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Games Education Summit delayed until September

British Games Institute reschedules next month's conference amid coronavirus concerns

This year's Games Education Summit has been postponed due to concerns around coronavirus (COVID-19).

The event is run by the British Games Institute (BGI) and was originally due to be held at Sheffield Hallam University from April 17 to 18.

However, an email statement from BGI CEO Rick Gibson reveals COVID-19 has "impacted the availability of delegates and key contributors," prompting the "difficult decision" to push the event back to later in the year.

Sheffield Hallam will still host the event, now planned for Monday, September 7 and Tuesday, September 8.

The BGI is working with its previously announced speakers to ensure as many can attend as possible in order to preserve the original schedule.

The Games Education Summit gathers industry professionals with educators and representatives from academia to discuss how better to bridge the gap between the two and create clearer paths for students seeking a career in games.

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James Batchelor is Editor-in-Chief at GamesIndustry.biz. He is based in Essex and has been a B2B games journalist since 2006