San Diego, CA USA and Montreal, Canada; October 17th, 2018 – M2 Insights a business platform for the digital, interactive, and immersive markets, and CGX a global events management company focused on positive leadership, mentoring and diversity initiatives have joined forces to create the M2+CGX Inclusive Speakers Bureau.
The M2+CGX Inclusive Speakers Bureau is suited for events, organizations, and global leaders to deliver a large selection of talented experts and diverse speakers directly to organizers as a way to fuel better representation of ideas and perspectives from all backgrounds.
Started in 2016, the speakers bureau already has over 135 talented, professional women who represent a wide range of expertise including game development, VR/AR design, 2D/3D artists, R&D, professors, programmers, attorneys, and venture capitalists. These vetted speakers are experts in their fields, accomplished at giving talks, workshops, and speaking on panels that will help shape a better industry. Over 94% of these women have prior speaking experience, and 72% have worked in the games/tech industry for over 5 years. Many have advanced degrees, with 55% having a Masters degrees or higher. Representing upper management, 35% are CEOs and 72% are C-level executives, co-founders, or Executive Directors.
These speakers represent companies such as Disney, Microsoft, Oculus, Intel, Epic, Unity, Twitch, Ubisoft, The Foundry, Bioware Electronics Arts, and many others. They also represent industry on a global scale coming from, US, Canada, UK, Sweden, Netherlands, Belgium, Finland, Germany, Italy, Mexico, Panama, Brazil and many other countries.
In partnering with Jillian Mood, CEO at CGX (Canadian Gaming Expo), the mission is to grow to ensure the M2+CGX Inclusive Speakers Bureau includes all those in underrepresented groups and brings talented & diverse experts to more events all over the world. The M2 Insights and CGX partnership will work bring supporting partners to help with travel costs associated for these speakers to attend events.
“We are thrilled to be partnering with Jillian and CGX to build more visibility for women and minorities in entertainment, games, graphics, development.”, stated Wanda Meloni, CEO of M2 Insights. “It is the next logical step for the speakers bureau so we can support an wider range of experiences and voices. Ultimately, it is our goal to help bring more diverse representation to the industry and expand on this great resource, and CGX is the perfect partner to do that with.”
“After seeing the amazing work Wanda has put into this database these past years I am proud to be working with her to help market incredible speakers to events and really help change the face and content at events, to be much more inclusive and diverse”, said Jillian Mood, CEO of CGX.
Dovetailing Meloni’s focus on building the database and Mood’s expertise with global conferences creates a perfect fit to drive & showcase more diverse speakers to events.
> If you are a professional and are interested in being in the speakers bureau please fill out the application for consideration: M2+CGX SPEAKER FORM
> Are you an event organizer interested in finding the perfect speaker for your event? Please complete the M2+CGX EVENT FORM
> Interested in becoming a supporting partner and being part of positive change in the industry? Please complete the M2+CGX SPONSOR FORM
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