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: 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: Nomination and application submissions have been extended and will close on January 18th.  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 will I be reimbursed for travel expenses?
A: You will be reimbursed up to $1000 in travel-related expenses.  Travel-related expenses include airfare to/from the conference and other reasonable conference related expenses such as hotel, ground transportation, and meals.  In order to be reimbursed, you must complete an expense report and attach the original detailed receipts. Properly submitted expense reports will be reimbursed either via check or Paypal within 2 weeks of submission.

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



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