Women in Games International
September 8, 2007: Women in Games International, Austin, TX
Women in Games International was founded in 2005 in response to a growing demand around the world for the inclusion and advancement of women in the game industry. The Women in Games International Conference series was created as a forum to discuss a wide range of issues related to women in games. Women in Games International is managed by a steering committee comprised of like-minded individuals, is supported by corporate and media sponsors, and directed by a global advisory board.
“She Got Game”
September 8, 2007
11 am to 5 pm
Located at the Austin Convention Center
Register online at: www.womeningamesinternational.org
Produced in conjunction with the Austin Game Developers Conference, this half-day conference will provide useful information for women and men, both new and veteran game developers. The conference consists of an opening keynote address, panels and roundtable discussions with top experts in the field
Conference attendees will learn about the current trends of game developers in their attempts to diversify the industry, as well as offer a lot of information on where we can go from here. This seminar provides useful information for women and men alike, as well as new and veteran game developers.
The keynote speaker is Dona C Bailey, Professor at University of Arkansas. She was one of the only female game programmers in the industry in the 80’s, and was also the programmer and designer responsible for ever-popular Centipede game.
Women in Games International will also be hosting a community mixer and networking event in Austin, Texas on Wednesday, September 5, to encourage members to get to know local and regional game industry peers and to spend an evening relaxing and socializing.
Held at the swanky Six Lounge on popular 4th Street in Austin, admission to the WIGI Community Mixer is free. Complimentary appetizers and beverages will be offered to mixer guests. Please note that an online RSVP is required.
Both WIGI events coincide with the Austin Game Developers Conference, September 5-7, held at the Austin Convention Center. Game industry professionals from all over the world will attend Austin GDC and are welcome to attend both WIGI events. For more info, visit www.womeningamesinternational.org