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2014 Women in Games Conference

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The theme of this year’s conference is “Your future in games.

The conference starts at 9.30 am on 10th September, 2014 at London South Bank University and finishes at 5.00 pm with sponsored drinks to follow until 6.30 pm.

Registration for the conference opens at 8.45 in the Faraday Wing of London South Bank University, Elephant & Castle, London, SE1 0A

 Tickets are available from Eventbrite here.

Our huge thanks to Siobhan Thomas, Course Director, BA (Hons) Game Cultures and London South Bank University for making this conference possible. The conference is also supported by NaturalMotion, EA, Green Man Gaming, Creative England, BAFTA, IGDA and TIGA.

European Women in Games Conference features:

Keynotes:

Keynote speakers include Emma Mulqueeny, the founder of Rewired State and Young Rewired State and a Commissioner for the Speaker’s Commission on Digital Democracy and Andrew Webber, Marketing Director – Audience Acquisition at Microsoft.

Panels:

Panel 1 “Making your own games – setting up your own company”

Chair: Anna Marsh, Founder, Lady Shotgun Games.

Jaspal Sohal, Head of Games, Creative England.

Kevin Osborne, CEO & Founder, MeWe360

Natalie Griffith, Founder PressSpace.

Anna Mansi, Head of Certification, British Film Institute.

 

Panel 2 “Getting a job in the games industry is the first objective.” 

Chair: Siobhan Thomas, London South Bank University.

Sitara Shefta, Associate Producer, & Holly Martin, 2D Artist, Sumo Digital (presentation).

Jess Hyland, Character Artist

Romana Ramzan,  Lecturer in Game Design, Glasgow Caledonian University.

Tracey McGarrigan, PR Manager, Green Man Gaming

 

Panel 3 “Building a career in the games industry.” 

Chair: Cathy Campos, Founder Panache PR.

Tina Merry , Group Development Director, EA Ghost Games (presentation).

Liz Wyle, Head of Studio, NaturalMotion.

Alice Guy, Founder, Paperseven Games.

Cassandra Donnelly, Senior Consultant, Interactive Selection.

Jon Hare, Sensible Software & Tower Studios.

 

Panel 4 “Reaching the Next Generation – how to attract school children into the games industry.”

Chair: Marie-Claire Isaaman, Norwich University of the Arts.

Kim Blake, Former UKIE Head of Games Ambassadors.

Jackie Tetley, Senior Designer, nDreams & Games Ambassador.

Tim Hunter, Director of Learning & Events, BAFTA 

Lucy Prebble, Playwright and Journalist

Rosie Ball, Producer, Walt Disney Company.

 

Other conference features…

European Women in Games Hall of Fame – Award ceremony now in its fourth year!

HR Managers Forum  -  A separate event targeted at the UK’s leading games industry HR Managers running for 2 hours after the first morning break.  An agenda has been created with specialist speakers to bolster the knowledge of HR professionals in the front line of spreading best practice in the games industry.

Post conference drinks sponsored by NaturalMotion.

The European Women in Games Conference is an inclusive event for both men and women games professionals.

 

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Timetable

8.30 Registration opens in reception area of Faraday Wing of London South Bank University. Coffee

9.30 Welcome remarks – Siobhan Thomas, Course Director, BA (Hons) Game Cultures at London South Bank University in Nelson Haden Theatre
Intro to Conference Chair, Jordan Erica Webber, Journalist and Presenter
Key Note: Andrew Webber, Marketing Director – Audience Acquisition at Microsoft.

Announcement: Jaspal Sohal, Head of Games, Creative England

10.30 Speaker: Elaine Reynolds, CEO, Simteractive

11.00 Break

11.30 Key Note: Emma Mulqueeny, the founder of Rewired State and Young Rewired State and a Commissioner for the Speaker’s Commission on Digital Democracy.

12.00 Panel 1 “Making your own games – setting up your own company” Nelson Haden Theatre

12.30 Lunch 8th Floor Keyworth Building

1.45 Breakout into both Nelson Haden Theatre (Faraday Wing) Panel 2 “Getting a job in the games industry is the first objective.”

and Keyworth A (1st Floor, Keyworth Building) & Panel 3 “Building a career in the games industry.”

2.30 Breakout return to Nelson Haden Theatre (Faraday Wing)

2.40 European Women in Games Hall of Fame Awards

3.15 Break & Coffee

3.50 World Premier:  Boys’ Toys? Documentary Film, Elke Teichmann & Eef Den Boer, Co-Producers, Oxford Brookes University

4.15 Panel 4 “Reaching the Next Generation – how to attract school children into the games industry.”

5.00 End – Networking Drinks 8th Floor Keyworth Building

6.30 Close

Buy your tickets here.

 

 

 

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