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
The IGDA Foundation Next Gen Leaders program includes a GDC pass and travel
stipend, two days of 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 2018, 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 2018 program.