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 • 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Diversity Isn’t Enough: Crafting a Psychologically Safe Environment

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There are many reasons having a diverse staff can help your studio to be more effective in making great games, but merely bringing a mix of people to the table won't guarantee you'll reap the benefits. If someone isn't comfortable sharing their criticisms, concerns and mistakes, they'll disengage and hold back, you won't get their best, and you run the risk of groupthink.

This talk will introduce the concept of psychological safety as one of the key things that can make the difference between polite conflict-avoidance and an engaging, inclusive, rich environment bursting with passionate creativity. A large body of research tells us how we might create an environment where people are able to take their mask off and bring their whole selves to work, including their experience, ideas and creativity. This talk will teach you how to cultivate this environment for your own studio.

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Dominic Gurto

Wargaming Sydney
Dominic has been working professionally in the games industry for over a decade, most of which has been spent leading teams. He is currently the Development Manager and Director of Engineering of Wargaming Sydney's Games Unit, where he leads a large co-development effort on a new... Read More →

Wednesday October 5, 2022 2:00pm - 2:50pm AEDT
Room 110 1 Convention Centre Place South Wharf, Victoria 3006