State of Play Games, UKIE, Develop VR panel and more planned for London event

Five things to see at tomorrow’s Women In Games Conference

The European Women In Games Conference returns to London tomorrow, now taking place at the University of Westminster.

Last week, Develop caught up with the organisers to discuss the event’s agenda and today, we’re offering this round-up of must-see sessions that attendees can expect tomorrow.

  1. This year’s keynote will be given by Katherine Bidwell, co-founder of the Develop Award and BAFTA-winning State of Play Games, the studio behind the impressive and artistic Lumino City. She will be talking about the making of this acclaimed title, and her career in the games industry so far.
  2. UKIE chairman Andy Payne will deliver a second keynote, discussing the games industry as a whole, the opportunities for women, and the need for games firms to promote diversity.
  3. Develop editor James Batchelor will chair a panel with VR experts Claire Brackshaw, Katie Goode, Katie Grayson and Markos Mentzelopoulos, debating the next step for VR developers, the responsibility they have to players using this still-developing technology and best practices for VR development.
  4. This year, the conference is introducing workshops where delegates can choose which specialist subject they wish to learn more about certain topics. Options include programming, becoming a video games ambassador, improving your CV, equal opportunities policies and how to take Women In Games events beyond London.
  5. In the afternoon, Women In Games CEO Jenny Richards-Stewart will hand out the conference’s special Hall of Fame award, honouring women that have made an outstanding contribution to growing the industry.

You can find out more about the European Women In Games Conference at Tickets have sold out, but watch out on Develop Online tomorrow for the highlights.

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