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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Wednesday, October 5 • 8:30am - 9:40am
Opening Keynote: Striving for Something Different

What are you striving for? Alayna Cole used to be driven by her ambition until she realised it was doing more harm than good—for her and the people around her. Since then, Alayna has been trying to shift her focus away from 'achieving' and 'producing' towards goals that are more in-line with her values like balance, collaboration, mindfulness, and personal growth. Join this author, producer, and diversity advocate as she shares her previous ambitions and how she has redefined success in her life.

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Alayna Cole

Sledgehammer Games, Represent Me
Alayna Cole is the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Manager at Sledgehammer Games and the founding director of Represent Me. She champions diversity and inclusion in the games industry, with a particular research focus on LGBTQ+ representation.Alayna co-wrote 'Cooperative Gaming... Read More →

Wednesday October 5, 2022 8:30am - 9:40am AEDT
Plenary 1 Convention Centre Place South Wharf, Victoria 3006