Women in Games Conference

Event Info

Wed 10 - Fri 12 Sep, 2008 from 9:00am - 5:00pm
Warwick University
Gibbet Hill Road
Coventry, UK


The Women In Games conference encourages research and seeks to promote careers for women within the games industry. Making this career path attractive from a female perspective doesn't just make good business sense, it's vital both commercially and artistically.

Modern gaming is a cutting-edge industry on the forefront of technology and interactive storytelling. But for it to become a true sister medium to music and cinema, it needs greater balance in its audience and its workforce.

Even in the industry's traditional areas of interest to women, such as art and animation, female representation is low - lower still in more scientific disciplines, such as programming. Without women taking on a greater role in the creative process, how can the end result – the games themselves - ever consistently appeal to female tastes? More broadly, what is the industry missing out on through the domination of male perspectives in the creation of games?

Women In Games was established to address such issues. A major theme of Women in Games 2008 is exploring ways of encouraging more women to enter games and increase their prominence across the industry, ultimately demonstrating how the female perspective can provide a rich new angle on the gaming experience. Other themes will focus on the latest game research with a particular emphasis on areas that affect, or are affected by, women.

For more information and to book your place visit the Women in Games homepage or email: nicola@womeningames.com

Registrations filling up FAST – deadline is Friday 5th September

Deadline for registration is Friday 5th September, sign up now to ensure your place.  Conference-standard accommodation is available on campus - no need to drive during the conference, parking is free, and evening meals and entertainment all included!  Just sign up for accommodation when registering –follow the registration link on the 2008 page at www.womeningames.com.

Participation from the following companies has just been confirmed:

Blitz Games Studios, NiK NaK (Kuju), IBM, UK Resource Centre for Women in SET, Microsoft, illuminadigitalltd, Skillset , Gamelab London, BCSWomen, Aardvark Swift Recruitment Ltd, Mind Candy Ltd, Purdue University, Michigan Technological University, University of Bradford, University of the West of England, IT university of Copenhagen, University of Central Lancashire, University of Liverpool , Queensland University of Technology, University of Teesside, University of Denver, University of Lincoln, University of Westminster.


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