Date of release: Thursday, August 25, 2016

 European Women in Games conference - 7 Sept 2016Influential women from the international games industry will be attending a conference at the University of Greenwich.

The sixth European Women in Games Conference, taking place on Wednesday 7 September, will feature keynote speeches, panel discussions, workshops and networking opportunities. There will also be a competition which will give students the chance to promote themselves and their work to the wider gaming community.

Keynote speakers include Anne Morrison, the Deputy Chair of BAFTA; Terry Reintkte, German MEP and author of the European Parliament's report on Gender Equality and empowering women in the digital age; and Jessica Curry, composer and co-founder of The Chinese Room.

Conference themes include careers, VFX and animation, eSports and BAME diversity.

The event is inclusive and male delegates are most welcome.

Professor Judith Burnett, Pro Vice-Chancellor within the University of Greenwich's Faculty of Architecture, Computing & Humanities, says: "The games industry is growing, and as one of a cluster of creative technologically based industries, I think of it as an innovative and energetic part of the economy which employs a lot of people.

Women's employment in games is growing – and it seems there is an increased recognition of the need for a multicultural and skilled workforce and what it can offer."

Chris Dring of event partner MCV, adds: "The work Women In Games does to promote diversity in the UK games industry is incredibly important, and this conference plays a positive role in highlighting the opportunities and achievements that exist in video games today. We look forward to hearing the inspirational talks from many of the most influential people working in the games business today."

To find out more and to register: http://www.ewigconf.com/

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For more information on studying BSc (Hons) Games Design & Development at the University of Greenwich: http://www.gre.ac.uk/ug/ach/gg64

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