The conference takes place on 7 September 2016 in Greenwich, London. It features keynotes, panels, workshops and an expo to showcase the talent that exists making games, to educate and inspire, and help stimulate future generations of talent.
On a World Heritage Site on the banks of the River Thames, the European Women in Games conference is in its 6th year. It is the only international, games industry, conference in Europe aimed at women that brings together leading industry figures, employers, professional bodies and future stars of the industry. Men are welcome to attend too.
Packed into 1 invaluable, feature packed day.
We offer keynotes, panels, workshops, a free lunch, the European Women in Games Hall of Fame awards, an HR Managers Forum and post conference networking drinks.
Author of “Gender Equality and empowering women in the digital age” adopted by European ParliamentClick for more information on 'Key Note 2 Terry Reintkte, MEP'
This event is free of charge for invited HR professionals. It is also open to those performing HR roles as part of their management duties. This years forum will include a group discussion on the implications of Brexit on recruitment and talent in the UK games industry, Ukie’s Safe Spaces in games project and an Impact […]Click for more information on 'HR Managers Forum'
Starting out as a programmer can seem intimidating and overwhelming at first, but it doesn’t have to be. Timea will share the journey of starting her career as a programmer and the lessons she learned along the way. What is your course not preparing you for? How can you make sure landing your first job […]Click for more information on 'Option 1: Game Development Session – Hello World: Lessons Learned as a Rookie Programmer'
Guerrilla Cambridge has a long history of pushing the boundaries of what’s possible across a range of different PlayStation hardware. Their latest venture is RIGS Mechanized Combat League, which will be released for PlayStation VR on October 13th 2016. Heralded by some as “the game that could never be made”, this talk aims to cover […]Click for more information on 'Option 2: Game Development Session – Pushing boundaries in VR'
We are repeating a very successful workshop from last year where seasoned, games industry recruiters will advise all delegates generally on CV’s and portfolios and time will be made to speak to each delegate individually. Bring your CV and questions!Click for more information on 'Option 3: Workshop. Job Search Advice & CV Review'
We have assembled experts in Online Marketing (Mobile + Online Games), Game Licensing (Casual Games), Mobile Game Publishing, Game Design & Usability, In-Game Monetization, Tax Breaks and Law. Ask them any business related question! Their advice is free.Click for more information on 'Option 4: Workshop. Indiedev. Freelancing. Starting your own games business/ Expert advice.'
Open discussion on ethnic diversityClick for more information on 'Panel: What’s it like being a minority in a minority?'
This panel is aimed at those looking for their first job in the games industry or anyone currently looking for a job with unceratinty on the best methods to get job offers with local and international games companies. There will be load of good advice and helpful tips and you can ask any question on […]Click for more information on 'Panel: How to get a job in the games industry – hear directly from employers'
A jam packed 30 minutes of awards and presentations to honour and recognise some special people, the winners of our Student Competition and Hearthstone Show Match. Finally we reveal and introduce our very first Corporate Women in Games Ambassadors.Click for more information on 'Women in Games Special Award, Student Awards, Esports Show Match results, Women in Games Corporate Ambassadors'
So have you ever wondered what black box testing is? Come along and find out! I’ll be talking about the mysteries of what the best QA teams really do, and doing a deep dive on some of the more technical aspects. Whether you know nothing about QA, or already have some experience, this talk is […]Click for more information on 'Option 5: Game Development Session – Quality Assured: How To Achieve Rockstar Level Testing'
How can we use visual story-telling techniques to help our career progression -moving forward? • For exploring career stories • For brainstorming ideas • For building stories with multiple perspectives • As a learning aid • As a visualization tool • For evaluating possibilities • For describing life events • For expressing ideas • For sharing feelings • For stimulating discussion • For personal reflection • For […]Click for more information on 'Option 6: Workshop. Visualizing your career progression moving forward. Animated Women UK'
The Hearthstone Pro Players are keen to meet delegates and talk about their experiences. Get some gameplay tips!Click for more information on 'Option 7: Workshop. eSports: Meet the Hearthstone Pro Players'
Women in Games is keen to recruit a number of Ambassadors to help the organisation increase the reach and scale of its programmes and help it achieve the strategic goal of doubling the number of women in games over 10 years. We are expecting some funding to expand the network regionally and wish to sign […]Click for more information on 'Option 8: Workshop: Become A Women in Games “Ambassador”'
This conference is organised by Women in Games WIGJ, a "not for profit" organisation. Tickets are priced to encourage young, women students as well as existing games industry professionals to attend. This approach is dependent on the support of individual employers in the games industry.