About Kate Edwards
Kate Edwards is the CEO and principal consultant of Geogrify, a consultancy for content culturalization, a Board Member of Take This, and is the former Executive Director of the International Game Developers Association (IGDA) from 2012 to 2017. Most people know she is an outspoken advocate for game creators and their welfare. She also, vigorously promoting the art form of games.
To learn more about Kate’s approach and her path to advocacy, view her October 2017 closing keynote to the Game Connection Asia Pacific (GCAP) event held in Melbourne.
Kate is also the founder and former chair of the IGDA’s Localization Special Interest Group, a former board member of IGDA Seattle, the co-organizer of the former Game Localization Summit at GDC and has been a regular columnist for MultiLingual Computing magazine since 2005. Fortune magazine once named her as one of the “10 most powerful women” in the game industry and she was also named by GamesIndustry.biz as one of their six People of the Year in the game industry. In April 2018, she was honored with Reboot Develop’s annual Hero Award.