Ireland's Women in Games invited to European Conference in London 22 Sept. 2011

Women In Games Jobs (WIGJ) announces this year’s women in games conference will take place on September 22nd 2011 in London. This first ever pan European conference for women is being supported and championed by an impressive Advisory Board.

Board members in alphabetical order include:

Ali Bergstrom-Allen, Production Lead, Sony Computer Entertainment;

Barbara Bernad, Lead Animator, Maverick Media;

Alison Cressey, Open Sauce Marketing and former European MD, Activision;

Geraldine Cross, HR Manager, Blitz Games;

Jo Goodson, Jo Wood Consultants and former European MD, Broderbund;

Helen Kennedy, University of the West of England and Women in Games;

Clare Maddalena, Maddalena Consulting;

Louise Murray, Head of Fable Franchise, Microsoft Lionhead;

David Smith, Founder, WIGJ;

Fiona Sperry, Studio Director and VP, EA Criterion Games

Giselle Stewart, General Manager, Ubisoft Reflections.

The conference focus is Career Development for women within the European games industry, featuring keynote and specialist speakers giving practical advice on getting into and getting ahead in the industry, where as few as 1 in 15 people are women.

Further announcements on the speaker line up and venue details will follow.

David Smith, founder of WIGJ, commented: “This year’s Women In Games Conference is aimed at both women in games education and women with firmly established careers in games development and games publishing across Europe – a ‘must attend’ event for women seeking to progress their careers in the male dominated games sector.”

Early Bird Tickets priced at £20+ service fee are on sale at Eventbrite. Go to http://wigconference2011.eventbrite.com/

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