Women in Games joins Interactive Futures as Diversity Partner

Tuesday 28th of January 2020 12:36 PM

We’re delighted to confirm Women in Games as the Diversity Partner for Interactive Futures 2020, which is taking place in Leamington Spa on January 31st & February 1st.

Women in Games WIGJ is the not for profit organisation that seeks a games industry, culture and community free of gender discrimination, where full equality of opportunity, treatment and conditions empowers all women to achieve their full potential. It works in partnership with individual Ambassadors and companies like Dovetail, Outplay, 2K, Creative Assembly, Rockstar, Ubisoft, Sumo and Barclays Ventures to make equality a reality. Women in Games is 10 years old and is now officially represented in 28 different counties.

Women in Games CEO Marie-Claire Isaaman will be chairing the panel Diversity & Inclusion: How to engender inclusive workplaces that are attractive to all during the Interactive Futures conference sessions on January 31st.

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