08 June 2007

WIGI-Austin September 8, 2007

WIGI: Women In Games International
She Got Game
Saturday, September 8, 2007
11 am to 5 pm
Austin Convention Center
500 East Cesar Chavez Street, Austin, TX 78701

Women in Games International is teaming up with the Austin Game Developers Conference, presented by CMP Game Group.

WIGI-Austin will explore both the past and present experiences of women working in our industry; with a bigger discussion about the current state of the industry and where it appears to be headed.

Keynote Speaker:

Dona C. Bailey, creator of Centipede, one of the first video games to incorporate AI

Games Now and Then
From her early days on Centipede to her current work with students at the
University of Arkansas—Little Rock, Dona C. Bailey takes a look at where video games have been, where they are now and where she'd like to see them go in the future.


Diversity Equals Dollars:
Why Having a Diverse Development Team is Good for Your Bottom Line
Industry experts will discuss how workplace diversity and environments have evolved
in the game industry over the last two decades, what the experience is now like for people entering the industry and the reasons that diversity is equivalent to profitability.

Her Virtual Life
With the statistics showing that MMOs are the second largest
market for women gamers, we address how game developers
can utilize this information to expand MMO content and gameplay.

General Attendees - $55, WIGI Members - $40, Students - $30

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