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Ella Romanos and Martha Henson WIGJ 2012
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Sat Aug 18 2012, 11:11AM
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Women In Games Jobs (WIGJ) is pleased to announce that this year’s European Women In Games conference will take place on September 26th 2012 at the Hilton Hotel, Kensington in London. The theme of this year’s conference is the evolving of the games industry and the opportunities that this creates for all. Ella Romanos, MD of Remode Studios will give a keynote on “HTML5: Fad or Future?” Martha Henson of Wellcome Collection will also speak on “Drugs, bugs and neuroscience: a formula for successful learning games?”

Gina Jackson CEO of WIGJ, commented: “I am delighted that we can announce our first two women speakers. Ella and Martha are innovators in their areas and I believe we can learn much from them both. The conference will be a celebration of the achievements of women working in the games industry and I hope will act as an inspiration for other women at all levels to come and join us. We invite anyone wanting to be inspired and learn about our changing industry to come and join us on September 26th”

Early bird tickets are available now at only £25 from : website

The conference starts at 1.00 on 26th September and finishes at 5.00 with sponsored drinks to follow until 7.00 pm. Registration for the conference opens at 12.15 at Hilton Hotel Kensington.

Further announcements on the speaker line up will follow.

This is the second pan European conference for women which is being supported and championed by an impressive Advisory Board.

Board members in alphabetical order include:
Lizi Attwood, Lead Programmer, Relentless Software
Ali Bergstrom-Allen, Head of Digital, Picture Production Company
Alison Cressey, Open Sauce Marketing ( former European MD, Activision)
Geraldine Cross, Head of HR, Blitz Games
Jo Goodson, Founder, Any Friend of Ours
Gina Jackson, MD, Blushing Blue
Louise Murray, Head of Fable Franchise, Microsoft
David Smith, Founder, WIGJ
Fiona Sperry, Studio Director and VP, EA Criterion Games
Giselle Stewart, General Manager, Ubisoft Reflections

About Women in Games Jobs:
Women in Games Jobs (WIGJ) is a “not for profit” company that works to recruit more women into the games industry by promoting role models and giving encouragement and information to those women seeking to work in games. It also campaigns to make the games industry a more attractive field for women, both for new entrants and to retain women already working in the industry.

Founded in August 2009, WIGJ has over 3000 supporters.

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Tue Aug 28 2012, 10:27PM
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European Women in Games Conference organisers Women in Games Jobs (WIGJ) today unveiled the latest additions to the speaker line-up for this year’s conference, which will take place on Wednesday 26th September 2012 at the Kensington Hilton hotel in London.

Newly confirmed panellist and roundtable hosts include Electronic Arts, UKIE, Blitz Games Studios, GamesAnalytics, The Picture Production Company, Connect2media, e4e and Bejing.

"The Games Industry is going through some huge changes at the moment and through an all women speaker list we will highlight the most significant new areas including html5, analytics, motion control and learning games. We will focus on how companies can get involved and the amazing opportunities that are becoming available for everyone,” commented Gina Jackson, Chief Executive of organisers WIGJ.

Keynotes:
HTML5 Fad or Future?
Ella Romanos, MD for Remode Studios.
Drugs, bugs and neuroscience: a formula for successful learning games?
Martha Henson, Multimedia Producer for the Wellcome Trust.
Panelist include
Ali-Bergstrom-Allen, Head of Digital at The Picture Production Company
Geraldine Cross, Head of Human Resources at Blitz Games Studio.
Ginger Maseda, Global Diversity and Inclusion Leader at Electronic Arts
Jo Twist, Chief Executive at UKIE

With hosted networking featuring:
Allison Archer, Studio Manager at beJig.
Marcia Deakin, Licensing and Content Manager at Connect2Media.
Ann Hurley, European Sales Manager at e4e.
Joanne Lacey, Marketing Director at GamesAnalytics
European women in games conference passes can be purchased at the special early bird rate of £25 before 31st August at: website
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