Heads Up 10 January


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Gaming festival returns to Leamington in 2020

Interactive Futures 2020

Interactive Futures will return to the Royal Spa Centre in Leamington this year following its successful inaugural event in 2019.

The two-day conference and expo, running from 31 January - 1 February, will highlight the region’s heritage within the UK video games industry, as well as its talent and creativity, the unrivalled community of indie and major studios, and career opportunities both for students and those already working in games and beyond.

On the Saturday (1 Feb) the event will open its doors to consumers and students to inspire the next generation of talent with career opportunities being the key focus for the day.

Conference topics will include:

  • Levelling Up: What skills and qualifications are required for a career in games?
  • How we made it: Young indie developers discuss their careers
  • Beyond coding: Why there’s a career in games for everyone

.....and much more.

The day will also feature practical activities for all, the chance to try out the best of the games created in Leamington, competitions and e-sports challenges plus a CV clinic and portfolio reviews for students.

An expo showcasing the best of the Leamington Games Hub will run throughout the two days.

Interactive Futures is being funded by the Coventry and Warwickshire Local Enterprise Partnership (CWLEP), Warwickshire County Council and Warwick District Council alongside support from local industry.

For more details please visit the Interactive Futures website.


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