Games Education Summit 2019

Monday  15 April  2019  12:00 PM    Tuesday  16 April  2019 4:30 PM
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Bridging the gap between games educators and industry

30 leaders from the UK’s leading games universities, colleges and development studios will discuss best practice course design, debate the latest trends in technology and games production, review graduate employability, unpack the opportunities and costs of apprenticeships, address diversity and accessibility and review how educators work with industry.

GamesEd19 is designed for games course leaders, games studio heads, games tools providers, games recruitment companies, 3rd sector games organisations and policymakers to discuss strategic issues of importance to the sector.

Speaker highlights include

Ian Livingstone CBE

Dr Jake Habgood, Sheffield Hallam University

Mike Gamble, Epic Games

Ian Goodall, Aardvark Swift

Dr Alan O’Dea, Staffordshire University

Philip Oliver, GameDragons

Dr Chris Lowthorpe, London College of Communication

Karen Hedger, AIM

Marcia Deakin, NextGen Skills Academy

as well as leaders from Abertay University, Sumo Digital, Rebellion, Rare, Creative Assembly, Dovetail Games, Norwich University of the Arts, Playground Games, Goldsmiths, Sunderland Academy, Birmingham City University, Salford University, Unit 2 Games, Bournemouth University, Portsmouth University, Falmouth University, The Sheffield College, Sunderland College, BGI, TIGA, UKIE, Women in Games, Interactive Selection, Confetti and Derby University.

The Games Education Summit 2019 is organised by the BGI, the new agency for games culture, in partnership with Sheffield Hallam University, Unreal Engine, Ko-Host, Aardvark Swift, Staffordshire University and AIM Awards. GamesEd19 is the first of an annual series of conferences to support the next generation of UK game developers, enabling more collaboration, dialogue and best practice sharing between Further and Higher Education organisations and Industry.

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