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GDEX 2021 (Good) Speaker List


Tom Allenbaugh

Adam Bankhurst


Dan Barringer

Henry Bawden

Sean Beeson

Kellye Blosser

Kellye is a game designer and digital storyteller, currently working on Tom Clancy's XDefiant at Ubisoft San Francisco. Her career has spanned nume...

Jess Brohard

Marcus Cenci

DB Cooper

Commercial voice actor since the 1980’s Directing in one medium or another for more than 30 years Teaching people how to take bullets, howl in a...

Rob Cravens

Rob Cravens is the Co-creator, Creative Director, Lead Writer, and Music Co-Composer for Kindred Fates. Rob co-developed the Kickstarter campaign a...

Adam Fligsten

For over a decade, composer/sound designer Adam Fligsten has been working in game audio. Before that, he worked as an electronic musician in New Yo...

Renee Gittins

Renee is the Executive Director of the IGDA, and a multi-disciplinary leader with expertise in software engineering and creative direction. She is ...

Katie Hamill

Eric Hauter

Ross Hersemann

President | Loading Law Ross is the Founder of Loading Law, a Chicago-based law practice, and provides legal counsel to video game developers and ...

Elliot Hilderbrand

George Landon

Professor | Cedarville University George Landon is a Professor of Computer Science at Cedarville University where he teaches and coordinates the...

Michelle Lega

Michelle Lega has been in marketing and communications for 5+ years and she currently works as the producer and marketer at indie game publishing c...

AJ Losey

Susan Magnani

Susan Magnani has been enthralled by computers since she remembers. Bold, straightforward, and a brilliant thinker and innovator; she grew up in a ...

Joseph Moorer

Tasha Penwell

Tasha Penwell is the Computer Science Program Manager at Hocking College. She is passionate about exploring AWS technology specifically with the us...

Alex Stewart

MrM3lee89 is a Playstation variety streamer on Facebook Gaming and for the past few years has loved sharing his gaming experiences with others onli...

Sam Swicegood

Sam Swicegood is the CEO of VR Gaming studio GIB Games. Sam has been involved in game design for over 15 years, and has focused on developing and i...

Chris Totten

Christopher Totten is an Assistant Professor and lead faculty for Kent State University's Animation Game Design program. He is also the founder of ...

Daniel Vicarel

Dan is a full-stack software engineer and Unity Certified Programmer with over 5 years of indie and professional gamedev experience. With degrees i...

Chris Volpe


Tori Wallace

Tori Wallace is the Co-creator, Writer, and Lead Terrain Artist of Kindred Fates. A graduate of The Ohio State University, she combines her Environ...

Daniel Warmke

Daniel’s inner 10 year old is still overjoyed that he has become a game researcher and designer. Over his life he has been a soldier, an independen...

Jonathan White


Austin Yarger

Austin is a Lecturer of Game Development in the University of Michigan’s College of Engineering, Co-Founder of the International Game Developers As...

Kyle Yonut

I am a Columbus native with a passion for gaming in the Midwest. I have been a part of the GDEX community for the last 5 years. I am a Columbus Sta...

George Ziets

George Ziets has been a game designer and writer since 2001. He spent the first part of his career on MMOs like Lord of the Rings Online and D&...

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