers, racecar rules designers, and so many others. We want to ensure that the audience for the event is equally representative, but we recognize the realities – including financial hardship – that can make that difficult. 

To address that, with support from Games for Change, we’re able to offer 5 passes at the highly reduced rate of $50, for people who otherwise would not be able to attend. Inspired by XOXO’s approach to making their event accessible, we’ve instituted a simple application system.

If you need a sponsored pass to attend Practice, please get in touch using this form and let us know. Each request will be reviewed by a small, diverse group of advisors with personal experience in supporting and advocating for underrepresented groups.

The advisory group will consider two questions when reviewing responses: Would this person be able to attend Practice without the support of a sponsored pass? And will attending the conference benefit this person’s game-making practice?

Deadline for sponsored pass requests is one month before the conference, May 21st. We’ll let everyone know if their requests are successful shortly after.  Do get in touch via if you have any questions about the program.

Thanks again to Games for Change for making this new initiative possible. We encourage you to consider staying or returning to NYC for the 2018 Games for Change Festival, happening June 28th-30th.

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Practice is dedicated to providing a harassment-free conference experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, religion (or lack thereof), or technology choices. We do not tolerate harassment of conference participants in any form. Conference participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the conference without a refund at the discretion of the conference organizers.
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