“Inclusion isn’t a destination – it’s a journey where we’ll learn and grow together.”
Blizzard has announced the return of the Inclusion Nexus for BlizzCon 2023. This is an in-person area that features activities to empower attendees. The BlizzCon 2023 Inclusion Nexus also showcases how gaming is for everyone. Read on for the Inclusion Nexus schedule, location, list of activities, and how diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I) officer Pamela Burga is leading DE&I efforts.
BlizzCon 2023 Inclusion Nexus schedule and location
Below is the schedule for the BlizzCon 2023 Inclusion Nexus. According to Blizzard, will be open to all attendees throughout Nov. 3 and Nov. 4. The area will be located next to the BlizzCon Arena inside of the Anaheim Convention Center.
12:45 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Life at Blizzard Trivia
The behind-the-scenes of life at the company.
4:15 p.m. to 5:45 p.m.
Learn about the career journeys of Blizzard employees. This event is sponsored by the Women’s Employee Network.
10 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.
Blizzard employees share how they began their careers in gaming.
11 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Gamers, One and All
This event explores inclusive gaming and how gaming is for everyone.
12:45 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Dare to See What Could Be!
This event is about Blizzard’s evolving journey in player dynamics.
2:30 p.m. to 3:15 p.m.
From Warcraft Champion to People Champion
Check out a conversation with J.D. Roux, who is Blizzard’s chief people officer.
3:30 p.m. to 5:15 p.m.
Play Blizzard's version of the Codenames board game.
Pamela Burga at the 2023 BlizzCon Inclusion Nexus
Blizzard's DE&I officer, Pamela Burga, will also be at the Inclusion Nexus. To her, inclusion isn't a destination. Rather, it's a journey where folks can learn and grow together. By setting goals and by being accountable, meaningful strides such as making more people feel connected can be made in the gaming space.
"Whether raiding with friends in Azeroth or joining forces to take down Lilith, that spirit of playful mischief and sense of belonging is something that we’ll continue championing for our players," Burga added.
At Blizzard, Pamela teams up with employees to champion inclusion. According to a post, an example of this is the Multicultural Employee Network chapter at the Irvine headquarters.
“It’s open to all employees and we’re launching programming focused on topics such as career development and community engagement," Burga explained. "I’m also really excited for BlizzCon this year and can’t wait to meet some of our incredible community members at the Inclusion Nexus. If you’re attending, come say 'hi!'"
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