Not Playing Games: The organizers of the Game Developers Conference (GDC) announced its plans for 2021 following on the heels of the recently concluded GDC Summer event. In 2021, GDC will be held as a hybrid event from 19 – 23 July both at the Moscone Center in San Francisco and online. Also, in 2021 the group will host the “GDC Community Celebration” from 1 – 5 March, sharing “behind-the-scenes lectures on top games of the past year, high-profile talks, Q&As and more interactive content.” The even better news is that you don’t have to wait until 2021 for new content, GDC will be offering a series of virtual Master Classes later this year, focused on specific aspects of game development.
Event Held in VR: The Circular Fashion Summit (CFS), was launched in 2019 to connect fashion leaders from across the world in conversation around circular fashion and its role in meeting the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals 2030. This year’s event be held again during Paris Fashion week, on 3 – 4 October. Since attendees were not able to gather in person due to the restrictions caused by COVID-19, the CFS organizers came up with a creative solution – to meet in virtual reality. The summit, brainchild of technology start-up, lablaco, will feature a VR rendition of the Grand Palais, where Paris Fashion Week is typically held, and will feature three panels covering Design, Technology and Sustainability. Guests will attend the event via Oculus headsets in AltspaceVR by Microsoft, using Unity’s real-time 3D technology.
Speaking opportunity: The Call for Speakers submission form is open for the Techno Security & Digital Forensics Conference until 1 October. The event, which will happen in Denver, CO from 9 – 11 March, will attract cybersecurity and digital forensics professionals looking for insight into the latest tools, trends, and techniques in the industry. If you have a topic to share which is timely and relevant to one of the following session tracks: Audit/Risk Management, Forensics, Information Security, or Investigations, submit via the online form today.
Lunchtime Learning: Digital Entertainment World (DEW) is known for offering its community of entertainment digital professionals updates on the state of the industry and its latest innovations. To replace the in-person meetings currently on hiatus across the business world, DEW has been offering daily webinar series covers the core pillars of Digital Entertainment World: Games, Hollywood, RightsTech, Music, and Streaming. Learn from founders, CDOs, creative execs and more by checking out the past webinar library.
Coming Up Next Week: Another busy week begins with the Grace Hopper Celebration (GHC), perennially one of the largest gatherings of women technologists. A special GHC first timer’s orientation kicks off Saturday the 26th, with the rest of the virtual programming 29 September-2 October. Part of a month-long NYC Fall TV Week, Streaming TV Summit gets underway 29 September and offers online attendees insights into the business of video and OTT. At Fortune’s Most Powerful Women Summit (29 September- 1 October), invited leaders in government, philanthropy, education, sports, and the arts gather virtually to explore the theme “Rising to the New Reality.” ASU GSV Education Innovation Summit will spread its online agenda across two weeks and feature an impressive lineup of leading minds who are transforming society and business around learning and work, when it runs 29 September and 1, 7 & 8 October. VMworld will kick off 29 September, offering hundreds of sessions and keynotes covering the digital workspace, app modernization, cloud, and security. And at the IoT Tech Expo Virtual (29 September), anyone can register for free to attend live and on-demand sessions.