Diversity in games

GiN’s Chella Hosting Ethnic Diversity Panel at European Women in Games Conference

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Once again, Gameindustry.com’s Chella Ramanan is helping to shine the spotlight on diversity in games, as she hosts a panel at the European Women in Games Conference. Taking place on 7 September, at London’s University of Greenwich, the event includes keynotes, panels, workshops and an expo to showcase the talent that exists in the European Game Industries.

The European Women in Games Conference aims to educate and inspire future generations by giving them access to over  40 speakers and panellists, reflecting the diverse talent within the games industry.

Keynote speakers include Anne Morrison, the Deputy Chair of BAFTA; Terry Reintkte, German MEP author of the European Parliament’s report on ‘Gender Equality and empowering women in the digital age’ and Jessica Curry, Composer and Co-Founder of The Chinese Room. Conference themes include Careers, VFX and Animation, eSports and BAME diversity.

Chella is hosting the ‘What’s it Like Being a Minority in a Minority?’ panel, which is an open discussion on ethnic diversity in games and the industry. She is joined by Kish Hirani, chair of BAME in Games, Anisa Sanusi, 2D & UI artist for games,  Sitara Shefta, producer on LittleBigPlanet 3, at Sumo Digital and Tanya Laird, founder of Digital Jam and expert in the digital industry, across entertainment IP and innovation.

Marie-Claire Isaaman CEO of Women in Games said, “The European Women in Games Conference is an important event in the UK games industry calendar. This year welcomes exceptional keynote speakers providing inspirational content for a celebratory event that places knowledge exchange at its heart. Veterans and novices alike can learn, network, share knowledge and cement meaningful professional relationships.”

The European Women in Games Conference takes place on 7 September and will be streamed via Twitch. #EWIGCONF

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