Games Connect Asia Pacific (GCAP) is Australia’s premier professional development and networking event for the game development industry, focused on up-skilling and connecting the Australian sector via education, knowledge sharing and the provision of extended personal and business networks. GCAP caters to a range of disciplines and has grown and attracted an engaged audience and esteemed speakers from around the world.

The Focus For GCAP 2022 Is Ambition.

Australian game developers have found their voice in the world and that voice is ambitious. GCAP 2022 will challenge attendees to chase their ambitions and create world class products, experiences, studios, and businesses for an ever-expanding global games audience. GCAP 2022 will provide avenues for personal and professional ambitions to be realised and success to be achieved.

GCAP 2022 will run from Monday the 3rd of October, to Wednesday the 5th of October 2022.
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Tuesday, October 4 • 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Building A Better Industry – Australia’s First Union For Game Workers

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Game Workers Australia (GWA) is a dedicated group that has been established in Professionals Australia, the union for Australian information technology and software development workers. The establishment of GWA is a vital first step in building a better industry – one which delivers higher wages, better working conditions and greater job security for game workers. In this session, you will hear why workers are organising both here in Australia and internationally, how GWA grew from a volunteer group into a union and how GWA will help to create a stronger, more inclusive and sustainable industry.

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Tim Colwill

Game Workers Australia
Tim Colwill is a former game developer and game journalist, who now works as an official in Australia’s mighty trade union movement. He is one of the founding members of Game Workers Australia and is currently elected co-convenor of the community.
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Jill McCabe

Professionals Australia
Jill McCabe is the CEO of Professionals Australia – a union representing the industrial and professional needs of over 20,000 professional employees across Australia, including game workers. With a background in industrial relations and health and safety, Jill has extensive leadership... Read More →

Tuesday October 4, 2022 12:00pm - 12:50pm AEDT
Room 110 1 Convention Centre Place South Wharf, Victoria 3006