NG23 Spring takes place in Malmö, Sweden on 23-26 May, and ticket sales are already breaking records. With over 2,500 participants expected, the goal is to make this edition of the conference our safest and most welcoming yet.
Preparations for the upcoming conference have been expanded to include not only gender sensitivity issues, but also physical limitations requiring on-site companions or increased accessibility.
In addition to regular security staff on-site, Nordic Game has also recruited a “safety team”, consisting exclusively of women, instructed on how to manage any possible inconvenience perceived by our participants and how to address irregularities, in accordance with our code of conduct.
Internally, Nordic Game has revised all employment contracts, including agreements with consultants, to include the company’s updated code of conduct, and continues to review and expand the safety features of its events. These actions build on earlier policies, such as mandatory acceptance of the Nordic Game code of conduct prior to pass purchase and in-person acknowledgment of the same as event badges are issued on-site.
The entire Nordic Game team has also participated in a staff training program conducted by Gender Balance, an independent Swedish consultancy specialising in equality and discrimination issues.
Most recently (mid-April), all employees, contractors and interns participated in a retreat that reaffirmed company values and adoption of the updated code of conduct, among other measures. A workshop of this kind will be scheduled yearly before each major Nordic Game event.
Nordic Game has also contracted an independent whistle-blower platform to anonymously report any misconduct, which to date has not received any submissions, and invited speakers to address topics such as workplace conduct and professional behaviour at the conference.
Nordic Game is continually working with independent experts to take further steps to make our events as welcoming and as safe as possible for all participants. If you have any questions, feedback or advice on how we can improve the Nordic Game experience for all, please contact us here.
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About the Nordic Game conference
Nordic Game is the leading games conference in Europe, and 2023 will mark its twenty-third and twenty-fourth editions with our return to Malmö, Sweden and online as well as to Helsinki, Finland.
Gathering thousands of industry professionals in the spring and autumn each year, Nordic Game is the one and only “home turf” meeting place for the highly successful game developers of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden.
Learn more about and get your passes now for NG23 Spring on 23-26 May, online and at Slagthuset in Malmö, Sweden.
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