Organizers for the Women in Games Conference, a seminar encouraging research and promoting careers for women within the games industry, have extended the event's speaker submission deadline and announced several of its keynote speakers.
The Women in Games Conference seeks to provide a forum for presentation and discussion of issues relating to all aspects of women's involvement in games, including game development, game playing, and women as portrayed within games. Held at the UK’s University of Warwick, the three-day event will take place September 10 - 12, 2008.
Speakers scheduled to keynote this year’s conference include MIT Media Lab’s Karen Brennan, University of Coventry’s Serious Games Institute Research director Dr. Sara de Freitas, Microsoft’s Developer and Platform Evangelism group member Eileen Brown, BioWare product manager Karen Clark, and SingStar
director Paulina Bozek.
Organizers for the event have also extended the speaker submission deadline to June 23, 2008. Though organizers hope to receive more offers for “Dressing up Programming” and “Technology in Schools” themes, submissions on any of their requested themes are welcome.
More information on speakers, submission themes, and the conference in general can be found at the Women in Games Conference official site