EUROPEAN WOMEN IN GAMES CONFERENCE ANNOUNCES MORE WOMEN SPEAKERS

PRESS RELEASE:  Tuesday 21st August 2012

European Women in Games Conference organisers Women in Games Jobs (WIGJ) today unveiled the latest additions to the speaker line-up for this year’s conference, which will take place on Wednesday 26th September 2012 at the Kensington Hilton hotel in London.

Newly confirmed panellist and roundtable hosts include Electronic Arts, UKIE, Blitz Games Studios, GamesAnalytics, The Picture Production Company, Connect2media, e4e and Bejing.

"The Games Industry is going through some huge changes at the moment and through an all women speaker list we will highlight the most significant new areas including html5, analytics, motion control and learning games. We will focus on how companies can get involved and the amazing opportunities that are becoming available for everyone,” commented Gina Jackson, Chief Executive of organisers WIGJ.

"This conference sets out to be accessible to as many people as possible with early bird tickets from just £25 giving attendees access to a network of women working in the leading games companies. The conference structure allows for formal presentations and informal but structured networking ensuring you get to meet the most valuable connections for you and your company."

European Women in Games Conference Sessions include:

KEYNOTE:

HTML5 Fad or Future?

Ella Romanos, MD for Remode Studios.

Drugs, bugs and neuroscience: a formula for successful learning games?

Martha Henson, Multimedia Producer for the Wellcome Trust.

Panelist include

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

Geraldine Cross, Head of Human Resources at Blitz Games Studio.

Ginger Maseda, Global Diversity and Inclusion Leader at Electronic Arts

Jo Twist, Chief Executive at UKIE

With hosted networking featuring:

Allison Archer, Studio Manager at beJig.

Marcia Deakin, Licensing and Content Manager at Connect2Media.

Ann Hurley, European Sales Manager at e4e.

Joanne Lacey, Marketing Director at GamesAnalytics

European women in games conference passes can be purchased at the special early bird rate of £25 before 31 st August at:  http://wigconference2012.eventbrite.co.uk/

Notes to editors:

About the European women in games conference:

The second European women in games conference will take place on 26 th September 2012. The 2011 event attracted over 125 attendees from 9 different countries. This year’s conference will have an all-women speaker list,  we encourage everyone to come and join us whether you’re an industry veteran looking to understand some of the newest development in gaming or  are looking to join the industry at any level. Early Bird Discount ends 31 August. Delegates can apply for conference passes at: http://wigconference2012.eventbrite.co.uk/

About Women in Games Jobs:

Women in Games Jobs (WIGJ) is a “not for profit” company that works to promote and support women working within interactive entertainment to encouragement recruitment, retention and progression of women to the benefit of the whole industry. It also campaigns to make the games industry a more attractive field for women, both for new entrants and staff at any level and to retain women already working in the industry.

Founded in August 2009, WIGJ has over 3000 supporters. www.womeningamesjobs.com

                            

For more information or to apply for a Press Pass please contact:

Gina Jackson gina.jackson@wigjobs.com  


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