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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What is Amplifying New Voices?
A: Amplifying New Voices (ANV) is a full-day workshop that provides hands-on practice and coaching for high-potential new voices that could become role models for under-represented groups of perspectives in the game industry.

ANV is produced by a group of volunteers from around the industry as well as through the AIAS Foundation (a 501c3) and is supported by the Game Developers Conference.

Q: I know someone who may be interested. How can I nominate them? 
A: Certainly! Just email with your nomination or send them the link to apply.

Q: Will it help if I submit multiple applications, or have multiple people nominate me?  
A: No. It really only takes one application/nomination. 

Q: When will applicants be notified if they’ve been accepted into the Amplifying New Voices workshop?
A: Nominations and applications close January 20, 2023 and applicants will be notified by the first week of February. 

Q: How and when are stipends paid?
A: All stipends will be paid after the event and will be paid by check or PayPal. Participants will be required to submit receipts for reimbursement so the stipend isn’t considered taxable income. Receipts up to $1000 will be reimbursed and can include any/all associated travel costs. Participants will be required to submit W8's or W9's (to be provided) in order to receive payment.

Q: What happens at the end of GDC?
A: All participants will be invited to join a Discord to share best practices, job opportunities, dev tips, and grow together as a community.

Q: What does the Agenda look like?
A: We''ll be posting a sample agenda soon!

Q: Is there a human I can contact with questions?
A: Yes! Feel free to email Meggan Scavio at



Cohort at Amplifying New Voices 2019
Group discussion led by Gordon Bellamy at Amplifying New Voices
Meggan Scavio (left) and Brian Sharp (right) at Amplifying New Voices
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