Welcome to the IGDA Feedback and Ideas page, a place for dialogue with active IGDA member and volunteer Sheri. Answer questions, provide ideas/solutions, and help her improve the IGDA!
Welcome to the IGDA Feedback and Ideas page, a place for dialogue with active member and volunteer Sheri. Answer questions, provide ideas/solutions, and help her improve the IGDA!

If IGDA Central could provide ONE benefit to you as a member, what would it be?

+1 vote
This can be any kind of benefit from discounts for a conference to a printed monthly newsletter to...the sky's the limit! Although the IGDA is a non-profit on a limited budget if there's a big swell of support behind a certain benefit we can at least look into it.
asked Sep 30, 2012 in Membership by Sheri (101 points)
edited Sep 30, 2012 by Sheri

3 Answers

+1 vote
Free or Reduced Cost access to GDC vault content and/or other online professional resources
answered Oct 3, 2012 by sae (81 points)
Definitely agree with this one - conference attendance discounts are great, but they bias based on location (and/or wealth). Things like the Vault, or other online resources, would be excellent and truly global.
I'll put this on my list of things to investigate. If you all have ideas for resources besides the Vault please list them here.
+2 votes
Access to tutorials or workshops for people who want to improve their skills. This can be discounted or free access to video tutorials from Gnomon Workshops, Structure of Man, Concept Art.org, etc OR access to free access ebooks on level design, game design, programming, art, sound, etc.
answered Oct 11, 2012 by aortega (141 points)
I feel that one thing that could be done is encouragement to the SIGs to create this kind of content? That way it's actionable by Central, but doesn't require them to have diverse skillsets - reach out to the layer of the hierarchy that does tho!
0 votes
A membership card! (Opens the door for things to be managed at a local level)
answered Oct 17, 2012 by LukeD (161 points)
Sheri is working hard on this one though, so I'm mostly putting it here as reinforcement of something that's hopefully coming soon!
Yup - we just got in quotes and we're going to hopefully select a vendor soon! Membership cards for all!
Disclaimer: This site is run by and for Sheri Rubin who is speaking/asking questions on behalf of herself, not on behalf of the org or any sub-group/chapter of the org, as she continually looks for more ways to improve the IGDA as a whole. Not all ideas/suggestions submitted will be acted upon but all reasonable ideas and suggestions will be considered.
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