Women in Games Conference looks to the future

Women in Games Conference looks to the future

9th September 2019 0 By Darren Parkin

More than 50 speakers and panellists will be taking to the stage for the 10th annual Women In Games European Conference later this week.

The event, themed ‘The Future For Women’, will also toast its decade anniversary with the Women In Games European Games Advocacy Awards in London on Wednesday September 11.

Shortlisted for honours are AutisticaGameDevForceGayming MagazineGirls Game LabWomen in Games France and Womenize! Games and Tech. Three awards will be presented on the night ahead of the anniversary party at The Ministry.

Tickets for the two-day conference – showcasing play, the workplace, education, technology, entrepreneurship and social impact – are still available and can be purchased here.

The 2019 Game Beyond Entertainment BAFTA Winner – Sarepta Studios – will keynote on the opening day along with curator, presenter and director Ghislaine Boddington whose session is entitled ‘Internet of Bodies: Alive, Collective and Connected’.

The organisation’s CEO – Marie-Claire Isaaman – said the tenth anniversary conference was shaping up to be the best one yet.

“We are tremendously proud of all achievements and resolutely dedicated in our mission to raise awareness, change attitudes, deliver impact and create conditions for women of all backgrounds, in our sector to achieve their full potential,” she said.

“We have built women in games into a leading games diversity organisation, recognised across Europe, with a global community of more than 20,000 across social media and our conference is an opportunity to bring that community together.

“We are pleased to bring back sponsors, particularly our Platinum Sponsors 2K/Hangar13 who are committed to a long term relationship with us and to welcome new, key partners across Europe.

“We are also delighted to be collaborating with our venue hosts the LCC Screen School, which brings film and television together with games, animation and sound art.”