Polygon reports on Game Over Hate’s first conference. Check after minute 1:06 on the video. (Update: interview)

“"We understand that games are a very specific online environment that needs specific conversations, debates and experts and we want to create a meaningful discussion around this topic,” reads the event page. “We don’t want to only focus on the problem itself and the reasons behind it, but also in trying to find solutions and good case practices around the industry, in different communities and various players experiences.”

The week-long event will include talks, debates and gaming sessions focused on helping participants learn how to create and maintain more inclusive online gaming spaces. Attendees will learn what drives the negativity and abusive speech from some players and how developers, community managers and other industry members can prevent and combat it.“

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