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Games Education Summit 2020

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Charles Street Lecture Theatre

Sheffield Hallam University

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S1 2ND

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Groundbreaking event bridging the gap between games educators & studios where delegates can create inspiring solutions to big challenges

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Over 30 leaders from the UK’s leading games universities, colleges and development studios will share how they are bridging the gap between games educators and the games industry to tackle deep-rooted challenges in employability, diversity, skills, apprenticeships and work placements.

Last year, over 100 course leaders from all the UK's leading games universities met for vigorous debates with some of the largest games studios, games technology providers, recruitment companies and 3rd sector games organisations to discuss strategic issues of importance to the sector.

This year has a more interactive format including workshops, career clinics and talks followed by networking at the iconic National Videogame Museum in Sheffield.

GamesEd20 speaker highlights include

Aurore Dimopoulos, Unity

Dr Paul Parry, Sheffield Hallam University

Mike Gamble, Epic Games

Emma Smith, Creative Assembly

Marcia Deakin, NextGen Skills Academy

Larra Andersen, London College of Communications

as well as leaders from Abertay University, Sumo Digital, Birmingham City University, TT Games, Rare, Bournemouth University, Aardvark Swift, Playground Games, Portsmouth University, AIM, Launchpad at Falmouth University, Amiqus, Priestley College, Ukie, BGI, TIGA, Digital Schoolhouse, Women in Games and Leeds Trinity, University.

GamesEd20 is produced by the BGI, the charity for games culture, skills and diversity, with platinum sponsorships from Unity, as well as sponsorship from Sheffield Hallam University, Unreal Engine, Staffordshire University, Aardvark Swift and AIM.

GamesEd20 is the second of an annual series of conferences to support the next generation of UK game developers, enabling more collaboration, dialogue and best practice sharing between Further and Higher Education organisations and Industry.

Join 2 days of workshops, panels and discussions including:

  • Educators and studios debate major challenges facing the sectors
  • From college to work, FE students and course leaders discuss apprenticeships and internships
  • From university to work: Former students discuss the transition from learning to senior studio roles
  • Breaking the glass door – diversity in education and studios
  • How an FE college set up internships with the UK’s largest games studio
  • Bringing new talent into the industry
  • The economics of games education and recruitment
  • What projects were kickstarted by GamesEd19
  • Trade body lobbyists discuss educational policy for games
  • Leaders of educational games projects share how they got their projects funded
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United Kingdom

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