GameDevCafé – Diversity & Inclusion

How can we bring more diversity to the game industry work force? Want to join in and start a discussion on this issue? Laura van Nieuwenhuijze (Chair of COC Midden Nederland) shares best practices and lessons learned of advocating for more diversity & inclusion.


  • 18:00 Walk in – Grab a bite (bring your own or check the menu)
  • 19:00 Interview with Laura van Nieuwenhuijze: Best Practices in bringing more diversity to the professional workforce.
  • 19:20 Q&A – ask the speaker anything!
  • 19:45 Informal mixer.
  • 23:00 End of event.

This event is brought by you by the Games [4Diversity]. Entrance is free of charge. Everyone is welcome to join in and mingle at the monthly GameDevCafés every 1st Wednesday of the month.

About Laura van Nieuwenhuijze

How can we bring more diversity to the (game industry) workforce? That’s a question we explore with Laura van Nieuwenhuijze. Laura is president of COC Midden-Nederland. Since 1946, COC has been fighthing for equal rights, emancipation and social acceptance of lesbian women, gay men, bisexuals, transgenders and intersex people (LGBTI).  COC Midden-Nederland focuses on security, (political) advocacy and activities for vulnerable target groups, including young people, the over-50s, refugees, women and LGBT people with a physical or mental disability. With so much history, and so many successes (e.g. lately they managed to have 20 townships sign the De Regenboogstembusakkoord), Laura can give some great insights in how they accomplish certain goals. Menno & Laura will talk about best and worst practices in their fight for diversity and inclusion on the work floor.