The fifth annual European Women in Games (WIG) Conference is to take place on Wednesday 2nd September at the University of Westminster. The conference continues to grow in both size and stature and this year’s event is expected to be the biggest yet.
As in previous years the day’s conference will comprise a mix of keynote speeches, panel discussions, workshops and the European Women in Games Hall of Fame Awards. The line-up of speakers and panellists will reflect the diverse talent that exists in the games industry. This year the focus will be on acquiring the skills and knowledge needed to get an entry-level position and for career progression in the games development industry. Speakers confirmed so far include Andy Payne Chairman of Ukie, Vicky Smalley CTO Small Jelly and Claire Tavernier Owner and MD StoryTech Life.
Women in Games is committed to ensuring that the conference is as accessible as possible and therefore early bird ticket prices have been set at £50 to open it up to as many delegates as possible. Full price tickets will be £95. In addition the organisers are keen to stress that this is an inclusive event and male delegates are equally very welcome.
Women in Games has also had a makeover with a new logo and dropping Jobs from its title.
Announcing the conference details, CEO Jenny Richards-Stewart said “This year’s conference programme is shaping up to be our best yet, in terms of content which will help delegates’ fast track their careers in the games industry. We wanted to focus on practical subjects and have also introduced workshops covering the main disciplines of games development. As always we have tried to keep the ticket prices as low as possible so that it is within the reach of students, entry level delegates and those working for small start-ups and Indies. I am looking forward to revealing more details of the conference programme in due course. We will also be announcing some exciting initiatives from Women in Games over the next few weeks.”
For further details about the conference and to buy tickets please visit www.ewigconf.com