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Susan Gold

Global Game Jam
Founder
Boston, Massachusetts
Susan Gold (@goldfile) is the creator of the much loved Global Game Jam®, the annual event that brings together over 40k game developers from around the world for one creatively explosive weekend. As GGJ celebrates it’s 10th year of exponential growth, Susan is launching GGJNEXT™, a game jam and curriculum for young creators age 12-17. It is her vision to grow the power of jamming and game education globally by empowering and strengthening young creators skills with enough competence and knowledge to succeed at making their own games in their own game jams. With GGJ and in academia, Professor Gold works with governments, education systems, international & federal agencies in the hopes of unlocking the creative potential of games, jamming, and collaborative work. Susan’s research examines and foster’s creativity, nurtures growth while seeding the richness and diversity that makes up the independent game development community. Professor Gold is currently managing a study that looks at the essence of jam practice and how the practice in creativity is fostered and innovation increases in these work spaces. Her research into the creative process hopes to revolutionize the future of work. Susan moved to Boston in 2013 where she was Professor of the Practice at Northeastern University. Susan is an artist, designer, author and activist with a specialization in digital arts and media primarily focused on video games. Susan is especially interested in community based projects that bring together the most creative minds and experimental thinkers. Innovation through collaboration is her mantra. As a veteran and leader in the video game industry, her experience is widely sought and she sits on numerous advisory boards, working groups and nonprofits boards.
Thursday, June 23
 

10:15am

11:00am

11:30am

11:45am

2:00pm

2:30pm

3:00pm

4:00pm

5:15pm

5:45pm

 
Friday, June 24
 

9:30am

10:00am

10:45am

11:15am

11:30am

1:30pm

2:15pm

2:45pm

4:00pm

4:30pm

5:15pm

5:45pm

6:15pm