Follow @wigj

2014 Women in Games Conference

WIGJ European-Women-in-Games-Conference

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.

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.

Natalie Griffith, Founder PressSpace.

Elaine Reynolds, CEO, Simteractive.

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.

Carina McLane, Programme Leader, University of the West of England.

Orna Holland, Senior Director of Talent, King.com

 

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.

Vivien Dollinger, Development Director, Deep Silver Games.

Jon Hare, Sensible Software & Tower Studios.

Becky Walker, Sales Manager, Testronic Labs.

 

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, UKIE Head of Games Ambassadors.

Jackie Tetley, Senior Designer, nDreams & Games Ambassador.

Johanna Hatch, Young Games Designer Events, BAFTA  

 

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.

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

 

*****

Outline 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

Intro to Compere Jordan Erica Webber,  Journalist and Presenter

2 Key Note Speeches in Nelson Haden Theatre

11.00 Break

11.30 3rd Speaker

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

3.45 World Premier:  Boystoys 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.

 

 

 

Share