Ella Romanos and Martha Henson to keynote Women in Games Conference 2012, September 26th in London, UK

Women In Games Jobs (WIGJ) is pleased to announce that this year’s European Women In Games conference will take place on September 26th 2012 at the Hilton Hotel, Kensington in London. The theme of this year’s conference is the evolving of the games industry and the opportunities that this creates for all. Ella Romanos, MD of Remode Studios will give a keynote on “HTML5: Fad or Future?” Martha Henson of Wellcome Collection will also speak on “Drugs, bugs and neuroscience: a formula for successful learning games?”

Gina Jackson CEO of WIGJ, commented: “I am delighted that we can announce our first two women speakers. Ella and Martha are innovators in their areas and I believe we can learn much from them both. The conference will be a celebration of the achievements of women working in the games industry and I hope will act as an inspiration for other women at all levels to come and join us. We invite anyone wanting to be inspired and learn about our changing industry to come and join us on September 26 th

Early bird tickets are available now at only £25 from : http://wigconference2012.eventbrite.com

The conference starts at 1.00 on 26 th September and finishes at 5.00 with sponsored drinks to follow until 7.00 pm. Registration for the conference opens at 12.15 at Hilton Hotel Kensington.

Further announcements on the speaker line up will follow.


Notes for Editors

This is the second pan European conference for women which is being supported and championed by an impressive Advisory Board.

Board members in alphabetical order include: 

Lizi Attwood, Lead Programmer, Relentless Software

Ali Bergstrom-Allen, Head of Digital, Picture Production Company

Alison Cressey, Open Sauce Marketing ( former European MD, Activision)

Geraldine Cross, Head of HR, Blitz Games

Jo Goodson, Founder, Any Friend of Ours

Gina Jackson, MD, Blushing Blue

Louise Murray, Head of Fable Franchise, Microsoft

David Smith, Founder, WIGJ

Fiona Sperry, Studio Director and VP, EA Criterion Games

Giselle Stewart, General Manager, Ubisoft Reflections

About Women in Games Jobs

Women in Games Jobs (WIGJ) is a “not for profit” company that works to recruit more women into the games industry by promoting role models and giving encouragement and information to those women seeking to work in games. It also campaigns to make the games industry a more attractive field for women, both for new entrants and to retain women already working in the industry.

Founded in August 2009, WIGJ has over 3000 supporters.

Web: www.womeningamesjobs.com

WIGJ Contact: CEO, Gina Jackson, gina.jackson@wigjobs.com


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