Meet with the University of Warwick at the Interactive Futures EXPO

Wednesday 22nd of January 2020 01:57 PM

We’re delighted to confirm the University of Warwick as an Expo Partner for Interactive Futures 2020, which is taking place in Leamington Spa on January 31st & February 1st.

Warwick is one of the UK’s leading universities, with an acknowledged reputation for excellence in research and teaching, for innovation, and for links with business and industry.

Those interested in pursuing an education towards a career in video games will also be able to meet with the University of Warwick in the Showcase EXPO.

Vicky Jepson, Director of the Creative & Digital Communities initiative, said: “We are delighted to be part of Interactive Futures, not only because it’s a key event for all the games companies but it’s a brilliant way to connect our students and graduates to Silicon Spa community. Come and visit our stand, learn more about degree courses, professional development or the work of University of Warwick’s Creative & Digital Initiative.”

Interactive Futures is a two-day conference and expo will once again showcase to the industry and to the general public the rich seam of talent and opportunity within the Leamington Games Hub.

The event will highlight the region’s heritage within the UK video games industry, its talent and creativity, the unrivalled community of indie and major studios, and career opportunities – both for students and for those already working in games and beyond.

Interactive Futures 2020 – What’s On

Interactive Futures is being funded by the Coventry and Warwickshire Local Enterprise Partnership (CWLEP), Warwickshire County Council and Warwick District Council, with the support of local industry.

On Friday, January 31, the Interactive Futures conference programme will also highlight key issues relevant to the region and the wider games industry, with topics including Ukie’s Regional Economic Impact Report – and why Leamington is punching above its weight; How to finance your game and studio; and How Leamington became one of the biggest games hubs in the UK.

Saturday, February 1 will see Interactive Futures open its doors to consumers and students to inspire the next generation of talent, with career opportunities the key focus for the day. Conference topics will include Levelling Up: What skills and qualifications are required for a career in games; How we made it: Young indie developers discuss their careers; Beyond coding: Why there’s a career in games for everyone; and much more.

An EXPO showcasing the best of the Leamington Games Hub will run throughout the two days.

To buy tickets for Interactive Futures 2020, click here: https://interactive-futures.com/tickets-2020

If you are interested in getting involved with the Interactive Futures conference programme, please contact Lisa Carter on 07970 164201 / lisa.carter@mimrammedia.com.

If you would like to exhibit at Interactive Futures or become a partner, contact Darrell Carter on 07967 947076 / darrell.carter@mimrammedia.com.