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Friday, October 12


Aren't you playing games the whole day anyway?
Ann-Kathrin Kuhls is an Online Editor for GamePro.de. While learning to write articles, she also experienced the change from print- to online journalism firsthand. In her talk, she describes the changes and challenges of her daily work life, what you need to become an editor, how she deals with deadlines and deadbeats and why journalism needs more dialogue.

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Ann-Kathrin Kuhls

Editor, GamePro
Ann-Kathrin Kuhls is working as an editor for GamePro. She started with an intern- and a traineeship at GamePro, then changed gears and worked in Brand Publishing, were she was a host and video editor for the YouTube channel gamez.de. Two years later she's back 'home' and writes reviews, columns and videos for GamePro. She also hosts events and shows on the website's twitch channel... Read More →

Friday October 12, 2018 13:00 - 13:30


Managing Indie Arena Booth
The talk tackles the questions how you can support your team in a stressful environment and how to build a community.


Anna Appenzeller

Project Manager, Indie Arena Booth
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Andreas Suika

General Manager, Indie Arena Booth
Andreas started his career more than 18 years ago at Blue Byte and worked there in different positions. As Tester, Data Wizard and Level Designer he had the chance to work on products like Battle Isle and Settlers 4. Settlers 5 and Settlers 6 he attended as Lead Game Designer. As... Read More →

Friday October 12, 2018 13:30 - 14:00


Family against career - France against Germany
Family or career: learnings from a career between two cultures. Prof Odile Limpach has worked in the game industry for more than 20 years in different positions.  In this impulse talk she will present a very personal view of the old dilemma family against career and give an insight in the cultural differences between France and Germany. 

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Odile Limpach

Professor, Cologne Game Lab
Professor Odile Limpach teaches economics and entrepreneurship for videogames at the Cologne Game Lab, TH Köln, Technical University of Applied Sciences. She is also co-founder of the Acceleration Program SpielFabrique 360° and works as a Strategic Consultant for games and serious... Read More →

Friday October 12, 2018 14:00 - 14:15


The Art of Giving - How to Build Your Network by Creating Value for Others
Most of us know that networking is essential, for both getting things done in our day-to-day jobs and for our longer-term career progression. But networking can be also intimidating, stressful and feel transactional.  In this talk Rotem will introduce a new way to network -instead of using people to get what you want, you can develop long-term, trusting relationships with essential connections – in which you give as much (or more) than you take.

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Rotem Carmely

Founder and CEO, Clustered
Rotem is the founder of Clustered, an online platform which provides support for women who are navigating their professional life abroad and a consistent awareness of the greater female community surrounding them. She strives to create a networking experience that allows women to connect with others by telling their... Read More →

Friday October 12, 2018 15:30 - 16:00


Founding my own company!? What now? - 5 steps to kickstart your business
The talk tackles the important first steps needed to found a successful company. It contains a lot of questions, that you can answer for yourself to find out, if you should start your own company. And what you have to be aware of when embarking into this adventure! From business plan to bureaucracy and from management to money.  (Warning: This talk might include spreadsheets and lots of cute numbers!)

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Linda Kruse

Game Designer and Founder, the Good Evil
Linda Kruse is game designer and founder of the Good Evil GmbH. Before her M.A. in Game Development and Research, Linda graduated with a B.A. in Creative Producing. She has been working as producer, web designer and in film distribution. She lectures serious games at the Cologne Game... Read More →

Friday October 12, 2018 16:15 - 16:45