Call for Speakers and Sponsors for the 2016 Ukie Student Conference: North

The third annual Ukie Student Conference will return to Staffordshire University this year on 9 November. The conference is a fantastic opportunity for our student network to attend exclusive talks and workshops from industry insiders from all areas of the sector, learning about different career paths and what it will take to build a successful career in games.

We're now looking for speakers to contribute to this years' conference. If you're in the games industry (in any sector), we're inviting you to submit a proposal for a talk or a workshop that you would like to run to inspire the next generation of games talent. The more diverse and interesting content that we can provide the students with the better, so let us know if you have a brilliant idea or experience you'd like to share with our student membership.

Submit your talk here

Last year's 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 of last year’s talks like Kath Bidwells’ “Making of Lumino City” or George Osbourn’s “Seren-stupid-itity: the crazy world of Freelancing” 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

If you'd like to speak at the conference in November, 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 30 September. We are able to offer travel expenses for speakers. 

We are also looking for companies willing to sponsor the event and activities we have planned. If this sounds like something you can offer, please get in touch with Megan.