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Games Education Summit returns in April

Two-day conference exploring the gap between the industry and educators will be held in Sheffield

The British Games Institute will be bringing back its Games Education Summit next year.

The event will run from Thursday, April 16 to Friday, April 17, and will be hosted across two venues: Sheffield Hallam University and the National Videogame Museum, which moved to Sheffield last year.

There will be over 30 speakers, ranging range from games course leaders in further and higher education to industry professionals, including studio heads and recruits. The conference will explore the gap between industry and education, and how the two can better prepare students for a career in games.

Keynote speakers already confirmed include Unity Technologies' Aurore Dimopoulos, Creative Assembly's Emma Smith, Epic Games' Mike Gamble and Sheffield Hallam University's Dr Paul Parry. Other companies represented include Sumo Digital, UKIE, TIGA, Rockstar, Rare, TT Games, Playground Games.

There will also be workshops exploring the problems faced in both sectors, and case studies from current and past students about their journeys into the industry.

Tickets for GamesEd 2020 are now available from the BGI website.

You can read some of the insights from last year's event in our feature here. is a media partner for the GamesEd 2020.

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