About IGDA Academic

IGDA Chapters are one of the primary ways that the IGDA achieves its mission of advancing the careers and enhancing the lives of game developers by connecting members with their peers, promoting professional development, and advocating on issues that affect the developer community.

Chapters provide local outreach, education, and advocacy to the local community through regularly scheduled meetings and events. By being connected with the main organization and other chapters, SIGs, and committees around the world, they are also linked to a global community that can help them keep their members on the forefront of trends in game development.

Chapters help provide the ‘local’ part of the home for game developers worldwide. By having chapters in most major game development areas, game developers know that no matter where their career takes them, they’ll always have a familiar community ready to welcome them home.