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How do young people think about games? Find out at GDC 2015

Well-known educator and author Rosalind Wiseman is teaming up with game industry personality Ashly Burch to tackle a challenging topic at GDC 2015: How do young people feel about modern video games?
Well-known parenting educator and author Rosalind Wiseman is teaming up with game industry personality Ashly Burch to tackle a challenging topic at GDC 2015: How do young people feel about modern video games? More specifically, how do young women feel about them, and how might that affect the next generation of game development? You can find out by attending GDC in San Francisco next March and sitting in on Burch and Wiseman's "Curiosity, Courage, and Camouflage: Revealing the Gaming Habits of Teen Girls" presentation. It's part of the GDC Advocacy track of talks, which last year hosted an excellent seminar from Wiseman and Burch about the connection between games and social hierarchies among middle and high school boys. You can watch a recording of that talk for free on the GDC Vault. Since then the pair have been working with a national pool of high schoolers to get insight into how they feel about women's representation in games, what games they find most engaging or inspiring, and what they'd like to see from games in the future. If you're looking to glean a little youthful insight into what people think about your games and the way women are represented within them, this is a can't-miss talk. And more are on the way, as conference officials will be announcing lots of other GDC 2015 sessions in the months ahead. All of the announced talks are now available in the online GDC 2014 Session Scheduler, where you can begin to build your conference week and later export it to the up-to-the-minute GDC Mobile App, coming soon. In the meantime, don't miss your chance to save money by registering early -- the deadline to register for passes at a discounted rate is January 21, 2015. GDC 2015 itself will take place March 2-6 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. For more information on GDC 2015, visit the show's official website, or subscribe to regular updates via Facebook, Twitter, or RSS. Gamasutra and GDC are sibling organizations under parent UBM Tech.

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