San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
European Women in Games Conference welcomes you! "Women in Games Jobs: Creating your Future" is the theme of this year's full day conference with 36 speakers now announced.
Come and join us, everyone is welcome! This is an open event for both men and women as well as anyone looking to join games industry or working in games who wants to learn and network.
European Women in Games Conference 2013
The conference starts at 9.30 am on 25th September and finishes at 5.00 pm with sponsored drinks to follow until 6.30 pm. Our first full day conference includes drinks on arrival and at breaks in the morning and afternoon and Chef’s 3 Choice Menu lunch with sumptuous salads, main courses and selection of desserts. Registration for the conference opens at 9.00 at the Millennium Gloucester Hotel, Kensington, London, SW7.
European Women in Games Conference features:
Keynote speakers include Siobhan Reddy, Studio Director of Media Molecule and member of BAFTA's Games Committee. Recently named by the BBC as one of the 100 most powerful women in the UK and Australia Woman of the Year in the UK. Second keynote speaker is Caroline Norbury, MBE and CEO of Creative England
Women Entrepreneurs: How to Set up Your Own Business. For smart thinkers and those interested in flexible working
Chair: Noirin Carmody, COO Revolution
Helen West OBE, Head of Skills, e-skills
Sophia George, Chair, Swallowtail Games
Jaspal Sohal, Head of Games, Creative England
Georgina MacKenzie, CEO, Toytek
Increasing Diversity: How to Encourage Diversity in the Workplace. For those who understand that a more diverse workforce leads to greater financial success.
Chair: Alison Cressey, CEO, Women in Games Jobs
Sue Nieland, Director of Education, e-skills UK
DeeDee Doke, Editor of Recruiter Magazine
Kate Shoesmith, Head of Policy REC
Belinda Parmar, CEO, Lady Geek
Jo Welch, Creative Skillset
Breaking in: How to Get into the Games Industry.
Chair: Marie-Claire Isaaman, Norwich University of the Arts
Maria Stukoff, Head of Academic Development, Sony
Tricia McCrow, University Relation Manager, Electronic Arts
Sitara Shefta, Associate Producer, Sumo Digital
Job Success: The Keys to Thriving at Work.
Chair: Fiona Sperry , Head of Studio, Criterion Games
Charu Desodt, Senior Producer, Lift London, Microsoft
Jemma Harris, Head of Development, 22 Cans
Catharina Mallet, Head of Studio, King.com
Other conference features…
European Women in Games Hall of Fame - Sponsored by EA - Award ceremony now in its third year!
Student Showcase: Co-sponsored by EA, 30 of the UK's most talented third year students on games related courses, as selected by their lecturers or course leaders, have been invited to attend the conference to meet delegates and showcase their portfolios. The funding of this showcase is dependent on the support of sponsors.
HR Managers Forum & Networking Lunch - sponsored by PlayStation First : A separate event targeted at the UK's leading games industry HR Managers running for 2 hours after the first morning break. The event will be jointly chaired jointly by Sue Eilfield, VP Human Resources, EA and Tracy Newton-Blows, HR Director, NaturalMotion. 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.
Hosted Round Tables: Get up close with industry experts on subjects like Personal Branding, Games Funding Models, Getting Girls into Games, Job Seeker Portfolios, Games Studio Cultures, Learning Games Design, All Female Games Jams, Games Ambassadors & Careers, Rise of Social Impact Games, PR for Developers, Making Games for Children
Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?
WIGJ Contact: CEO, Alison Cressey, firstname.lastname@example.org
Is my registration/ticket transferrable?
Substitutions can be made at any time in writing
Can I update my registration information?
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
What is the refund policy?
1) Substitutions can be made at any time in writing
2) 50% will be charged for cancellations received before 25 August 2013.
3) 100% will be charged for cancellations received on or after 25 August 2013.
4) Cancellations must be made in writing to Women in Games Jobs.
When & Where
Women in Games WIGJ
Women in Games WIGJ is a “not for profit” that works to recruit, retain and support the progression of women in the games industry by positively and actively promoting female role models and giving encouragement and information to those women seeking to work in the games industry. Founded in 2009, WIGJ has over 5000 supporters worldwide and 1000 in the UK. Events organised by WIGJ are mixed for both women and men.