New at MAGWest this year is the Music And Gaming Educational Symposium, better known as MAGES. This is a special track of community-driven sessions to learn about topics in the music and/or gaming industries and engage our community!

You can expect:

  • a game-making "lounge"

  • beginning/intermediate game development workshops in Unity/Twine (bring your laptop!)

  • unconference sessions

Our goal is to highlight the knowledge, skills, and concerns of the community to create a space to share, grow, and learn.

Attendees will gather on Saturday and propose sessions. As a group, we will then select the sessions to be hosted, and BOOM—we have a schedule!

Do you have an interest in something music/game dev related? Do you have something you want to share or get feedback on? Do you want to talk about music and games? Have you never found the right session at a conference? This is your call to come and lead a session!

The MAGES unconference is a participant-driven meeting with only two rules:

  1. Whoever shows up are the right people!

  2. Whatever happens is the only thing that could have!

If you're interested in pitching a specific idea for a workshop or topic, shoot us a line at mages@magwest.org! We're looking for talented facilitators and experts in music and gaming fields to help lead discussions.