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As the list of GAMA benefits and programs expands, we are highlighting opportunities for members to get involved and share their voice, the most recognizable being the various committees that help guide the association. To get involved in future committees or other opportunities, please contact Executive Director John Stacy.

Educational Advisory Committee

Chair: Daniel Zayas, LongPack Games
Staff Liaison: Melissa Jacobs, GAMA Education Manager

Market Expansion Committee

Chair: Alan Hochman, GamerMats
Staff Liaison: John Stacy, GAMA Executive Director

Site Selection Committee

Chair: John Stacy, GAMA Executive Director

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Open Board Meeting

Each year during the Open Board Meeting, held during Origins Game Fair, new representatives are voted to the Board by the current membership. Publisher members will fill available seats for the President, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary, and Directors-At-Large positions.


During GAMA Expo, retailer members will also have the opportunity to vote in members to the GAMA Retail Division (GRD), while Distributor members will vote on a Distributor Chair when available.

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There are a wide variety of opportunities to share your industry experience and help your peers improve.

To give in-person presentations, please view our seminar opportunities.

If you prefer to present from the comfort of your own office, there are also several available times for webinar presentations.

Additionally, if sharing your knowledge through writing is better suited to your skills, you are also welcome to contribute to Around the Table, our quarterly magazine.

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It takes a lot of effort to host events throughout the year. To help ensure GAMA Expo and Origins Game Fair are each a success, we always welcome volunteers who can give their time to the association either before or during an event. To request more information about volunteering for GAMA, please contact Executive Director John Stacy.


Likewise, we wouldn't be able to hold these shows without exhibitors to fill the hall. To request more information about exhibiting at either show, please contact Deputy Director Chris Materni.


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The Game Manufacturers Association (GAMA) is the non-profit trade organization dedicated to serving the hobby games industry. GAMA strengthens and supports all industry professionals by advancing their interests, providing educational programs and opportunities, and promoting our unique form of quality social entertainment. Read More »