Labour MP for Newcastle upon Tyne Chi Onwurah is the latest speaker to sign up for GameHorizon 2013, taking place at The Sage, May 8-9.
Onwurah will address the need for more females to take up careers in the ICT sectors, having herself come from a background in electrical engineering, software and hardware development.
Also confirmed for GameHorizon is games developer Alistair Aitcheson, creator of Greedy Bankers and Slamjet Stadium, who will discuss the re-imagining of multiplayer gaming on tablets.
The two final speakers fill out a packed schedule that also includes former THQ core games exec Danny Bilson, The Sims designer Will Wright, speakers from Fireproof Games, Bossa Studios, Paradox Interactive, Gamestick and Epic Games, as well as professional artists Ernest Edmonds and Alex May.
GameHorizon is sponsored by CCP, Cii Now, bluegfx, Unreal Engine, Sumo Digital, Autodesk, Audiomotion Studios and NewcastleGateshead Initiative