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2021 Activision Blizzard King
Aspiring Women* in Games Scholarship
* Women and non-binary

NETWORK. REPRESENT. INSPIRE.    ————

Ever wondered what it’s like making games for a living? Ever wanted to attend the biggest game developer conference in the world? Well, now you have the chance to virtually join Activision, Blizzard, and King for GDC 2021!

Activision, Blizzard & King, in partnership with Diversi, are proud to present our 2021 Scholarship Program for aspiring women* in games.
 

This scholarship will give you the opportunity to virtually attend the 2021 Game Developers Conference (GDC). By securing this scholarship you also will receive: passes to attend GDC with us, exclusive networking, learning and development opportunities and technology equipment to enhance your studies! 


This initiative aims to encourage more women* to consider careers in tech and gaming and aspires to provide more women* with the opportunity to grow their network, exchange ideas and ease the transition from student life to work life.  

It is open to all women and non-binary students pursuing a degree and considering a future in the games industry.

So, if you’re thinking about a professional future in the games industry, APPLY NOW !!!

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ABOUT THE SCHOLARSHIP    ————

This scholarship is for aspiring women* in games. The scholarship includes passes to attend GDC with us, exclusive networking, learning and development opportunities, and technology equipment to enhance your studies! 


JOINING US AT GDC 2021    ————

The scholarship includes a Virtual All Access GDC Pass, meaning that our participants will get access to five days of expert-led education on key game development topics, as well as several special features throughout the week. Attendees have the opportunity to gain insight into the future of games, be inspired by new techniques, and discover creative new approaches. More information about the pass can be found atGDC’s official website »


Moreover, the scholarship includes events lined up exclusively for our participants! This includes networking opportunities and live Q&A sessions – so come prepared with the questions you want answered! 

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NETWORKING WITH US     ————

The scholarship includes plenty of events for the students to virtually meet professional developers within the game industry. There are many different ways to create and develop games, and these networking opportunities are a chance not only for students to put questions directly to the people they meet, but also an opportunity for them to express who they are and exchange ideas with like-minded people.  



ABOUT DIVERSI     ————

Diversi is a collective force working for greater diversity within the gaming sphere. By enabling people from game companies, educational institutions and gaming communities to encourage and support each other’s diversity efforts, we strive to promote an inclusive culture where everyone can feel welcome. 


By diversity we generally refer to ethnicity, gender, sexuality, body, physical or cognitive function and age diversity. 


We believe that it’s important to work with diversity both in a quantitative and qualitative sense. On this project we feel both happy and reassured to be co-operating with King, a company which we know makes an effort to do both. 


Learn more at: http://www.diversi.nu


ABOUT THE GAME DEVELOPERS CONFERENCE    ————

GDC will take place between July 19 and July 23 2021 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco and will have a big online presence to allow people from all the globe to attend virtually. It’s the world’s largest and longest-running game industry event, featuring over 750 lectures, panels, tutorials and round-table discussions on a comprehensive selection of game making topics. 

GDC is an excellent opportunity for students to flourish and take the next step towards their career goals. You will have the unique opportunity to attend virtual conferences, seminars and the chance to meet a variety of professionals working in the games industry. We encourage students to come prepared with ideas, thoughts and questions. We will do our best to provide support and help get your questions answered.  

 

Conference Overview    ———— 

A Week of Learning and Inspiration. GDC delivers five days of expert-led education on key game development topics, as well as several special features throughout the week. Attendees have the opportunity to gain insight into the future of games, be inspired by new techniques, and discover creative new approaches. Discover what GDC week has in store for you directly on the GDC Website.

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CODE OF CONDUCT  ———— 


Purpose

GDC believes our community should be truly open for everyone. As such, we are committed to providing a friendly, safe and welcoming environment for all, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, disability, ethnicity, or religion. 


This code of conduct outlines our expectations for participant behavior as well as the consequences for unacceptable behavior. 


We invite all sponsors, volunteers, speakers, attendees, media, exhibitors, and other participants to help us realize a safe and positive conference experience for everyone. 


All determinations of appropriate or inappropriate behavior are in GDC's sole discretion and the decision(s) of the GDC representative's onsite will be final. 


Expected Behavior 

  • Be considerate, respectful, and collaborative. 
  • Refrain from demeaning, discriminatory, or harassing behavior and speech. 
  • Be mindful of your surroundings and of your fellow participants. Alert conference organizers if you notice a dangerous situation or someone in distress. 


Continue to read full code of conduct »