Thank you for your interest in the IGDA Foundation Next Gen Leaders program! Thanks to the support of Xbox, we are excited to launch this innovative new program focused on improving the inclusivity of game development by addressing the retention of under-represented minorities in the industry.
The IGDA Foundation Next Gen Leaders program includes a GDC pass and travel stipend, workshops and special events specifically designed to help the participants stay in the games industry, an individual mentor, post-GDC discussions, and ongoing networking. The program, which is open to developers with 3-10 years of game industry experience and who identify as an under-represented minority, is designed to provide a range of knowledge, experience, and tools to keep the participants in the industry.
To submit your application for IGDA Foundation Next Gen Leaders at GDC 2019, you must first create an account. Upon creating an account you will be able to access the application, which includes short essays, and apply for consideration in the IGDA Foundation Next Gen Leaders GDC 2019 program.