[From the industry] Games Education Summit Announces New Speakers and Topics

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Some of the UK’s leading games studios, recruiters and educators will come together in April for the Games Education Summit.

The agenda-setting conference is sponsored by Unity, Unreal Engine, and Grads in Games, and will take place on April 21st and 22n/a, returning both live and streaming to Sheffield Hallam University. The Summit offers two days of learning, networking and collaboration, giving game studios and educational organizations the opportunity to discover new ways of working together. It also gives students and young developers, who can join for free, the opportunity to learn how to pave the way to games and advance their careers.

In-person delegates will participate in workshops, attend a networking night, and learn about the Grads in Games awards at the National Video Game Museum. Online delegates can join all panel sessions that will be livestreamed.

Key sessions will include:

  • Successfully manage telecommuting and flexible working
  • How to Fill ‘Hard to Hire’ Roles in Games
  • Mental health and well-being
  • How new gaming recruits landed their first jobs
  • How to get the most out of college
  • Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in Games

The Games Education Summit is an annual conference that provides educators and game developers with a forum to discuss the biggest issues in games, meet colleagues at workshops, and listen to learners and young developers on how to unlock their path. to the games.

Speakers include representatives from Unity, Unreal Engine, Cloud Imperium, Aardvark Swift, Abertay University, AIM Group, Amiqus, Exient, Gamesindustry.biz, Grads In Games, Media Molecule, My.Games, nDreams, Next Gen Skills Academy, No More Robots, Playground Games, Safe In Our World, Sheffield Hallam University, Sumo Digital, Ukie, Women in Games and more.

“The Games Education Summit represents a fantastic opportunity for creators, educators, developers and students in the field of real-time learning to come together and discuss the challenges currently facing the industry and to collaborate. on new and innovative ways to unlock varied careers in games.”, noted Aurore Dimopoulos, Director, Real-Time Learning at Unity. “At Unity, we’re fully committed to supporting creators of all abilities through our free ‘Pathways’ experiences, which help anyone interested in breaking into the gaming and tech industries expand their career opportunities by learning the skills they need. she needs to get a job, regardless of previous experience.

“The Games Education Summit is critical to ensuring the industry maintains a strong relationship with education,” Free Aardvark Swift MD Ian Goodall. “This collaboration is key to ensuring we’re creating a pipeline of future talent in games, and for the industry to provide educators and students with the support they need.”

Amiqus Business Manager Liz Prince added: “The Games Education Summit provides a valuable platform for studios and educators to discuss issues facing both fields. We look forward to attending each year as it gives us great insight into the challenges and opportunities facing we all face in terms of developing, nurturing and supporting the next generation of games industry talent.

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