19 July 2006

The Balancing Act: Game Industry Careers and Quality of Life September 16, Seattle

Finding a balance between quality of life and successful career in the game industry can be extremely challenging. It can also be a major obstacle for women who are considering the game industry as a career. At this conference, we will identify quality of life issues and discuss methods for coping or balancing the demands of the industry and a healthy life.


Todd Holmdahl, Corporate Vice President, Xbox Gaming and Platform Group


Bonnie Ross, Director of Production, Microsoft Game Studios.
�Managing Insanity: How to be Director of Production for one of the largest publishing teams in the game industry and also have a life.�

Program Topics include:
Quality of Life - War Stories from the Trenches (and How We Solved Them)
Quality of Life: Practical Problem-Solving
Quality of Life - A Perspective from Managers, HR, and Legal
Breaking In: How to Acquire The Skills and Get That First Job
An Array of Career Options
The Counselor is In: Expert Advice on Game Careers
The Producers
The Role of QA

Stay for our WIGI post-conference networking party at 6 pm

General Attendees - $45, WIGI Members - $35, Students - $30

This half-day event is sponsored by title sponsor Microsoft Game Studios, gold sponsor Microsoft Casual Games, event sponsor Ubisoft and series sponsors International Game Developers Association (IGDA), Game Developers Conference (GDC), Girls in Games, Mary-Margaret.com, ThemePark Studios, WomenGamers.com and BusinessWire.

The conference is 1 pm to 7 pm on Saturday, September 16 at Microsoft, RedWest Campus, Building A, 15120 NE 40th Street in Redmond, WA.Space is limited. Attendees are invited to reserve their spot by registering online today.Attendees are invited to register online today. Register here.

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