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Women in Games

London College of Communication hosting annual Women in Games European Conference

Written by Natalia Queirolo
Published date 02 September 2019

London College of Communication will be hosting the annual Women in Games European Conference this September – with staff and students from the College well represented in the busy schedule.

This year’s Women in Games will take place on 11 and 12 September. The conference aims to educate, inspire, and empower those who currently work in games, those seeking to step into the games industries, and those participating in games education and research.

The theme for this year’s Conference will be “The Future for Women” with nine core content strands: Play, Technology, Workplace, Education, Social Impact, Entrepreneurship, HR Summit, Lab Demonstrations, Awards and Party.

Marie-Claire Isaaman, CEO Women in Games, said: "Women in Games has a tradition of collaborating with Universities for its European Conference and this year we are delighted to be working with London College of Communication.

"We believe that this year's conference is the most exciting yet as we consider the 'Future for Women’ within the game industries.The creative environment, a stellar programme provide an excellent platform for building relationships and sharing knowledge between academia and industry."

Among the 50 leading speakers and panellist representing diverse subjects, staff from the College will guide panel discussions, and students will be showing off some of their games.

Larra Anderson, Dean of Screen at London College of Communication, will deliver the Welcome Address to open the conference.

Lucy Brown, Associate Dean of Screen, will be chairing a panel discussion exploring 'Where There’s a Will There’s a Way: Different Approaches to Making a Career out of Play’.

Dr Ana-Despina Tudor, Course Leader for MA Virtual Reality, will feature on panel 'The Future of Play: How New Technologies are Transforming Digital Entertainment'.

There will also be a demo of exciting games designed by recent female graduates of London College of Communication.

And the College’s Creative Technology Lab will be offering live demos during the lunch break on both days, as well as during the networking drinks at the end of Day 2.

View the full schedule 2019’s Women in Games European Conference or follow the conference on Twitter.

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