Interactive Futures 2020

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Friday, 31 January, 2020 - 10:00 to Saturday, 1 February, 2020 - 15:00

Interactive Futures 2020


Interactive Futures


Royal Spa Centre
Newbold Terrace, Warwickshire CV32 4HN
United Kingdom


Games. Culture. Creativity – The three words that define Interactive Futures. Whether you already work in the video games industry, work in an associated creative field, perhaps you want to start a new career, or, quite simply, you just love playing games – there is something for you.

We showcase the latest developments and opportunities, uncover career and industry insights and form new collaborative partnerships.

For those working within the sector, we offer a wealth of opportunities to gain in depth technical insight from leading figures within the world of games, discover the latest trends and new developments and gain some hands on business advice. Network and collaborate with like-minded creatives, uncover new ways to grow and diversify your business and be inspired for your next developments.

If you’re keen to kick start your career, or maybe you’re a games enthusiast who’s keen to learn more,join us for a programme packed with fun and insightful sessions for students and families. Get hands on practical careers advice, hear from industry experts, uncover a wealth of new opportunities and discover the latest releases.

Join us at Interactive Future 2020, a unique event that will look at the future of games whilst celebrating the success of the Leamington ‘Silicon Spa’ games hub!

It takes place on Friday 31st Jan and Saturday 1st Feb 20201 and will once again showcase to the industry and to the general public the rich seam of talent within the Leamington Spa Games Hub and the career opportunities within.

Friday 31st January
10:00 – Welcome
10:05 – UKIE launches the Regional Impact Report
11:05 – How Leamington Spa became one of the UK’s biggest games hubs – and what the future holds
12:05 – BREXIT – what next for the UK games industry and what are we doing to address the challenges
13:05 – How we made…
13:35 – Diversity & Inclusion – how to engender inclusive workplaces that are attractive to all
14:30 – How we made…
15:00 – An audience with John and Brenda Romero
16:00 – Ukie Hub Crawl: Raising your profile to attract investors

Saturday 1st February
10:00 – Welcome & How Leamington Spa became one of the most important games hubs in the UK – and the world!
10:20 – Beyond Coding: Why there’s a career in games for everyone
11:00 – What skills and qualifications are required for a career in games
11:45 – How we made it: Young indie developers tell all
12:00 – Everyone welcome: How the games industry is tackling diversity and inclusion
12:45 – How to become an esports professional
13:30 – What skills and qualifications are required for a career in games
14:15 – Beyond Coding: Why there’s a career in games for everyone
15:00 – AMA with games industry icons John and Brenda Romero


Organiser: Interactive Futures (Warwickshire County Council, Warwick District Council and CWLEP):
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