Do you want to be a part of the midwest's first developer conference for games? If you said yes, you're in the right place! Registration for the event is easy, just click the button above to get started!
What is WGDS?
The Wisconsin Game Developers Summit is a two day game development conference being held at the UW-Milwaukee Student Union on April 20th- 21st, 2013. Students and professional developers from around the midwest will come together to network and discuss various game development topics through lectures, panels, and workshops.
Want to showcase the game you have been working on? The WGDS Games Expo is the place for you! Click the button above to find out more.
What kinds of content will be presented at the conference? We're glad you asked, click the button above to find out!
Are there any volunteer opportunities available?
Yes there are! If you would like to get a free pass and t-shirt and can help out for at least two hours on both days, sign up here: Volunteer Sign-Up Form
I am not a game developer, can I still attend?
Absolutely! This is event is for those who have a passion for games, not just those who make them. Who knows, you might attend and decide to enter the industry after all!
Where is the event taking place?
WGDS will be taking place at the UW-Milwaukee Student Union, 2200 E Kenwood Blvd Milwaukee, WI 53211, on April 20th-21st, 2013.
I am a student, do I get a discount?
Yep! Student pricing is available when you register for the event.
What should I expect at the summit?
The summit is based around a series of lectures, panels, workshops, and discussions. Each format covers a variety of tracks: Art, Design, Production, Programming, and Career Tips. If you are already in the business of making games, you will get a chance to learn from your peers and improve your knowledge and skill in your field. If you are a student or just interested in learning how to get started, you will learn what it takes to enter the games industry and hopefully walk away with some new knowledge on developing games.
Can I showcase a game that I built or am currently working on?
Certainly! There is an expo floor located outside of the Union Ballroom that will have table and booth space available. If you are interested in showcasing your game and letting others play it, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will help you work out the details.
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- Travis Garski - Social Media Manager
- Jordan Buehler - Community Relations
- E4G - Events For Gamers
- UWM Center for Student Involvement
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- UW-Whitewater MAGD
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