- Venue: Ko-Host, National Videogame Museum
- Location: Castlegate, Sheffield S3 8LN
- Date: April 15th-16th 2019
- Website: Games Education Summit 2019
The BGI is launching a new conference to "bridge the gap between games educators and games sector." The first ever Games Education Summit 2019 will be taking place at Ko-Host, Sheffield’s new city centre event space at Kollider and the National Videogame Museum in Sheffield, on Monday April 15th and Tuesday April 16th.
The event will bring together games courses leaders, studios, recruiters, HR staff and more to start a dialogue on games education, with a focus on "employability, diversity, skills required by studios, apprenticeships, how industry can collaborate with educators, best practice pedagogical and course design and starting up from university."
Speakers include Ian Livingstone CBE, Mike Gamble from Epic Games, Philip Oliver from GameDragons, Ian Goodall from Aardvark Swift, Marcia Deakin from NextGen Skills Academy, Marie-Claire Isaaman from Women in Games, and many many others.
Tickets can be purchased here.
Ian Livingstone CBE commented: “This unique conference takes a strategic view of games education today, informing games course leaders and games studios about where the opportunities and challenges lie. The Summit will focus the debate on how UK studios and educational establishments can work together more effectively.”
Rick Gibson, CEO of the BGI, added: “To address the challenges and opportunities in games education and the talent pipeline, we need all the players in the same room, sharing how they work, what worked, what failed, how to improve and collaborate.”