Big name speakers, a new venue and a unique audience participation mechanic have all been announced as part of the launch of the third London Games Conference which takes place on 10 November in central London.

The Royal Society of Medicine is the new futuristic home of the event and three big-name speakers have been revealed all tasked with the challenge of providing a vision on what the industry will look like in the future.

GameStop’s EVP of international, Mike Mauler, will present a keynote on the global games retailer’s digital future. Meanwhile, games development icons Ian Livingstone (Eidos life president) and Peter Molyneux (Microsoft Game Studios creative director) will jointly deliver a unique talk about the big changes facing video games in the years to come.

Their session will allow attendees to vote on which of Molyneux and Livingstone’s predictions are the most likely– as part of an audience interaction element running throughout the conference. In-seat voting panels will allow the audience to provide feedback or be active participants in the event– one session will compare attendees’ knowledge to accurate games market data to see how well they really know the sector.

The conference is designed this year to give delegates a clear vision of where the games industry is heading, where potential profit and pitfalls lie and who will be the heroes and villains within the industry in the future.

The event starts at 5pm on Thursday, 10 November and runs into the evening, followed by a networking session with refreshments. More sessions and speakers will be announced in the coming weeks.

London Games Conference is now in its third year, and the event is organised by MCV and Develop publisher Intent Media.

“We’re very proud to be announcing such high profile speakers as Mike, Ian and Peter so early,” said MCV publisher Stuart Dinsey.“In just two years the London Games Conference has grown into an event with international stature, attracting speakers and delegates from around the world.

“While other conferences demand the audience be passive spectators, our new venue and interactive elements make sure everyone at the event, whether a speaker or delegate is heard and taking part. If you’re involved in planning strategy within the industry, this is one event you need to be at this year”

London Games Conference passes cost£229 before the early bird deadline of September 30th– contact or call 01992 535 646 to book your space.


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