Professor of the Practice of Game Design
Susan Gold is founder and President of the Global Game Jam, a world wide, annual Game Design conference. This event is a record-breaking 48-hour game-making event, which is now hosted in over 63 countries around the world. Ms Gold is a skilled facilitator at bridging art, science, technology, industry & academia together for large international audiences. She led the International Game Developers Association (IGDA) Education SIG from 2006 to 2010, she is a member of the SIGGRAPH Education Committee from 2003 to present, and she is currently on advisory boards of 6 academic game programs. She has been the Keynote speaker at several international game conferences including ICEC 2009,IVDC 2009, DigiWorld Game Summit 2012, Game Developers Conference (GDC), GDC, China, DiGRA. She is the recipient of IGDA MVP Award 2008, 2009, the CEDEC Programming Award 2012. Ms. Gold has also held academic positions in Fine Art & Game Education programs from 1999 to present.