European Women in Games Conference welcomes you!
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 2014
The conference starts at 9.30 am on 10th September, 2014 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
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:
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.
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 Wyse, 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, 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 sponsored by EA – 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. Chaired by Anna Chamberlain and Julia Clement.
Post conference drinks sponsored by NaturalMotion.
The European Women in Games Conference is an inclusive event for both men and women games professionals.
Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?
WIGJ Conference Coordinator: Samantha Healey, 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) No refund for cancellations received after 10 August 2013.
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 nearly 5000 supporters worldwide and over 800 in the UK. Events organised by WIGJ are mixed for both women and men.