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Monday, August 31 • 3:30pm - 4:15pm
Women in Gaming and Esports

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The box might say E for Everyone but gaming has unfortunately remained a male dominated space, a reality that is exacerbated by recent events that had over 200 women sharing their stories of the misconduct running rampant in the industry.Our panelists breakdown the barriers women have to overcome on a daily basis to exist in this space, give keen insights on what they're doing to excel despite this, and offer guidance on how we as an industry can improve overall.

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Lori Burgess

Chief Operating Officer, Beasley Esports
Lori possesses over 20 years of experience leading iconic media properties and transforming them into highly relevant, profitable multi-channel brands—delivering substantial audience growth, record-setting revenues, state-of-the-art content assets, experiential offerings, product... Read More →
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Kayla Belmore

Project Producer, Gearbox
An avid gamer since the time she could hold a controller, Kayla got her start in the games industry in 2010 as an Admin Assistant to the lead Producer at Irrational Games. In 2013 Bioshock Infinite shipped and she leveraged the skills she learned from production into a VO Pipeline... Read More →
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Erin Holmes

Concept Artist, Robot Entertainment
I am a concept artist currently working at Robot Entertainment in Dallas! I design and draw props, environments and characters for games. I have 8 years experience working in the game industry, and worked for a variety of video game studios such as Zynga, Wayforward Technologies and... Read More →
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Anna-Maree "rxysurfchic" Manciet

Alienware Community Engagement Team and On-Screen Host, Alienware
Anna Maree began streaming on Justin TV in 2009, one of the first three people to livestream video games on the platform that would eventually become Twitch. She also made a name for herself as one of the top female competitors in Call of Duty.In the past six years, Anna Maree has... Read More →
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Stephanie Naboshek

Esports Caster and Analyst
Esports play by play caster and analyst. Stephanie has been working as a broadcaster for the PUBG community for the last two years. A veteran of esports, she's spent more than 10 years working in the industry as a tournament administrator, production, and broadcasting talent.

Monday August 31, 2020 3:30pm - 4:15pm CDT
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