Mon-Fri 09.00 - 17.00 31 Jan - 1 Feb 2020, Leamington Spa

2020 Conference line up

What's on in 2020

Join us at Interactive Futures 2020, a unique event that will look at the future of games whilst celebrating the success of the Leamington ‘Silicon’ Spa games hub!

It takes place on Friday 31 January and Saturday 1 February 2020 and will once again showcase to the industry and to the general public the rich seam of talent within the Leamington Games Hub and the career opportunities within.

WHERE

Royal Spa Centre, Newbold Terrace,
Leamington Spa, CV32 4HN

WHEN

Friday and Saturday
January 31 to February 1, 2020


Friday 31st January

10:00 – Welcome

Dr Jo Twist OBE, Ukie

10:30 – How Leamington Spa became one of the UK’s biggest games hubs – and what the future holds

CHAIR:
Chris Dring, Gamesindustry.biz
PANEL:
David Darling, Kwalee
Andrew Oliver, Game Dragons
James Nicholls, Naturalmotion
Phil Bale, Ubisoft
Harinder Sangha, Sumo
Alex Darby, Darbatron
Phil Warner, Mediatonic
Nick Duncombe, Playground Games
Chris Southall, Sumo

11:45 – BREXIT – what next for the UK games industry and what are we doing to address the challenges

CHAIR:
Seth Barton, MCV
PANEL:
Csaba Berenyi, Spongehammer
Guy DeRosa, Electric Square
Anna Mansi, BFI
Liz Prince, Amiqus

13:30 – Diversity & Inclusion – how to engender inclusive workplaces that are attractive to all

CHAIR:
Marie-Claire Isaaman, Women in Games
PANEL:
Sarah Brewster, Fresh Seed
Liz Prince, Amiqus & G Into Gaming
Alexander McKinney-Raphett, Mediatonic
Harinder Sangha, Sumo

16:00 – Ukie Hub Crawl: Raising your profile to attract investors

Jon Paterson, Barclays
Tim Davies, Sheridans
Natalie Griffiths, Identity Spark

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Saturday 1st February

10:20 – Beyond Coding: Why there’s a career in games for everyone

CHAIR:
Vicky Jepson, University of Warwick
PANEL:
James Black, Sumo
Ho-Yee Li, Mediatonic
Abbey Plumb, Electric Square
Scott Griffiths, Sega

11:00 – What skills and qualifications are required for a career in games

CHAIR:
Hamish Inglis, The Boar (University of Warwick student magazine)
PANEL:
Rich Jones, Ubisoft
Nick Duncombe, Playground Games
Meg Daintith, Codemasters
Amy Pearson, Mediatonic

11:50 – How we made it: Young indie developers tell all

A young indie developer explains the secrets of their success

12:20 – Everyone welcome: How the games industry is tackling diversity and inclusion

CHAIR:
Samantha Hornsby, ERIC Festival
PANEL:
Abbey Plumb, Electric Square
Claire McClaughry, Well Played Games
Alexander McKinney-Raphett, Mediatonic
Harinder Sangha, Sumo

13:00 – AMA with John & Brenda Romero

Ask our game development icons anything you like – careers, skills, educations, diversity all questions welcome!

14:00 – What skills and qualifications are required for a career in games

CHAIR:
Hamish Inglis, The Boar (University of Warwick student magazine)
PANEL:
Rich Jones, Ubisoft
Paul Marrable, Flump Studios
Claire McClaughry, Well Played Games
Meg Daintith, Codemasters
Scott Griffiths, Sega

14:50 – Beyond Coding: Why there’s a career in games for everyone

PANEL:
James Black, Sumo
George Rule, Lucid Games
Greg Buchanan, Buchanan Productions
Abbey Plumb, Electric Square
Ho-Yee Li, Mediatonic

15:30 – How to become an esports professional

A top esports coach will give delegates top tips on how to make it on the virtual playing field

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To put yourself forward as a speaker or for any general speaker enquiries, contact Lisa Carter at lisa.carter@mimrammedia.com