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Games Education Summit reveals 2021 speakers

Unity, FutureLearn, Sumo Digital and more for this month's conference

The UK 2021 Games Education Summit has revealed its speakers and sessions for this month's event.

The conference takes place between Wednesday, March 31st and Thursday, April 1st. GamesIndustry.biz is a media partner for the event, which is designed to connect educators and the games industry, and work through many of the pressing issues facing both sectors.

Speakers include course leaders from Staffordshire, Bolton, Abertay and Norwich Universities, plus Priestley College, while organisations including Limit Break, Into Games, Out Playing Games, BAME In Games, Next Gen Skills Academy, AIM and Grads In Games are also set to speak and share information.

Other speakers include experts from Aardvark Swift, Amiqus, Codemasters, Playground Games, Creative Assembly, Sumo Digital, D3T, Fabrik Games, Payload Studios and more.

The keynote sessions will be from Unity's Aurore Dimopoulos and Simon Nelson, founder and former CEO of the online platform FutureLearn.

Specific sessions on the second day will include a talk on mentorship and how it's helping diverse young people begin careers in games. Plus, recent games industry hires will discuss their journeys into the industry.

Elsewhere, the Games Education Summit will look at how the pandemic has impacted recruitment, and feature top tips from studios who have hired a huge number of staff over the past year. The event will also feature a session on C++, moderated by Dr Jake Habgood of Sumo Digital.

GamesEd will end with a report on Games Careers Week. Tickets are available now, with early bird tickets ending today. They're on sale here.

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