Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Here you will find information about the #GamesUR Summit NA 2023. If you have any other questions, please reach out to us in our Discord server.
When and where will the #GamesUR Summit 2023 be?
The Summit will happen on May 25th and 26th, 2023. It is a hybrid event, happening in-person, in Seattle, and online, on Zoom. You can get your tickets here.
Venue's Address: Renaissance Hotel, 515 Madison Street Seattle, WA 98104 United States.
Will there be on-site parking?
Yes, however it is paid parking. Overnight Self-Parking is $50. Overnight Valet parking is $63. Hourly Self-Parking is $16 for the first hour, and $7 each Additional hour, up to $58 in a 24-hour period. Hourly Valet parking is $20 for the first hour, and $8 Each Additional Hour, up to $68 in a 24-hour period. All Pricing includes Tax and there is a maximum parking height of 6’2”.
Additionally, Hourly Parking does not include in-and-out privileges.
For alternative parking options, there is the Olympic Garage, with a maximum daily fee of $33 and is located two blocks north of the hotel at 415 Seneca St. or the 800 Fifth Avenue Subterranean Lot with a maximum daily fee of $36, but no overnight parking, and located at 550 Columbia St. Finally, there is the Seattle Municipal Tower’s Imperial Parking located at 700 5th Ave with a maximum daily fee of $28. There are also several Park & Ride Locations on 10001 1st Ave, 6601 8th Ave, and 9200 2nd Ave.
You can also get there by using public transit. The Renaissance Hotel Seattle is near University St Station (6 min on foot) or buses on Madison or 5th-6th Avenue.
Where will I be able to watch the Summit presentations?
Online attendees will receive Zoom links via email where they can view both tracks of the Summit presentations. These will be simultaneously streamed on Youtube.
How can I interact with other attendees and speakers (online)?
While presentations are streaming via Zoom. You can use the Q&A functionality to ask questions to the speakers.
We also welcome and encourage all attendees and speakers to engage in our Discord server, where channels will be created for each presentation and channels for “hallway” conversations and fishbowl discussions. Creating an account is free, and we encourage you to join us!
What can I bring to the event?
To keep our space open and accessible, please avoid bringing your luggage to the event. Most hotels will hold luggage at the front desk if you plan to depart Seattle immediately after the Summit. Please bring notepads, paper, or a laptop PC for note-taking.
What accessibility accommodations will be provided?
We are committed to ensure the accessibility of the event, both online and in-person. For the 2023 summit, there will various accessibility accommodations provided, including: accessible routes for those using mobility aids, with elevator and escalator options; presentations presented with live captions and taking place alongside a live American Sign Language (ASL) interpreter; a quiet room on the fourth floor; gender-neutral bathrooms; badges with the option to provide your pronouns, and onsite conference staff and volunteers dedicated to diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility support.
What is your Covid-19 policy?
All attendees should wear a face mask, maintain appropriate social distance and provide proof of a negative covid-19 test. A take home rapid test will suffice (only one for the two days). Please take a picture of it and don't bring it with you to the summit.
Read all the details in our Covid-19 Policy.
Who will be presenting talks in 2023? What is the schedule?
You can find more details about the 2023 program in our webpages dedicated to:
- The Speakers: who they are and their bios
- The Schedule (Read it in a text-only format: Day 1 and Day 2.)
- The Talks: The presentations that will happen, their authors' names and their abstracts.
Will talks be available afterwards?
Yes, they will be on the GRUX SIG Youtube channel in the month after the summit.
How can I learn more about past summits?
Our past summits have been recorded and published online at the IGDA GRUX website. You can find all presentations from 2010 to 2022 in their web page #GamesUR Summit Presentations.
Who is part of this year's committee, and how can I help?
You can find all the Committee Members for the 2023 Summit in our page Summit Committee.
We have already recruited all the Committee Members for 2023, but if you want to be part of our team of volunteers next year, stay attentive to updates in our social media channels and Discord.
You can also help by sponsoring the Summit. You can find the 2023 Sponsors in our page Sponsors. If you want to sponsor the Summit next year, stay attentive to updates in our social media channels and Discord.
How can I stay updated?
You can also be a part of our Games User Researcher community by joining us on Discord!
How can I contact the organizers with any questions?
Please contact the organizers at firstname.lastname@example.org or through the Discord server with any questions. We're happy to help!
For accessibility related inquiries, you may also contact email@example.com.