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 games and VR/AR industries.

ANV is produced by a group of volunteers from around the industry as well as through the AIAS Foundation and is financially supported by Oculus from Facebook and the Game Developers Conference.

Q: I know someone who may be interested. How can I nominate them? 
A: Certainly! Complete the Amplifying New Voices Nomination Form in the Apply/Nominate page.

Q: Will it help if I submit multiple nominations, or have my friends nominate me several times? 
A: No. It really only takes one nomination. 

Q: When will attendees be notified if I am able to attend the Amplifying New Voices workshop?
A: Nominations and applications close January 11, 2020. Applicants and nominees will be announced on January 25, 2020.

Q: How long will I have to book travel?
A: All participants will be notified by January 25th to have adequate travel preparation and planning lead time. Each participant will confirm their own travel and hotel to the event. 

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 asked to join a FB Group to help share out best practices, speaker opportunities, tips and grow together as a community.

Q: What does the Agenda look like?
A: Check Out the 2019 Agenda!  (Agenda for 2020 is tbd)

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