It really won’t be long before we’re enjoying the sunshine in Brighton for the Develop Conference & Awards – and Women in Games is delighted to be part of the programme, as well as a media partner for the first time.

Many members of the Women in Games team will be in town for the event, so we’re looking forward to meeting as many of our friends, colleagues and community as possible during the three days (July 12th-14th).

We will once again be hosting the Women in Games ‘Fizz & Cake’ networking event – sponsored by Hangar 13 – at the Hilton Metropole Hotel on the afternoon of July 13th. More details will follow shortly, so keep an eye on our social channels.

A day earlier (Tuesday July 12th), our CEO Marie-Claire Isaaman and Women in Games Research & Education Consultant Sharon Tolaini-Sage will present the Women in Games Guide: Building A Fair Playing Field.

Elsewhere, further conference speakers and sessions have been announced this week, including:

Field Recording Pokemon – The Search for Perfect Sounds (Audio)
Malin Arvidsson, Massive Entertainment

Returnal – The Sound of an Alien World (Audio)
Ash Read, PlayStation Studios Creative Arts (UK)

The Future of Fashion in Games (Art)
Cait Goodale, DREST

The 4 Day Week: Is It Time for Studios to Re-think? (Business)
Liz Prince, Amiqus

Confident Pitching: The Cheat Codes (Business)
Jon Torrens, Public Speaking Coach

Get Immersed! Virtual Humans in Training and Collaboration in Virtual Reality (Coding)
Tara Collingwoode – Williams, Goldsmiths, University of London

Evolving Storytelling in Returnal: How to Tell a Haunting Story (Design)
Eevi Korhonen, Housemarque

The Tech Journey Behind Love & Pies (Mobile)
Jakub Slaby, Trailmix Games

How to Protect Your Players from Online Abuse (Roundtables)
Gwen Taylor, Glitch

How Can Higher Education and the Games Industry Work Better Together? (Roundtables)
Tom Cole, University of Greenwich


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