Ukie Student Conference: North - Call for Speakers

Ukie Student Conference: North - Call for Speakers

Our fith annual Ukie Student Conference: North will arrive at Staffordshire University on Wednesday 25 October for a day of inspiring talks and exclusive workshops for over 200 of our Ukie Student membership and we’re looking for a small army of games industry volunteers to help us make it happen.

If you're in the games industry (in any  role), we're inviting you to submit a proposal for a talk or an interactive workshop that you would like to run to inspire and inform the next generation of games talent. We’re looking for really diverse and interesting content to give our students as much information about what it’s like working in games and how they can build the successful career of their dreams.

Submit your talk here

Our last conference saw over 200 students and lecturers gather to hear talks from over 25 big names in the industry, covering creative game design, emerging business models, PR and player strategy, as well as individuals sharing their experiences working in the UK games sector.

You can check out some our previous talks such as – Careers and opportunities in eSports by Isabel Davies or “RuneScape: Running games as a live service”, with Conor Crowley to see what you're getting yourself in for! Talks can be about anything and everything you find interesting in the industry, career paths, what you're working on now, or much more, so take advantage of this brilliant opportunity for you to share your knowledge with the future stars of the games industry!

Key topics for the conference would include:
Art, animation & design
Community management
Development
esports
Start ups
Graduate careers
Internships
Marketing
Journalism
Accessibility
PR
Freelancing
Pitching
Diversity
Production
QA
VR/AR

Submit your talk here

If you'd like to speak at the Ukie Student Conference: North in October, or would like to run a practical workshop with a group of students, all you need to do is fill out the form provided. There are limited slots available so please complete and submit the form before the deadline on Friday 1 September. We are able to offer travel expenses for speakers if this is necessary.

We are also looking for companies to sponsor the event and future Ukie Student activities we have planned. If this sounds like something you’d like to be involved with, please get in touch with Megan.