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.
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.
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.
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.
08:30 AM - 10:00 AMNetworking
10:00 AM - 10:15 AMPart 1 Women in Games Global Conference 2020 kick off With your hosts The Nerd Pirates, Lily and Violet @NerdPiratesBy Lily and VioletThe Nerd Pirates
10:15 AM - 10:30 AMWelcome remarks with Women in Games CEO Marie-Claire IsaamanBy Marie-Claire IsaamanCEO
Opening of the conference
10:30 AM - 10:50 AMKeynote Talk with Avivah Wittenberg-CoxBy 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
11:00 AM - 11:30 AMPanel (Details to follow)By TBC
11:45 AM - 12:00 PMMy Story (Details to follow)By TBC