Upcoming Events

April

4/1: NYC Games & Digital Media Career Fair

Time: 12-6PM

Location: Microsoft, 11 Times Square, New York, NY 10036

IGDA NYC and Playcrafting have partnered to host a FREE games and digital media career fair! Sonic Toad Media will be exhibiting at this event, please stop by and say hi and let me know if you need help leveling up your studio or freelance career! Registration through Eventbrite is required for entry.

4/18-20: East Coast Game Developers Conference

Time: Career Lounge Roundtable, Wednesday April 19, 5:45-6:45PM

Location: Raleigh Convention Center, 500 S. Salisbury Street, Raleigh, NC 27601

East Coast Game Developers' Conference is one of the highest-attended games conferences on the East Coast so if you missed your chance to hit up GDC, you won't want to miss it! John Romero is the keynote speaker this year and there's always lots of great games on display, and lots of fun peripheral events.

I will be speaking in the Career Lounge track about how game devs can level up their freelancing careers and unlock those hidden power-ups so that you can get paid what you're worth and never hunger for work ever again!

IGDA members get a 20% discount on tickets, grab one before the Early Bird special is gone!


June

6/15-18: 16th Annual North American Basic Income Guarantee Congress

Time: Speaker slot TBA
Location: Hunter College Silberman School of Social Work, 2180 3rd Avenue (at 119th St), New York, NY 10035
Welcome reception will be held at Thursday June 15 at Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute at Hunter College
47-49 East 65th Street
New York, NY 10065
(Reception time TBA after registration)
The nature of work is changing as is our economic infrastructure. Should people receive a guaranteed, unconditional cash payment every month? Many people across the political and economic spectrum who once said no now say yes. Economists, thought leaders, entrepreneurs, activists, and civilians who have lived too close to the edge agree with the principle of a minimum guaranteed income.
I will be hosting a talk about basic income and tax policy that harkens back to my days as a tax advisor who has seen both sides of the fence after serving in both white-shoe tax offices and underserved neighborhoods. How will basic income change tax policy for both extremes? Can income inequality be addressed through basic income? Why should the institution of a guaranteed basic income replace the Earned Income Tax Credit as well as nullify the preferential rates enjoyed by those with high amounts of investment income?

More detailed information is available on the Silberman School of Social Work's webpage for NABIG (and if you are a social worker, you can get continuing education credits for attendance!)

 While this is a free event, registration through Eventbrite is required and limited to just 150 attendees, so get your ticket fast!


September

9/8-10: Gameacon Las Vegas

Time: Time & date TBA
Location: Westgate Resort & Casino, 3000 Paradise Road, Las Vegas, NV 89109
I will be speaking at Gameacon Las Vegas as part of the Games Art Conference on how indie developers can crush it at freelancing! Gameacon is a one-of-a-kind event that celebrates both game developers and gamers, making it the perfect opportunity to grow your fanbase and meet other people in the business of the games.

 

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