This year Women in Games (UK) will host a session at the Develop Conference in Brighton on Thursday 15th July 2010
from 2pm – 6pm.

Keynote speaker Sheri Graner-Ray is ‘Defending Diversity’

Sheri Graner Ray is a Senior Designer with Schell Games and heads up their satellite studio in Austin, Texas, USA. She has been in the game industry since 1989 and has worked for such companies as Electronic Arts, Origin Systems, Sony Online Entertainment and Cartoon Network. During her career she has worked with such licenses as Star Wars Galaxies, Ultima, FusionFall, and Nancy Drew.

She is author of the book, “Gender Inclusive Game Design-Expanding the Market” and is one of the game industry’s leading experts on gender and computer games. In 2005 she was awarded the IGDA’s Game Developer’s Choice award for her work in gender and games and she is currently serving as the chair of Women In Games International; an organization she co-founded. She was a keynote speaker at the first Women in Games conference in 2004.

There is free entry to the Women in Games event, but you must register to attend this. There are only a limited number of places which are being offered on a first come, first serve basis.

To register email to book a place. There are limited places so we will email you back to confirm your place. If all the places have already been booked then we will email and let you know.

Then go to the Develop website and register there: click the blue ‘Register Now’ button at the top right. Then select ‘Expo only – FREE, Weds 14 & Thurs 15 July’, enter your name, email address and so on. If you have already booked for Develop then you do not need to register again.