About

This year will see the first ever Women in Games Global Conference, which will be completely virtual. This provides us with the opportunity and scope to make this the biggest and most engaging event ever.


Running across 7th to 13th of September. The core conference programme will take place on the 9th and 10th September. A variety of fringe events, a game jam and Esports tournament will take place during the week.  Once again we will be presenting our awards and celebrating some amazing women and allies in the video games industry from across the globe.

We will be covering a multitude of topics from Education to Community to all things Business and Culture.  This conference will showcase the work of talented women, opportunities in video games, the challenges that we face and will engage and encourage more women into the industry. We are excited to be producing a conference that will be diverse, relevant, engaging and truly global.

Awards

Celebrating the best of our community at the Women in Games Awards Saturday 12 September at 6.00 pm BST/ 1 pm EST/ 10 am PST. This year’s awards have been newly curated and will take place in Hopin and back by popular demand, The Nerd Pirates will host.

Esports

Women in Games will co-host the Cat Collective Community Cup on 12/13 September – an 8 team, invitational, community level, grassroots Overwatch tournament designed to make friends with and reward the long standing Overwatch community organisations across Europe. This will be fun event broadcast on Twitch, accessible to casual female Overwatch players.

Game Jam

Hosted in partnership with IntoGames and SideQuest, this is a first for us and we are looking forward to seeing all of the entrants. IntoGames will host a women only daily Twitch stream featuring amazing people from within the industry and an insight into their careers. The Game Jam theme is “Mother” and is open to all ages and anyone looking to get into the industry.

Schedule

  • 09.09.20
  • 10.09.20
  • Networking
  • Stage
  • Sessions
Networking
08:30 AM - 10:00 AMNetworking
Part 1 Women in Games Global Conference 2020 kick off With your hosts The Nerd Pirates, Lily and Violet @NerdPirates
10:00 AM - 10:15 AMPart 1 Women in Games Global Conference 2020 kick off With your hosts The Nerd Pirates, Lily and Violet @NerdPirates By Lily and VioletThe Nerd Pirates
Welcome remarks with Women in Games CEO Marie-Claire Isaaman
10:15 AM - 10:30 AMWelcome remarks with Women in Games CEO Marie-Claire Isaaman By Marie-Claire IsaamanCEO

Opening of the conference

Keynote Talk with Avivah Wittenberg-Cox
10:30 AM - 10:50 AMKeynote Talk with Avivah Wittenberg-Cox By Avivah Wittenberg-CoxCEO 20-first

Avivah Wittenberg-Cox CEO of the leading gender consultancy, 20-first, and a world authority on leadership, gender and business

Panel (Details to follow)
11:00 AM - 11:30 AMPanel (Details to follow) By TBC
My Story (Details to follow)
11:45 AM - 12:00 PMMy Story (Details to follow) By TBC

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In Conversation with: (Details to follow)
12:00 PM - 12:20 PMIn Conversation with: (Details to follow) By TBC

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Keynote Talk (Details to follow)
12:30 PM - 12:50 PMKeynote Talk (Details to follow) By TBC
Part 2: Welcome Back
14:00 PM - 14:15 PMPart 2: Welcome Back By The Nerd Pirates

With your hosts The Nerd Pirates

Keynote Talk (Details to follow)
14:15 PM - 14:35 PMKeynote Talk (Details to follow) By TBC
Sex in Video Games Panel
14:40 PM - 15:10 PMSex in Video Games Panel

Sex in Video Games: Education, Intimacy and The Future of Human Connection

My Story (Details to follow)
15:10 PM - 15:25 PMMy Story (Details to follow) By TBC
In Conversation with Nicole Cuddihy and Lucy Yeoman
15:45 PM - 16:05 PMIn Conversation with Nicole Cuddihy and Lucy Yeoman By Nicole Cuddihy and Lucy Yeoman

Games Industry and Fashion

Story Driven Marketing Panel (Details to follow)
16:10 PM - 16:40 PMStory Driven Marketing Panel (Details to follow) By TBC
It’s Showtime!
16:40 PM - 17:00 PMIt’s Showtime! By Winchester School of Art

Women in Games Winchester School of Art

Part 3: Welcome Back (Details to follow)
18:00 PM - 18:10 PMPart 3: Welcome Back (Details to follow) By TBC
Sponsor Panel (Details to follow)
18:10 PM - 18:30 PMSponsor Panel (Details to follow) By TBC
My Story: Tabitha Hayes, CMO @ Star Stable
19:00 PM - 19:15 PMMy Story: Tabitha Hayes, CMO @ Star Stable By Tabitha HayesCMO, Star Stable

Hear from Tabitha and her career journey, incl. the highs and lows and lesson learnt on the journey so far!

