The BGI Returns to Sheffield Hallam with GamesEd20

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Back for its second year, GamesEd aims to bridge the gap between the industry and educators. Hosted in Sheffield across a two day conference, GamesEd sees over 30 leaders in the field discuss how they’re tackling challenges such as employability, diversity, skill diversification, apprenticeships and work placements within the industry.

The conversations surrounding strategic issues of importance drive the industry forward, pushing it on the path of continued improvment. Building upon the inaugeral event last year, 2020 will be a more interactive affair containing workshops, career clinics and talks; followed by networking at the iconic National Videogame Museum in Sheffield. GamesEd enables more collaboration, dialogue and best practice sharing between the education sector, both FE and HE courses, and the professional industry.

Topics of conversation will include:

  • Major challenges facing the sectors
  • FE students and course leaders discuss apprenticeships and internships
  • Former students discuss the transition from learning to senior studio roles
  • Diversity in education and studios
  • How an FE college set up internships with the UK’s largest games studio
  • Sourcing new talent and education pipelines
  • The economics of games education and recruitment
  • Projects were kickstarted by GamesEd19
  • Trade body lobbyists discuss educational policy for games
  • Funding for educational games

We’re incredibly happy to be able to sponsor the event again this year, produced by The BGI who are the charity for games culture, skills and diversity.

A roster of exciting speakers has already been announced for the event, with more still to be shared. These include:

  • Aurore Dimopoulos from Unity
  • Dr Paul Parry from Sheffield Hallam University
  • Mike Gamble from Epic Games
  • Emma Smith from Creative Assembly
  • Marcia Deakin from NextGen Skills Academy
  • Larra Andersen from London College of Communications

You can sign up for the event, to get an early-bird discount on ticket prices, via their Eventbrite page here.

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