In Conversation with: (Details to Follow)
19:30 PM - 20:00 PMIn Conversation with: (Details to Follow) By TBC
Q&A with Aviva Wittenberg
11:00 AM - 11:30 AMQ&A with Aviva Wittenberg By Aviva Wittenberg

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Panel Q&A (Details to follow)
11:30 AM - 12:00 PMPanel Q&A (Details to follow)

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Open Breakout Topic: TBC (Details to follow)
11:30 AM - 12:00 PMOpen Breakout Topic: TBC (Details to follow) By TBC

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My Story: Q&A (Details to follow)
12:00 PM - 12:30 PMMy Story: Q&A (Details to follow) By TBC

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Keynote Q&A (Details to follow)
12:50 PM - 13:20 PMKeynote Q&A (Details to follow) By TBC
Keynote Q&A (Details to follow)
14:35 PM - 14:55 PMKeynote Q&A (Details to follow) By TBC
Workshop with Emma Cowling
14:35 PM - 14:55 PMWorkshop with Emma Cowling By Emma Cowling

Being your Authentic Self

Break Out: Topic TBC (Details to follow)
15:10 PM - 15:40 PMBreak Out: Topic TBC (Details to follow) By TBC
TBC (Details to follow)
15:10 PM - 15:25 PMTBC (Details to follow) By TBC
My Story: Q&A (Details to follow)
15:25 PM - 15:55 PMMy Story: Q&A (Details to follow) By TBC
Q&A with Nicole Cuddihy and Lucy Yeoman
16:05 PM - 16:35 PMQ&A with Nicole Cuddihy and Lucy Yeoman By Nicole Cuddihy and Lucy Yeoman

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Story Driven Marketing Panel: Q&A (Details to follow)
16:40 PM - 17:10 PMStory Driven Marketing Panel: Q&A (Details to follow)
Sponsor Panel Q&A (Details to follow)
18:35 PM - 19:05 PMSponsor Panel Q&A (Details to follow)
Panel Q&A (Details to Follow)
19:00 PM - 19:30 PMPanel Q&A (Details to Follow) By TBC
Break Out: Topic TBC (Details to follow)
19:00 PM - 19:30 PMBreak Out: Topic TBC (Details to follow) By TBC
Q&A with Tabitha Hayes
19:15 PM - 19:45 PMQ&A with Tabitha Hayes By Tabitha Hayes

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Q&A with TBC (Details to Follow)
20:00 PM - 20:30 PMQ&A with TBC (Details to Follow) By TBC
  • Stage
  • Sessions
Welcome Day 2 (With your hosts The Nerd Pirates)
10:00 AM - 10:15 AMWelcome Day 2 (With your hosts The Nerd Pirates) By The Nerd Pirates

With your hosts The Nerd Pirates

Welcome Day 2 with Women in Games CEO Marie-Claire Isaaman
10:15 AM - 10:30 AMWelcome Day 2 with Women in Games CEO Marie-Claire Isaaman By Marie-Claire Isaaman

Welcome to Day 2 with Women in Games CEO Marie-Claire Isaaman

My Story: Details to follow
10:30 AM - 11:00 AMMy Story: Details to follow By TBC
Learning Lab (Details to follow)
10:30 AM - 11:00 AMLearning Lab (Details to follow)
Open Breakout (Details to follow)
11:30 AM - 12:00 PMOpen Breakout (Details to follow) By TBC
Fireside Chat (Details to follow)
11:30 AM - 12:00 PMFireside Chat (Details to follow)
Women in Games Worldwide Panel (Details to follow)
12:00 PM - 12:30 PMWomen in Games Worldwide Panel (Details to follow) By TBC
My Story: Poornima Seetharaman (Details to Follow)
12:30 PM - 12:45 PMMy Story: Poornima Seetharaman (Details to Follow) By Poornima Seetharaman

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Online Art Class with Eden Silver
14:00 PM - 14:30 PMOnline Art Class with Eden Silver By Eden Silver

Your chance to relax and take part in an online art session

Fireside Chat (Details to follow)
14:00 PM - 14:30 PMFireside Chat (Details to follow) By TBC
Ask Me Anything with Cat Collective
14:30 PM - 15:00 PMAsk Me Anything with Cat Collective By Cat Collective

Your chance to ask the Cat Collective anything! Cat collective are a community-oriented e-sports focused organisation focused on inclusivity

Open Breakout (Details to follow)
14:30 PM - 15:00 PMOpen Breakout (Details to follow) By TBC
My Story (Details to follow)
15:00 PM - 15:30 PMMy Story (Details to follow) By TBC
My Story (Details to follow)
16:00 PM - 16:30 PMMy Story (Details to follow) By TBC
Open Breakout (Details to follow)
16:30 PM - 17:00 PMOpen Breakout (Details to follow) By TBC
Panel: The business case for Accessibility, lead by Courtney Craven
16:30 PM - 17:00 PMPanel: The business case for Accessibility, lead by Courtney Craven By Jade Honnie Summers & Améliane Chiasson

Panel with Jade Honnie Summers, Améliane Chiasson (details to follow)

Learning Lab with Tim Davis from Sheridans
18:00 PM - 18:30 PMLearning Lab with Tim Davis from Sheridans By Tim Daivs

Focus on commercial contracts a legal perspective

Contact

For more information about the conference please email us at conference@womeningames.org

For information about sponsorship opportunities please email us at sponsorship@womeningames.org